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Sarah E. Fisher-Otten

Sarah represents businesses and individuals in transactions and lawsuits. 

Her practice includes counsel and representation in the following areas:
 

  • Contract and non-payment disputes
  • Creditor's remedies, debt collection and debt settlement negotiation
  • Representation of creditors' claims in debtor bankruptcies
  • Community association assessment liens and collections
  • Residential and commercial property sales, leasing, contracts for deed
  • Resolution of title defects and boundary disputes
  • Torrens proceedings
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Litigation of conciliation court matters, and state and federal civil district court cases

 
Sarah's clients have included small business owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, title insurers, real estate investors, landlords, tenants, and residential and commercial property owners. Sarah takes a no nonsense, problem-solving approach to determine the most efficient and effective way to obtain her client’s most favorable result, and she handles each case with the best interest of her client in mind. 
 
Sarah is licensed to practice law in Minnesota state and federal courts and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, eligible to serve as a mediator. Sarah obtained her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
 
A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Sarah now lives in Minneapolis where she enjoys walking, running and biking on the area's many trails with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
 
Past Employment:

  • Claims Counsel, National Agent Claims, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney, Construction, Real Estate, Creditor's Remedies, and Litigation Practice Groups, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, 2008 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney, Construction, Real Estate, and Litigation Practice Groups, Rinke Noonan, 2006 - 2008

 Professional Memberships and Organizations:

Presentations:

  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and State Collection Laws, Collecting a Judgment: A Procedural Guide, and Ethical Issues in Collection, Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Closing Time: What To Do At and After the Closing, Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and State Collection Law and Ethics in Collection, Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute, 2015
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and State Collection Law and Ethics in Collection, Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Closing Time: What To Do At and After the Closing, Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and State Collection Law and Ethics in Collection, Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Overview of Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota, Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota, Lorman Education Services, 2011
  • Payment and Enforcement of Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota, Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota, Lorman Education Services, 2011
  • Overview of Mechanic’s Liens in Minnesota, Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota, Lorman Education Services, 2009
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Mechanic's Liens, Association of Women Contractors, 2008
  • Mechanic’s Liens, West Central Builders Association, 2008

Publications:

  • LEED Certification Goals: Trim Your Risk, Hellmuth & Johnson Construction Newsletter, Winter, 2010
  • “Green” Construction Builds Unknown Risks, Hellmuth & Johnson Construction Newsletter, Summer 2009
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, On the Level, Central Minnesota Builders Association, 2006

 Volunteer Work:







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Bloomington, MN 55420
952.777.2266

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Direct: 952.777.4267   sarah@fisherlawmn.com