Alexander J. Beeby is a litigator who helps business owners and managers to resolve disputes in the areas of employment, bankruptcy and other areas of their business.
Alex previously worked as a founding manager of a successful food cooperative and administering phone and data networks for small and large businesses. While in law school, he worked for state and federal judges, in a county prosecutor's office and at Larkin Hoffman. Alex also provides pro bono representation for victims of domestic abuse through the Tubman Safety Project.
- Advised clients regarding various employment, labor, and education-related issues, including the exempt status of certain employees, Title IX transgender bathroom issues, Title IX religious exemptions, dress-code policies, grounds for termination, and others.
- Advised clients, prepared responses, and helped clients defend claims of unlawful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower violations, and retaliation before the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Advised clients, prepared responses, and helped clients defend against claims brought by unions, including a National Labor Relations Board claim regarding union recognition and a successful defense against a claim of wrongful discharge when an employee lied about using a cell phone while driving.
- Successfully helped defend clients seeking a fresh start in bankruptcy when the county objected to the discharge of “Pay to Stay” fees imposed following incarceration (In re Milan). In a precedent-setting decision, the 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the firm’s victory in lower court, deciding that these fees were more like hotel bills rather than criminal sanctions, thus creating new law in the state and the 8th Circuit.
- Successfully defended a client from a bankruptcy trustee’s attempt to claw back over $200,000 the client received in repayment of a loan. The 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the firm’s victory in lower court, deciding that, even though the client was an employee of and previously married to the debtor, their relationship was not close enough to presume the client unfairly received special treatment. This precedent-setting opinion clarified the law determining which relationships require greater scrutiny in bankruptcy proceedings.
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- Minnesota, 2016
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2016
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2016
- Augsburg Alumni Board (2017-present)
- Mitchell Hamline Alumni Board, board member (2014-present)
- City of Northfield, head election judge (2004-present)
- Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows Program, fellow (2006-2007)
- Northfield Charter Commission, chair (2005-2007)
- Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN; 2016, J.D., summa cum laude
- Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN; 2010, B.A., magna cum laude, History and Honors Religion
Prior Professional Experience
- Law Clerk, Larkin Hoffman
- Extern, Rice County Attorney's Office
- Extern, Judge Donovan Frank, U.S. District Court (Minnesota)
- Law Student Clerk, Judges Joseph Bueltel and Karen Duncan, Steele County District Court
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- Citizens League