Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC is a boutique Minnesota law firm focused on the construction and real estate industries. Our lawyers have over thirty years of collective experience guiding owners, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties as trusted advisors and tireless advocates.
Our Practice Areas
Commercial Construction Law
Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC’s focus, knowledge, and experience handling all aspects of commercial construction law enable us to protect our clients’ interests in a cost-effective way in all aspects of construction law, including commercial, highway/heavy, and industrial.
Residential Construction Law
At Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC, we provide comprehensive residential construction law services. From negotiating and drafting contracts to litigating construction defect and warranty disputes, we assist our clients in securing performance of their construction projects.
Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC, we have a strong background representing sureties
and their principals as well as contractors, owners, and design professionals
who are defending or prosecuting payment bond claims or performance bond
claims. Our experience handling all sides of surety claims enables us to
anticipate the right measures to take in our clients’ best interests.
Real Estate Law
Selling or buying property is a significant investment. Whether you are a buyer, seller, developer, contractor, or real estate professional, having an experienced attorney in your corner during real estate transactions – be it determining disclosure obligations, negotiating a purchase agreement, or preparing for a closing – is a prudent way to minimize your exposure to potential risks.
At Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC, we counsel boards of directors, owners, and other interested parties about the legal requirements related to associations, including the requirements of the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (Minn. Stat. Ch. 515B) and association governing documents (e.g. declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations).
Alternative Dispute Resolution
At Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC, we use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve construction, surety and real estate disputes for our clients before they become overwhelmingly costly and time consuming. We are committed to helping developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, homeowners and other property owners, and associations protect their best interests outside of litigation.
Patrick J. Lee-O’Halloran
Patrick’s practice has been dedicated to construction law for more than 15 years, representing clients on all sides of the construction industry. Since 2000 he has focused his practice on complex construction cases and arbitrations, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, sureties, design professionals, and other businesses, in matters regarding both public and private construction projects, including highway/heavy, industrial and commercial construction.
Jennifer A. Thompson
Jennifer’s law practice involves assisting clients on bidding, contracting, and claims prosecution for both public and private projects. Jennifer has extensive experience representing homeowners and homeowner associations with construction issues, including defects, payment disputes, and contract review, drafting and negotiation. Jennifer’s work involves such matters as advising and counseling clients on issues of government contracting, including procurement and government regulations.
Jason C. Tarasek
Throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, Jason represents clients in surety related matters, including payment and performance bond claims, indemnity actions, and related matters. Jason also represents homeowners who are experiencing problems related to construction defects and contractors, subcontractors, engineers and architects who are seeking full payment for their work. Jason will resolve a dispute at the earliest opportunity if it makes economic sense for his client. If the opposing party is unwilling to make a reasonable settlement offer, however, he will not hesitate to take the matter to trial.