Heidi J. Bassett

Heidi Bassett is a tough litigator and a trusted advisor representing clients throughout Minnesota and Florida.  She is adept at balancing her clients’ legal needs with corporate objectives and financial realities.  Heidi’s clients span a broad range of industries, including transportation, construction, hospitality and banking.  She also represents clients in corporate dissolution and probate disputes.  Prior to joining the firm, Heidi established herself as a leader in business and banking litigation throughout Florida.  She is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients in more than 200 appeals.


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Experience

  • Won summary judgment defeating claims of trespass, civil theft, conversion and deceptive trade practices
  • Won summary judgment in favor of client on claims arising from Minnesota’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and obtained permanent injunction to prevent future attempts to divert client’s business
  • Successfully defended judgment of specific performance on appeal
  • Won summary judgment for client on claims arising from corporate governance dispute while defeating allegations of theft from a nonprofit corporation
  • Won reversal of harassment restraining order on appeal
  • Successfully negotiated the settlement of a dispute between real estate developers in furtherance of the Minneapolis 2040 plan
  • Won court approval for prejudgment garnishment of funds without notice by proving likelihood that debtor was assigning, secreting or disposing of funds to avoid paying creditor
  • Successfully negotiated buyout of corporate shares in avoidance of impending litigation
  • Represented financial institutions in state and federal court litigation with a focus on foreclosure, credit cards and regulatory compliance
  • Testified and consulted as attorney fee expert in Florida state courts

In The News

Thought Leadership

Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
  • Member of Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member of Florida State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America-Ones to Watch© – Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Litigation Counsel of America
  • The M Report Magazine: 2014 list of top 35 under 35 slated to improve the housing industry

Community

  • The Open Door Food Pantry, Board of Directors
  • Apple Valley Rotary Club, Member
  • WomenVenture, Attorney Volunteer, providing pro bono consultations to entrepreneurs
  • Great American Teach-In, Volunteer
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society, Volunteer
  • Ambassador for the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Leadership Forum, Committee Member, Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Publications


Past Seminars