Attorneys Michael Glover and Jason Engkjer have joined Lommen Abdo, bringing additional strength to the firm’s business and litigation practices and expanding its transportation law practice.
After over 25 years representing motor carriers, freight forwarders, shippers, logistics providers and businesses, Michael Glover has moved his practice back to downtown Minneapolis to offer greater business services to these clients at Lommen Abdo. “I am excited to be able extend to my clients the services that Lommen Abdo provides, including its terrific trial practice, tax, intellectual property and sophisticated business practices.” Growing up with the household goods transportation industry, Mike started his representation of transportation entities and businesses with transportation needs in the early days of transportation deregulation. Responding to the changing times of shifting governmental regulation, technology advancements, and human resource training and management, Mike grew his practice to help small businesses become medium sized businesses and medium sized businesses become larger businesses. In addition, Mike works with his clients in other industries ranging from athletic training, manufacturing, construction, financial services, insurance, warehousing and order fulfilment in the areas of collection, litigation, employment, insurance coverage and general business law.
“My approach with clients is to get to know them and their businesses first. Business owners want to tell you about what they do and why they do it. I enjoy listening to how they got where they are. You learn what is important to them. With that information, and only then, am I prepared to offer practical and timely advice to address their legal issues.”
Mike is active in the Minnesota Trucking Association as a speaker and working committee member and also participates in the nationally-based Transportation Lawyers Association. He serves as the President of the Hopkins Education Foundation and is a member of the board of the Jack Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation.
Jason Engkjer’s practice is primarily devoted to commercial litigation and corporate planning and transactions. Within these areas, he has unique experience in transportation law. Jason represents a diverse array of clients ranging from small closely held companies to multi-national organizations on a nationwide basis, but primarily in the upper Midwest. His clients include national motor carriers and distributors, banking institutions, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Jason is also frequently asked to speak to national audiences on a variety of transportation matters including litigation, transactional and regulatory topics. He is enthusiastic about expanding his practice with Lommen Abdo. “The move to Lommen Abdo not only expands the scope of services we can provide to our current clients, but greatly expands our reach to assist new clients on a nationwide basis. We could not be more excited about growing our practice with Lommen Abdo.” Clients also appreciate his practical approach to legal problem solving. “The client’s interests always come first. Aggressively representing the client’s interest is important. Equally important, however, is the ability to have candid and sometimes difficult discussions with the client regarding any matter.”
Jason is active with the Minnesota Trucking Association, North Dakota Motor Carrier Association and Transportation Lawyer’s Association. He is a former board member and general counsel for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and remains active supporting the organization. Jason is also a current board member and general counsel for Farm Rescue and Farm Rescue Foundation. He regularly provides volunteer pro bono legal services through LegalCORPS and currently serves as an ethics investigator for Hennepin County’s Fourth District Ethics Committee.
“Mike Glover and Jason Engkjer are excellent additions to Lommen Abdo as they bring their robust legal expertise and experience in practices complementary to ours, including the transportation industry; they share with us a strong work ethic driven by a desire to serve clients and they are both great people who fit in well with the Lommen Abdo culture,” said Margie Bodas, the vice president of practice management for Lommen Abdo. “Both Mike and Jason are great partners for Lommen Abdo and we think we are a great firm home for them.”
Mike’s and Jason’s practices will now have the added support of Lommen Abdo’s 35 attorneys located in three offices: Minneapolis, Hudson and New York City. Lommen Abdo has attorneys in a variety of practice areas including business, employment, real estate, family law, estate planning, personal injury, vaccine injury, appellate advocacy, intellectual property, entertainment and more. If you have a need outside of Mike’s or Jason’s expertise, they can connect you to the right person to handle your matter. Lommen Abdo attorneys’ best credentials are our clients’ successes, but our lawyers are also recognized by their peers: 19 are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, five have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 13 are included in the Super Lawyers list and many have obtained certifications in trial practice and real estate.