Terrance W. Moore

Terry solves problems for businesses and their leaders. He has 30 years of experience advising businesses and individuals in Minnesota and North Dakota. Terry’s unique personal experience in both law and business provide Terry the tools to solve all types of disruptive business problems, from litigation to transactions to multi-party workouts. In litigation, Terry has successfully taken on many major league adversaries including big oil, big pharma, government agencies, and many others.

Every day, Terry deploys his strategic thinking and negotiation skills as an advisor and litigator for closely held businesses and individual owners. He serves as outside General Counsel for clients in a variety of industries. Terry negotiates and litigates critical matters involving business disruption problems of all kinds including bank workouts, partner conflicts, and contract fights. His experience and willingness to take cases to trial can motivate the other side to a make a reasonable settlement.

Terry can also help businesses with critical financing, transactions, and real estate matters as well as more routine business documents like leases, sales agreements, and employment contracts.

Terry advises business clients in a variety of sectors, with concentrations in oilfield services, media, sports, health care, and real estate, drawing on his industry experience and negotiation skills, as well as his background as an entrepreneur.

“Throughout my career, I have helped clients achieve their objectives by negotiating effectively on their behalf,” says Terry. “It’s the key to transforming desired outcomes into tangible results.”

Terry is licensed to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota. He is also a frequent speaker on business issues & strategic thinking.



  • Preserved $187 million for North Dakota taxpayers on constitutional claim (currently on appeal)
  • Recovered more than $750,000 for a North Dakota Mineral owner who had been shorted on royalty payments for years
  • Representing mineral rights owners in oil drainage and related claims
  • Successfully resolved a contract dispute on behalf of former executive who was being denied payment by a large pharmaceutical company
  • Led negotiations on behalf of a Major League Baseball team resulting in the most lucrative radio rights contract in Minnesota sports
  • Successfully defended a client against claims of a former partner seeking $12 million
  • Represented a victim of the Bernie Madoff scandal in a series of lawsuits resulting in agreements that ultimately returned all of the client’s assets
  • Ensured survival of client company facing large operational loss by consulting on operational strategies, financing and defending multiple lawsuits
  • Helped screenwriter/director, obtain bridge financing, and navigate complex legal requirements, resulting in the production of an award-winning independent film
  • Represents clients at trial and on appeal, resulting in favorable results (most of the time)
  • Represented a minority business owner who had his business ownership seized by his former partners, resulting in a negotiated settlement in excess of $600,000 for client
  • Exercised a clients’ shareholder’s rights, resulting in payment to clients of $1.3 million
  • Assisted a trade group in forming a business alliance to lobby and defeat a proposed special tax to fund a professional sports stadium
  • Worked through a series of lawsuits and agreements enabling the business to survive by obtaining an 80% discount on an operating loan
  • Negotiated a $2 million settlement for two partners, who together owned 50% of a partnership involved in real estate development and had been frozen out by their partners

In The News

Thought Leadership


  • Member, Rotary Club
  • Member, Agricultural and Rural Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Broadcasters Association


  • Host of “Moore About the World” radio show and podcast
  • Frequent Speaker on topics, including Crisis management, negotiation tactics, ethics, healthcare and broadcasting
  • Formerly chaired both the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation section and the Entertainment Law section
  • Organizer and part owner of Da Beauty League, a summer hockey league for professional hockey players
  • Serves as Director of the non-profit Minnesota Blades AAA Hockey Club

Honors & Awards

  • Honored as “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2006
  • Included on the Minnesota Super Lawyer list numerous times
  • Named a “Leading Minnesota Healthcare Attorney” by Minnesota Physician in 2005
  • Awarded the Minnesota State Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2003

Past Seminars