Anthony Ostlund is one of the Midwest's largest law firms focused solely on commercial litigation.
We represent our clients, public companies, Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, individuals, and families, as plaintiffs and defendants.
Our calculated and decisive trial attorneys regularly handle cases in state and federal courts and arbitration in Minnesota and throughout the United States. When you come to us, we focus first on your business problem — then we formulate a customized solution for you. Our business-minded focus and depth of experience allow us to out-think the other side, and puts us in a prime position to solve your problem.
COMPLEX OR CONFUSING CASE? WE CAN HANDLE THAT.
Our attorneys successfully manage, pursue, and defend complex business disputes in the areas of ownership, employment, intellectual property, securities, fraud, and real estate — just to name a few. Our lawyers have shaped Minnesota law on shareholder rights and closely-held company disputes. We litigate, arbitrate, mediate, and advise our clients on regulatory and enforcement matters. We also provide specialized counseling when it comes to labor and employment issues and shareholder rights.
INVESTED IN YOU: OUR CLIENT
We will work hard to understand your legal concerns as well as how your business works and how your business may be impacted by litigation. In all we do, we want what is best for you — under the law and for your business.
We manage crises; we solve problems; and we deliver results. We measure ourselves on our successes, and we make our clients’ difficulties our own.
MEDIOCRITY IS NOT ACCEPTED HERE
Our motto: Always be the most prepared lawyer in the room. And we are. We prepare each case with an eye toward trial and stay abreast of the latest technological advances available to us and our clients.
EFFICIENT STAFFING = BETTER SERVICE
Most firms assign several lawyers to a case. We think that more often than not, that creates duplicative work and higher legal bills.
At our litigation firm, we staff our cases for efficacy and efficiency. Most of the time, a case is staffed with one to three lawyers, a paralegal, and a legal administrative assistant. Each team member has a unique role and responsibilities and we expect them to appreciate and understand our client’s business and legal problems.
Our approach creates a heightened sense of personal responsibility for each member of our team. We’ve found that it consistently improves efficiency and effectiveness while lowering our client’s costs.
NEW NAME. NEW CEO. SAME GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS.
2022 Marked a New Era at Anthony Ostlund.
For almost four decades, our firm has been at the forefront of critical legal issues in the community. In 2022 we introduced our new name — Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A. — and a new CEO that reflects our future. Janel Dressen and Arthur Boylan became “named” partners and Dressen was selected to serve as our first female CEO.
For more than a decade, several of our attorneys have been selected to Minnesota’s Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, a distinction granted to only 5% of Minnesota’s lawyers each year.
LIST OF TOP 100 SUPER LAWYERS OVERALL
Three of our five named partners and two additional firm attorneys have been selected to the list of Top 100: Minnesota Super Lawyers overall, a list comprised of those lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers nominations, research and blue ribbon review process.
TOP 10 ATTORNEYS IN MINNESOTA
CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS RATED
MINNESOTA LAWYER ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR
Anthony Ostlund has been named a Tier 1 firm in Minneapolis for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” since 2015.
of our lawyers selected to the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists
of our lawyers
selected to the
Super Lawyers or
Rising Stars Lists
Most highly recommended firms in MN by Benchmark Litigation
in MN by Benchmark
in Chambers USA since 2004
in Chambers USA
At Anthony Ostlund, we are passionate about and deeply invested in our community.
Our lawyers and employees have served in a variety of community leadership roles, such as Chair of the Board of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Chair of the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital Board, General Counsel for the United States Golf Association and as officers, board members, steering committee members and trustees for numerous other organizations, including:
To learn more about our dedication to our community, we encourage you to contact our Minneapolis-based law firm.