FMJ is Founded

Robert Fafinski, Jr., Donald Chance Mark, Jr. and Kevin Johnson joined forces to provide big-firm knowledge and expertise, but in a more intimate, small-firm customer service model. Read more

Leading Minority Shareholder Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued an appellate opinion in the matter of Gunderson v. Alliance of Computer Professionals, Inc. et al...
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Non-Compete Case Victory

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. and Shannon McDonough successfully defended The Hays Group...
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$1M Verdict for Client

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. and Shannon McDonough obtained a $1M verdict for their client...
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Named a Top Aviation Law Firm

One of the most respected aviation journals in the industry honored FMJ as one of the top aviation law firms in the world...
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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Practice Started

FMJ started a Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice. Read more

'Living the Mission' Award

FMJ established a perpetual scholarship at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
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FMJ Uncorked: A Night of Women, Wine and Wisdom

Shannon McDonough and Heidi Carpenter hosted their first women’s wine tasting networking event...
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$950K Jury Verdict

Shannon McDonough obtained a $951,210.67 jury verdict in Scott County District Court in favor of her client...
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Petters Bankruptcy Case

FMJ was retained by the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the highly-publicized Petters bankruptcy case. Read more

10 Acts of Kindness

As part of FMJ’s 10th anniversary celebration, we gave back to community through “10 Acts of Kindness.” We chose 10 different charities...
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'Attorneys of the Year 2010’

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. was named one of Minnesota Lawyer’s ‘Attorneys of the Year 2010’ for his work on...
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FMJ Adds Practice Groups

FMJ added three new practice groups: Commercial Lending & Finance, Insurance, and Trusts & Estates. Read more

‘Go-To Law Firm’ in Intellectual Property

FMJ's IP group was nominated by its client, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, as a ‘Go-To Law Firm’ in Intellectual Property. Read more

$3.8M Victory for Client

FMJ attorney Mary Rice successfully represented Minnesota-based Solution Beacon in a case against...
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Bob Fafinski on 2016 Ryder Cup Executive Committee

Hazeltine National Golf Club, host of the 2016 Ryder Cup, announced...
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Snap Fitness acquisition of STEELE Fitness

FMJ served as outside counsel to Snap Fitness in its acquisition of STEELE Fitness, a Twin Cities fitness boutique. Read more

Victory at United States Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client Air Wisconsin Airlines in a 9-to-0 decision, creating significant implications...
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Victory in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit

FMJ earned a victory for former University of Minnesota associate head coach of the women's...
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FMJ Expands into Unmanned Aircraft Systems World

FMJ launched its Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice group. Read more

FMJ Expands Board of Directors

Shareholders Heidi Carpenter and Shannon McDonough were elected to FMJ's Board of Directors. Read more

Bob Fafinski '2014 Small Business Person of the Year'

FMJ CEO Bob Fafinski received the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year Award from the...
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'Attorneys of the Year 2014'

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. was named one of Minnesota Lawyer’s ‘Attorneys of the Year’ for the second time...
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Five Years on '100 Best Companies to Work for' List

Minnesota Business magazine named FMJ one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for" for the fifth...
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FMJ Expands Presence with Second Office

We announced that our new office is open for business in New Ulm, Minn.
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