J. Christopher Cuneo

Senior Counsel
Chris Cuneo uses his experience to counsel business owners in addressing a wide array of business-related legal issues that arise as part of operating their business. Among those issues are forming relationships with vendors, distributors, and strategic allies; protecting key information and relationships; assisting with risk avoidance and management; building and protecting intellectual property; developing key employee incentive programs; helping to craft and implement business succession plans; and working with owners on purchases and sales of businesses.


Representative Matters

  • Ongoing involvement in the design and implementation of a multi-year, multi-faceted plan to transition control of a closely-held company to the daughter and son of the current owner.
  • Handled acquisition of an industry-specialized custom manufacturing business to operate as a symbiotic subsidiary of the parent manufacturing company.
  • Worked with advertising agency on the development of executive incentive bonus and phantom ownership plans in connection with a strategic re-shaping of management of the agency.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1975)

University of Minnesota (B.A. 1972)




U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit