Michael L. Sheran
Mike Sheran represents businesses in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of corporate trust litigation, business torts, contract disputes, and non-competition and trade secret matters. He is involved in all phases of litigation and has successfully represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts as well as in mediation. Before entering the legal profession, Mike worked for several years as an institutional investment consultant, where he advised pension funds and foundations on private equity investments and portfolio management.
Mike received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he served as assistant editor and staff member of the William Mitchell Law Review. While in law school, Mike served as judicial extern to the Honorable Susan R. Nelson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Mike received his bachelor's degree in finance from Creighton University.
- In re: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015). Assisted with the representation of the Committee of Parish Creditors, comprised of over 100 parishes facing hundreds of clergy abuse claims, in the Archdiocese Chapter 11 reorganization. Obtained tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage settlements under missing insurance policies, which settlements were part of the $210 million settlement of Archdiocese and Parish clergy abuse claims, and represented the largest settlement by a diocese in bankruptcy to date in the United States.
- Current counsel to corporate trustee in multiple litigations against major banks and mortgage originators regarding the breach of representations and warranties relating to residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts.
- In re American Medical Systems, Inc., MDL No. 2325 (S.D. W. Va.). Defended consolidated federal court actions alleging multiple tort theories against American Medical Systems related to female mesh products.
- Pro Bono litigation regarding copper-sulfide mining project – Member of team of Maslon lawyers providing pro bono counsel to environmental organizations in several related and complex challenges to a copper-sulfide mine project proposed to be built within the Lake Superior watershed and in close proximity to the Boundary Waters. Representative case: In re NorthMet Project Permit to Mine Application Dated December 2017, __ N.W.2d __, 2021 WL 1652768 (Minn. Apr. 28, 2021).
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2023 (These awards recognize attorneys, who are earlier in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.)