Jesse H. Kibort

Partner

Phone: 612.355.4100
Fax: 612.355.4101
Email: kibort@parkerdk.com
Address: 888 Colwell Building
123 North Third Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Professional Experience

  • Founded Parker Daniels Kibort in 2017
  • During the 2008-2014 housing crisis, he helped hundreds of residential  homeowners stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure by their lenders, and in doing so, negotiated over $20 million of principal reductions and an affordable monthly payment which allowed his clients to stay in their home and make a payment they could afford in the long term.

Areas of Practice

  • FINRA and SEC Investigations Defense
  • Securities Litigation/Broker-Dealer Defense
  • Shareholder Disputes/Business Divorce
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use/Real Estate/Foreclosure Litigation
  • Banking Litigation/Financial Services Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy

Courts Admitted

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the District Eastern District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Kansas: B.A. in Political (cum laude) — 2000
  • Hamline University School of Law: J.D. — 2003

Representative Cases

  • Business Investor v. Business Owner (Client)–Vacated judgment against a business owner by an investor, and then defended the revived lawsuit resulting in an extremely favorable result.
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2021
  • Landscaping Company (Client)–Counseled and advised Client on employment issues and contract issues in order to avoid potential litigation, 2021
  • Corporate and Business Sales Training Company (Client)–Counseled and advised Client on employment issues successfully avoiding potential litigation, 2021
  • Claimants (members/owners of LLC) v. Member/owner of LLC (Client)–Successfully resolved a membership dispute and “business divorce” involving claims of fraud, dishonesty and the theft of company membership units including the successful resolution of derivative claims, 2021
  • Property Owner (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Successfully defended and removed a lien from a property owner who asserted a lien on Client’s property as a result of claimed damages to the property caused by a construction vendor of the Client, 2021
  • Financial Advisory Firm v. Former Employee (Client)–Complete Client victory wherein we successfully extracted Client from a claimed breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement lawsuit, in which the Client walked away without any liability or loss, 2021
  • Plaintiff (member/owner) v. Construction Company (Client) and other Members/owners–Successfully resolved a membership dispute and “business divorce” between my corporate Client and the fighting members including the successful resolution of derivative claims, 2021
  • Plaintiff v. Law Firm and Marketing Company (Clients)–Successfully defended Clients from Plaintiff’s claims of violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. Section 227).
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained a complete victory at the Minnesota Court of Appeals on all Plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract, consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft, 2020
  • Commercial Lender v. Medical Clinic and Owners (Clients)–Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for Clients in defense of breach of contract and collection claims in the United States District Court, 2020
  • Homeowner (Client) v. Contractor and Sub-Contractors–Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for homeowner client against their contractor and sub-contractors for construction defects, 2020
  • Plaintiff v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained a complete victory on all Plaintiff’s claims of consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft, 2020
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained a complete victory on all Plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract, consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft, 2020
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisor (Client)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through a FINRA investigation, including Wells Notice, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2020
  • Real Estate Broker/Agency (Client) v. Former Real Estate Agent/Employee–Obtained a complete capitulation from a former real estate agent (employee) who tried to defame my Client in order to dissuade potential real estate agents from joining my Client, 2020
  • Regional Bank v. National Agriculture Bank (Client)–Obtained a complete win and dismissal for Client while defending claims of priority and fraudulent transfer regarding the actions of a previous customer of the Client, 2020
  • Business Investor v. Business Owner (Client)–Successfully vacated a default judgment against a business owner and his business by an investor, and then proceeded to defend the revived lawsuit by the investor resulting in an early and extremely favorable settlement, 2020
  • Business Investor v. Business Owner (Client)–Successfully vacated a default judgment against a business owner and his business by an investor, and then proceeded to defend the revived lawsuit by the investor resulting in an early and extremely favorable settlement, 2019
  • Broker-Dealer v. Broker-Dealer (Client)–Successfully guided and defended Broker-Dealer client from another Broker-Dealer’s accusations and threats of defamation, “poaching” and “raiding” resulting in no action from the accusing Broker-Dealer, 2019
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisor (Client)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained an extremely favorable decision on Plaintiff’s claims of personal injury, 2019
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord–Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for commercial tenant client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully gouge client for damages and additions to year-end operating expenses, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenants (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained dismissal with prejudice on all Plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract and various torts, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenants (Plaintiffs) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Obtained summary judgment and dismissal with prejudice on all Plaintiffs’ claims of breach of contract and various torts, 2019
  • Broker-Dealer v. Broker-Dealer (Client)–Successfully guided and defended Broker-Dealer client from another Broker-Dealer’s accusations and threats of breach of non-compete and corporate theft, resulting in no action from the accusing Broker-Dealer, 2018
  • Financial Advisor (employee) v. Financial Services Firm (former employer)–Obtained an extremely favorable settlement for client (financial advisor) defending a claim by his former employer (a financial services firm) which claimed employer/client owed over $500,000 on a loan to employer. Client (financial advisor) walked away paying $0 to the employer, 2018
  • Financial Advisor (employee) v. Financial Services Firm (former employer)–Obtained a very favorable settlement for client (financial advisor) defending a claim by her former employer (a large financial services firm) which claimed employer/client owed over $900,000 on a loan to employer. Client (financial advisor) walked away paying a fraction claimed due to the former employer, 2018, 2018
  • Residential Mortgage Modification Agreements–Obtained extremely favorable mortgage modification agreements for numerous Clients from their large banks and servicers by pursuing claims against the banks and servicers for violation of Minnesota statutes, 2018
  • Manufacturing Business v. Bank Huge settlement for client (business)–Successfully defended a claim brought by its large business bank a counterclaim for breach of contract and collection of over $1MM outstanding loan amounts due. We pursued a counterclaim against the bank for lender liability and wrongful freezing of assets.  Client (business) walked away paying nothing on the outstanding loan amount and the bank paid client substantial damages, 2018
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2018
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2017
  • Residential Mortgage Modification Agreements–Obtained very favorable mortgage modification agreements for numerous Clients from their large banks and servicers by pursuing claims against the banks and servicers for violation of Minnesota statutes, 2017
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2016
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2015
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord–Obtained a complete arbitration win for commercial tenant client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully add $100k+ onto Client’s year end operating expenses, 2015

Representative Clients

  • Financial Advisors
  • Local Broker-Dealers
  • National Broker-Dealers
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • National Commercial Construction Companies
  • National Self-Storage Companies
  • National Property Management Company
  • Local Gas-Station Franchisee
  • Commercial Tenants
  • Commercial Landlords
  • Investment Banks
  • National Commercial Cleaning Business
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Real Estate Developers
  • National Logistics Company

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2020-2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Gold Client Champion Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • “Excellent” rating by AVVO

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Twin Cities Benjamin Cardozo Society and Minneapolis Jewish Federation
  • Twin Cities Benjamin Cardozo Society Steering Committee, 2012-2020
  • Co-Chair — Twin Cities Benjamin Cardozo Society Dinner Committee – 2014-present.
  • United States District Court’s Pro Se Project, 2008-2020
  • Minnesota Legal Aid Clinic, 2005-2020
  • VANTAGE​ for Minnetonka High School Advanced Professional Studies, 2019-2020
  • Board Member– Oak Ridge Country Club – 2012-2018.
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