Real Estate Law

Ohnstad Twichell, P.C. is regionally ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in Real Estate Law.

The lawyers in our real estate practice group represent individuals, families, and business entities in connection with all types of real estate matters. Several of the attorneys in the firm have been active in the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the North Dakota State Bar Association, and have served on its Real Estate Title Standards Sub-Committee.

  • Land Sales
  • Purchase agreements
  • Title opinions
  • Commercial lease agreements
  • Easements
  • Contract for deed agreements and cancellations
  • Landlord/Tenant law
  • Tax-deferred exchanges

Lukas D. Andrud

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

John A. Juelson

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

Delvin J. Losing

SHAREHOLDER | CASSELTON

Marshall W. McCullough

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Brent T. Boeddeker

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Alexander Gruchala

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Keven J. Kercher

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Tyler J. Leverington

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Jeffery R. Strom

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

David L. Wanner

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Family Law

We are sensitive to your life, your family and what you expect from your law firm. We know our diverse society with multiple blended families, high failure rate of marriages, same sex relationships and assisted reproductive technology demands special analysis of each client’s needs on a case-by-case basis. Simply put, a “one-size-fits all” mentality does not produce the best results in the practice of family law. When you put your legal struggles in our hands you become an extension of our law firm.

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Parenting rights
  • Custody
  • Name Change
  • Paternity, premarital, and marital agreements
  • Property disputes
  • Child/Spousal support and alimony orders

Susan L. Ellison

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Elle M. Molbert

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Energy Law: Oil, Gas, and Wind

We represent landowners and owners of mineral rights in matters arising out of oil and wind energy production and exploration. Lukas, Mike, Sara and Bob have attended seminars on oil, gas and wind energy. We have also given presentations on oil, gas and wind energy.

  • Energy law litigation
  • Energy partnership litigation
  • Mineral owner rights
  • Royalty disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Leasing and easements
  • Estate planning with mineral interests
  • Energy field accident litigation

Lukas D. Andrud

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Michel W. Stefonowicz

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Business & Corporate Law

Our experienced and distinguished team of legal professionals at Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., will provide you with a committed, life-long partner that can assist you with your business needs from start to finish.  Our attorneys will work with you to organize your business, to manage your business as it grows and expands, and to assist you with business succession planning.  Our goal is to provide our clients with a one-stop location to handle all of their business legal needs. Whether you are an entrepreneur beginning your first company, an established business person in the community, an employer, or an employee, you can count on our legal staff to become an integral part of your business team.  In short, your business success is our success, and we look forward to working with you to reach your business goals.

  • Formation of corporations
  • Limited liability corporations
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Non-profit entities
  • Assistance with sale and purchase of businesses
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate resolutions and agreements
  • Promissory notes
  • Bylaws

Delvin J. Losing

SHAREHOLDER | CASSELTON

Marshall W. McCullough

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Christopher M. McShane

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Brent T. Boeddeker

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Keven J. Kercher

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Tyler J. Leverington

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Jeffery R. Strom

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

Estate Planning, Probate, & Trust

Ohnstad Twichell, P.C. is regionally ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in Trusts & Estates Law.

Ohnstad Twichell’s Estate Planning and Probate practice group is one of the most experienced and distinguished in the region. Our attorneys work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals for the future. We understand the importance of creating an estate plan that is flexible, while also ensuring your goals are met. Our attorneys work with families to craft estate plans that take into account the numerous tax and non-tax considerations at play. We create estate plans ranging from the simple to the complex, and anywhere in between.

  • Estate planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable planning
  • Gift and estate taxation
  • Trust and estate administration
  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Nursing home planning
  • Asset protection planning

Susan L. Ellison

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

John A. Juelson

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

Delvin J. Losing

SHAREHOLDER | CASSELTON

Marshall W. McCullough

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Sara K. Sorenson

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Brent T. Boeddeker

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Jacob L. Geiermann

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Keven J. Kercher

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Robert E. Rosenvold

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Michel W. Stefonowicz

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Jeffery R. Strom

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

David L. Wanner

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Criminal & Civil Litigation

Our experienced and distinguished team of legal professionals at Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., will provide you with a committed, life-long partner that can assist you with your civil or criminal litigation needs. Our attorneys will work with you to win your litigation cases.

  • Defense of state and federal criminal charges
  • Appeals of state and federal convictions

Andrew D. Cook

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Robert G. Hoy

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Christopher M. McShane

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Calley B. Campbell

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Stephen R. Hanson II

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Tyler J. Leverington

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Municipal & Water Law

Ohnstad Twichell has earned the respect of the legal community as a highly ethical, highly qualified law firm known for its expertise in the area of municipal law. As a result of its significant experience and expertise, Ohnstad Twichell is able to quickly and effectively resolve legal matters for its municipal clients, including litigation matters, which a less experienced law firm might not be able to do. Our law firm is recognized throughout the State of North Dakota in the practice of water law. We counsel county water resource districts and rural water districts, and represent clients in the formation and financing of legal drains, disputes among water users, and eminent domain, easement, and right of way actions.

  • Land use matters and proceedings
  • Creating zoning ordinances
  • Flood protection
  • Financing improvements for water, sewer, and street projects
  • Disputes among water users
  • Formation and financing of legal drains
  • Eminent domain, easement, and right of way actions

Sean M. Fredricks

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

John A. Juelson

ASSOCIATE | HILLSBORO

Christopher M. McShane

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

John T. Shockley

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Sarah M. Wear

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Katie J. Bertsch

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Lukas W. Croaker

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Public Finance, Bonding, and Public & Private Partnerships

For P3 projects, our financing team works closely with other practice groups at Ohnstad Twichell to provide financial, legal, and practical considerations. This fully integrated approach to P3 projects allows our team to identify and execute on smaller details that may be missed or misunderstood by others. Our clients value our ability to identify opportunities, prevent problems before they arise, and deliver innovative solutions.

John T. Shockley

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Sarah M. Wear

SHAREHOLDER | WEST FARGO

Katie J. Bertsch

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO

Calley B. Campbell

ASSOCIATE | WEST FARGO