William ForsythAttorney, Of Counsel

wforsyth@hensonefron.com
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“During emotional and stressful times, I provide clients with the support and expertise needed to calmly work through the issues, reduce the distractions, and focus on the essential factors to achieve a positive resolution.”

Because every client and case is unique, my priority is personally knowing you and providing the individualized attention you need and deserve. As an interactive communicator, I will engage you and listen attentively to understand your concerns.

As a family law attorney and litigator, my practice focuses on particularly complex cases involving significant assets and incomes, business valuations, and other financial situations. I have extensive experience handling complicated marriage dissolutions and related matters involving:

  • substantial financial resources;
  • spousal maintenance issues;
  • paternity, custody, and parenting time disputes;
  • prenuptial agreements; and
  • adoptions.

I also provide and am very experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, including mediation, evaluation, arbitration, and related services.

In addition, as a civil litigator, I bring extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. I have represented medical device manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, and raw material suppliers in numerous cases including complex multi-district litigation proceedings involving hundreds of personal injury claims. I have also represented individuals and corporations in noncompete and trade secret disputes, and served as counsel to a major state university investigated for alleged violation of NCAA regulations. With this broad litigation experience, I have gained diverse perspectives to craft strategic and innovative solutions.

Compelled to advocate for those in need, I am steadfast in my core principles of acting ethically and honestly with clients, opposing counsel, and the courts. I excel at helping you remain calm under pressure. Clients say I keep them grounded during difficult times and provide the supportive guidance needed to focus and get through the legal process as smoothly as possible.

 

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Gail Antrim
(612) 252-2838


EDUCATION
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1971
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 1968
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
HONORS
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 1995–2019, Family Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2003–2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Top 40 Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Recipient of the Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Section’s Professionalism Award, 2013
  • AV® Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
PROFESSIONAL
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • American Bar Association, Family Law, Litigation, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections
 ADDITIONAL
  • Law Clerk, Federal District Court Judge Earl R. Larson, 1971–1972
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Family Law Seminar
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, Trial Practice
COMMUNITY
  • Board of Directors, Oberholtzer Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network (formerly known as Legal Advice Clinic)
  • Executive Council and various leadership positions, Judson Memorial Baptist Church
  • Former Board of Directors, Mid-American Baptist Social Services Corporation
  • Former Board of Directors, Judson Family Center
  • Former Board of Directors including President, Genesis II for Women
  • Former Board of Directors, Judson Preschool
  • Former Coach, Minneapolis Park Board system, numerous youth baseball and basketball teams

SERVICES

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