Jesse H. Kibort

Partner

Phone: 612.355.4100
Fax: 612.355.4101
Email: kibort@parkerdk.com
Address: 888 Colwell Building
123 Third Street North
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 Missour

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.
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord–Complete win for Client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully terminate a long-term lease so the landlord could sell the building.
  • Broker-Dealer v. Broker-Dealer (Client)–Successfully defended Client from accusations and threats of defamation, “poaching” and “raiding” from a competing Broker-Dealer.
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisor and Broker-Dealer (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through a FINRA investigation. FINRA dropped lawsuit and closed file.
  • SEC v. Financial Advisor and Broker-Dealer (Clients)–Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through an SEC investigation and lawsuit. SEC dropped lawsuit and closed file.
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)–Extremely favorable decision on Plaintiff’s claims of personal injury.
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord–Extremely favorable result and win for Client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully gouge client for year-end operating expenses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Financial Services Firm (employer) v. Financial Advisor (employee/Client) –Obtained an extremely favorable result for Client defending a claim by his former employer claiming Client owed over $500,000 on a loan to former employer. Client walked away paying $0 to the employer.
  • Financial Advisor (employee) v. Financial Services Firm (former employer/Client)–Obtained a very favorable result for Client 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 walked away paying a fraction claimed due.
  • Residential Mortgage Modification Agreements–Obtained extremely favorable mortgage modification agreements for numerous Clients from their large bank lenders.
  • Large Bank v. Manufacturing Business (Client)– Successfully defended a claim brought by Client’s large business bank from a claim for fraud, breach of contract and collection of over $1MM outstanding loan amounts due.

Representative Clients

  • Financial Advisors and Brokers
  • National and Local Broker-Dealers
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investment Banks
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Local and National Commercial Construction Companies
  • Local and National Self-Storage Companies
  • Local and National Property Management Company
  • Gas-Station Franchisees
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Local and National Logistics Company
  • International Toy Manufacturers
  • National Online Food Retailer
  • National Organic Food Manufacturer
  • Local and National Commercial Cleaning Business;
  • International Beverage Company
  • Architecture Firms

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2020
  • 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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