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Nick Sperling

Adjunct Faculty and Attorney at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
J.D. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth

Nick represents corporate and individual clients in all aspects of business law, employment law, commercial litigation, and information technology and licensing.

In his practice, Nick focuses on the each client’s goals and tailors his approach to achieve the best and most efficient outcome, working alongside his clients to resolve issues outside of the courtroom in settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration; and serving as their zealous advocate in the courtroom. Nick has experience litigating a wide range of matters in state and federal court, representing clients in shareholder dispute, breach of contract, employment and real estate matters. Nick also regularly negotiates IT and software licensing agreements, as well as severance and employment contracts. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota and the Western District of Wisconsin.

In addition to his private practice, Nick is an active board member on the board of directors for Reach Out and Read Minnesota, a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood literacy and closing the achievement gap in Minnesota communities. Nick is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, participating in the Business Law Sections for both Minnesota and Wisconsin Bars and the Technology Law Section for the Minnesota State Bar Association. Prior to joining Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., Nick spent four years as an attorney at a mid-sized Minneapolis law firm where he oversaw the firm’s small business and IT practice group. Nick has been named a North Star Lawyer for 2016 and 2017.

Nick lives in St. Paul and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. In his free time Nick often can be found on the Twin Cities running and biking trails, or at his cabin in Wisconsin.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 933 - 10 Mentor Externship II See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23014 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours


Nicholas N. Sperling

Mentor Externship II is a year-long seminar course taken in fall and spring semester of the 3L year. The seminar integrates the student’s mentor fieldwork with small group coursework that reinforces the development of a trusted mentor relationship, core competencies and expectations of the profession, and other key relationships lawyers must manage. The course also incorporates individualized guidance to assist each student in his or her self-directed professional development journey.

Schedule Details

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MSL 4591230-132513 Feb '20
MSL 4591230-132519 Mar '20

Summer 2020 Courses

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Fall 2020 Courses

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