Pete advises insurance companies on legal, regulatory and corporate law challenges. Clients appreciate his keen understanding of the insurance business and ability to rapidly develop effective solutions.


Pete handles the full range of transactional and compliance matters in the highly regulated insurance industry and advocates insurance matters before state legislatures and administrative agencies. A go-to problem solver with in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by insurance businesses, Pete counsels on insurance transactions, formation and dissolution of insurers, product distribution mechanisms, corporate governance, product development and licensing and compliance matters.


Pete advocates insurance matters before state legislatures and administrative agencies, appearing before the Minnesota Legislature, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and other agencies on behalf of his clients.

He assists insurers and producers with Minnesota regulatory issues, such as holding company act filings, transaction applications, solvency investigations, enforcement matters and product filings.

Before joining the firm, Pete was an officer of St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, where he served as division counsel to the Medical Services division and as Group Counsel to the Specialty Commercial insurance group, leading a group of attorneys and other professionals in providing counsel to St. Paul Fire and Marine’s niche markets.

News & Insights


"For social insurance programs, let Minnesota's workers' comp program be your guide," Star Tribune, February 2020

“Work Comp Changes Come Roaring Back,” Minnesota Insurance, August 2013



Named among The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of insurance law

Received a Client's Choice designation from Lexology for delivering exceptional client service

Recognized as a 2011 Governance Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota Chamber Business Services Corporation, the insurance marketing arm of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Chair, Board of Directors, 2004-2009

American Fraternal Alliance, Law Committee

Medical Malpractice Insurance Committee, American Insurance Association, Chair, 1994-1998

Workers’ Compensation, Special Compensation Fund Advisory Committee, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Chair, 1996-2000

Minnesota Insurance Guaranty Association, Director, 1992-1996

Policy and Planning Council, Insurance Federation of Minnesota, Co-Chair, 1992-1996

Minnesota Insurance Deskbook, Chapter on Claims-Made Insurance, Contributor


  • State of Minnesota


Drake University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984

Concordia College, B.A., 1981

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