Caryn A. Boisen

Professional Profile
Caryn, a partner with Larson • King, focuses her practice in the areas of construction, products liability, commercial litigation, and business litigation.  She provides advice to clients regarding business planning and avoiding disputes.  She also has significant experience in all aspects of defensive and offensive litigation including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations.

Caryn represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, administrative and governmental proceedings, and complex civil litigated disputes venued throughout the United States.  Her clients operate in diverse industries, including construction, insurance, energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and financial services.  In the construction area, Caryn represents contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, and design professionals in matters involving both residential and commercial projects.  She has extensive experience in mechanics' liens, bond claims, construction contracts, construction defects, jobsite accidents, OSHA, and arbitration.  In the products liability area, Caryn represents manufacturers and distributors of a wide variety of products, including agricultural and construction products and equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, natural gas and electricity, and personal protective equipment.  Caryn has served as national coordinating counsel and national settlement counsel in nationwide mass tort products liability litigation for a Fortune 100 manufacturing company.  She also represents major property and liability insurers on a broad range of matters, including construction, environmental, and claim handling issues.

Caryn volunteers for the Tubman – Chrysalis Center’s Safety Project, where she provides pro bono legal representation to low income domestic violence victims who are seeking Orders for Protection.  She serves as a mentor to law students through a local law school’s formal mentoring program.  Caryn also has served and continues to serve on several trade association, non-profit, and for-profit advisory boards.

Caryn grew up in the Twin Cities area.  She enjoys downhill skiing, watching sports, and gardening.  She is an avid traveler, having been to 45 of the 50 United States, 27 countries, and 4 continents. 

Law School
Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1997
M. Arnold Lyons Award for Highest Academic Performance
Editor-in-Chief, Hamline Law Review
Civil Rights Moot Court

College
University of St. Thomas, magna cum laude, 1994

Member
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
Ramsey County Bar Association – Vice President for 2016-2017; Board of Directors for 2013-2017; CLE Oversight Committee, Co-Chair for 2011-2014; Bench & Bar Benefit Co-Chair for 2013
Women Construction Owners and Executives – Board of Directors, President for 2015-2017, President-Elect for 2013-2015, National Associate Director-at-Large for 2006-2009 and 2011-2013, Secretary for 2009-2011
American Arbitration Association's National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee
Association of Women Contractors of Minnesota – Education Committee, Co-Chair for 2013-2017
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Fellows Program for 2013-2014, Program Development Committee for 2015-2017, Advisory Group Committee, Co-Chair for 2016-2017
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Board of Directors for 2013-2018, Membership Committee, Co-Chair for 2016-2017
National Association of Women Lawyers
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
YouthCARE Advisory Board

Admitted
Minnesota; North Dakota; Wisconsin; Virginia; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Publications & Seminars
Presenter, “Operation Termination: Minimizing Multiple Risks When Terminating an Employee Following an Adverse Incident,” USLAW Webinar (February 2017)

Panelist, “Pleadings And Discovery: Stuck In The Middle With (All Of) You!,” USLAW Risk Management Exchange (November 2016)

Moderator,"Contract Negotiations," Association of Women Contractors Spring Workshop (May 2016)

Presenter, "Contract Provisions: The Stuff You Don't Read," Constructing Success 2016 (March 2016)

Presenter, "Ethical and Effective Practices for Corporate Counsel" (January 2016)

Panelist, "Legislative and Legal Updates," Women Construction Owners and Executives Mid-Year Meeting and Conference (October 2015)

Panelist, “Compliance Verification in Third-Party Contracts:  Effective Due-Diligence and Contracting Strategies,” Association of Corporate Counsel (April 2015)

Panelist, “Serving on Nonprofit Boards,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Nonprofit Law Conference (March 2015)

Presenter, “Contractual Indemnity Clauses,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Negotiating, Drafting & Handling Contracts in Minnesota (February 2015)

Presenter, “Show Your Clients the Money: Enforcing Judgments in Minnesota,” Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (January 2015)

Presenter, “Show Your Clients the Money: Enforcing Judgments in Minnesota,” Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (January 2014)

Presenter, “Top Ten Contract Clauses For You To Know And Understand,” Association of Women Contractors Fall Workshop, Legalese for Construction (October 2013)

Presenter, “Contractual Indemnity Clauses,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Negotiating, Drafting & Handling Contracts in Minnesota (January 2013)

Presenter, “Out Of The Trenches And Into The Courtroom:  A Legal And Practical Discussion Of The False Claims Act,” Women Construction Owners and Executives Mid-Year Meeting and Conference (May 2012)

Presenter, "Making the Most of the Discovery Process," Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (September 2011)

Presenter, "Managing a Crisis and its Aftermath," Minnesota State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section (March 2011)

Co-Author, "Property Insurance: Additional Insured Issues," Exploring Property Insurance and Construction Law Issues, DRI (2010)

Presenter, "Mediation Basics," University of Minnesota (November 2010)

Presenter, "Managing a Crisis and its Aftermath," Larson King Corporate Counsel Summit (October 2010)

Presenter, "Making the Most of the Discovery Process," Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (October 2010)

Presenter, "Mediation Basics," University of Minnesota (November 2009)

Panel Moderator, "Examining Minnesota's New Bad Faith Law," Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (October 2009)

Presenter, "Contractual Indemnity Clauses," Twin Cities Insurance Club (January 2009)

Presenter, "The Art of Drafting ADR Clauses," American Arbitration Association Construction Conference, ADR Works: Choosing the Right Resolution Options  (November 2008)

Presenter, "Indemnity and Insurance," Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (October 2008)

Presenter, "The Art of Drafting ADR Clauses," American Arbitration Association Construction Conference, ADR Works: Choosing the Right Resolution Options (May 2008)

Seminar Moderator and Presenter on "Mechanics' Liens," Lorman Education Services Seminar, Condominium Construction Issues (April 2008)

Presenter, "Contractual Indemnity Clauses," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Drafting, Handling, and Negotiating Contracts in Minnesota (February 2008)

Author, "The Immigration Reform and Control Act: New Forms, Rules, and Requirements," Turning Point, Women Construction Owners and Executives (November 2007)

Author, "What the Judge and Jury Don't Know Can Hurt You: How Proposed Changes to the AIA Forms May Affect Construction Disputes," Of Counsel (November 2007)

Presenter, "New Immigration Rules and Requirements," Women Construction Owners and Executives Mid-Year Meeting and Conference (October 2007)

Panelist, National Association of Women Lawyers Seminar, "From Backpack to Briefcase" (March 2007)

Presenter, "Mechanics' Liens," National Association of Women in Construction, Rochester Chapter (November 2006)

Presenter, "Mechanics' Liens," National Association of Women in Construction, Twin Cities Chapter (June 2006)