Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley is a full service law firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The firm provides legal services in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.
Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley is operated by a team of attorneys and professional staff providing a full spectrum of legal services.
Our Clients are Business Owners & Their Companies
Some business owners consider attorneys to be a “necessary evil.” Often, new business owners avoid attorneys as long as possible . . . until something goes wrong.
New clients come to us with many of the same problems: employee lawsuit, breach of contract, client’s failure to pay, disagreement among business partners, and infringement of intellectual property.
When business owners encounter these problems, first they hire us to fix them. Then they ask us to establish legal safeguards to avoid future problems.
Other business owners minimize costs by hiring us before they face legal problems. As Benjamin Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
We do not practice law in most legal areas, but we know the law related to companies and their owners. We spend every day supporting business owners and their companies.
Our Minneapolis attorneys have a depth of experience that gives an advantage when advancing our clients’ goals. In lawsuits, business deals, and general legal counsel, our attorneys have represented average Minnesotans, famous celebrities, elected government leaders, and numerous businesses in a variety of industries. Our attorneys have backgrounds in major corporations, large law firms, and courts like the Minnesota Supreme Court and Federal District Court of Minnesota.
Results & Credentials
Our firm was named “ 100 Best Companies to Work For ” by Minnesota Business Magazine.
Our attorneys are published authors of legal works, recognized public spokespersons in the media, recipients of awards, licensed and admitted to practice before a variety of courts and tribunals, and active members of the legal community.
We Give Companies a Solid Legal Framework
We are passionate about entrepreneurism represented in vibrant, privately owned companies. We get excited by business growth. We are inspired by our clients’ creativity and leveraging market opportunities.
We partner with company owners to solve complex problems and minimize legal risk, so they can grow their businesses. We give business owners what they need to avoid legal problems, minimize taxes, and focus on their passions.
Too Many Law Firms are Outdated, Overpriced, & Unresponsive
Our clients don’t want attorneys with big egos, condescending attitudes, and bureaucratic service.
We think differently. We are business minded. We are “hands on.” We value efficiency, responsiveness, and results. We partner with business owners, educating them about the process, empowering them to focus on business growth.
Our clients don’t want the cheapest attorney. They also don’t want to pay the rates of big law firms. We leverage our experience in big law firms, with major corporations, and serving top judges, at rates below what our former law firms charged for our services.
We Help Our Clients Win
Our clients do not want traditional lawyers. They hire us because we understand business, listen to their needs, and partner with them to accomplish their goals. When business owners have confidence their business is legal, they can stop worrying and continue growing the business.