Attorneys at Law






  • CLE Presenter–“Five Minnesota State Court Non-Compete Cases Decided In 2018”— (Mitchell, Alumni CLE Series, December 11, 2018).
  • CLE Presenter—”Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements in Various Business Contexts”— (Mitchell, November 11, 2016).
  • CLE Presenter— “Navigating Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements”— (Minnesota State Bar Association—Corporate Counsel Section –May 29, 2014).
  • Chapter Author– “Urgent Non-Compete Agreement Matters” — (“Inside the Minds: The Best Practices of Leading IP Lawyers” — (Aspatore Books-A Thomson Reuters’ Business–2007)).
  • CLE Panelist – “Noncompetition, Confidentiality and Trade Secret Agreements;” March 2001, Part of seminar entitled: “Executives and Key Employees,” MCLE, Minneapolis, MN.
  • CLE Participant – “Defection of a Key Executive to the Competition What to and Do When” Part of MCLE Program entitled: “Trade Secrets from a Business View” – December 1999.
  • Presenter- “Non-Compete Agreements and Other Innovative Approaches to Protecting Employers’ Interests,” Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, LLP–“Hiring and Retaining Employees in a Tight Labor Market” Seminar September 1999.
  • Author – “Nationwide Non-Compete Agreements and the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine” –  ABA – Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Newsletter- September 1999.
  • Moderator – “What Happens When a Top Executive Jumps Ship?” -MCLE-Midwest Labor & Employment Law Seminar –May 1999.
  • Program Co-chair & Moderator – “What Happens When a Top Executive Jumps Ship?”- ABA – Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Mid-Winter Meeting St. Petersburg, FL) –February 1999.
  • Presenter – “Loss of Goodwill & Non-Competition Agreements” -American Society of Appraisers (Minn. Chapter)—January 1999.
  • CLE Presenter- Non-Competes and Temporary Injunctions-Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, LLP-Labor and Employment Law Seminar- Fall 1995.


  • CLE Presenter- “Avoiding and Handling Minority Shareholder Disputes”- Topic: Piercing the Corporate Veil—MILE – January 1995; January 1997; April 1998.
  • Article Author- “The Shareholder Dissenter’s Rights Action” – Parts I, II, & III – ABA YLD Litigation Committee Newsletter, Vol. VI, Nos. 2, 3 & 4 –Winter, Spring, and Summer 1993.


  • Co-CLE Presenter–“Remedies: Views from a Lawyer and a Financial Expert” (Mitchell, October 28, 2011).
  • Co-CLE Presenter — “TROs and Injunctions: A Practical Guide to Bringing and Defending Them in MN State and Federal Court”— (Ramsey County Bar Association—May 11, 2011).
  • CLE Presenter – Temporary Restraining Orders & Temporary Injunctions -William Mitchell College of Law– May 1996.
  • CLE Program Chair and Presenter – “How Alternative Dispute Resolution has Changed Negotiation and Settlement” – Lorman Business Center– Winter 1993.
  • CLE Presenter – “Injunctions”- Program–“Effective Motion Practice in Minnesota”- Lorman Business Center-1990-1992.   


  • “Life Gets in the Way of Life”–Platinum Group’s Transition Forum (September 15, 2020).
  • “Dreaming My Way into the Next Stage of Life”– Platinum Group’s Transition Forum  (March 14, 2017).


  • Q & A Blog Post–“Local Lawyer’s Passion for Education and Mentorship Fuels Giving: Jamie Forman Gives Back to Help Others Move Forward.”–Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation (February 2021).
  • Named a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
  • Named a Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
  • Multiple year recipient of AV® Preeminent ™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” — Minnesota Law & Politics and Thomson Reuters (2001, 2003-2006, and 2011-2019).
  • Named America’s Most Honored Professionals– Top 1%–American Registry 2016.
  • Recognized as a “North Star Lawyer” for 2015–Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Awarded Mark D. Wisser Award—Honoring Alumni Collegiality—William Mitchell College of Law (2014).
  • “One of the top 1% most endorsed United States for Commercial Litigation” in LinkedIn (February 8, 2013).
  • Co-Accepter on behalf of the Minnesota Chapter of the Lewis & Clark College Alumni Association of the Lewis & Clark College Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award (2010).
  • Selected a panelist in an article with four other Twin Cities lawyers on the topic entitled: “In the Boardroom: A roundtable discussion on some of the top issues and trends facing the legal profession today — (William Mitchell College of Law Magazine — Fall 2008 — article by Phil Bolsta).
  • Awarded, along with the other members of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Katrina Relief Fund Task Force, the David Graven Public Service Award (2006).
  • Awarded the Donald G. Balmer Citation — Lewis & Clark College (2005).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Forman Advocates for Children” — (Lewis & Clark College Chronicle, Vol.11, No. 2 (Winter/Spring 2002)).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Champions of the Children” — (The Magazine of St. Paul Academy and Summit School (Summer 2001)).
  • Named one of the “100 Who Made a Difference” — William Mitchell College of Law (2001).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Attorneys with a Heart” — (Minnesota Lawyer (February 20, 1998)).