Craig P. Miller

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Direct: 612.632.3258

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Terry Griffin
Direct: 612.632.3081

Craig Miller practices primarily in the areas of franchise and distribution litigation and commercial litigation. As a litigator, Craig represents companies and individuals in trial, arbitration, and other civil proceedings throughout the United States. He has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including franchise disputes, complex business fraud actions, securities fraud claims, trademark and trade dress infringement, noncompete enforcement, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, creditors' remedies, and unfair trade practices claims. Craig is experienced in guiding clients through the dispute resolution process, whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation, or negotiation.

Craig was chair or cochair of Gray Plant Mooty’s Culture & Diversity Committee from 2004-2007.

Experience

  • Bonus of Am., Inc. v. Angel Falls Servs., L.L.C., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67079 (D. Minn. July 6, 2010) (granting preliminary injunction and enforcing in-term noncompete agreement against franchisee and those who acted in concert with the franchisee to evade the noncompete agreement)
  • Bonus of Am., Inc. v. Angel Falls Servs., L.L.C., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53598 (D. Minn. May 28, 2010) (granting TRO and enforcing in-term noncompete agreement against franchisee)
  • Pirtek USA, LLC v. Bobby Moore, et al, American Arbitration Association, Case File No. 33 114 00360 07 (AAA 2008) (enforcement of noncompete agreement, attorneys’ fees provision, and personal guaranty against former franchisee)
  • Wilcox et al. v. Pirtek USA, LLC, America Arbitration Association, Case File No. 33 114 Y 00030 05 (AAA 2006) (litigation by and against a group of franchisees concerning pricing of product and enforcement of post-term obligations)
  • Pirtek USA, LLC v. Wilcox, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 13,511 (AAA 2007) (enforcement of franchisor’s noncompete agreement and award of lost profits against former franchisee)
  • Wilcox et al. v. Pirtek USA, LLC, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 13,404 (AAA 2006)
  • Pirtek USA, LLC v. Zaetz, 408 F. Supp. 2d 81 (D. Conn. 2005)
  • Pirtek USA, LLC v. Layer, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 13,357 (D. Fla. 2005) (enforcement of franchisor’s noncompete agreement and other post-termination obligations against former franchisee)
  • Auto-Chlor System of Minnesota, Inc. v. JohnsonDiversey, 328 F. Supp. 2d 980 (D. Minn. 2004)
  • Tatan Management v. Jacfran Corp., 270 F. Supp. 2d 197 (D.P.R. 2003) (order holding that franchisor was justified in terminating franchisee’s franchise rights)
  • RE/MAX North Central, Inc. v. Cook, 64 Fed.Appx. 562 (7th Cir. 2003) (affirming franchisor’s award of damages and attorneys’ fees on trademark infringement claim)
  • RE/MAX North Central, Inc. v. Cook, 272 F.3d 424 (7th Cir. 2001) (affirming courts order granting of preliminary injunction on franchisor’s trademark infringement claim)
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