Get To Know Our Diverse Areas Of Practice



Burns & Hansen, P.A., is a law firm serving individuals, families, businesses, construction firms and small lenders in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. Our clients have initial and ongoing access to the partners of the firm — proven trial lawyers with focused knowledge in diverse areas of the law.

We deliver quality legal counsel at competitive rates and provide a free initial discussion for all legal matters. Follow the links below to know more about our full suite of practice areas:

Crisis Legal Management

Crisis management — Clients often find themselves feeling like they need an experienced attorney when it's too late. Our attorneys have worked with clients who need an attorney immediately. If a situation develops where you need to meet with an attorney immediately, we are available to assist. Some of the best results we have obtained for our clients have occurred during the middle of a crisis.

Litigation And Appeals

Civil litigation — From simple contract disputes to complex litigation — whether you are suing or being sued — we provide both courtroom advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.

Civil appeals — Our accomplished appellate attorneys can appeal adverse outcomes of civil trials and hearings, whether state or federal.


Divorce And Family Law

We have a strong family law practice that includes complex divorce matters, out of state and international custody matters as well as modification and appeals. Our attorneys pride themselves on being prepared to handle any situation that arises. Please visit our family law page for more information about our established practice in divorce, property division, child custody and related issues.


Consumer Bankruptcy

To explore debt relief or avoid foreclosure and other creditor actions through Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, please visit our bankruptcy pages.


Business Law

Business organization — The proper foundations for starting or reorganizing a company

Business and commercial law — Comprehensive counsel for the ongoing needs of our corporate and commercial clients

  • Business contract drafting and review
  • Business transactions (buy-sell, mergers, divestiture)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Business litigation — Aggressive, cost-conscious advocacy in court or negotiations

  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder or partner disputes
  • Business dissolution
  • Unfair competition and other torts

Trademark and copyright law — Establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights


Real Estate, Land Use And Homeowners Associations

Real estate law — Experienced representation for transactions and property rights

  • Commercial real estate
  • Residential transactions
  • Landlord-tenant disputes and eviction
  • Mortgage solutions and foreclosure
  • Land use and zoning
  • Condemnation or adverse possession
  • Real estate litigation

Homeowners association law — Counsel to townhome and condominium associations

  • HOA formation and consulting
  • HOA disputes and litigation

Construction Law And Litigation

Construction law — Industry knowledge and effective advocacy for builders or property owners

  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects litigation
  • Mechanic's liens

Banking Law

Banking and finance — Legal counsel to community banks and credit unions


Wills And Estates

Estate planning and probate — Individualized wills and trusts, powers of attorney, estate administration and probate litigation


To arrange a free initial discussion, call our Minneapolis law office at 952-232-5991 or contact us online.