Benjamin B. Bohnsack
I really like spending time outside. I live on an acreage property southeast of Cold Spring with my wife and 3 daughters. I like doing the work it takes to maintain the yard, woods and trails, and am always looking for an excuse to take my tractor out of the shed and doing something with it. I consider myself an amateur wildlife manager, doing what I can to promote good habitat for all of the critters running around in the woods.
I plant my own food plots for deer and turkeys, and recently added a small plot of wildflowers for pollinators. I spend a lot of time hunting and fishing, and have enjoyed the process of introducing my daughters to those activities. I also enjoy canoeing and have paddled over 1,000 miles in the Canadian half of the Boundary Waters.
Engaging in all of these outdoor activities is a nice contrast from the “office work” lawyers necessarily do. While my litigation practice includes numerous areas beyond real estate, I find that having an appreciation for the outdoors, the land, and the activities that go with it help me understand the importance of the issues my clients encounter.
Ben devotes nearly 100% of his practice to litigation, focusing on business and consumer litigation, insurance coverage and claims, creditor remedies, and contested real estate disputes. He also serves in a general counsel role for a number of individual and corporate clients. Ben regularly handles matters in the following areas:
- Insurance coverage and claims for first and third party policies
- Contract claims involving payment, performance and quality of work issues
- Shareholder and business ownership disputes
- Non-compete litigation
- Real estate boundary disputes, ownership questions, and title problems
- Creditor and bank representation in bankruptcy and workout situations
Ben graduated cum laude from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) with degrees in Political Science and Sociology. He received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to joining Rinke Noonan in 2004, he worked for a Minneapolis litigation firm practicing in the areas of products liability, premises liability, and property damage losses.
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Board member of the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
Member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association
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