Practice Overview

With over 15 years of experience, Heidi J. Bassett is known as a tough litigator and a trusted advisor to her clients. Heidi represents clients throughout both Minnesota and Florida.  She litigates a wide variety of cases involving unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, shareholder disputes, and disputes involving intellectual property.  Heidi is adept at balancing her clients’ legal needs with corporate objectives and financial realities. She is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients in more than 200 appeals.

Representative Experience

  • Won summary judgment defeating claims of malicious prosecution and alleged violations of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act.

  • Won summary judgment defeating claims of trespass, civil theft, conversion and deceptive trade practices.

  • Won summary judgment in favor of client on claims arising from Minnesota’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and obtained a permanent injunction to prevent future attempts to divert client’s business.

  • Successfully defended judgment of specific performance on appeal.

  • Won summary judgment for client on claims arising from corporate governance dispute while defeating allegations of theft from a nonprofit corporation.

  • Won reversal of harassment restraining order on appeal.

  • Successfully negotiated the settlement of a dispute between real estate developers in furtherance of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan.

  • Won court approval for prejudgment garnishment of funds without notice by proving the likelihood that the debtor was assigning, secreting or disposing of funds to avoid paying creditor.

  • Successfully negotiated buyout of corporate shares in avoidance of impending litigation.

  • Represented financial institutions in state and federal court litigation with a focus on foreclosure, credit cards and regulatory compliance.

  • Testified and consulted as an attorney fee expert in Florida state courts.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community Involvement

  • The Open Door Food Pantry, Board of Directors
  • WomenVenture, Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer


  • University of St. Thomas, J.D., 2005
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2001


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Real Estate, 2024

  • Best Lawyers in America - Ones to Watch©, Commercial Litigation, 2022

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2020

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

  • AV Preeminent Judicial Rating, Martindale Hubbell

  • Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Litigation Counsel of America

  • The M Report Magazine: 2014 list of top 35 under 35 slated to improve the housing industry.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow

  • Member of Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Member of Florida State Bar Association

Published Works