Jon S. Swierzewski is a member of the Business Litigation Department and the franchise and distribution practice group at Larkin Hoffman. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on franchise and distribution litigation, closely-held corporations and shareholder matters.
Mr. Swierzewski serves as general counsel and secretary to the firm. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s litigation steering committee. Mr. Swierzewski has served on the Professional Conduct Committee for both the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations. He also served on the Governing Council of the Hennepin County Bar Association, and is a former member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Swierzewski has served as an arbitrator in the Hennepin County District Court Arbitration program. He is a frequent lecturer to various professional groups on the subjects of ethics and litigation.
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Professional Associations & Memberships
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
Past Chair, Commercial Litigation Group
General Counsel to the Firm
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 1978 J.D.
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974 M.S.
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1972 B.S.
Franchise and Distribution
Divorce of Lawyers
A lawyer, who wanted to leave a law firm and begin his own practice, contacted Larkin Hoffman for advice about how to quickly separate from the law firm and retain his client base.
Potential Employer Liability for Employee Online Statements: New Guidelines by the Federal Trade Commission
Although an increasing number of employees are “tweeting” on Twitter and posting on Facebook, employers have been relatively slow to establish policies that would protect them from potential liability stemming from their employees’ participation in social networking sites and personal blogs.
Injunctions in the Franchising Context
Jon Swierzewski compares Canadian and American procedures regarding injunctions in franchising context.
Standing in Franchise Disputes: Check the Invitations, Not Every Party Gets Inside
Jon Swierzewski discusses the relevance of a plaintiff's standing in franchise disputes.
Larkin Hoffman Ranked on Business Journal's Top 25 List for Intellectual Property Law Firms
Larkin Hoffman was ranked No. 18 among the top 25 law firms with intellectual property practices by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.