Anthony Ostlund partner Phil Kaplan recently argued – and won – a client’s appeal before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
The firm’s client, Artec Homes, is owed over $400,000 by a company named Highpoint Properties. Artec has been unable to collect its debt because Highpoint transferred away its most valuable asset – undeveloped real estate in Minot, North Dakota, near the Bakken oil reserve. Artec argued that the transfers were fraudulent and should be voided. However, the district court dismissed Artec’s case. Artec hired Anthony Ostlund to appeal the ruling. Following oral argument, the North Dakota Supreme Court reversed the dismissal and sent the case back to the district court for a trial on the merits of Artec’s claims.
Phil litigates a wide range of business-related disputes, with an emphasis on real estate litigation. He is admitted to practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota.