Peter J. Gleekel
Peter Gleekel is a complex commercial litigator with more than 30 years of jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts throughout the nation. Ranked by peers as “AV Preeminent” in LexisNexus Martindale-Hubbel ratings, Peter specializes in an aggressive, efficient, agile and effective practice with particular expertise in corporate ownership and governance disputes and intellectual property litigation. As lead counsel and strategist for international, national and local clients, Peter has in-depth experience navigating all areas of IP law, including complex trade secrets, trademark dilution, copyright, trade dress, patent design, unfair competition, computer fraud and non-compete claims.
In more than three decades trying and arbitrating cases, Peter has developed a unique ability to understand both the big picture issues and the arcane minutiae that define and drive a case; his experience crosses a wide spectrum of industry, from wine manufacturing to hair care production, from construction to consumer electronics, from casualty insurance to customer loyalty corporate incentive. His clients--high-profile multinationals as well as mid-size corporations and smaller family-held businesses--benefit from his business acumen, his high energy, his passion for his client’s cause, his negotiating skills, and his insistence on personal stewardship of each case he handles.
Peter has also been certified by the Minnesota Supreme Court for inclusion on the state-wide roster of qualified neutrals.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1983
University of Minnesota, B.S., magna cum laude, 1980
Minnesota; Missouri; U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota;U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
Exemplar Trial List
Edward Kraemer & Son's Inc. vs. Wybierla, Butler and Poor Richards Inc. Defense Verdict in Civil RICO case.
Louis Roederer's vs. J. Garcia Carrio Trademark infringement. Preserved client's right to use brand name.
M.F. Bank Restoration Co. vs. Elliott Bray and Reilly Contract action, favorable plaintiff judgement.
US Bank NA, as Trustee vs. Coldspring Granite Company Minority Shareholder Dispute.