AARON HALL

Mediator
Business Disputes & Litigation

Aaron provides mediation services for business owners, their companies, family businesses, and other leadership disputes. This includes business partner conflicts, fiduciary duty violations, financial disputes, executive separations, and future organizational restructuring.

612-466-0040
aaron@aaronhall.com

 

AARON HALL

Mediator
Business Disputes & Litigation

Aaron provides mediation services for business owners, their companies, family businesses, and other leadership disputes. This includes business partner conflicts, fiduciary duty violations, financial disputes, executive separations, and future organizational restructuring.

612-466-0040
aaron@aaronhall.com

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Mitchell Hamline College of Law (served on Law Review)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Marketing Management and Innovation, Concordia University

ADMISSIONS & LICENSES

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota State District Court
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (Trademarks)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Tandem bike rides with his wife and four daughters
  • Road cycling and mountain biking
  • Hiking in Minnesota’s north shore
  • Innovation and technology

PRESENT & PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association Member
  • Anoka County Bar Association Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Vice-Chair of the NLS Social Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Judiciary Committee Liaison
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Partnerships and LLCs Committee Member, Business Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Business Law Section Liaison
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Computer & Technology Law Section Liaison
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Construction Law Section Liaison
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Liaison

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA RECOGNITION

SHARING KNOWLEDGE TO EMPOWER OTHERS

  • Tech Business News
    • RSS Feed Scraping Is Illegal and a Problem For Legitimate Internet Publishers
    • November 11, 2022
  • Star Tribune
    • Medcalf: Take a vacation this summer, Minnesotans — you deserve it
    • July 2, 2022
  • Star Tribune
    • Best Buy expands lease-to-own program, joining growing number of retailers
    • September 23, 2019
  • Franchise Times
    • Olympian Quest Comes to End for Zerorez Operator
    • April 14, 2017
  • Techdirt
    • Court Tosses Company’s Bid To Slap Down Olympics Social Media Restrictions Over Jurisdictional Issues
    • April 13, 2017
  • Pioneer Press
    • Court tosses Minnesota company’s free speech suit against U.S. Olympic Committee
    • April 12, 2017
  • Bloomberg BNA
    • Carpet Cleaner Loses Bid for Rights to Say #TeamUSA
    • April 6, 2017
  • Law 360
    • Olympic Committee Kills Suit On Social Media Trademark Ban
    • April 5, 2017
  • World Intellectual Property Review
    • US Olympic Committee TM ‘bullying’ suit thrown out
    • April 4, 2017
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    • U.S. Olympic Committee Escapes Lawsuit Over Social Media Gagging
    • April 4, 2017
  • Star Tribune
    • Jux Law Firm is a different breed of legal beagle
    • February 2, 2017
  • Law 360
    • Carpet Cleaner Says USOC Olympic TM Suit Should Continue
    • October 24, 2016
  • Law 360
    • USOC Wants Suit Over Olympic Marks Tossed
    • September 7, 2016
  • Inside Radio
    • USOC Can Run Legal Rings Around Non-Official Ads
    • August 15, 2016
  • World Intellectual Property Review
    • WIPR survey: Readers agree on ‘overzealous’ IP protection for Olympics
    • August 15, 2016
  • IP Kitten
    • Are companies allowed to tweet about #Rio2016?
    • August 12, 2016
  • Cato Institute
    • The Games That Shall Not Be Named: When 21st Century Media Meets 20th Century Copyright Ideals
    • August 11, 2016
  • Franchise Times
    • Zerorez Operator Sues Olympics over Free Speech
    • August 10, 2016
  • Adweek
    • 10 Ways Brands Are Talking About the Olympics Without Saying ‘Olympics’ And one company that’s suing the USOC
    • August 9, 2016
  • Forbes
    • This Week in Sports Law: You Probably Didn’t Know That…
    • August 7, 2016
  • The Guardian
    • Rio 2016 Diary – Battle of the Week
    • August 7, 2016
  • Inc.
    • How Posting on Social Media About the Olympics Can Get You Sued
    • August 6, 2016
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • The Olympics and IP
    • August 6, 2016
  • U.S. Night
    • Carpet Cleaner Suing US Olympic Committee Over The Right To Hashtag Olympics
    • August 6, 2016
  • TechNinja
    • How Posting On Social Media About The Olympics Can Get You Sued
    • August 6, 2016
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
    • Carpet cleaner Zerorez sues U.S. Olympic Committee over social media ban
    • August 5, 2016
  • Patch
    • St. Louis Park Carpet Cleaner Sues Olympics Over Free Speech
    • August 5, 2016
  • MPR
    • Minnesota carpet cleaner demands hashtag freedom
    • August 5, 2016
  • Techdirt
    • Minnesota Carpet Cleaning Business Sues US Olympic Committee Over Its Ridiculous Social Media Rules
    • August 5, 2016
  • Archy World News
    • Carpet cleaner complains against Olympic ban Hashtagv
    • August 5, 2016
  • Bring Me The News
    • MN carpet cleaner sues the Olympics so it can tweet about the Games
    • August 5, 2016
  • World Intellectual Property Review
    • US Olympic Committee grilled over TM ‘bullying’
    • August 5, 2016
  • KTTC
    • Small business sues U.S. Olympic Committee over right to talk about Olympics on social media
    • August 4, 2016
  • Twin Cities Business
    • A St. Louis Park Carpet Cleaner Is Suing The U.S. Olympic Committee
    • August 4, 2016
  • Pioneer Press
    • Minnesota carpet cleaner challenges U.S. Olympic Committee on free speech
    • August 4, 2016
  • KSTP
    • Minn. Company Takes on U.S. Olympic Committee in Battle Over Hashtags on Social Media
    • August 4, 2016
  • FOX 9
    • Minnesota company suing the Olympics over free speech
    • August 4, 2016
  • PJ Media
    • This Small Business Is Suing The Olympics Over a Hashtag
    • August 4, 2016
  • Voactiv
    • US Olympic Committee Sued Over Its Dumb Twitter Policy
    • August 4, 2016
  • NY Mag
    • A Carpet Cleaner Is Suing USOC for the Right to Make Good Olympic Tweets
    • August 4, 2016
  • WCCO Radio 830
    • Small Business Sues U.S. Olympic Committee
    • August 3, 2016
  • Gizmodo
    • Carpet Cleaner Sues For Its Right to Tweet About the Olympics
    • August 3, 2016
  • The American Lawyer
    • Robins Kaplan litigation counsel Sally Silk in Minneapolis joined JUX Law Firm earlier this month
    • June 20, 2016
  • KARE 11
    • Family that inspired digital access law shares story
    • June 2, 2016
  • CNN Money
    • When You Die Without a Will
    • April 28, 2016
  • Pioneer Press
    • Twin Cities Law Firms Merge
    • March 23, 2016
  • Star Tribune
    • Fired Starkey Hearing Technologies president hires lawyer
    • September 11, 2015
  • MPR News
    • Medical marijuana operations find it tough to set up accounts
    • June 1, 2015
  • MPR News
    • Behind the news: Non-competes and trade secrets
    • October 21, 2014
  • Star Tribune
    • Minnesota affiliates appear back in business with Amazon today
    • October 1, 2014
  • KSTP Channel 5 News
    • Lawyers, Banks Unsure they’ll Work with Medical Marijuana Businesses
    • September 8, 2014
  • City Pages
    • Lawyers petition Supreme Court to get in on medical cannabis
    • August 4, 2014
  • Star Tribune
    • Law Firm Positions Itself for Medical Marijuana
    • August 2, 2014
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
    • Minneapolis lawyers want in on medical-marijuana business
    • August 1, 2014
  • 5 Eyewitness News
    • Attorneys File Petition to Change Part of Medical Marijuana Law
    • July 30, 2014
  • KSTP Eyewitness News
    • Civil Attorney Weighs in on Ventura Trial
    • July 30, 2014
  • International Business Times
    • Minnesota and Medical Marijuana: Lawyers Seek Court’s Consent to Work with Pot Businesses
    • July 30, 2014
  • Minnesota Lawyer
    • Housing Referees Can Award Damages
    • July, 2 2014
  • Minnesota Lawyer
    • Wage and hour battles on the rise
    • June 19, 2014
  • Idaho Business Review
    • Wage and hour battles on the rise
    • June 24, 2014
  • Finance & Commerce
    • How To: The delicate business of succession planning
    • February 24, 2014
  • Twin Cities Business
    • Thompson Hall Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers
    • August, 2014
  • Mpls. St.Paul Magazine
    • Thompson Hall Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers
    • August, 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Thompson Hall Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers
    • July, 2014
  • Star Tribune
    • Court upholds use tax for businesses
    • November 1, 2013
  • University of St. Thomas: Real Estate Matters
    • Should Property Owners Be Required to Provide Air Conditioning to Tenants?
    • July 18, 2013
  • myFOX9 | KMSP-TV
    • RENTERS RIGHTS: Does Minnesota need a warm weather rule?
    • July 17, 2013
  • CPA Practice Advisor
    • To avoid sales taxes, Amazon.com cuts ties with Minnesota bloggers
    • June 19, 2013
  • WCCO News Radio 830
    • Chad Hartmen Show 2pm: Online Sales Tax?
    • June 19, 2013
  • Star Tribune
    • Amazon to stop paying Minnesota bloggers for sales traffic
    • June 19, 2013
  • WCCO-TV
    • Amazon Drops Minn. Affiliate Bloggers To Avoid Tax
    • June 18, 2013
  • Marketing Land
    • Amazon Calls Minnesota Sales Tax Law Unconstitutional & Closes Minnesota Associate Accounts
    • June 18, 2013
  • Star Tribune
    • Amazon drops blogger affiliates in Minnesota to avoid sales tax
    • June 18, 2013
  • Star Tribune
    • North Star Lawyers – Recognizing Minnesota’s Pro Bono Lawyers
    • June 11, 2013
  • Attorney at Law Magazine – Twin Cities Edition
    • Talk of the Town
    • June 2013
  • Minnesota Business Magazine
    • The 100 Best Companies to Work For
    • June 2013
  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
    • People & Practice
    • May/June 2013
  • Finance & Commerce
    • Sorting through alphabet soup of incorporation entities
    • November 20, 2012
  • Star Tribune
    • Whistleblower: Is that $700 snowblower a lemon?
    • December 11, 2011
  • Expo Domain
    • Can You Trademark a Geographic Domain Name?
    • October 28, 2011
  • Elliot’s Blog
    • Can You Trademark a Geographic Domain Name?
    • October 27, 2011
  • TLD Magazine
    • Can You Trademark a Geographic Domain Name?
    • October 27, 2011
  • Domain Name Wire
    • Minnesota Lawyer Magazine Claims MinnesotaLawyer.com Violates Its Trademark
    • October 24, 2011
  • Name Starter
    • Minnesota Lawyer Magazine Claims MinnesotaLawyer.com Violates Its Trademark
    • October 24, 2011
  • Domain State
    • Minnesota Lawyer Magazine Claims MinnesotaLawyer.com Violates Its Trademark
    • October 23, 2011
  • Minnesota Lawyer Magazine
    • Court: City policy means it acted as a business
    • July 22, 2011
  • Minnesota L
    • Lawyers find solid niche in nonprofits
    • March 3, 2008

A BRIEF SAMPLING OF CASES LITIGATED BY AARON HALL AND ATTORNEYS HE MANAGED

  • Moser v. Johnson
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: June 2014
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Shareholder dispute
  • Gillespie v. Johansen
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: July 2014
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Real estate contract dispute
  • General Mills, Inc. v. Jain
    • Practice Area: Employment
    • Date: July 2013
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Employment dispute
  • Print4Change v. The Film Society
    • Practice Area: Contract
    • Date: June 2013
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Contract dispute
  • Larson v. Wisner, Melander, Jergenson, and The Fireplace Guys, LLC.
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: June 2013
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business ownership
  • Snap Fitness, Inc. v. Blum and Blum
    • Practice Area: Franchise
    • Date: June 2013
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Franchise dispute
  • Bistodeau v. Landes
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: April 2013
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business ownership
  • Pfister and Pfister v. Hrkal, Hrkal, and Enviro Tech Industries, LLC
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: December 2012
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Business ownership
  • Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Inc. v. Arizona Hotel Investments, LLC, and Richard Knapp
    • Practice Area: Business/Real Estate
    • Date: October 2012
    • Outcome: Dismissal in favor
    • Description: Hotel development dispute
  • Caradonna and Precidion, Inc. v. Solution Beacon, LLC
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: October 2012
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Lakewood Media Group, LLC v. Corbinian Inc. and O’Hearn
    • Practice Area: Intellectual property
    • Date: January 2012
    • Outcome: Dismissal in favor
    • Description: Website intellectual property dispute
  • Adhesive Resources, Inc. v. H.E. Wisdom & Sons, Inc., dba Wisdom Adhesives and
    • Jeffrey Wisdom
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: December 2011
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Anderson and Swirtz v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: December 2011
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Property
  • Viravong Inc. v. Top Notch Enterprises Inc. and Jeffrey Anderson
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: November 2011
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Weir v. Voje
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: November 2011
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business ownership case
  • Reinhardt v. Greystone Masonry, Inc.
    • Practice Area: Consumer Rights
    • Date: November 2011
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor; Appealed; Settled
    • Description: Contract
  • Nussbaum v. Nussbaum
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: November 2011
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Krentz v. Dependable Auto Shippers
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: September 2011
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Conciliation
  • Felicia Lundstrom vs American Family Mutual Insurance Company et al.
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: August 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Cole Global Enterprises Inc, Tyrone Cole vs American Medical Systems Inc, York
    • Solutions LLC, AlphaSoft Services Corporation
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: August 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Joni Medina, individually, and on behalf of Liberty Title Inc., vs Laura Haataja, Jeffrey Zweifel
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: August 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business ownership case
  • John Gregory Wehr vs Jared Wehr, Zachery Wehr, David Wehr
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: July 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Contract case
  • Associated Mechanical Contractors, Inc. vs Watson-Forsberg Co. et al.
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: April 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Mechanics lien case
  • Peter Burgess, Jackie Burgess vs James Hamilton, Carolyn Hamilton
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: March 2010
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Real estate lease case
  • Toplace USA LLC vs Gary Cross
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: March 2010
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business sale contract case
  • Hes-Lee, LLC vs JSGB Partners, Inc.
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: January 2010
    • Outcome: In favor
    • Description: Commercial real estate eviction
  • Jeffrey Ormond vs Peter Luzaich, Elizabeth Luzaich
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: November 2009
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Brian Pierzina vs State of Minnesota
    • Practice Area: Employment / Labor
    • Date: November 2009
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Employment case
  • Plaza 3000 Partnership LLP vs Bauman Management Inc et al.
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: September 2009
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Lori Hansen, Ladonna Maxwell vs Shauna Ohlson
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: September 2009
    • Outcome: Judgment in favor
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Cranston Cassells vs Audrey McWhite
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: July 2009
    • Outcome: Trial; Mixed decision.
    • Description: Real estate lease case
  • Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. vs Soram Teaching Dental Lab, Alexander Fuentes, Jr.
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: June 2009
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case
  • Party Posse Promotions LLC vs Global Connections Group LLC, Moody Khan, Shaz Khan
    • Practice Area: Real Estate
    • Date: January 2009
    • Outcome: Undisclosed
    • Description: Other civil
  • Signature Concepts Inc vs Hurricane Brand Holdings LLC and JM Field Marketing Inc
    • Practice Area: Business
    • Date: January 2009
    • Outcome: Settled
    • Description: Business contract case

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