Meet Attorney Mark K. Thompson
Minneapolis Business Litigation Attorney With 15+ Years of Experience
Mark K. Thompson has been practicing
business law and litigation since 1999. His business litigation experience is broad. In addition,
he has extensive appellate experience in civil and criminal matters. Mark
founded his law firm, MKT Law, PLC, in 2012 after over a decade with a
larger downtown law firm.
MKT Law’s clients include businesses and individuals in the Minneapolis
/ St. Paul metro, throughout greater Minnesota, across the nation, and
even around the globe.
MKT Law, PLC is focused on representing small and mid-sized businesses in litigation.
MKT Law represents a broad array of professionals, contractors, oil and
biofuel companies, real estate brokers and developers, health care providers,
restaurants, bars, and much more.
If the case concerns litigation, MKT Law, PLC can help.
Contact us today to schedule your
Offering Personalized Representation
MKT Law, PLC provides personalized representation with an understanding
for business that only comes from individuals who have owned their own
business. Because litigation is always fluid and constantly evolving,
you need a lawyer who can see the changes coming and a law firm that is
agile enough to alter course quickly and meet the next challenge rapidly.
As a smaller firm that only litigates,
MKT Law does all this and more.
MKT Law, PLC leverages new technologies to assist in handling cases
efficiently, economically, and effectively. The firm is continuously analyzing emerging technological tools to determine
if they can be a benefit in practice. We look beyond what is being marketed
as “tech for lawyers” and evaluate new advances no matter
what industry they may be geared to initially. By doing this, MKT Law
can be on the cutting edge of new tech tools and use these skills and
the inherent advantage to stay ahead of opponents with much larger budgets
and what appears to be many more resources.
Named a "Rising Star"
Mark is a proactive, creative, and strategic litigator. In 2005, 2006,
2007, and 2008, he was named a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law
& Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly, and Mpls. / St. Paul Magazine.
Mark has extensive experience in complex commercial cases before state
and federal courts and in arbitrations. He is adept in handling cases
from the trial court level and up on appeal.
Recently, Mark’s client was victorious in holding a contractor liable
on an oral promise to split the profits from a commercial renovation project,
and was awarded the full amount of attorney’s fees incurred and
pierced the corporate veil to hold the owner personally liable. In another
recent case, after three days of trial, Mark’s landlord client successfully
fended off a tenant’s lawsuit alleging a failure to maintain and
repair with no liability. In yet another, Mark’s homeowner client
obtained a six-figure settlement in a construction defect case on an historic
Minneapolis mansion after defeating summary judgment alleging spoliation
of evidence. In one last example, Mark is still proud of a case involving
a farmer-landlord client where he convinced the Court of Appeals to reverse
an award of about $500,000.00 in a lease dispute over a right of first
refusal for a wild rice farm a few years ago.
At MKT Law: Litigation is our Business.
Areas of Practice
- Business Dispute
- Business & Commercial Law
- Business Organizations
- Commercial Leases
- Construction Law
- Formation of a Business
- Litigation & Appeals
- Shareholder Disputes
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Minnesota, 1999
- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2000
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
- U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2014
William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
- Honors: Computer Legal Internet Committee (CLIC)--President and co-founder
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Has Isaacs v. American Iron & Steel Altered The Pleading, Policy And
Purpose Supporting Shareholder Dispute Claims Under Section 302A.467,
28 Hamline L. Rev. 479, 2005
Lee, et al. v. Lake Area Bank, et al., 2000 WL 1376440 (Minn. 2000)
Newberg v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 619 N.W.2d 757 (Minn. 2000)
State v. Law, 620 N.W.2d 562 (Minn. 2000)
Lou v. Chang, 2001 WL 1223167 (Minn. 2001)
General Waste Corp. v. On Site Sanitation, Inc., 2001 WL 1346100 (Minn. 2001)
Benson-Moosbrugger v. Day, 2002 WL 1547222 (Minn. 2002)
In re Welfare of C.A.P., WL 21266448 (Minn. 2003)
In re Dead Broke Saddle Club, 2004 WL 51692 (Minn. 2004)
In re Weber, 392 B.R. 760 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2008)
State v. Hakala, 763 N.W.2d 346 (Minn. 2009)
Michel v. Lambrecht, 2009 WL 2498480 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
Corriveau v. Washington Mut. Bank, WL 1966200 (Minn. App. 2010)
Priester Const. Co. v. Hansen, 2010 WL 3000183 (Minn. App. 2010)
State v. Schmidt, 2011 WL 67894 (Minn. App. 2011)
Reesev. DuSold, et. al, 2011 WL 4345924 (Minn. App. 2011)
- Corporations: How Human Are They? Do They Have A Right To The Free Exercise
of Religion?, University of Minnesota - McGee National Civil Rights Moot
Court Competition, January 19, 2014
- Ethics and Debt Collection Techniques - Frequent speaker, Lorman Educational
Services, May 1, 2002 - Present
- Civil Rights Moot Court - Co-Director & Adjunct Professor, University
of Minnesota Law School, August 25, 2007 - Present
Honors and Awards
- "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005
- "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006
- "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007
- "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Ramsey County Bar Association
- U. S. District Court--District of Minnesota's Attorney Advisory Committee,
Pro Bono Activities
- LegalCORPS Pro Bono representation of low-income owners of small businesses,
May 31, 2014 - Present