John Neve

Experienced Business Law Attorney John Neve

You’ve worked hard to build your business. A lawsuit, complaint, or other legal problem can damage your business or even bring it to an end. You need an intelligent, thoughtful, and experienced attorney with a strong track record of success to address your legal concerns for you, freeing you to continue focusing on what you do best: running and growing your company.

John Neve has more than 20 years of experience practicing in business law and civil litigation. He has represented a wide range of businesses, from startups to publicly traded companies. Even with his history of providing counsel to large corporations, he is still passionate about assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners in navigating the complicated legal and business-related issues they face each day.

Early in his career, John focused primarily on litigating commercial disputes, such as minority shareholder disputes, non-compete agreement conflicts, trade secret cases, breaches of contract, and complicated real estate contests. As he found continued success while representing businesses in complex legal disputes, his role as a litigator has transformed into both advisor and problem-solver. He is frequently called upon to fill the role of outside general counsel, providing advice on key business decisions for large companies and startups. John has leveraged his litigation experience to assist when negotiating transactions because he has seen what can go wrong in the best of situations. His greatest satisfaction comes when he uses his insight and experience to identify and avoid problems before they arise.

Mr. Neve’s extensive early experience as an appellate lawyer – successfully arguing cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Eighth Circuit – gives him unique insights into where different choices and events can ultimately lead, offering a key strategic advantage to his clients.

He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota Law School (1997), where he now teaches advocacy and legal writing as an adjunct professor. He is admitted to the state and federal courts of Minnesota, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Neve has been selected to the Super Lawyers® list multiple times (2014 – 2018). This professional recognition of excellence is only granted to up to 5% of all attorneys in the country each year.​

When your business has an important legal concern, you need strong, effective, and seasoned legal counsel. Contact us today so our firm can partner with your business and work to avoid legal problems before they arise.


  • University of Minnesota Law School – Juris Doctor, 1997
  • University of New Orleans – BA English, 1993

Credentials and Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar – Member, 1997-Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association – Member, 1997-Present
  • University of Minnesota Law School – Adjunct Professor, 2006-Present
  • American Bar Association Subcommittee of White Collar Lawyers – Former Co-Chair 

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota​

Awards and Recognition

  • ​Selected as a “Super Lawyer” every year from 2008-2016
  • AVVO “Superb” rating and “Client’s Choice” award