Jeffrey C. O'Brien

Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law, Brewery Law, Business, Business Formation, Business Succession Planning, Business Transactions, Financing & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate & Land Use, Sports Law
Office Locations:
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Hudson, Wisconsin

Jeff O’Brien is a shareholder with the law firm of Lommen Abdo, P.A., practicing in the areas of business and real estate law.

Mr. O’Brien’s clients including real estate agents, developers and investors, community banks, title companies, restaurant operators, manufacturing companies, franchised businesses, retired professional athletes, financial advisors and insurance agents and consulting businesses. He has significant experience with the formation of new businesses.

Mr. O’Brien is the Chair of Lommen Abdo’s Food & Beverage Law practice. He represents multiple craft breweries and distilleries, helping them with financing issues, real estate matters, the launch of their businesses, intellectual property protection, operational issues and all of their other legal needs. Jeff has several other niche practice areas, including his work with individuals financing a business venture and/or acquiring real estate through the use of self-directed retirement accounts.

Mr. O’Brien is certified as a real property law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is the voice of the “Legal Minute” on the Minnesota Home Talk radio show; he is also a featured guest on The Business Forum Show.

Mr. O’Brien attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated with honors in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering as a member of the first class of students to graduate with such a degree.

He has held numerous leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations.

A frequent lecturer and writer, Mr. O’Brien has presented and written articles on a variety of topics such as asset protection planning, entity conversions, real estate law and real estate lending and loan documentation, and other general business matters.

Mr. O’Brien has been listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer every year since 2013.  Previously he had been named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2008, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Minnesota.  He was named as one of the “40 Under Forty” in 2014 by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

He is a resident of Albertville, Minnesota and served two stints as a member of the Board of Directors of his neighborhood homeowners’ association including as its President.  He also has been involved with the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wright County Economic Development Partnership and is a past member of the Planning & Zoning Commission for the City of Albertville.

Mr. O’Brien is a passionate networker and prides himself on leveraging his connections for the benefit of his clients and others’ businesses.

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University of St. Thomas, B.S., cum laude, 1997

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000

Minnesota, 2000

Wisconsin, 2006

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2003

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Master Brewers Association of America, St. Paul/Minneapolis Chapter

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section

State Bar of Wisconsin

American Bar Association

American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section