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Friday, January 17, 2020

Chambers USA 2015 Rankings
O&B achieved top ranking in Bankruptcy / Restructuring and Corporate / Commercial in 2010, 2013 and 2015.  Individual top rankings were also achieved by Richard Olson.

The Community Bankers' Advisor provides information pertaining to legal developments affecting the field of banking.

Community Bankers' Advisor

  Energy Law

Our attorneys are well versed in various aspects of energy law.  Our office can handle all your oil, gas, mineral, and wind needs.  We have practical experience in the following areas:

  • Oil and gas lease review and negotiations
  • Mineral lapses and claiming
  • Mineral Title Opinions
  • Drilling Title Opinions and Division Order
  • Wind option reviews and negotiations
  • Miscellaneous mineral leasing review and negotiations.

Banking/Finance/Commercial Law
Financial law is one of our strongest areas of expertise. We represent more than 40 banks and financial institutions throughout North Dakota. The firm regularly represents banks on a variety of regulatory issues, including matters before the North Dakota Banking Commission. Olson & Burns serves as the editor of the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota’s legal newsletter, the Community Bankers’ Advisor.

Our services include contract and document preparation and reviews, employment relationships, contract negotiations, business transactions, and advising clients on complex legal matters. Our representation includes investigation, negotiation, and litigation of claims at all levels.

Our services in this area include:

  • Loan documentation / participation agreements
  • Commercial and agricultural credit
  • Creditor’s rights in bankruptcy
  • Regulatory issues

Real Estate Law
Whether you’re buying, selling, or otherwise involved in a real estate issue, we provide a full range of real estate law services:

  • Residential, commercial, land and agriculture, real estate transactions
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Quitclaim deeds
  • Escrow
  • Titles and deeds
  • Mineral rights
  • Foreclosures
  • Condemnation
  • Eminent domain
  • Zoning
  • Rental agreements
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Evictions

Wealth Management and Estate Planning
Estate planning and wealth management provides you with peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be carried out. Most people think of estate planning as making out a will, but an attorney experienced in estate planning will take a wide range of factors into consideration to recommend a comprehensive plan that includes not only distribution of assets but minimizes taxation and provides a clear contingency plan for your healthcare in the even that you become incapacitated. This area of practice includes:

  • Preparation of wills, healthcare directives, and power of attorney
  • Probate

Business Planning
Our attorneys are also very experienced in Business Planning from entity formation to dissolution of the entity and everything between. We have practical experience in entity formation and liability insulation in the following areas:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnerships


Once your entity is formed our firm can assist you in drafting of various documents to assist the transition to the entity. Some examples of this are:

  • Corporations
  • Shareholder, Partnership, and Corporate Agreements
  • Leases
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Real Estate Transfer documents

The firm’s litigation practice includes a substantial number of commercial, banking, and other business related cases. Our Litigation areas include but are not limited to claims for contract breaches, banking issues, Uniform Commercial Code actions, collections, landlord/tenant disputes, personal property foreclosures/ replevin actions, fraudulent conveyances, real estate litigation, fiduciary duty breaches, and more. 

Our firm serves a variety of clients, including federal and state banks, credit unions, lending institutions, closely held corporations, property management companies, as well as small to mid-size businesses.  Our lawyers are well trained, experienced, and have a proven record of success.



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