Business Law

Legal issues can arise at all stages of a business’s operation. Whether it be from the initial start up to the dissolution, legal representation is important to guide a client through each step of the way. Keirnes Law Firm promises personal attention and dedicated advocacy on behalf of clients so they can focus on what really matters – running their business.

Keirnes Law firm offers consulting and litigation services in all areas of business in including: Purchase, Sale, Transfer or Dissolution of a business – Including Contract Reviews / Purchase & Sale Agreements, Loan Agreements, Secured Transactions and mediation / negotiation of disputes and breach of contract issues.

Estate Planning

Effective estate planning can ensure that your wishes are carried out and help you pass your assets and values on to future generations. Careful, strategic estate planning and administration will help protect you and your family.

Keirnes Law Firm offers comprehensive estate planning services which include: Trusts and living trusts to hold and/or manage your assets, wills, which can serve as a “back-up” document to living trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives/living wills, HIPAA/CMIA medical record release and authorizations, and guardianship designations.


Keirnes Law Firm offers mediation services for a variety of issues including: divorce, family, interpersonal, workplace, business, real estate, organizational and partnership disputes.

Mediation is a voluntary and private settlement process emphasizing informed decision-making and mutually acceptable agreements. Mediation provides parties with an opportunity to solve the dispute on their own, without the often lengthy and tiring judicial process. Mediation is often less expensive than litigating a dispute, and parties often feel more satisfied knowing that they contributed to the resolution of their own issues.

Keirnes Law Firm offers expert mediation services, with the education and experience to ensure that your dispute will be handled as efficiently as possible.

Meet the Founder: Nicole S. Keirnes

Nicole “Nikki” Keirnes believes that clients are best equipped to make their own decisions regarding their future. Nikki seeks to empower her clients and provide representation that is accessible and personal to their specific situation. She recognizes the sensitivity of her clients’ issues and is committed to finding the most amicable resolution.

When you work with Nikki, you will find her enthusiasm for life contagious. She believes legal representation should be personal, not stuffy and distant. She recognizes that clients need both a diligent advocate and compassionate confidant. As a fellow entrepreneur, Nikki understands the importance of protecting what you have built and ensuring one’s legacy. Most of all, Nikki believes clients should be focusing less on their legal needs and more on experiencing their most fulfilling life!

Keirnes Law is committed to making sure your legal matter is handled in a straightforward, cost-effective and compassionate manner. Should you be faced with litigation, the Firm strongly believes in the effectiveness of mediation and settlement, and at all times, will encourage you to pursue a more peaceful, time-effective method of resolution.

The firm is especially sensitive to the particular rights and needs of its clients, and understands the highly emotional issues regarding families, businesses, and finances. Clients often feel unsure about their future, and Keirnes Law is committed to providing the stability that comes with zealous and effective representation.

In addition to Nikki’s commitment to her clients, she also spends hours of her time providing pro bono legal services for organizations throughout the Twin Cities, including: Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge legal clinic, Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center and LegalCorps.

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About the Firm

Keirnes Law Firm is a full-service firm located in downtown Minneapolis. What sets Keirnes Law Firm apart from other firms, is the personal attention the clients are given. No matter the legal issue, from family law to business disputes, Keirnes Law Firm will do whatever it takes to guide its clients through the process in a personalized, respectful manner.

“Nikki displays a high degree of professionalism and diligence in dealing with my case. Her  compassionate and  understanding demeanor is rare in the business. She is also efficient with her time and mindful of escalating fees.”


“Nikki is a professional, hardworking, honest lawyer! I was very pleased with Nikki’s vast knowledge and level of professionalism. She was extremely pleasant to work with from start to finish and I would recommend her to anyone.”


“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I worked with Ms. Keirnes both on a real estate dispute and a sale transaction. She offered a reasonable perspective while at the same time she advocated aggressively for my position. She was extremely responsive and easy to get in touch with. Her calm and happy demeanor made the stress of my issues so much more manageable.”

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The Designer’s Guild Building
401 N. 3rd Street Suite 650
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-805-0144

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