Steven R. Little

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Steve is the owner of SRL Law, PLLC located in downtown Minneapolis.

Steve is a litigator specializing in real estate litigation and contract disputes. He also advises and represents clients in business and real estate transactions. He has tried over 30 cases in both state and federal court and has represented his clients in appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Steve represents title agents and underwriters and their insureds, lenders, commercial landlords, contractors, small businesses and individuals in Minnesota state and federal courts, He was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in 2015 and 2016 and has been consistently recognized as a "Rising Star" since 2006 by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine, recognizing the top 2.5% of younger and newer attorneys in the State of Minnesota.

Steve graduated from Hamline University School of Law magna cum laude in 2000 and from the University of Minnesota-Duluth cum laude in 1995.

Experience

  • Minnesota Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • Member of the Minnesota Land Title Association's Legislative Committee, 2013
  • Co-author and presenter of breakout session at the 2011 and 2012 Real Estate Institute and the 2012 Mortgage Foreclosure Conference, Co-Author, Title Problems Arising From Mortgage Foreclosures, Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, 2011
  • Co-author and presenter of Priorities Among Liens: Mechanic's Lien v. Mechanic's Lien; Mechanic's Lien v. Judgments and Other Liens., Co-Author and Presentr, Priorities Among Liens, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Construction, 2003
  • Published law review article exploring the insuffiency of current constraints on state action to regulate corporate subsidies., Author, Corporate Welfare Wars: The Insufficiency of Current Constraints on State Action and the Desirability of a Federal Legislative Response, Hamline Law Review, 1999
  • Court of Appeals victory involving title to commercial real estate., 2013
  • District Court victory following 3 day bench trial in Hennepin County involving title to commercial real estate valued at over $650,000.00., 2012
  • U.S. District Court victory interpreting statute of limitations under TILA., 2011
  • Successfully defended and settleed consolidated mechanic's lien action involving 23 separate cases filed in 7 different counties., 2009
  • Bench trial victory involving defense of mechanic's lien., 2009
  • Successfully defended title insurer in coverage dispute in U.S. District Court., 2007
  • Court of Appeals victory interpreting whether water and sewer connection fees imposed by municipality are covered under policies of title insurance., 2005
  • Court of Appeals victory interpreting the requirements for pre-lien notice in mechanic's lien action., 2004
  • District Court verdict defending against mechanic's lien where court invaldated mechanic's lien for intentional overstatement., 2004
  • Bench trial victory representing engineer involving foreclosure of a mechanic's lien., 2004
  • Jury victory representing contractor involving painting contract for conodominium project., 2003
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth, B.A., cum laude, 1995
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., Law, magna cum laude, 2000

Richard S. Little

Experience

  • Deputy Examiner of Titles Anoka 2006-Present
  • Counsel Commercial Partners Title, LLC 2004-Present
  • Deputy Examiner of Titles Hennepin County 1973-2003 (retired)
  • Court Referee Hennepin County hearing hundreds of default Torrens and real estate case and over 40 contested cases 1984-2003
  • Frequent CLE lecturer on real estate subjects
  • Author, numerous articles on real estate law
  • Former adjunct professor, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member, Anoka County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Task Force on Uniform Conveyance Blanks, 1984-2004
  • Past Member, MSBA Real Property Council
  • Member, State Task Force on Electronic Real Estate Recording Legal Subcommittee
  • Member, MSBA Real Property Section Legislative Committee
  • Member, annual Real Estate Institute Planning Committee
  • Consultant to Minnesota Association of County Recorders and member of Recorders’ Torrens Committee and Legislative Committee
  • Frequently testify on real property related bills at the state legislature
  • Drafted numerous real estate bills which are now law
  • Mediator and arbitrator in real estate cases
  • J.D. University of Minnesota Law School 1972
  • B.A. Minnesota State University Mankato 1968