Practice Overview

Bryan J. Huntington represents his clients in the enforcement of their property rights. His clients include developers, landowners, contractors, builders, surety companies, condominium owners, landlords and tenants. Bryan represents landowners and contractors in litigation and negotiation adversarial to governmental subdivisions (counties, cities, townships, etc.) and government agencies, including matters involving eminent domain, inverse condemnation, zoning, administrative law and payment disputes. He litigates contract disputes and is passionate about obtaining justice when misrepresentations are made during a real estate transaction about the conditions of real property.

Representative Experience

  • Building owners arbitrating damages claims against general contractor and subcontractors. Secured denial of summary judgment motions brought by a general contractor and subcontractor in arbitration representing owners of a large mixed use project. The arbitration panel agreed that all evidence of the building owner’s damages – ranging in the millions of dollars – should be admitted at the arbitral hearing.

  • Contractor terminated by municipality on public project. Won the reinstatement of a contractor terminated by the city on a public project. Although the city originally intended to rebid the remaining work and potentially hold the contractor and surety responsible for damage, Bryan successfully influenced the city to let the contractor return to the project to finish the job.

  • Overcame summary judgment in real estate fraud dispute. Secured the denial of a summary judgment on fraudulent misrepresentation/breach of contract/warranty claims. Represented a plaintiff who alleged that a defendant seller fraudulently misrepresented soil conditions of land purchased for a retail development.

  • Lockout petition served on hotel. Secured the dismissal of a lockout petition lawsuit on behalf of an extended stay hotel company. The court agreed that the plaintiffs were not residential tenants entitled to protection under the landlord/tenant statues and, therefore, granted the hotel’s motion to dismiss.

  • Landowner zoning dispute with municipality. Persuaded a municipality that had directed a business landowner to cease a particular commercial use of property that use was a protected nonconforming use under state law. Because the municipality was informed of the landowner’s vested right to continue the commercial use, no further complaint has been made by the city.



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
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section Member
  • Federal Bar Association