Erik brings a practical approach to representing individuals and businesses in complex litigation matters.
Erik represents a wide range of clients in a variety of business disputes. He excels in litigating complicated breach of contract cases, as well as shareholder and partnership disputes. Erik also has experience in litigating disputes regarding trusts and estates, trade secrets, non-competes, franchises, products liability, and the FCA (False Claims Act).
During law school, Erik worked as a law clerk at a large agricultural cooperative where he assisted in drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements. After law school, he clerked for Chief Justice Lorie Gildea on the Minnesota Supreme Court and Judge Carlos Bea on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Obtained favorable arbitration award for a payment solutions company in a complex breach of contract dispute.
- Assisted in obtaining favorable judgment in trust dispute following a bench trial.
- Assisted in obtaining favorable outcome in franchise dispute following a three-day bench trial. The Franchisor sued our clients, seeking to prevent the sale of the franchise. After the court ruled in our clients’ favor, the parties resolved their dispute.
- Assisted in obtaining several favorable rulings with respect to the enforcement of employer non-compete agreements.
- University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2020, summa cum laude
- St. Olaf College, B.A., 2015
- Minnesota, 2020
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2021
- Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2020
- Judicial Clerk, Judge Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2022
- Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2021
- Dean’s Award, Family Law, 2019
- Dean’s Award, Secured Transactions, 2019
- Dean’s Award, Intellectual Property, 2018
- Dean’s Award, Lawyering Skills I & II, 2017–2018
- Dean’s Award, Contracts, 2017
Civic & Professional
- Volunteer, LegalCORPS, 2020
- Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House, 2018-2019
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Publications & Presentations
- “Constraining the Cybermob: Using a Doxing Notice and Takedown Regime to Optimize the Social Utility of Online Shaming,” 4 J. L. Tech. U. Tex. 33, 2020
- Co-author, “Credentials Not Required: Why an Employee’s Significant Religious Functions Should Suffice to Trigger the Ministerial Exception,” 20 Fed. Soc’y Rev., 2020