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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FMJ Expands Presence with Second Office

We announced that our new office is open for business in New Ulm, Minn.
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Hazeltine National Golf Club Hosts 41st Ryder Cup

The 41st Ryder Cup was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Bob Fafinski...
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Nonprofit & Philanthropic Practice Group Added

FMJ adds Nonprofit & Philanthropic Practice Group...
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Bob Fafinski Named President of Hazeltine National Golf Club

FMJ CEO Bob Fafinski was elected the President of Hazeltine National...
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FMJ Wins $3.74 Million Award for Ex-UMD Coach

FMJ trial lawyers along with co-counsel from Siegel, Yee & Brunner, won a $3.74 million award in a discrimination suit...
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Transportation & Logistics Exceeds $1 Billion in Transactions

Transportations and Logistics practice group exceeds $1 billion in...
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Six 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 sixth...
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FMJ Hits Largest Increase in Firm Growth

In September 2018, our new hire marked...
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FMJ Uncorked Returns with Marion Parke

In September 2018, our FMJ women hosted FMJ Uncorked at the Hotel Landing...
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Manufacturing Practice Group Launches

FMJ launched the Manufacturing practice group in 2019 to serve...
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FMJ Celebrates 20 Years

FMJ celebrated 20 years on June 1st, 2019...
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FMJ Team Selected for Minnesota Lawyer's Attorneys of the Year 2019

FMJ attorneys Donald Chance Mark Jr. and Tyler Brimmer, along with Sharon Van Dyck (previously of FM...
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Mergers & Acquisitions Group Closed First Deal of 2020

Our Mergers & Acquisitions group closed their first deal of 2020 this week! The group represente...
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