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Ansis V. Viksnins

Regional Director, Minnesota


I am a business litigation attorney, focusing on employment, shareholder, franchise, intellectual property, fiduciary, and other business disputes.  I also have substantial experience in counseling organizations and individuals on employment, ownership, and management issues.

Monroe Moxness Berg PA, Minneapolis, MinnesotaShareholder (January 2018 to Present)

  • Leader of Litigation Practice Group.
  • Certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the employment and commercial panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Lindquist & Vennum LLP, Minneapolis, MinnesotaPartner (1997 through December 2017)

  • Leader of Employment and Shareholder Litigation Practice Group.
  • Established, grew, and maintained client relationships with businesses in many different industries.
  • Led teams of lawyers working on large and small cases.

Associate (1988 through 1996)


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
  • J.D. cum laude (1988)
  • Recipient of Cornell Law Alumni Association Scholarship
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • B.A. summa cum laude (1985)
  • Phi Beta Kappa


I have tried all types of employment law matters in state and federal courts and represented employers before administrative agencies:

  • Discrimination and harassment claims.
  • Whistleblower and retaliation cases.
  • Non-compete cases in many different industries.
  • Wage and hour cases.
  • Claims for wages, bonuses, and other compensation.

I have tried and arbitrated various types of cases involving employee shareholders and stock valuation disputes.

I have represented companies in a variety of distribution disputes across many different industries.

  • Cases alleging unlawful termination of franchise or dealer agreements.
  • Disputes with sales representatives.


XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in the United States (2018 – 2022)

I chaired the Organizing Committee of an international Latvian cultural festival in Minnesota in 2022. My duties included:

  • Fundraising, development, and sponsorships.
  • Working with venues and hotels.
  • Interfacing with government officials, media, choirs, dance groups, musicians, and artists from across the world.

Board of Directors, Latvian Organizations Association of Minnesota (2014 – present)

  • I coordinate the cultural activities of Latvian Americans living in Minnesota.
  • Church Council, Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Minneapolis and St. Paul (2016 – present; President of the Congregation starting in 2023)
  • I serve on the Church Council of the Latvian church in Minnesota.

Mendota Heights Community Foundation Board of Directors (2022 – present)

  • I raise money and plan community enrichment projects for the non-profit foundation in my city.

Dakota County Conciliation Court Referee (2011 – 2021)

  • I presided over Small Claims Court, facilitated settlements if possible, and decided cases where the dispute is under $15,000.

Hennepin County Conciliation Court Mediator (2010 – 2012)

  • I served as mediator of Small Claims Court cases that were appealed to District Court.

City of Mendota Heights Planning Commission (2007 – 2016)

  • I heard and decided land use applications in the community where I live.

Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee (2001 – 2007)

  • I investigated ethics complaints against attorneys and made recommendations concerning discipline.