Randy Gullickson focuses his complex business litigation practice on resolving shareholder and ownership disputes in closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Largely due to his significant success in these areas, Randy has extensive experience advising businesses and owners, officers, and directors on matters involving corporate governance and strategies to avoid litigation. He has also successfully represented clients in negotiating shareholder buy-outs or other “corporate divorces.” Active in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings in Minnesota and throughout the country, Randy also represents clients in a range of other types of business disputes, including business valuation proceedings, banking matters, contract disputes, financial fraud, unfair competition claims, and employment disputes.
Randy has particular experience analyzing business valuation methods and working with business valuation experts to advance his clients’ interests. From 2017 to 2020, Randy served as a member of the Valuation Credentialing Board of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), which provides business valuation training and certification to certified public accountants and other business valuation professionals nationally and internationally.
Randy is a 2022 Attorney of the Year Honoree in recognition for his work on the trial team that won the landmark case Jim Koch v. SKT/Koch Trucking, Randy Koch and Dave Koch in which our client received a total award of nearly $75 million, the largest total award in Minnesota history to a minority shareholder seeking damages and a court ordered “fair value” buy-out of their ownership in a Minnesota closely held company. Randy has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer beginning in 2003 and earned spots on the Top 100: Minnesota Super Lawyers and Top 40 Business Litigation Attorneys lists. In addition, Randy is recognized as a leading business litigator in Minnesota by Chambers and Peer Reviewed as “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0” (highest possible rating) in Martindale Hubbell.
“When confronted with a serious business dispute, Randy came highly recommended and exceeded our expectations. He kept us out of trouble and kept us focused on the end result we sought to achieve. With his guidance, our side of the dispute was clearly advantaged in understanding the issues and making them work for us. If anyone I know has a similar circumstance, I know where to send them.”
– Brian Peterson, CPA, MBT