Doug Elsass '91

Adjunct: General Curriculum
Shareholder, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Doug Elsass is a highly skilled business litigator with experience in a variety of industries. He has worked extensively on shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and business competition cases. These cases have been litigated in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court, and in arbitration proceedings. He has represented businesses and individuals in cases involving the health care, financial services, retail, agriculture, and professional services industries, among others. 

Elsass has often been chosen to represent local law firms or fellow lawyers in disputes, reflecting his strong reputation in the Twin Cities legal community. For years, he has been heavily involved with local bar organizations, including serving as President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Based in part on this experience and involvement with Minnesota courts, he often acts as local counsel to a variety of national firms.