Rich Forschler represents corporations, trade associations and professional associations before the Minnesota Legislature, state agencies, and local units of government. Rich has provided leadership on many significant projects for clients, including advocacy on funding for new sports facilities and the Destination Medical Center, authorization of Light Rail Transit lines and reform of the property tax system.


Bar Admissions



Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1977)

University of Minnesota
B.A. with honors (1974)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce — Board of Directors, 2009-15
  • University of Minnesota — Government Relations Search Committee, 2011
  • Greater Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce — Board of Directors, 1994-2004 (Chairman); Executive Committee
  • Minnesota Business Partnership — Deputy, 1990-present
  • Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence — Board of Directors, 1999-present
  • Citizens League — Board of Directors, 2002-06


  • Best Lawyers in America — Government Relations Law, 2010-19 (Government Relations Lawyer of the Year, 2014)
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