Bassford Hanvik, PLLC

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Firm Overview

General practice attorneys provide you with effective solutions to legal problems
For more than 30 years, Bassford & Hanvik, PLLC has been known for its commitment to clients and exemplary legal service. As advisers, we communicate clearly with you about your legal rights, your obligations and the implications of your case. As advocates, we zealously defend you in court. As negotiators, we seek results that are most advantageous to you, but that are also honest and ethical for all parties involved.

At Bassford & Hanvik, PLLC, we can help you with a variety of legal areas areas, including:
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Business and commercial law
-Construction law
-Contracts
-Debtor/creditor
-Divorce
-Family law
-Litigation and appeals
-Motor vehicle accidents - Plaintiff
-Personal injury - Plaintiff

St. Louis Park law firm builds relationships with clients
Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients is a key ingredient in our success. We make it a priority to build a strong relationship with you based on trust in order to better serve you and meet your needs.

We provide prompt, diligent and aggressive representation. We keep you apprised of our progress every step of the way. We protect your client relationships and guard all confidences. We place a strong emphasis on providing our clients with personalized attention and responsive legal service. That means we treat you with respect, care and compassion and work our hardest to develop effective strategies for your legal problems.
Main Office

Main Office
4725 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 402
St. Louis Park  MN  55416

Phone
  • (952) 285-1811
Fax
Divorce
St. Louis Park, Minnesota General Practice Law Firm
At Bassford & Hanvik, PLLC we provide assistance in legal matters that most people face at one point or another in their lives. If it's an area we don't specifically handle, we refer you to someone who does. We can help you with a variety of different legal areas, including:

Family law
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, we can help. We have served families in St. Louis Park for more than 30 years. We provide legal services in all areas of family law:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Arbitration and mediation
We are skilled arbitrators and mediators who can help you obtain the best possible settlements while preserving your working relationship with the opposing party. Arbitration and/or mediation often provides more expedient, cost-effective results than going to trial. We have mediation experience in cases involving:
-Construction contracts
-Employment contracts
-Property law
-Tax issues

Estate planning
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, we can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Personal injury
We successfully help injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls, and unsafe work conditions. We also represent people with workers compensation and Social Security disability claims.

Business and commercial law
If you are planning to start your own business in Minnesota, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. We assist individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes
Auto Accident
Bassford Hanvik, PLLC will represent your Auto Accident legal matters.
At Bassford & Hanvik, PLLC, we can help you with a variety of legal areas areas, including:
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Business and commercial law
-Construction law
-Contracts
-Debtor/creditor
-Divorce
-Family law
-Litigation and appeals
-Motor vehicle accidents - Plaintiff
-Personal injury - Plaintiff
Product Liability
Bassford Hanvik, PLLC will represent your Product Liability legal matters.
At Bassford & Hanvik, PLLC we provide assistance in legal matters that most people face at one point or another in their lives. If it's an area we don't specifically handle, we refer you to someone who does. We can help you with a variety of different legal areas, including:

-Alternative dispute resolution
-Business and commercial law
-Construction law
-Contracts
-Debtor/creditor
-Divorce
-Family law
-Litigation and appeals
-Motor vehicle accidents - Plaintiff
-Personal injury - Plaintiff

James Hanvik

Practice areas
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Business and commercial law
-Construction law
-Contracts
-Debtor/creditor
-Divorce
-Family law
-Litigation and appeals
-Motor vehicle accidents - Plaintiff
-Personal injury - Plaintiff

Admitted
-Minnesota (licensed to practice in state and federal courts), 1984
-U.S. Court of International Trade, 1988

Education
-William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D., 1984
-University of Minnesota, B.A. (English major)

Associations & memberships
-American Bar Association, 1984-Present
-Minnesota State Bar, 1984-Present
-Hennepin County Bar Association, 1984-Present
-Member, Bar Benefit Committee
-Incarnation House, 1990-1993, Board of Directors
-The Model T Ford Club International
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Charles A. Bassford

Practice areas
-Real estate
-Corporate law
-Estate planning
-Commercial law
-Wills

Admitted
-Minnesota, 1972
-U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1972

Education
-William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D.

Recognitions
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics

Biographical details
(Retired)
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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