Overview

Jerry Miranowski is a trial lawyer specializing in complex financial disputes. He has tried dozens of cases before state, federal and bankruptcy courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the country.

A former leader of both the firm's finance and restructuring group and finance litigation team, Jerry works side-by-side with transactional, restructuring and bankruptcy lawyers serving the financial industry to understand complex financial transactions. He specializes in trying disputes arising from such transactions, ensuring effective and efficient representation.

Jerry is a member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association and regularly serves as an arbitrator. An experienced negotiator, he has successfully resolved many complex disputes before they reached litigation or trial.

Jerry’s areas of expertise include:
  • Bank litigation, including enforcing loan remedies and defending lender liability claims
  • Gaming disputes, including those involving Indian gaming issues such as tribal jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, exhaustion of tribal remedies, management contracts and the sole proprietary interest doctrine
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Bankruptcy litigation, including topping fees and clawback litigation
  • Fraudulent transfers and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Bond transactions
  • Purchase price adjustment disputes

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

Yale Law School
J.D. (1980)

Grinnell College
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa (1974)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Jerry has served as a volunteer guardian ad litem since 2002, working with children in need of protection and services and advising courts regarding their best interests. 

Professional Associations

  • Ramsey County Bar Foundation — President

Civic Activities

  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra — Board Member
  • Ronald McDonald House — Former Board Member

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 2006; 2011-18
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-19; Bankruptcy Litigation, 2016-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
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