Michael S. Kernstock


Michael Kernstock, an Associate in Foley Mansfield’s Minneapolis office, handles construction, employment, and corporate matters for his clients. Entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes in a range of industries trust him to litigate claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, OSHA citations, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements before administrative agencies and in court, both state and federal. He has participated in labor arbitrations related to time theft, pre-shift overtime, master seniority, and a variety of other grievances.

Michael’s experience with transactional work informs his role as general business counsel to a number of his clients, who appreciate his counsel on matters involving business formation, shareholder disputes, and all other aspects of business operations. He handles drafting, review, and revision of contracts, including commercial leases, asset purchase agreements, property management agreements, and various employment contracts. In a similar vein, Michael has drawn up employment, separation, and non-compete agreements; drafted and revised employee handbooks, personnel policies, and drug and alcohol testing policies; and created and maintained affirmative action plans on the federal and state level.

Upon graduating from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he was a staff member on the Mitchell Hamline Law Review - Vol. 42, Michael took on the position of law clerk to the Honorable Shawn M. Bartsh of the Ramsey County District Court.

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  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court
  • District of Minnesota
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Business & Corporate
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, JD, 2016
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls, B.S., Political Science, 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

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