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James L. Forman

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612.217.6449jforman@obermanthompson.com

PRACTICE INTERESTS: Non-compete restriction, business ownership transition and mediation.

PRACTICE BACKGROUND: More than 30 years of experience as a business litigator in Minneapolis, Minnesota, starting in the fall of the 1985.  Licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Minnesota. Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

PRACTICE APPROACH: Thoughtful and early business dispute prevention and resolution.

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT: Since late May 2007, practicing with the firm, now known as, Oberman Thompson, LLC. Before Oberman Thompson, practiced with the firm, last known as, Rider Bennett, LLP, beginning in the fall of 1985.

EDUCATION: Graduated in 1977 from St. Paul Academy & Summit School in St. Paul, Minnesota (“SPA”), in 1981 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon (“LC”) and 1985, cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, now known as, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, in St. Paul, Minnesota (“Mitchell”).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: A Life Trustee of LC, a past Trustee of Mitchell, a Board Member of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, a member of the SPA Alumni Council, and a Governing Member of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, Minnesota.

WORKING WITH STUDENTS:  Former adjunct professor at Mitchell (the Business Law Clinic) and at Concordia University’s College of Business and Organizational Leadership, St. Paul, Minnesota (MBA 535- Legal Environments for Managers—Blended Learning). Mentoring law students at Mitchell and the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

FAMILY: Married to Karen. Two children, Ben and Amelia.

HOME TOWN: St. Paul, Minnesota.

ALSO LIKES TO: Barbeque, garden, golf, wear bow ties, listen to audio books, journal, and attend sporting and various arts performances and events.

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