Biography

Colleen is a skilled litigator whose practice centers on complex business and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on matters involving distressed commercial real estate.

She represents financial institutions, insurance companies, property owners, developers, landlords, equipment lessors and other corporate entities. Her experience includes bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings involving hotels, residential and commercial development projects and retail malls.

Colleen also advises owners of commercial real estate in managing property tax appeals and other matters in the Minnesota Tax Court. In addition to her litigation practice, she counsels individual clients regarding wills, trusts, and other vehicles of estate administration.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Colleen was an attorney in the Minneapolis office of a national law firm, where she focused her practice on asbestos personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Colleen also clerked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for the Honorable Edward J. Cleary. While at the court, Colleen worked on a variety of civil cases, including personal injury and wrongful death claims, property disputes, civil commitment claims, unemployment benefits disputes and family law cases. She also handled adult and juvenile criminal cases ranging from DUI and misdemeanor charges to criminal sexual conduct and second-degree murder charges. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Colleen is excited to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota. She is also a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Diversity Committee, the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Deb Oberlander New Lawyer Award, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (2017)
  • Named to the "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" list for Business Litigation in Minnesota by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)