Provided by Charlie Maier
“As a lifelong competitor, my clients find that my passion to win extends beyond the playing fields into the courtroom.”
Practice Group Leader of Lathrop GPM’s National Litigation Group, Charlie Maier is an experienced, strategic litigator and trusted choice for individuals and businesses facing complicated and acrimonious disputes, including:
Business owner and shareholder disputes regarding fiduciary duties, valuations, and governance. Charlie has particular experience advising closely held and family-owned businesses.
Complex business transaction disputes, including bet-the-company matters, M&A disputes, breach of asset or stock purchase agreements, closely held business litigation, joint ventures, securities, real estate, professional malpractice, and fraudulent transfers.
Trust, estate, and probate issues, including the transfer of business ownership and assets.
Challenges related to post-sale duties, financial discrepancies, and other issuesthat surface — sometimes years later — after companies have merged or been acquired.
Products liability disputes, in a variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, and manufacturing.
Clients benefit from his analytical and mathematical acumen, especially when financial reporting issues are of primary importance.
Charlies clients range from global Fortune 100 corporations and international franchises, to privately held and family businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures. In addition, he has provided litigation counsel to manufacturers against claims of products liability, personal injury, and wrongful death, including cases involving tires, fuel hoses, wheel rims, truck trailers, acetylene torches, folding tables, and agricultural equipment. Charlie also has represented clients in appellate matters before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the North Dakota Supreme Court, and various U.S. Courts of Appeal.
Charlie is among a distinguished group of trial lawyers named a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow for his accomplishments in litigation and his ethical reputation. The invitation-only group comprises less than 1% of all trial lawyers in the U.S.
In addition to leading in the courtroom, Charlie has served in firm leadership as a practice group chair, board member, and past managing officer of the firm. He is a volunteer for many community-based organizations, including a longtime youth football coach.