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Michael C. Karp

Title: Partner
Phone: 507-345-1166
E-mail: mkarp@blethenlaw.com

Michael Karp dedicates his practice to business law, commercial ventures, real estate and related matters. His clients regularly seek his advice regarding entity formation, structure and business continuity planning. He is skilled in documenting complex business and real estate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and related financing arrangements.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, approved by the Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification. Once designated as a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics, and as a Leading Minnesota Attorney, his straightforward manner and no-nonsense business approach makes him a vital member of our firm.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (1981)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1989)

Memberships

  • 6th District Bar (President 1985-1986)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member - Tax Council, 1987-1992; 1999-2001)
  • Certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, approved by the Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification.
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Education

  • Bemidji State University (B.S., 1978)
  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1980)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands (1980)

Personal Interests

When not serving his clients, Michael volunteers countless hours for local community organizations.  In addition, Michael serves as volunteer counsel to Twin Valley Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (President, 2005-2007), and to Lake Washington Club, Inc.

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law, 1980
  • Articles Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 1979-1980

 

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