, partner and Co-Chair of Maslon's Litigation Group, was appointed 2014 Vice President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA). ABOTA is dedicated to preservation of the right to a jury trial that is enshrined in the seventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and in addition, to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy. In his role as Vice President, Geoff assists with ongoing projects, and will help to plan and manage the ABOTA-MN annual meeting taking place in August.
has represented plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and arbitrations for over 40 years, in Minnesota and many other jurisdictions. He has handled hundreds of cases throughout his career, most in a first-chair capacity. Over that span, Geoff has tried securities fraud cases, FINRA arbitrations, corporate ownership and valuation disputes, director and officer liability and fiduciary duty cases, tort cases, contract cases, and a variety of real estate cases, including condemnation, ownership, zoning and land use disputes. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, and recognized as a board certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association.