Practice Overview

Bryan J. Huntington advises clients on a broad variety of real estate-related disputes, including commercial landlord-tenant disputes, contractor disputes, condemnation matters, association disputes, and foreclosures. Bryan also has experience working on a wide range of commercial disputes. This includes claims for breach of contract, enforcing or challenging non-compete clauses, actions for misappropriation of trade secrets, and franchise and dealer disputes.

Representative Experience

Real Estate Litigation

  • Served on a litigation team that successfully obtained a declaratory judgment from the Minnesota Court of Appeals invalidating the Department of Labor & Industry’s “Sprinkler Rule.”
  • Prepared materials that formed the basis of district court’s summary adjudication in favor of property owner recognizing that MnDOT had taken reasonably convenient and suitable access to the property without compensation. MnDOT was ordered to commence condemnation proceedings.

Commercial Litigation

  • While representing a glove manufacturer asserting claim for breach of contract to pay for shipments of gloves, obtained partial summary judgment recognizing the breach of payment obligation. Later in the same case, successfully obtained ruling granting final judgment to manufacturer prior to trial. The opposing party’s offsets claims for far in excess of the contract balance were dismissed with prejudice.



Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2015


Community Involvement

  • Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, member
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Men's Club, member


Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN; 2013, J.D.,summa cum laude
  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN; 2010, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science


Prior Professional Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Erik J. Askegaard, Ninth Judicial District
  • Law Clerk, Dady & Gardner, P.A.
  • Law Clerk, Institute for Justice


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Eminent Domain Section Member
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Federal Bar Association