Carl Christensen founded Christensen Law Office PLLC. Previous to … Read more
Carl Christensen founded Christensen Law Office PLLC. Previous to that he clerked for the Honorable Kenneth Sandvik in the Sixth Judicial District, Lake and Cook Counties and had a short stint as a prosecutor in greater Minnesota.
Carl's scholarship includes multiple presentations and publications on foreclosure, collection, and consumer law. As a student, Carl also contributed to various textbooks on intellectual property and domain name law. He acquired his extensive knowledge of intellectual property and domain name law while a student law clerk at the National Arbitration Forum, a ICANN-designated domain name dispute resolution provider. While in law school, Carl’s trademark and property research enabled him to study land reform law in South Africa, a country he first visited under the auspices of the U.S. Peace Corps as a member of the first volunteers in post-apartheid South Africa. Carl has worked as an adjunct professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law, his alma mater, teaching the Intellectual Property Foundations course.
Prior to law school, Carl worked for various non-profits, including Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc., contributing to the renovation of Minneapolis’ historic Band Box restaurant, as well as the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.
Carl received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from Washington University.
When not in the office, Carl enjoys cross country skiing and spending time outdoors with his partner, Karin, their daughter and their dog.Read less
Client Review | June 15, 2010
Carl is hard working, incredibly smart and empathetic; a great combo in a representative in difficult matters.
Carl is hard working, incredibly smart and empathetic; a great combo in a representative in difficult matters. Read less
Client Review | April 24, 2018
Carl is friendly, easy to work with, and is very helpful. His skills were very much appreciated in our situation and we owe him a huge "thank you!!"
Carl is friendly, easy to work with, and is very helpful. His skills were very much appreciated in our situation and we owe him a huge "thank you!!" Read less
Admitted in 2008, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
2017, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
2008, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Class of 2005
Washington University in St Louis
Class of 1993
Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Minnesota State Bar Association
MSBA Consumer Litigation Section, Council MemberHennepin County Bar Association
Langer v. JP Morgan Chase, et al., 27-CV-15-21901 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Oct. 3, 2017) denying Defendants’ motions for summary judgment, in part, and allowing Plaintiffs’ claims for declaratory judgment and quiet title to proceed to trial.
Nutraceutical Corp. v. Affordable Naturals, LLC., 2:14-cv-00907-JNP-PMW, 2017 WL 4564739 (D. Utah Sept. 9, 2017) granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant on Plaintiff’s claims for trademark infringement, false advertising, declaratory relief, and trademark cancellation.
JAGER OUTDOORS, Reg. No. 5,225,730 (Jun. 20, 2017) successfully overcame Section 2(e) descriptiveness refusal and USPTO request to disclaim the word “JAGER.”
Bajwa v. Chateau Edina Condo. Ass'n, 27-CV-17-2573 (Minn. Dist. Ct. May 2, 2017) denying Defendant condominum association's motion to dismiss claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, and malicious prosecution all related to assessment of association fees
TCI Business Capital, Inc., v. Five Star American Die Casting, LLC, 890 N.W.2d 423 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017) affirming district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant related to Plaintiff’s claims of civil theft and conversion.
Foreman & Airhart, Ltd. v. Haenke, et al., 27-CV-16-14183 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Dec. 19, 2016) obtaining dismissal of tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty claims in the absence of independently tortious conduct and in the absence of a fiduciary duty.
Bridgewater Bank v. Hessburg, et al., 27-CV-11-6954 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Nov. 3, 2016), at a bench trial, finding that Defendant agreed to indemnify Co-Defendant against any loss incurred by Defendant’s failure to convey title in real property free and clear of all liens, mortgages, and other encumbrances, and granting $350,000 judgment plus attorney fees.
Stubby Strip, LLC v. Food Market Merchandising, Inc., et al., 5:15-CV-1410-GLS-ATB (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2016) granting Defendant’s motion, dismissing all claims, including copyright infringement claims where Plaintiff merely held a non-exclusive copyright license and, therefore, lacked standing to assert a copyright infringement claim.
Food Market Merchandising, Inc. v. Stubby Strip, LLC, 27-CV-15-11442 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Sept. 7, 2016) granting partial summary judgment and dismissing all ten of Defendant’s counterclaims, including breach of contract, common law unfair competition, federal trademark infringement (15 U.S.C. § 1114), federal unfair competition (15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)), dilution (NY Gen. Bus. Law § 360), deceptive trade practices (NY Gen. Bus. Law § 360), deceptive trade practices (Minn. Stat. § 325D.44), statutory consumer fraud (Minn. Stat. § 325F.69), conversion, and veil piercing.
TCI Business Capital, Inc. v. Five Star American Die Casting, LLC, et al.,19HA-CV-14-2708 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Aug. 19, 2015) granting sua sponte summary judgment, holding that Plaintiff’s claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft, and conversion all failed.
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