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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Jeff Mulder represents and counsels clients in commercial disputes, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, unfair competition, trade secret, antitrust matters, and TCPA cases – including class actions. He serves local, national, and international professionals and businesses in trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings. He was selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2013; no more than 2.5 percent of Minnesota lawyers receive this honor. He was also named an Up and Coming Attorney in 2012 by Minnesota Lawyer.

Jeff writes and advises on numerous publications, including Bench and Bar magazine, and for associations, including the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He has also presented to audiences on a variety of legal topics. He is deeply involved in his community and is active in the Volunteer Lawyers Network and Prodeo Academy.


Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property Litigation
Professional Liability
Unfair Competition
Product Liability



Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2008
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Journal of International Law, Staff Member, 2006 - 2007, Articles Editor, 2007 - 2008

Hamline University

B.A., 2005
Major:  Management and Legal Studies
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Captain, Men’s Golf Team; Member, Men’s Basketball Team
Awards: Joe Hutton Memorial Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2008
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2016
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2016

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2012



Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Honors and Awards

Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2013 - Present




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

New Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 2013 - 2016
New Lawyers Section, Hearsay Co-Chair, 2013 - 2016
Appellate Practice Section, Member
Civil Litigation Section, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Editorial Committee, 2011 - Present
Insurance Law Committee, Member





Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2010 - Present

Prodeo Academy, Tutor, 2015 - Present




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Representative Cases

Professional Liability
Janine M. Hirt Trust v. NFCHE, P.A., No. A-14-1600, 2015 WL 1608984 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 13, 2015).

McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered v. Roberts, No. A14-0131, 2014 WL 3892593 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2014).

Sandusky Wellness Ctr. LLC v. Medtox Scientific, Inc., 821 F. 3d 992 (8th Cir. 2016). (TCPA Class Action)

Lange v. Litman, No. A13-1777, 2014 WL 2921906 (Minn. Ct. App. June 30, 2014).

Ritchie Capital Mgmt., LLC v. Coleman, No. 12-270 (ADM/JJG), 2012 WL 1901300 (D. Minn. May 25, 2012).

Yang v. Hanson, No. A11-999, 2012 WL 254499 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2012).

Commercial Litigation
Seagate Tech., LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 2016 Minn. App. LEXIS 96, *1 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2016). (Trade Secret/Unfair Competition)

Scoular Co. v. Ceres Glob. Ag Corp., No. 14-1881 (JRT/HB), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33983 (D. Minn. Mar. 19, 2015). (Breach of Contract/Interference with Contract)

Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014). (Trade Secret/Unfair Competition)

TheMLSOnline.com, Inc. v. Regional Multiple Listing Serv. of Minn., Inc., 840 F. Supp.  2d 1174 (D. Minn. 2012). (Antitrust)

Cenveo Corp. v. S. Graphic Sys., Inc., 784 F. Supp. 2d 1130 (D. Minn. 2011). (Unfair Competition)

Insurance Coverage
Food Mkt. Merch., Inc. v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40770 (D. Minn. Mar. 28, 2016).

UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. v. Columbia Cas. Co., 836 F. Supp. 2d 912 (D. Minn. 2011).

API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust v. Atl. Mut. Ins. Co., No. 09-665 (JRT/TNL), 2011 WL 5244669 (D. Minn. Nov. 2, 2011).

Miscellaneous
Smith v. Britton, No. A13-1039, 2014 WL 349742 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 3, 2014). (Miscellaneous Tort Claim)

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, Nos. A12-2234 & A12-2238, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. Ct. App. July 8, 2013). (Product Liability)

Allen v. Burnet Realty, LLC, 801 N.W.2d 153 (Minn. 2011) (represented amicus curiae Edina Realty, Inc.). (Insurance/Real Estate/Employment)




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Publications

Author, Notes & Trends - Torts and Insurance, monthly column, Bench and Bar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2011 - Present

Co-Author, Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle: Liability in Excess of Policy Limits, Chapter 4 Update, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2015 and 5th Ed., 2017

Author, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Endorsements in the Construction Context - Application of Existing Precedent or a Dramatic Departure?, Minnesota Defense, Vol. 34, Issue 3, Fall 2013

Co-Author, Special Verdict Forms and Jury Instructions, Chapter 19 Update, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2009-2013 (Co-Authored with J.M. Gunderson)




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Presentations

Co-Presenter, CGL Policy Occurrences, Exclusions and Exceptions - Complex Issues, National Business Institute Webinar, April 6, 2017

Co-Presenter, Clarity in Award Writing, American Arbitration Association webinar,  August 23, 2016

Co-Presenter, Construction Law Essentials for the Real Estate Professional, Minnesota CLE August Real Estate Series, August 17, 2016

Presenter, Construction Law Issues for the Non-Specialist, Ramsey County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, February 17, 2015

Presenter, The Effective Use of Experts for the Discovery Process, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 31, 2014

Co-Presenter, Recent Developments in the Appraisal Process, (for Private Insurance Company), January 14, 2014

Co-Presenter, Allocating Between Covered and Excluded Claims, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Insurance Law Committee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 14, 2013

Co-Presenter, Usury Laws, Credit & Financial Development Division, National Association of Credit Management, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, December 14, 2010

Co-Presenter, Usury Laws, Forius, The Business Credit Resource Group, Bloomington, Minnesota, August 13, 2010

Co-Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Companies), June 23, 2010

Presenter, Current Claim Handling Issues, (for Private Insurance Company), April 27, 2010

Presenter, The Impact of Grinnell Mutual v. Ripley Construction, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Insurance Law Committee, March 9, 2010

Co-Presenter, New Issues and Practical Solutions: Managing Major Fire Investigations – A Global Perspective, (for Private Insurance Companies), August 27, 2009




Jeffrey R. Mulder

Shareholder
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Email: jmulder@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1622

Fax: 612.746.1222

Jeff Mulder represents and counsels clients in commercial disputes, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, unfair competition, trade secret, antitrust matters, and TCPA cases – including class actions. He serves local, national, and international professionals and businesses in trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings. He was selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2013; no more than 2.5 percent of Minnesota lawyers receive this honor. He was also named an Up and Coming Attorney in 2012 by Minnesota Lawyer.

Jeff writes and advises on numerous publications, including Bench and Bar magazine, and for associations, including the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He has also presented to audiences on a variety of legal topics. He is deeply involved in his community and is active in the Volunteer Lawyers Network and Prodeo Academy.


Practice Areas


Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property Litigation
Professional Liability
Unfair Competition
Product Liability

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 2008
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Journal of International Law, Staff Member, 2006 - 2007, Articles Editor, 2007 - 2008

Hamline University

B.A., 2005
Major:  Management and Legal Studies
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Captain, Men’s Golf Team; Member, Men’s Basketball Team
Awards: Joe Hutton Memorial Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2008
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2016
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2016

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2012

Honors and Awards


Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2013 - Present


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

New Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 2013 - 2016
New Lawyers Section, Hearsay Co-Chair, 2013 - 2016
Appellate Practice Section, Member
Civil Litigation Section, Member


Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Editorial Committee, 2011 - Present
Insurance Law Committee, Member



Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2010 - Present

Prodeo Academy, Tutor, 2015 - Present


Representative Cases


Professional Liability
Janine M. Hirt Trust v. NFCHE, P.A., No. A-14-1600, 2015 WL 1608984 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 13, 2015).

McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered v. Roberts, No. A14-0131, 2014 WL 3892593 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2014).

Sandusky Wellness Ctr. LLC v. Medtox Scientific, Inc., 821 F. 3d 992 (8th Cir. 2016). (TCPA Class Action)

Lange v. Litman, No. A13-1777, 2014 WL 2921906 (Minn. Ct. App. June 30, 2014).

Ritchie Capital Mgmt., LLC v. Coleman, No. 12-270 (ADM/JJG), 2012 WL 1901300 (D. Minn. May 25, 2012).

Yang v. Hanson, No. A11-999, 2012 WL 254499 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2012).

Commercial Litigation
Seagate Tech., LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 2016 Minn. App. LEXIS 96, *1 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2016). (Trade Secret/Unfair Competition)

Scoular Co. v. Ceres Glob. Ag Corp., No. 14-1881 (JRT/HB), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33983 (D. Minn. Mar. 19, 2015). (Breach of Contract/Interference with Contract)

Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corp., 854 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. 2014). (Trade Secret/Unfair Competition)

TheMLSOnline.com, Inc. v. Regional Multiple Listing Serv. of Minn., Inc., 840 F. Supp.  2d 1174 (D. Minn. 2012). (Antitrust)

Cenveo Corp. v. S. Graphic Sys., Inc., 784 F. Supp. 2d 1130 (D. Minn. 2011). (Unfair Competition)

Insurance Coverage
Food Mkt. Merch., Inc. v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40770 (D. Minn. Mar. 28, 2016).

UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. v. Columbia Cas. Co., 836 F. Supp. 2d 912 (D. Minn. 2011).

API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust v. Atl. Mut. Ins. Co., No. 09-665 (JRT/TNL), 2011 WL 5244669 (D. Minn. Nov. 2, 2011).

Miscellaneous
Smith v. Britton, No. A13-1039, 2014 WL 349742 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 3, 2014). (Miscellaneous Tort Claim)

Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, Nos. A12-2234 & A12-2238, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. Ct. App. July 8, 2013). (Product Liability)

Allen v. Burnet Realty, LLC, 801 N.W.2d 153 (Minn. 2011) (represented amicus curiae Edina Realty, Inc.). (Insurance/Real Estate/Employment)


Publications


Author, Notes & Trends - Torts and Insurance, monthly column, Bench and Bar, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2011 - Present

Co-Author, Bad Faith and Wrongful Refusal to Settle: Liability in Excess of Policy Limits, Chapter 4 Update, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2015 and 5th Ed., 2017

Author, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Endorsements in the Construction Context - Application of Existing Precedent or a Dramatic Departure?, Minnesota Defense, Vol. 34, Issue 3, Fall 2013

Co-Author, Special Verdict Forms and Jury Instructions, Chapter 19 Update, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association, 4th Ed., 2009-2013 (Co-Authored with J.M. Gunderson)


Presentations


Co-Presenter, CGL Policy Occurrences, Exclusions and Exceptions - Complex Issues, National Business Institute Webinar, April 6, 2017

Co-Presenter, Clarity in Award Writing, American Arbitration Association webinar,  August 23, 2016

Co-Presenter, Construction Law Essentials for the Real Estate Professional, Minnesota CLE August Real Estate Series, August 17, 2016

Presenter, Construction Law Issues for the Non-Specialist, Ramsey County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, February 17, 2015

Presenter, The Effective Use of Experts for the Discovery Process, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 31, 2014

Co-Presenter, Recent Developments in the Appraisal Process, (for Private Insurance Company), January 14, 2014

Co-Presenter, Allocating Between Covered and Excluded Claims, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Insurance Law Committee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 14, 2013

Co-Presenter, Usury Laws, Credit & Financial Development Division, National Association of Credit Management, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, December 14, 2010

Co-Presenter, Usury Laws, Forius, The Business Credit Resource Group, Bloomington, Minnesota, August 13, 2010

Co-Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Companies), June 23, 2010

Presenter, Current Claim Handling Issues, (for Private Insurance Company), April 27, 2010

Presenter, The Impact of Grinnell Mutual v. Ripley Construction, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Insurance Law Committee, March 9, 2010

Co-Presenter, New Issues and Practical Solutions: Managing Major Fire Investigations – A Global Perspective, (for Private Insurance Companies), August 27, 2009