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Barton C. Gernander

Barton C. Gernander

Partner practicing civil litigation and representing business and their owners.
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • D. Minn., E. D. Wis., Minnesota
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Barton C. Gernander is a partner at Burns & Hansen, P.A., who practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus in construction and real estate issues.

In addition to representing business clients involved in standard and complex litigation in both state and federal courts, he serves emerging and mid-size companies in a general counsel capacity - assisting clients on achieving business solutions while minimizing exposure to liability.

Gernander is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Minnesota, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

He has served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Court Rules and Administration Committee, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council, and the Hennepin County Bar Fourth District Ethics Committee.

Gernander obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy, with Honors, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a four-year letterwinner in rowing at Penn and later competed for the United States in the 1993 World Championships.

In 2006, Gernander was named a "Rising Star" in the legal profession by Minnesota Law & Politics. He is AV rated (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as a North Star lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Legal Malpractice
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free initial discussion of a potential client's issues. Our discussion is limited to gathering information and general concerns. We are prohibited by ethical rules from providing legal advice to persons who have not retained our firm.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible billing arrangements are accepted in appropriate cases (contingent fee, capped fees, blended hourly / reduced fees, etc.).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
D. Minn.
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E. D. Wis.
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8th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Attorney and Partner
Burns & Hansen, P.A.
- Current
Attorney and Partner
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
Koepke & Daniels
Meagher & Geer
Cousineau, McGuire & Anderson
Judicial Law Clerk
State of Minnesota, 6th Judicial District
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
Honors: Graduated with honors in Philosophy.
Activities: Varsity Rowing, 1989-1992. 4-year letterwinner. Runner-up national champion, 1992.
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Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar
- Current
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Contact & Map
Burns & Hansen, P.A.
8401 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Telephone: (952) 564-6262
Fax: (952) 564-6263
Monday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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