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Commercial Litigation, General Liability, Trust and Estates Litigation
Mr. Sitek focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, trust and estates litigation, and general liability, bringing more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience to his clients.
As a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist with extensive state, federal, and other court experience, Mr. Sitek regularly represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial and estate disputes, including general business and litigation matters, construction and real estate matters, trust disputes, and will contests. He also represents businesses, including product manufacturers and suppliers, in product liability and personal injury cases.
Mr. Sitek served as the president of the 700-member Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and was the board of directors liaison for its Construction Section. He was also on the Assembly of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Won significant verdict in favor of clients who contested estate planning documents on the basis of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity.
Obtained successful decision in a court trial in favor of clients who contested several trust iterations on the basis of undue influence resulting in the shift of more than $2 million in assets.
Defended municipality in a two-week trial involving an alleged significant traumatic brain injury.
Obtained appellate victory on behalf of clients seeking indemnification and advancement of attorney fees from limited liability corporation.
Successfully defended hotel architect in South Dakota accused of providing negligent design services.
Obtained favorable settlement for clients in breach of contract case involving mining exploration.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of client contesting a will and antenuptial agreement.
Obtained favorable result in North Dakota for engineering firm accused of providing negligent design services related to a wastewater system.
Obtained favorable result for clients in case involving substantial property damage resulting from construction work.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of trustee in case involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duties.
Obtained defense verdict in Wisconsin for tankless water heater manufacturer accused of defective design in product liability lawsuit.
Obtained favorable verdict in a breach of contract case on behalf of client involved in sale of airplane hangar.
Obtained victory at trial for an airplane engine manufacturer in dispute regarding defective engine component parts.
Successfully defended an individual alleged to be responsible for indemnifying a business claimed to be responsible for carbon monoxide poisoning of several family members aboard a houseboat; Yang v. Voyagaire Houseboats, Inc., 701 N.W.2d 783 (Minn. 2005).
Steven Sitek is Certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
Steven Sitek has fulfilled the requirements of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s (MSBA)...
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Honors & Awards
Mr. Sitek was interviewed by Super Lawyers:
Mr. Sitek has written on construction and insurance-industry topics: