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Do I really need a lawyer?

The simple fact of the matter is that a lawyer’s sole purpose is to assist their clients in a whole host of different matters. Lawyers don’t create the situations where their services are needed. Whether an individual or corporation is engaging in a new business or involved in litigation, lawyers assist, advise and guide their clients through an ever changing complex matrix of laws, rules and regulations that impact all of our lives and businesses.

In addition to a lengthy education, lawyers most often have specific areas of the law that they concentrate in. For instance, some lawyers limit or focus their practice to family, divorce or custody matters. Other lawyers prefer to work with client handling business, real estate or estate, trust and probate matters.

There is no rule requiring a client to hire a lawyer. However, statistics and surveys consistently show that client comfort and satisfaction regarding the outcome of a legal matter increases substantially when the client is represented by a lawyer.

Svingen Law is a law firm with six lawyers with combined experience well in excess of 100 years. We represent clients throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our attorneys are licensed in both State and Federal Court. Rest assured that if you contact any of our offices, you will be in contact with an attorney that can address any of your legal needs.


July 12, 2017

Bankruptcy as a lifesaver???

Unexpected medical bills. Lost job. Addictions. Identity theft. Car accident. Divorce. Change in business climate. These are just a few of the many reasons individuals, families, and businesses in our area find themselves overwhelmed by debt and looking for a way back onto their feet. Regardless of how the debt was created, filing for bankruptcy is an effective legal tool that provides a path toward financial stability.

The bankruptcy process can take several different forms. Based on the assets you want to keep, the debt you have, and your income; your debt can be reduced or discharged completely through regular payments for a set period of time, the sale of certain assets, or even eliminated without making payments or losing any assets. If the exemptions and requirements of the bankruptcy code are navigated correctly, you can get out of debt without losing the things you value most.

Our law office has a passion for helping our clients plan for a brighter future. If your debt is getting out of control, please give us a call and we can start talking about your options.


April 12, 2017

Municipal and Townships

Our Municipal and Township attorneys have extensive experience in Land Use Planning and Regulation, Zoning, Employment, Employee Hiring, Firing or Discipline, Roads and Cart ways, Eminent Domain, Open Meeting Laws, Contracting and Bidding, Improvement Projects, Data Practices, Economic Development, Developer Agreements and other economic development tools such as Tax Increment Financing and JobZ. We have also assisted our Municipal and Township clients with enforcement and prosecutorial services.

Our Municipal and Township Attorneys are regionally recognized among their peers. We have defended various Cities, Townships and other public entities involved in litigation or other administrative actions for over 50 years. We have also developed a strong reputation for assisting communities with Joint Powers Agreements for such services as Fire and Emergency services.

  • Cities
  • Townships
  • Watershed Districts


April 12, 2017