With nearly 30 years of litigation experience, C.J. Schoenwetter concentrates his civil litigation practice in the areas of general commercial, construction and premises liability litigation, with a special focus relating to Uniform Commercial Code, product liability and tort claims. C.J.’s experience also extends to the area of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration.
C.J. represents both large and small clients, including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, government regulatory agencies, lenders, builders, developers and property owners. Representative cases include claims alleging negligence, breach of contract, violation of non-compete agreements, as well as enforcement actions on personal guaranties and claims brought under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
C.J.’s depth of experience in commercial litigation includes complex cases arising under the Uniform Commercial Code as well as liability for officers and directors based on claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties and gross negligence. On a routine basis, C.J. assists clients in defending claims alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and statutory violations. Companies seeking to recover damages for damages caused by others also work closely with C.J. to obtain favorable resolutions.
In 1998, C.J. was recognized for his distinguished service rendered as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Board of Governors. C.J.’s bar association activities have also included membership on the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Governing Council as well as its Governance Committee. C.J. also served as a Director and Vice Chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s New Lawyer’s Section. Prior to entering private practice, C.J. clerked for the Honorable Patrick W. Fitzgerald.
C.J. authors many articles and teaches seminars across the country relating to commercial litigation, banking and construction issues.