• August 7, 2013
Michael Pysno

Michael Pysno

Most Minnesota civil litigators have niches of experience in specialized areas but they also branch out and have a generalized trial practice.  This makes a great deal of sense.  Maybe one Minnesota lawyer can make his practice focus “clergy sex abuse” but, for most of us, it is a little of this and a little of that.  Jeff Anderson notwithstanding, Minnesota does not have tens of thousands of lawsuits 24/7 allowing for highly specialized trial practices for very many lawyers.

It also makes sense because, in Minnesota (and across the country), lawsuits, when they run their entire life cycle, are tried before judges and juries.  So it is better that the lawyers are on the same wave-length, as it were, as the judges and the juries.  Persuasion, the ultimate goal, is more attainable when the advocate and the deciders speak the same language and draw from similar experience.  Experts tend to get mired in the minutiae.

But, if you are a generalist, you know you have vulnerability.  You and your client would undoubtedly benefit from some focus and specialized knowledge of an expert — either as your mediator, your arbitrator, or to help you perform early case evaluation.  (This is particularly true in the early critical analysis in contingent fee cases.  You would not buy stock in a company without rigorous analysis and research.  Successful contingent fee lawyers have to do the same with contingent fee cases.)

For help in understanding and resolving disputes regarding financial services, call Mike Pysno, 612-716-2294, or email him: michael@michaelpysno.com.

How likely is liability for a financial advisor for trades that, with 20/20 hindsight, did not do so well?  What kinds of supervision are standard in the financial services industry such that a claim against a financial advisor might trigger a claim against an affiliated broker-dealer?

Michael Pysno (“PIES-no”) has been involved in financial services litigation in Minnesota for 31 years and he is now available for mediations, arbitrations, and early neutral evaluations.

Mike’s hourly rate is $295/hour.  Mike has a flat rate of $1,800 for a one-day mediation of claims of $250,000 or less. The rate includes mediator preparation, pre-mediation consultation with the parties or their counsel, and a full-day (up to 8 hours) of mediation.  (Additional time, if desired by the parties, will be charged at the standard hourly rate.)

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld observed back in 2002, “There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know.  But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

Through Mike’s decades of experience, he knows what you do not know.  He knows what you do not know that you do not know.  Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish.  Call Mike Pysno, 612-716-2294 or email him: michael@michaelpysno.com.

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