Attorneys

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James J. Kretsch, Jr.

Email: jkretsch@kretschlaw.com
Direct: 952-831-6267

James J. Kretsch, Jr. represents corporate and individual clients in both Minnesota and Florida. His practice focuses on business representation, including contract law, entity formation, and litigation management. He also represents commercial and residential real estate clients and assists clients with estate planning and business succession needs.

Mr. Kretsch was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, the Florida State Bar and the Minn. U.S. District Court in 1994. He received his B.A. in business economics from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 1990 and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in 1993, where he was a member of National Moot Court (1992). Jim is currently a Supreme Court Qualified Neutral, and a member of the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. Jim is a past member of the Supreme Court’s Board of Legal Certification, past President of the Bloomington Daymakers Rotary Club, and a past member of the John E. Simonett Inn of Court. Jim also belongs to the Minnesota, Florida, and Hennepin County Bar Associations. Mr. Kretsch was named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law and Politics and has successfully argued cases in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

 

 

John D. Reddall

Email: jreddall@kretschlaw.com
Direct: 952-831-3910

John has experience in complicated family law litigation and has been lead counsel in dissolutions with complex spousal maintenance and property division matters with marital estates in excess of several million dollars, high annual incomes, complicated executive compensation packages, multiple closely held businesses, and difficult custody and parenting time matters. John has handled contested motions, evidentiary hearings, early neutral evaluations, post decree litigation, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and client counseling while always keeping the best interests of his client at the forefront.

In addition to his experience in family law litigation, John has helped guide clients through estate planning and the probate process. He has experience with drafting wills, trust wills, codicils, trusts, TODDs, deeds, and other estate planning documents for clients and assisting clients in non-probate estate planning and document preparation. John has handled estates through the entire probate process from initial client retention through PR appointment, inventory, distribution, and final accounting and closing. He also assists clients with avoiding probate through use of non-probate transfers of assets.

John also assists clients in real estate matters, corporate/entity formation, and litigation.
John has appeared before district courts and magistrates in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Goodhue, Scott, Rice, Washington, and Anoka counties as well the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Prior to entering private practice, John worked in the courts in the First Judicial District including the counties of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott, Carver, Le Sueur, Sibley, and McLeod. During this time, John served as a Judicial Law Clerk to First District Judges, M. Michael Baxter and Michael R. Savre.
John is active on multiple Boards of Directors of his homeowners’ associations.

Education

John is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law where he achieved academic honors including being on the Dean’s List and earning a CALI award for excelling as the top student in Estates and Trusts. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Olaf College majoring in political science.

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
United States District Court- District of Minnesota
United States Court of Appeals- Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations/Memberships

John is a member of the Dakota County Bar Association, the First District Bar Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

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