Practice Areas Overview

Founded in 1965, Messerli Kramer is a top-20 law firm in Minnesota, with offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Plymouth, along with satellite offices in Denver, Milwaukee, and Omaha. We have a well-earned reputation within the business community of providing sound, reasoned and comprehensive legal advice. With an emphasis on building lasting relationships with our clients, our professionals take the time to listen and understand their legal issues within the larger framework of their business as a whole, strategically guiding our clients through every step of a transaction. Known for our dedication and responsiveness, our attorneys and staff are focused on finding pragmatic solutions and producing remarkable results for our clients.

Messerli Kramer serves individuals and businesses through three unique, yet complementary, divisions, giving us an operational balance that allows us to remain uniquely – and fiercely – independent. We represent a variety of clients across an array of practice areas: Banking and Finance, Business Litigation, Consumer Credit and Collections, Corporate Law, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law, and Government Relations.

Our entrepreneurial spirit has been evident ever since Messerli Kramer was founded. In a profession that requires both intellectual acumen and savvy business skills, our firm has been at the forefront of the legal arena both in Minnesota and beyond. It’s why we’ve added both traditional practices and tangential specialties to our talent bench — and it’s why we’ve spent 60 years building a reputation as the go-to law firm of “attorneys and advisors.”

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Banking & Finance

Practical counsel with a responsive approach during all phases of transactions for lenders and financial institutions.

Business Litigation

Legal representation and strategic advice at all stages of business litigation.

Commercial Real Estate

A team approach to providing comprehensive legal counsel for commercial real estate transactions of all types and complexities.


Pragmatic legal advice for businesses of all sizes, during each phase of their development and growth.

Divorce & Family Law

Accessible advocates for individuals and families seeking legal advice in all areas of family law.

Estate Planning & Probate

Thoughtful counsel for individuals, business owners and families looking to preserve and protect their legacy.

Government Relations

Experienced advisors with deep relationships at the Capitol—assisting organizations with lobbying, campaign finance, and procurement.

Consumer Collections & Creditors’ Remedies – Colecciones de consumidores

Comprehensive, compliant and courteous debt collection services for financial institutions.