Matters are typically billed on an hourly basis based upon prevailing market rates for the services provided. Flat-fee and subscription rates are also available for certain types of representation.

Yes! We partner with a secure and experienced online vendor to make payment of your retainer or bill easy and safe.

Please see our Practice Areas page for more information.

Yes. Although Dawn Van Tassel has focused areas of expertise, we are always happy to refer you to someone who has the skill set required to help you solve your legal problems. Please ask!

Although she is only licensed to practice in Minnesota, Dawn has litigated and arbitrated cases nationwide. We can partner with capable and cost-effective local counsel to deliver continuity of service to you, wherever your dispute may be venued.

In her nearly two decades of practicing law, Dawn has handled a variety of business litigation
cases in state and federal courts, including:

  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • False advertising
  • Theft of trade secrets or other intellectual property
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Professional malpractice
  • Tortious interference
  • Minnesota statutory law violations
  • Copyright and trademark disputes

Absolutely. This includes problems at work such as discrimination, harassment, whistleblower
protection, unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, and more. If you’ve experienced an
HR issue at work, we can help.

Employers need ironclad non-compete agreements to prevent former employees from unfairly
competing against them. This protects a company’s trade secrets, clients, intellectual property,
and other assets.

Dawn has vast experience as an appeals lawyer. She can work with you to determine why the
original ruling may have been flawed and discuss options for appealing the decision for a more
favorable outcome in appellate court.

One advantage of the arbitration process is that it’s typically less expensive than a trial. You still
have your interests fully represented in the legal process.

You need to have your interests protected. With deep experience in corporate law, Dawn works
to ensure clients gain advantageous outcomes in shareholder, business partnership, and family
trust disputes.

A mediator works with two or more parties to resolve conflicts. Mediation is a form of
alternative dispute resolution that solves issues such as contract disagreements, wrongful
termination, discrimination, or other cases based on evidence. Mediation avoids the time and
expense of additional litigation by quickly settling a dispute.

Non-Minnesota based businesses need local counsel when they face legal issues in our state. As
an experienced litigator, Dawn represents the business interests of organizations that are based
out of state, but have offices, employees, or contract disputes in Minnesota.


If you are looking for timely, business-focused legal advice without the sticker shock, send us an email or give us a call.