Christopher A. Grgurich

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Christopher A. Grgurich
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3543
F 612.371.3207
Debbie A. Quest
T 612.371.3974
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia

Chris Grgurich is a trial attorney and serves as Lindquist’s General Counsel. Chris tries cases in court and arbitration involving the sale of securities, fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes and other business litigation matters. He has been counsel to numerous Special Litigation Committees investigating claims of corporate mismanagement. Chris also assists insurance and financial institution clients responding to State, FINRA, SEC and other regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement proceedings.

As General Counsel, Chris helps other lawyers meet their professional and ethical obligations and frequently presents at CLEs on such topics. Chris previously served three years on the Hennepin County District Ethics Committee and was appointed to a three year position on the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, which began February 2016.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009-2016)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013, 2014)
Experience

Commercial (Business) Litigation

  • Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co. – Successfully appealed tribal jurisdiction issues on behalf of banking client before the United State Supreme Court.
  • Portfolio Management Group II v. United Credit Recovery – Obtained complete defense jury verdict for debt purchaser accused of fraud and related activities for several million dollars.
  • Winthrop Resources v. Free Flow Packaging – Defended business against breach of contract claims relating to lease financed equipment.
  • Pye v. NuAire – Obtained complete dismissal of former employee claims for unlawful termination and discrimination.
  • Howe v. Fredrickson & Byron, et al. – Successfully defended law firm client against malpractice claims.
  • Wirth Business Credit v. Pacific Sun Entertainment – Successfully prosecuted claims against company and affiliates in connection with lease financed equipment.
  • Cannon Falls Acquisition, LLC v. Dolfin, et al.  – Defended breach of contract and misrepresentation claims brought against business clients.
  • North Star Rail Intermodal LLC v. Richard A Coonrod, et al. – Successfully prosecuted breach of contract claims for business client against former business partner and affiliates.

Securities Litigation                                                 

  • Ferris Baker Watts v. A.G. Edwards, et al. – Defended AG Edwards, one of a number of broker dealers named as defendants, against Securities Act claims for sale of unregistered securities in $220 million stock lending case.
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority v. Berg – Successfully defended at FINRA enforcement proceeding who was alleged to have purchased unsuitable bonds in client accounts.
  • RBC Dain Rauscher v. Gedatus – Successfully obtained over $1,000,000 for RBC in a FINRA arbitration against former broker who failed to repay promissory note and countersued for unlawful termination.
  • Olson et al. v. Beckman, et al. – Obtained multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of securities arbitration claimants in two cases involving a broker who operated a Ponzi scheme and sold unsuitable investments.
  • Larson, et al. v. Egeland, et al. – Obtained large arbitration award for securities arbitration claimants against broker who sold unsuitable investments.
  • Hardin County Savings Bank, et al. v. Housing and Redevelopment Authority of City of Brainerd, et al. – Defended municipal client against alleged misrepresentation and related claims in connection with asserted sale of securities.
Media & Presentations
News Releases
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Publications
01.01.13
"Inside the Minds: Successful Strategies for Appellate Attorneys: Practical Tips for Preparing and Presenting Your Case," Chapter Author, Inside the Minds Book Series
Events
11.19.15
“Thoroughly Identifying Conflicts of Interest”
Minnesota CLE/Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. Practice Management Webcast Series
11.19.15
"Thoroughly Identifying Conflicts of Interest"
Minnesota CLE/Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. Practice Management Webcast Series
11.17.15
“The Boundaries of Negotiation Ethics”
Minnesota CLE 75th Annual Tax Institute
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Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia
Professional & Community

Community Involvement

  • 4th District Ethics Committee, Investigator
  • Dakota County Conciliation Court, Referee
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3543
F 612.371.3207
Debbie A. Quest
T 612.371.3974
  • University of Illinois College of Law

    (J.D., cum laude)

  • University of Illinois College of Commerce

    (M.B.A.)

  • Eureka College

    (B.S., summa cum laude)

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia

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