Ansis V. Viksnins

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Ansis V. Viksnins
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3249
F 612.371.3207
Joan J. Diggs
T 612.371.3504
  • Supreme Court Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Ansis Viksnins focuses his practice on business litigation matters with a particular emphasis on employment, shareholder, intellectual property, franchise and complex business disputes. Many of these cases involve difficult and hotly litigated allegations against employees, officers, directors and shareholders of businesses. He also advises clients on labor, employment, and other internal management issues.

Ansis has more than 25 years of experience representing businesses at both the trial court and appellate court levels as well as in front of state and federal agencies.

Awards & Recognition
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2015)
Experience
  • Defended community bank and its directors and officers in multi-million dollar wrongful termination case brought by former bank executive.
  • Represented 50% owner of medical device company in protracted litigation involving disputes as to who properly controlled the company.
  • Defeated claims against software company accused of improperly soliciting international customers.
  • Obtained dismissal of whistleblower claims against manufacturing company brought by former employee.
  • Enforced franchisor’s trademark and contract rights against franchisees that continued to operate after termination of franchise agreement.
Admissions
  • Supreme Court Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member

Community Involvement

  • Dakota County Conciliation Court, Referee
  • Mendota Heights Planning Commission, Member
  • Latvian Associations Organization of Minnesota, Director

Certifications

  • Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Languages

  • Latvian
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3249
F 612.371.3207
Joan J. Diggs
T 612.371.3504
  • Cornell University Law School

    (J.D., cum laude, 1988)

  • St. Olaf College

    (B.A., summa cum laude, 1985)

  • Supreme Court Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

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