Chestnut Cambronne Law Firm


Jeffrey C. O’Brien
Chestnut Cambronne, PA
17 Washington Avenue N., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2048

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Jeff practices in the areas of business formations, business transactions, real estate law, estate planning and probate law. His clients represent a diverse array of businesses and business owners including real estate agents, developers and investors, title companies, community banks, film producers, restaurant operators, manufacturing companies, and franchised businesses. He has significant experience with the formation of new businesses.

Jeff has several niche practice areas, including his work with individuals financing a business venture and/or acquiring real estate through the use of self-directed retirement accounts. He also represents several craft breweries and distilleries and has authored the seminal article on the legal requirements for starting a brewery, “Ten Key Legal Steps You Need to Take to Start Your Own Brewery,” which was published in The Growler.

Jeff is a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Specialist and co-host of The Business Forum Show, an online business radio show, where he discusses various topics related to business law. He has also presented the “Legal Minute” since 2008. The real estate segment is featured weekly on Minnesota Home Talk, heard Saturdays at 7 am on ESPN Twin Cities 1500 AM. He is admitted to practice in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

A frequent lecturer and writer, Jeff has presented and written articles on a variety of topics such as asset protection planning, entity conversions, real estate lending and loan documentation and other general business and real estate matters. You can view the articles on his website or check out his blog. A self-described “social media addict,” you can also connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. His column, “The Social Media Lawyer,” appears quarterly in the CIC Midwest News.

In 2014, Jeff was included on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. He has been listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer since 2014 and previously was listed as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers from 2008 to 2012, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Minnesota.

A resident of Albertville, Minnesota, Jeff is active in his local community and serves on the Albertville Planning & Zoning Commission, is a member of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors of his homeowners association.