Vincent J. Fahnlander was born in Spencer, Iowa and attended grade school through high school in Royal, Iowa.

Mr. Fahnlander earned his B.S. from St. John’s University in 1985 with a major in economics and minor in government. While at St. John’s, Mr. Fahnlander started on the football team under legendary Coach John Gagliardi. Mr. Fahnlander earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1988.

Mr. Fahnlander joined Mohrman & Kaardal in 2002, with fourteen years of legal experience already behind him. His practice focuses primarily on construction law, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and the review and preparation of construction contracts. He also has experience in commercial litigation involving employment law, intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy and other business law issues. Mr. Fahnlander has had numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations of construction and commercial law cases. His practice has included handling many cases on appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as federal appellate cases.

Mr. Fahnlander has spoken on a variety of construction law topics for several different continuing legal education providers as well as for several construction industry trade associations. He has been a regular presenter for Lorman Education Services, including its annual seminar entitled: Construction Lien Law in Minnesota. He was a contributing author for the “Claims for Payment” chapter in Construction Subcontracting: A Legal Guide for Industry Professionals, published by Wiley Law Publications, 1991. Mr. Fahnlander was selected as a “Rising Star” in an annual survey of Minnesota attorneys conducted by Minnesota Law & Politics.

Mr. Fahnlander enjoys handball, golf, and traveling with his family in his spare time. He and his wife have five children.

Contact Information

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Practice Areas

Construction Law
Bankruptcy, Workouts and Restructuring
First Amendment and Defamation
Real Estate
Native American Law

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, Iowa; U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Tribal Court of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.