Jon joined the firm in 1979 after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern University and graduating cum laude from the Law School of the University of Minnesota. He practices mainly in commercial, secured transactions, business, debtor/creditor and bankruptcy representation and litigation. His particular focus in these areas is agricultural and commercial credit/collection work and loan documentation. Jon is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Minnesota and North Dakota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
When not in the office, Jon can frequently be found working on (or under) his 1999 Mazda Miata, which he races throughout the Midwest in the Sports Car Club of America's EP class.
Bankruptcy Representation and Litigation
Creditor / Debtor / Collection Representation & Litigation
Secured Transaction Documentation, Representation & Litigation
Business Representation & Litigation
"The Best Lawyers in America," in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Woodward/White (1993-2016)
Best Lawyer 2014 Fargo Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Great Plains Super Lawyer®, Thomson/Reuters (2011-2016)
Listed in Band 1, the highest ranking, as a Leading North Dakota Bankruptcy/Restructuring Attorney by Chambers USA (2012-2016)
North Dakota, 1979
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1979
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1981
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Cass County Bar Association
State Bar Association of Minnesota
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association