Christopher R. Sall

Chris Sall is a partner in Hellmuth & Johnson’s litigation and transactional groups, where he works closely with businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas.

Chris obtained his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He earned his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.



  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment, securing judgment of $5,961,198.58 in favor of client (Drink Up, LLC v. NexBev Industries, LLC, et al., Court File No. 27-CV-19-15101)
  • Successfully briefed and argued motion to vacate judgment entered against client in excess of $100,000. (Sai Business Solutions, Inc. v. Maheswari Foods, LLC, et al.; Court File No.: 27-CV-22-7353)
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment against contractors, arising out of contractors’ negligent acts resulting in significant damage to client’s personal property. Thereafter, secured favorable settlement in favor of client. (Fury Motors, Inc. v. Shafer Contracting Co., Inc.; Court File No.: 19HA-CV-20-899)
  • Obtained full defense verdict in favor of client after two-day bench trial, arising out of adjacent property owner’s claims of trespass and nuisance. (Christopher Hallberg v. Zirc Dental Products, Inc., et al.; Court File No.: 86-CV-19-6902)
  • Obtained expungement award in favor of investment advisor client, expunging customer dispute from client’s BrokerCheck and CRD records. (Schumacher v. Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC; Court File No.: 27-CV-21-3713; FINRA Case No.: 20-01662)
  • Successfully negotiated buy-out of LLC member’s 50% interest in company; avoiding litigation and securing release of all pre-suit claims asserted by adverse owner.
  • Defended and absolved national retailer from liability arising out of a multi-million dollar products liability action brought by injured party. (Piland v. Markwort Sporting Goods, Inc., et al.)
  • Represented national property management firm at arbitration hearing and obtained favorable decision for client. (Veritas Holdings v. Northpoint Asset Management)
  • Represented purchaser of business against sellers alleging fraud and misrepresentation by sellers and reached settlement for client in excess of one million dollars. (Capstone, Inc. v. Bethesda et al.)
  • Represented minority shareholder of business in buy-out negotiations with national insurance brokerage.
  • Represented 50/50 owner of local restaurant chain defeating all allegations brought by partner for breach of fiduciary duty and subsequently negotiated favorable buy-out terms for client.
  • Represented employee in discrimination action (gender and disability) against former employer; securing settlement in excess of $300,000. (Wright v. AAPA/TCAA)

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  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star® – 2023

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