Clients turn to Lowell for advice in connection with substantial construction projects and disputes. He also consults broadly in the nonprofit sector.


For more than four decades, Lowell has been representing clients in the construction industry including national, regional and local owners, contractors and design professionals with operations across the United States and Canada. He also provides strategic counsel to his clients' CEOs and boards of directors.

Recognized for his experience in alternative dispute resolution, Lowell has written and spoken extensively on construction law issues and served as a member of the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. He also consults regularly with major nonprofit organizations, advising them on matters of governance. Lowell also serves as Senior Firm Counsel for Stinson.


Lowell has played an integral role in a number of major construction projects, including the Mall of America, Regions Hospital expansion, Denver International Airport Terminal and the Consolidated Car Rental Facility at the Las Vegas Airport.

World-class nonprofits have relied on his counsel, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Nashville Ballet, Mann Center and Ojai Music Festival.

He also facilitates regular meetings of the board chairs of the nation’s preeminent orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Speaking Engagements


“Chapter 107: Commercial Defamation and Disparagement,” Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3rd Ed. ABA Section of Litigation, 2005-2011

"Good Governance for Challenging Times," Symphony Magazine, December 2003



Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for over 25 years.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul

  • Board of Directors, Past Chair

League of American Orchestras, New York City

  • Board of Directors, Past Chair

Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Board of Overseers; Past Chair

Spring for Music at Carnegie Hall, New York City, Board Member

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, New York City

  • Board of Directors, Past Vice Chair

Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin

  • Board of Trustees

MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis Board of Directors, Past Chair

Practices & Industries


  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin


University of Denver College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1967

Augustana College, B.A., cum laude, 1964

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