Practice Overview

Jim is skilled in trademark law, copyrights, trade secrets, software and technology development and distribution, e-commerce and all transactions involving intellectual property. He has negotiated and prepared licenses and other agreements dealing with a wide variety of goods and services. As counsel for both system providers and purchasers of hardware and software, Jim is experienced in the drafting of agreements for the creation, distribution and use of technology.

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Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1980 J.D.
    • Honors Moot Court Society
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 B.A.


  • Super Lawyer,® Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2009
  • Super Lawyer,® Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Intellectual Property, 2010

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Larkin Hoffman, Past Member, Board of Directors; Past Chair, Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association