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Perry M. de Stefano

Partner

(651) 776-2900

(651) 776-0106 (facsimile)

perry@spangleranddestefano.com

Perry represents business owners in both transactional and litigation matters, as well as appeals with issues affecting both their business and in planning for the end of life and incapacity.  He helps his business clients with protecting their assets in the event of a judgment against the business, a divorce or legal separation, and in the event of a death or incapacity of a business owner.  In addition, he helps business owners with drafting and enforcing commercial leases, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, employee manuals, and numerous other types of contracts.

 

Furthermore, he assists non-profits in obtaining 501(c)(3) charitable status, implementing conflict-of-interest and other governing policies.  Perry also drafts and assists for-profit and non-profit businesses in implementing policies affecting employees, such as vacation pay, medical leave, and avoiding sexual harassment. He also assists clients with estate planning: trusts, wills, business succession planning, health care directives and powers of attorney.

Areas of Practice

Business and Commercial Law

Estate Planning

Trusts and Wills

Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney

Trust Administration

Elder Law

Landlord/Tenant

Probate

Litigation and Appeals

Non-Profit Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. – May, 1995
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude – 1989
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Spangler, Evon M., de Stefano, Perry M., and Schromen, Rachel T., “The Role of Victimization versus Survivorship for Victims of Domestic Abuse: How to Use Personal and Community Resources to Move from Victimization to Survivorship,” The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 4, December, 2015.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry M., “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint: Effectively Representing an Incompetent Client in Custody Proceedings,”, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 3, No. 5, September, 2013
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry M., “Elimination of Bias: Interpreters and the Administration of Justice,”, Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • “Housing Repair Law and Litigation Manual.”
  • “Project HALO,” Legal Services Corporation.
  • Spangler, Evon M., de Stefano, Perry M., and Schromen, Rachel T., “The Role of Victimization versus Survivorship for Victims of Domestic Abuse: How to Use Personal and Community Resources to Move from Victimization to Survivorship,” The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 4, December, 2015.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry M., “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint: Effectively Representing an Incompetent Client in Custody Proceedings,” International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 3, No. 5, September, 2013
  • Spangler, Evon M. and McFarland, MiaLisa, “A Parent’s Undocumented Immigration Status Should Not Be Considered Under the Best Interests of the Child Standard,” William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 35, Number 1, 2008
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Hammell, Katrina, “The Dred Scott Decision and the History of Minnesota’s System of Judicial Elections,” Minnesota Women Lawyers With Equal Rights, 2006
  • Spangler, Evon M. and de Stefano, Perry, “Elimination of Bias: Interpreters and the Administration of Justice,” Continuing Legal Education, 2004.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Yang, May Thao, “The Hmong Pre-Charge Sexual Assault Protocol.”  Women’s Association of Hmong and Lao Hmong Women’s Peace, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2002.
  • Spangler, Evon M. and Cheeseboro, Edwin, “Minnesota Department of Human Rights – Process, Investigation and Appeals.”  Continuing Legal Education, 1999.
  • Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center, PSC, Board Member and Treasurer
  • Summit Hill Association Board Member
  • Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Housing Alliance Law Office