Our attorneys help adoptive parents and child-placing agencies join children with loving families. We also assist clients involved in gestational carrier arrangements and assisted reproductive arrangements. We have the only North Dakota attorney, Bill Harrie, who is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), which is a prestigious national association of attorneys experienced in the field of adoption law and assisted reproduction technology.


From startup ventures to seasoned enterprises, our business and corporate attorneys provide careful guidance to companies in every stage of development. Our lawyers assist in entity selection and formation, including limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and non-profit entities. Our lawyers serve as general counselors to companies in such matters as joint ventures, mergers and buyouts, employee stock and equity ownership plans, asset protection strategies, corporate governance and oversight, capital formation and fundraising, and business succession planning. Our business and corporate lawyers do not believe in a one-size-fits all approach. We take the time to listen to the needs of every business client, and propose a tailored strategy to achieve the goals of each organization.


Nilles Lawyers represent companies with a depth of trial and arbitration experience, real-world practicality representative of the local state and Federal courts, as well as knowledge and connections ranging from the diverse North Dakota economy to the national and global economy. We have successfully represented clients in litigation ranging from local start-up businesses all the way through Fortune 500 institutions. Our attorneys have significant expertise in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration with an impressive record of success. We are committed to developing solutions to help our clients solve their problems in an expeditiously and cost-effectively manner.


Nilles Lawyers are experienced in a wide range of commercial transactions and contract negotiation. We regularly assist corporate clients, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, closely held companies, and other clients in the facilitation of loan agreements, real estate mortgages, secured transactions, stock and asset purchases, and other similar transactions. Nilles Lawyers draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts and instruments, ensuring that every client’s interests are protected.


Nilles Lawyers have represented small business owners, contractors, design-build firms, subcontractors, suppliers, owners and developers, architects, engineers, and energy companies from the initial negotiation and contract phase all the way through contested litigation. We also advise and represent clients in Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) compliance and appeals. Nilles Lawyers is able to use both its long-standing legal experience and the attorney’s personal experiences to best represent the needs of the client.


Nilles Lawyers represent the interests of creditors who are seeking to collect on unpaid invoices and bills of nearly any variety. Our lawyers have represented the interests of banks, commercial clients, and private individuals who are either secured or unsecured creditors. Our lawyers regularly represent creditors and business in:


Nilles Lawyers assist individuals and businesses in a variety of employment related issues. Our attorneys are often called on to counsel employers and managers in all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotion, accommodation, investigation, discipline, and termination. We can provide educational training to employers on the complex laws and regulations governing the modern workplace and review employment handbooks, manuals, and policies for compliance. We also assist individuals and businesses in reviewing employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and severance packages.


Nilles Lawyers provide personal, one-on-one counseling to individuals and families to prepare an estate administration plan that fits their need, whether it is a simple will or trust to more sophisticated estate plans. Our experienced attorneys guide clients through the process of identifying their goals and objectives for life changes and implementing those directives. When the time comes, we are also there to assist individuals and families through the probate process to ensure a smooth transition of wealth to the survivors.


Nilles Lawyers have been leaders in the defense of personal injury lawsuits, premises liability lawsuits, insurance coverage disputes, first party actions by insurance carriers and against insurance carriers in North Dakota and Minnesota for decades. Nilles Lawyers have represented the interests of literally thousands of insureds for more than one hundred separate insurance carriers. Our lawyers are proud to be members of the Defense Research Institute and the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association.


Nilles Lawyers practice in the area of landlord/tenant law for both landlords and tenants, depending upon the particular issues at hand. We provide our clients with assistance in the negotiating and the drafting of lease agreements and both North Dakota and Minnesota, for in residential, commercial, and farm leasing. We also represent clients involved in commercial and residential evictions.


Nilles Lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of real estate matters. From home purchases to complex commercial real estate developments, our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and experience required to facilitate efficient real estate transactions. Some of the services our lawyers provide include: