December 23, 2014

Minneapolis Foley & Mansfield Attorneys Win Closely-Held Corporation/Shareholder Trial

Thomas Pahl and Christopher Grecian secured a victory and jury verdict for their client, Bjorklund Trucking, Inc., against a former shareholder who denied the existence of an agreement to transfer title to the trucking company’s terminals in Shakopee and Buffalo, Minnesota. The hotly-contested oral agreement arose during a 1993 meeting between the BTI shareholders. The trial occurred in Wright County District Court and the jury deliberated for only three hours before reaching its verdict for BTI. As BTI’s president, Sunil Sapatnekar, noted, “Tom’s concise closing statement, followed by a causality-based sequence of critical events and supporting documentation during a powerful summation, clinched the Jury for us in this complex case. We sincerely thank Mr. Pahl, Mr. Grecian and their team, and wish the Foley & Mansfield firm 100 years.”

Thomas W. Pahl