Combining our strength and experience with focused direction and agility, we have the skill and flexibility to expose the truth across various causes. Whether those causes are large or small in scope, we understand the bigger picture and apply a decisive and compelling approach to preserve what matters most to our clients and our communities.

Experience

Representing a diverse array of clients throughout all phases of litigation – including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, as well as individuals in complex business disputes and personal injury matters.  Mathew Korte provides comprehensive insight, analysis, and advice to best-serve his client’s business interests and trial objectives. His experience includes high-stakes trial and federal arbitrations addressing key industry issues like commercial distribution, brand protection, fraud, financial and securities matters, intellectual property rights, as well as insurance disputes, wrongful death, negligence, real property, and general contract disputes.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota

Selected Case Results

Claimant vs. Hospital and Providers:  Pursued and negotiated a $25 million settlement, with Michael V. Ciresi, on behalf of a husband and father for catastrophic injuries and permanent impairment as a result of the failure to chart medication exposure in the patient’s record.  

Costa Farms v. Costa Farms:  Represented an iconic local business with deep and historic roots in the Minnesota crop-farming industry against a national wholesale flower company in a tradename and trademark dispute.

St. Paul Public Schools/Silva.  Negotiated Separation Agreement on behalf of Valeria Silva, the Superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools, providing her at least $787,500 in payments and benefits from the School District.  Represented by Mike Ciresi, Katie Crosby Lehmann and Mat Korte on behalf of the firm.

Muenich v. Warner, et al.: Lead counsel for defendants in a real property dispute involving adverse possession and boundary claims.  Plaintiffs’ case was dismissed upon defendant’s motion.  (2015)

Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Mondelēz International, Inc. v. Starbucks Coffee Company: Counsel represented Kraft in a three-year arbitration regarding a breach of contract after Starbucks unilaterally terminated its agreement, cutting off Kraft’s exclusive rights to sell, market, and distribute Starbucks roast and ground coffee in grocery and other retail outlets. The arbitration resulted in a $2.7 billion case award to Kraft.

*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.

Case results before 2015 were obtained while Mat was at his former firm.

Recognition

  • Named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer (2013)
  • Named to Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List” (formerly “Under 40 Hot List”) of leading national litigators (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
    • Read more about Mat’s selection to the 2019 40 & Under Hot List here.

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**Being named to a list or receiving an award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.