“As a lifelong competitor, my clients find that my passion to win extends beyond the basketball court into the courtroom.”
Charlie Maier is an experienced, strategic litigator and the trusted choice for individuals and businesses facing complicated and acrimonious disputes involving:
He has particular experience advising closely held and family-owned businesses doing business throughout the Midwest, including those in the fast-paced, oil boom areas of North Dakota and Eastern Montana where mergers and acquisitions—and related disputes—are occurring with more frequency.
Charlie’s special analytical and mathematical acumen also benefits business clients in net working capital adjustment and earn-out disputes where financial reporting issues are of primary importance. He is frequently sought out by outside accountants on behalf of their business clients to help counsel business leaders through disagreements involving asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, representations and warranties.
His extensive litigation experience also includes representing manufacturers against claims of products liability, personal injury and wrongful death, including cases involving tires, fuel hoses, wheel rims, truck trailers, acetylene torches, folding tables and agricultural equipment.
He has argued appellate cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as appeals in various U.S. Courts of Appeal and the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Charlie is among the fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers invited into the Litigation Counsel of America as a Fellow, selected because of his accomplishment in litigation and ethical reputation. As a member of this invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society, Charlie joins an elite group of litigation practitioners who promote advocacy and ethics in the practice of law and advance the effectiveness of the American judicial process.
Charlie is a managing officer of Gray Plant Mooty and also serves on the firm's Board of Directors.
Litigation Relating to Buying and Selling Businesses
Complex Business Litigation
Trusts and Estates Litigation
Charlie frequently represents individuals and family members in trust and estate disputes involving the transfer of business assets. His recent experience includes:
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.