Ryan J. Hatton
Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions & Litigation Dept.
(P) 763-267-6887
(F) 612-670-5068
r.hatton@gurstel.com

Ryan joined the Firm in 2018 as a Senior Counsel in the Commercial Transactions and Litigation department and is based in the Firm's Minnesota office. Ryan is a business attorney focused in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation, construction law and immigration petitions. Ryan's 15 plus year legal career spans all facets of the construction and real estate development industries. He has a comprehensive commercial practice, representing engineers, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. His areas of core competency include: Contract drafting and negotiations; defending constructions defect claims; defending professional negligence claims; assisting in project close out, prosecuting payment claims via orders, mechanic's liens, payment bonds and statutory prompt payment claims; obtaining insurance coverage for contractors, bid disputes; regulatory compliance for contractors, including handling investigations by federal and state governments; DBE representation; immigration compliance and petitions; commercial landlord representation; real estate investor representation; secured creditor representation; and real estate development and litigation.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with his family.

Education
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2001
St. Olaf College, Political Science & History 1998

Court Admissions
Minnesota 2001
United States District Court, District of Minnesota 2002
Iowa 2006
Nebraska (Pending)

Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
MSBA Construction Section (Section Chair 2018-2019)

Recognition
Multiple year recipient of Rising Stars - Super Lawyer