Rich Wilson is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. His practice consists of representing plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, including litigation arising from the purchase and sale of businesses, financial transactions, the purchase and sale of securities, trade secret misappropriation, protection of intellectual property, commercial contracts, change of corporate control, minority shareholder claims, and claims against directors, officers, attorneys, and accountants. Rich has extensive experience in expedited proceedings, including injunction actions, and in trials and arbitrations. Before joining Maslon, Rich practiced law for four years in New York City.

Selected Experience

  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Advanced Bionics Corp., 630 N.W.2d 438 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001).
  • Kallok v. Medtronic, Inc., 573 N.W.2d 356 (Minn. 1998).
  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Sun, 1997 WL 729168 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997).
  • Davisson v. Engelke, 1997 WL 585818 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997).
  • LaSociete Generale Immobiliere v. Minneapolis Community Development Agency, 44 F.3d 629 (8th Cir. 1994).
  • Control Data Corp. v. Babcock & Wilcox Co., 1993 WL 405303 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993).
  • Spinnaker Software Corp. v. Nicholson, 495 N.W.2d 441 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993).
  • Casanova Beverage Co., Inc. v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 486 N.W.2d 448 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992).
  • Buckley v. Control Data Corp., 923 F.2d 96 (8th Cir. 1991).
  • Tetra Finance (HK) Ltd. v. Shaheen, 584 F. Supp. 847 (S.D.N.Y. 1984).

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Kenwood Elementary School: Site Based Council

Recognition

Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for General Commercial Litigation, Chambers USA, 2006-2009, 2014-2016

Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 1994, 1997, 2000-2001, 2004-2017 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)





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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1985
New York, 1981
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 1985
  • E.D. New York, 1981
  • S.D. New York, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit, 1983
  • Eighth Circuit, 1987
Education
Stanford Law School
J.D., 1980
Honors: Order of the Coif
University of Kansas
B.G.S., 1977
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Notable

RICH IS RANKED AS A NOTABLE PRACTITIONER IN MINNESOTA FOR GENERAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION IN CHAMBERS USA 2016, AND HE WAS SELECTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE 2017 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWYERS® LIST.





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