Biography: Edward E. Beckmann
In his practice, Ed represents businesses, property owners and entrepreneurs. He writes contracts for businesses and pursues litigation arising from contracts. Ed’s representation of the business community includes a focus on I-9 compliance to ensure his clients are compliant with federal mandates. He also represents property owners with their insurance claims.
Ed has clients from Minnesota, where he maintains an office, as well as immigrant entrepreneurs from countries such as Thailand, China, Switzerland and Mexico. His business clientele includes software developers, fitness companies, builders, advertising/marketing firms, photographers and other companies that are the engine of America’s economy.
With a dual focus in litigation and transaction-related matters, Ed brings uncommon agility and breadth of experience to his cases. He has litigated disputes in the aviation, construction, energy and reinsurance sectors among many others. He also enforces non-compete agreements, obtains damages due to breach of contract, holds parties accountable for bad faith, and finds remedies for incomplete or negligent work.
Cultivating close client relationships is extremely important. “You do that by upholding your fiduciary responsibility, by being accessible and responsive, and doing everything possible to justify their trust,” he explains. “It’s important because the greater the connection between attorney and client, the greater the likelihood of achieving a desirable result.”
Ed is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
I use my extensive experience to devise strategies for owners and decision makers in businesses of all sizes. My background in both litigation and transactions helps clients save money in the long run by spotting issues early and providing practical legal advice.- Edward E. Beckmann
EducationEd obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996, and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1999.
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin
- Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 1999.
- For eight consecutive years (2005-2012), Ed was named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list; only 2.5 percent of young attorneys are chosen each year.
- Legal and Business Issues Affecting Contractors 2019
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2018
- Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
- New Overtime Rules Seminar 2016
- Second Saturday Divorce Seminar
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2016
- Revocable Living Trusts from Start to Finish
- Entertainment Law
- Revocable Trusts from A to Z
- Business Decisions You Can Bank On
- Cyberliability Insurance Session
- Intellectual Property – Armor for Entrepreneurs
- Small Business Series: Wage and Hour Issues
- Mastering Fiduciary Accounting Income
- Small Business Series: Succession Planning
- Drafting IRA Trusts
- Proactive vs. Reactive: Charitable Giving Seminar
- 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference
- Small Business Series: Intellectual Property
- Community Association Seminar Spring 2017
- Trusts From A to Z
- 2017 Probate & Trust Law Conference
- What Can You Do With Property Nobody Wants?
- How Not to Get Sued
- Estate Planning: The Ultimate Guide
- How To Get It Done: A Homeowners Guide
- Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act
- Small Business Series: Business Banking
- Legal and Business Issues Affecting Contractors 2017
- Commercial RE Seminar: Environmental Due Diligence
- ABA Property Insurance Law Spring CLE Conference
- Community Association Seminar Spring 2018
- Preventative Maintenance & Const. Defect Claims
- Single Member LLCs
- Revocable Living Trusts 101
- Trust Taxation: The Ultimate Guide
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- 2017 Greater Mankato MHA Conference and Trade Show
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2017
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- Small Business Series: Non-Competes & More
- Rochester Community Association Seminar 2017
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