George R. Serdar

Attorney

Minneapolis

612-672-3696

gserdar@messerlikramer.com

Assistant: Tara Leupke

612-672-3613

Profile

George Serdar has represented companies and individuals in a multitude of business disputes for over 35 years.  This variety of experience allows George to bring a practical approach to every legal engagement.  By focusing on realistic resolutions, as well as a thoughtful and thorough approach in the litigation process, the best result for the client is the central goal of George’s work. 

Because of George’s experience in law firm management and ethics issues, he is able to represent law firms and individual lawyers regarding professional responsibility and ethics matters.  George Serdar is able to represent individual lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.  He also offers mediation services to assist other lawyers in the resolution of significant disputes in litigation.

An area of particular interest to George is the representation of trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries in disputes involving the management of trusts and probate proceedings.

Representative Experience
  • Represented trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries in trust and probate disputes.

  • Represented companies and shareholders in disputes involving business management and ownership.

  • Represented of a wide variety of clients in business contract disputes.

  • Represented companies in connection with employee terminations, competition disputes, and discrimination claims.

  • Provided mediation services in connection with the categories of disputes and representations stated above.

  • Represented countless clients as lead counsel in trials and appeals for over 35 years.

  • Represented numerous businesses in breach of contract disputes across a wide range of industry groups.

  • Represented companies in employment matters including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, termination of senior officers and managers, and employee discipline issues.

  • Advised many businesses in disputes involving non-compete agreements.

  • Counseled lawyers and law firm managers with respect to ethics rules and professional responsibility.

  • Represented lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

  • Acts as a mediator to assist other lawyers and parties to resolve difficult contested cases.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations 

  • Co-Presenter, “Everyday Ethics for Small Firm Attorneys” – National Business Institute,  February 23, 2016

  • Co-Presenter, “Paralegals Handbook to Ethical Communications and Relationships” – National Business Institute, December 2, 2015

  • Co-Presenter, “Legal Ethics of Technology Competence” –  National Business Institute, June 25, 2015

Professional & Community

Admissions 

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Associations 

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Professionalism and Ethics Section, Vice Chair