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Business Litigation, Shareholder Disputes & Employment Law

Sean Shiff has been a litigator for over 25 years, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of business and/or employment disputes including: breach of contract claims; fraud and misrepresentation claims; fraudulent transfers; embezzlement; shareholder & partnership disputes; collections; legal malpractice and other professional negligence claims; employment related claims such as wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, non-competes, confidentiality agreements; property disputes, mechanic’s liens and construction litigation. Sean has distinguished himself as a hard-working, aggressive litigator whose combination of thorough preparation and guided objectivity has helped him evaluate strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses, develop and implement a comprehensive case strategy and discovery plan, and zealously advocate for his clients in depositions, motions, trials, arbitrations and, if necessary, appeals.


Family Law

With over 25 years of experience practicing family law in the Twin Cities, Sean Shiff represents parties in divorce cases, custody and parenting time disputes, child support and spousal maintenance disputes, domestic abuse proceedings, harassment restraining order proceedings, paternity cases, modifications of existing court orders, and appeals. Sean uses his calm and reasoned approach to help his clients understand and navigate the legal process and develop realistic goals, and he aggressively advocates for the best result for each of his clients.


General Corporate Law

Sean has represented companies in negotiating and drafting contracts and leases, advising on a variety of employment and other legal issues for small business owners, working with state and local authorities on investigations into corporate practices and alleged violations, and acquisitions and sales of businesses and real property.


Mediation & Arbitration

Having litigated for over 25 years, Sean Shiff has “thrown his hat into the ring” by offering services as both a mediator and arbitrator. While he has spent most of his career representing parties in litigation that inevitably includes some form of alternative dispute resolution, mediation being the most common, Sean has always maintained a sense of objectivity and creative problem solving that enables him to bring together opposing sides (often times with diametrically opposed positions) to reach a settlement that each side can call a success. Sean's thoroughness, attention to detail, and strong commitment to justice make him well suited to serve as a neutral fact finder, whether as an arbitrator or a special master.

Areas of Practice

The Law Offices of Attorney Sean Shiff focuses in the following areas: