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Mr. Sitek is an aggressive, efficient and ethical trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in trust and estate disputes, commercial and business litigation, fiduciary litigation, legal malpractice defense, and construction and real estate disputes.
He has successfully tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts across the country and is a Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Trial Specialist, a certification awarded to less than 3% of trial attorneys in Minnesota. Mr. Sitek relies on his experience and expertise to effectively represent his client’s interests in a collaborative manner to achieve their ultimate goals for a fair price and in the most efficient manner possible.
Obtained a jury defense verdict representing trustees accused of breach of fiduciary duties while simultaneously obtaining a judgment against the Plaintiff for civil theft of and misappropriation of estate funds.
Successfully negotiated major settlement in favor of disputed trust beneficiaries involving a $60 million North Dakota Trust involving land and mining rights.
Negotiated significant and favorable settlements for plaintiffs in two separate disputes involving prenuptial agreements involving payment of trust assets.
Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of a complex gas explosion case involving a small fraction of $22 million in damages sought by plaintiffs.
Negotiated favorable settlements for plaintiffs in a breach of fiduciary duty matter against a trustee in Florida.
Obtained multimillion-dollar settlement for plaintiff in fraud, civil theft, and tortious interference claims involving diversion of investment accounts and real estate.
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
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Mr. Sitek has written on construction and insurance-industry topics: