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Stephanie K. Bitterman


3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2006

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota State Bar Association: Construction Law Section; Civil Litigation Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers: Attorney Mentor for Law Students
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Minnesota Wills for Heroes Program, Minnesota State Bar Association: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Simpson Shelter: Volunteer
  • Chicano-Latinos United in Service: past ESL Volunteer
  • Champlin City Planning Commission: Commissioner 2014
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation: past Volunteer


Stephanie Bitterman is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group where she represents clients ranging from small business owners to large corporations throughout all stages of litigation. Stephanie has experience in a wide range of high-stakes business disputes, including minority shareholder and creditor disputes, insurance coverage disputes, construction defect claims, business contract disputes, non-compete, and ERISA matters. Stephanie takes a strategic and practical approach to litigation, keeping her clients' business objectives at the fore. She also volunteers pro bono legal service for Minnesota Wills for Heroes and the Children's Law Center of Minnesota.

Stephanie received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. She was a member and editor of the Minnesota Law Review, recipient of the Royal Stone Scholarship, and participated in the International Law Students Association. While in law school, Stephanie volunteered with the Minnesota Justice Foundation, where she assisted with immigration and asylum cases; she also studied international trade in a
study-abroad program in Argentina. Prior to law school, Stephanie worked in customer service training and as a production coordinator in both the private and non-profit sectors. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Missouri Western State University with a B.A. in Spanish.


Business Litigation

  • 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.
  • Represented creditors in arbitration where clients obtained multi-million-dollar awards in connection with loans to private entities.
  • Represented minority shareholders of an LLC in an arbitration and obtained favorable settlement of claims involving fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and equitable remedies for buy-out.
  • Represented investment advisory firm that obtained a favorable settlement in action relating to client's recommendation to invest in what has commonly been referred to as Bernard Madoff's feeder funds.
  • Rembrandt Enterprises v. Deb El Food Products LLC et al. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of creditor seeking to recover $1 million receivable dismissing debtor's $1.7 million counterclaim alleging creditor had breached supply agreement by demanding assurances of future performance.
  • MN Timberwolves Limited Partnership v. AEG Management. Represented the Minnesota Timberwolves in connection with a successful ruling in 2010 in a contractual dispute with the operator of the Target Center Arena over the rights to revenue from a new sign to be erected on the back of the Target Center Arena adjacent to the new Twins Stadium.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against Fortune 500 company involving stock purchase and sale.
  • Defended national retailer and hotel chain in action alleging unfair labor practice and discrimination claims.
  • Obtained favorable judgment for client against lessees in default on a commercial lease.
  • Has obtained favorable settlements for local and national clients in a wide variety of other commercial disputes.

Construction Litigation

  • Obtained favorable settlement defending construction subcontractor in complex litigation involving multimillion-dollar construction defect claims.
  • Obtained arbitration award for construction subcontractor in action involving mechanics' lien claims.
  • Has defended owners and contractors in a variety of construction-related actions that resulted in favorable settlements for clients.


Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014-2015 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship for Alumni of Missouri Western State University


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