Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A.

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Firm Overview

With more than 40 years of combined litigation experience, attorneys at Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. represent business clients in Minneapolis and St. Paul and throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Bradley Beisel and Kevin Dunlevy have earned a superior reputation for their real estate practice in title insurance and mechanic's lien law catering to title insurance companies and banks. If you are a creditor trying to recover your investment from a client in bankruptcy or you are embroiled in a complex dispute over mechanic's lien legitimacy, our lawyers at Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. have the comprehensive knowledge to win your case.

Both Mr. Beisel and Mr. Dunlevy have been named Superlawyers in Minnesota, and both are AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. is distinguished by our attorneys' outstanding litigation skills, experience and mastery of complex real estate laws, including title insurance and mechanic's liens. Our clients can expect the following benefits from an engagement with us:

-Focused knowledge - Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. has
comprehensive knowledge of even the toughest issues in
title insurance and mechanic's lien laws. We have dedicated
our litigation practice to these areas, and our skill is
recognized by peers and clients throughout Minnesota, North
Dakota and Wisconsin. We have been instrumental in the
development of Minnesota mechanic's lien law.

-Superior litigation skills - We are effective litigators,
confident in our ability to win in court. We have an
impressive track record of wins and can take a case from
start to finish in the courtroom. We bring outstanding
litigation skills to every client we serve.

-Top quality representation - Our attorneys have more than
40 years of combined experience and draw from a deep
reserve of case histories when building a strategy for your
situation. Our two lead attorneys have been recognized for
exceptional excellence by peers in the legal profession.

Minneapolis attorneys represent clients in all cases of real estate litigation, mechanic's liens and creditors' rights.
Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. represents banks and title insurance companies in all cases involving real estate litigation, mechanic's liens and creditors' rights. We understand the intricacies of legal interpretations for what constitutes real property and what constitutes an improvement to property. We also litigate in cases of boundary disputes and creditors' remedies. We focus in the following areas of practice:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Mechanic's Liens
-Creditors' Rights
Main Office

Main Office
730 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis  MN  55402-2444

Phone
  • (612) 436-4343
Fax
  • (612) 338-6600
Real Estate
More than 40 years' experience winning cases for banks, title insurance companies.
When it comes to real estate, the attorneys at Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A. know the art of the deal and the art of a deal gone wrong. When facing real estate litigation, retaining an attorney with substantial knowledge about Minnesota property laws and civil litigation can lighten the burden. By assertively applying our more than 40 years of combined experience and extensive knowledge of all aspects of property rights, civil procedure, finance and business, we can handle your real estate disputes related to title insurance matters or foreclosure, including:

-Real property contracts
-Commercial property sales
-Construction
-Contractors and subcontractors
-Mortgages
-Landlord-tenant
-Foreclosures
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundaries and easements
-Title
-Liens

Protecting your investment when a home goes into foreclosure:
You insured a property or extended a loan so people could have their dream home. When unexpected circumstances occur that put that home at risk of foreclosure, you can take crucial steps to ensure that debtors comply with their legal duties and that your interests are protected ahead of those of other creditors or lien holders. We combine innovative strategies with fierce determination to protect you from financial loss if your debtor defaults. We guide you toward the most advantageous situation, examining priority of loans including mechanics' liens.

Alternative dispute resolutions (ADR):
ADR refers to other means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Commercial real estate contracts often include a clause requiring that disputes enter arbitration. When the cost and time of litigation exceeds the likely outcome, you may choose to settle instead. If negotiating a settlement, our tenacity directs the proceedings toward a desirable outcome.

Kevin J. Dunlevy

Partner

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Mechanic's Liens
-Creditors' Rights

Admitted:
-North Dakota and Minnesota, 1984
-U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1986
-Wisconsin, 1989
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1991

Education:
J.D., University of North Dakota

Professional Associations:
-Hennepin County Bar Association, Chair of the Real Property
Section, 2004-2005
-Minnesota State Bar Association, ad hoc member of Real
Property Council, co-chair of the Legislative Committee of
the Real Property Section
-North Dakota State Bar Association
-Wisconsin State Bar Association
-American Bar Association, former technology-property editor,
Probate & Property Magazine; member of the Title Insurance
and the Foreclosure and Related Remedies Committees of the
ABA's Section of Real Property; former chair of the Title
Insurance Litigation Committee of the ABA's Torts and
Insurance Practice Section; former editor of Title Insurance
Litigation Committee Newsletter
-Minnesota Mortgage Bankers Association, former co-chair of
the Legal Issues Committee

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Minnesota Super Lawyer

Reported Cases:
-In re Option One Mortgage Corp., 2008 WL 4006797 (Minn. App.
2008)
-In re Option One Mortgage Corp., 2007 WL 823872 (Minn. App.
2007)
-Wara Real Estate Co., K.S.C.C. v. Wara Real Estate Inc.,
2006 WL 1461028 (Minn. App. 2006)
-Timeline, LLC v. Williams Holdings # 3, LLC, 698 N.W.2d 181
(Minn. App. 2005)
-Petition of Alchemedes/Brookwood, Ltd. Partnership, 546
N.W.2d 41 (Minn. App. 1996)
-Petition of First Bank Nat. Ass'n., 1992 WL 145404 (Minn.
App. 1992)
-City of Saint Paul v. Northern States Power Co., 462 N.W.2d
379 (Minn. 1990)

Articles:
Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, former advisory editor
Published articles in bar association, trade association, professional and popular periodicals

Community Involvement:
-Civil Air Patrol Wing Legal Officer
-Licensed Private Pilot, Search and Rescue Pilot
Education
  • University of North Dakota
    Juris Doctorate

Bradley N. Beisel

Partner

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Mechanic's Liens
-Creditors' Rights

Bar Admissions:
-Minnesota and U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota,
1977

Certification:
-Real Property Specialist Certified by the Real Property
Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Minnesota Super Lawyer
-2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by American
Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
-B.A., summa cum laude, Mankato State University, 1974

Professional Associations:
Minnesota State Bar Association
Education
  • University of Minnesota
    Juris Doctorate , 1977

Michael E. Kreun

Associate

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Mechanic's Liens
-Creditors' Rights

Admitted:
-Minnesota, 2001
-U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004

Education:
-J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota, 2001
-B.A., cum laude, Moorhead State University, 1998
Education
  • University of North Dakota
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

David J. Krco

Associate

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Title Insurance Litigation
-Mortgage Related Litigation
-Mechanic's Lien Litigation
-Boundary, Access, and Lakeshore Matters
-Appellate Law

Admitted:
Minnesota; U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota

Education:
-J.D., William Mitchell College of Law,, 2008
-William Mitchell Law Review, Assistant Editor
-Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, nominee
-B.A., History, with Honors and Distinction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005

Professional Associations:
-Minnesota State Bar Association
-Hennepin County Bar Association
-Ramsey County Bar Association
-William Mitchell College of Law, Student Mentorship Program
-Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, Co-Chair of Young
Leadership Committee
-Twin Cities Cardozo Society, Co-Chair of Programming
Committee
-Midtown Greenway Coalition, Improvements Committee


Cases:
-Big Lake Lumber, Inc. v. 21st Century Bank, 836 N.W.2d 359 (Minn. 2013) [attorney for amicus curiae]
-Mattson Ridge, LLC v. Clear Rock Title, LLP, 824 N.W.2d 622 (Minn. 2012) [attorney for amici curiae]
S. R. Weidema v. Sienna Corp., 2011 WL 2201084 (Minn. Ct.
App. June 6, 2011), review denied (Minn. Aug. 24, 2011)
-Riverview Muir Doran, LLC v. JADT Dev. Group, LLC, 790
N.W.2d 167 (Minn. 2010) [attorney for amicus curiae]
-Premier Bank v. Becker Dev., LLC, 785 N.W.2d 753 (Minn.
2010) [attorney for amicus curiae]
-Narrowing the Window: Refining the Personal Duty Requirement
for Coemployee Liability Under Minnesota's Workers'
Compensation System - Stringer v. Minnesota Vikings Football
Club, LLC, 33 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 739 (2007)
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

John Nielsen

Associate

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate Litigation
-Mechanic's Liens
-Creditors' Rights

Admitted:
2011, Minnesota

Education:
-J.D., cum laude, University of St. Thomas School of Law,
2011
-B.A., English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Eau
Claire, 2008


Professional Associations:
Minnesota State Bar Association
Education
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2011
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