About Us

Our Practice

We are a client-focused firm that thrives through our entrepreneurial spirit and welcoming environment rooted in strong relationships. We represent a broad range of clients and provide a wide spectrum of personalized business and individual legal services. Our clients, fellow practitioners and other professional service providers are our best referral sources.

We offer a pragmatic, strategic understanding — earned through real-world experience — of our clients' business and legal challenges, and we aggressively protect clients' interests without losing sight of their objectives and appetite for risk. We are committed to serving the individual needs of clients through experienced and creative representation.

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We specialize in corporate, real estate, merger and acquisition, exit planning including business succession and family business succession, estate and trust planning, and franchising matters for developing and established businesses and for individuals, and plaintiff-based attorney malpractice litigation. We make a special point to protect, respect and promote our clients' business and customer relationships.

We have made substantial investments in technology, which enable us to handle your information, documents and communications in a readily accessible fashion that is secure, cost-efficient and highly responsive.

Ken Engel

Ken Engel founded Engel Professional Association in 1998 after an extensive career in successful business turnarounds and in real estate development, construction, and finance in the office, multifamily, mixed use, hospitality, specialty use and distressed property arenas. Frequently working with distressed and restructuring projects, Ken addressed and created solutions on a wide spectrum of business- and development-related issues. A magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Ken brings over 20 years of real-world, practical business experience, and provides clients with unique perspectives and personalized insights. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in the state of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Recognized in the community for excellence in service, Ken was named 2013 Volunteer of the Year by the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. He served for six years on the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, including as vice chair of the board and chair of the board's DEC Committee, served for four years on the Minnesota 4th District Ethics Committee (DEC), served in leadership and advisory positions for the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Society of Financial Service Professionals - Twin Cities Chapter, the Minnesota Accounting Aid Society, Minneapolis Way to Grow, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, the Internal Revenue Service's and Minnesota Department of Revenue's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the St. Paul Children's Home Society's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, and the Anwatin Community Nursery School Board, was selected for inclusion in 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, has been an active member of a number of professional organizations, and serves on the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas' Speakers Bureau, and on the governing council of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), the world's largest Holocaust family organization.

Our Approach

  • First and foremost, to objectively, strategically and imaginatively provide knowledgeable legal advice and counsel.
  • To diligently protect your interests consistent with your expressed appetite for risk and opportunity.
  • To help develop and promote professional relationships that will advance and accelerate your performance and market position.

We Welcome Your Call

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