Jeff O’Brien is a partner with the law firm of Chestnut Cambronne PA, practicing in the areas of business and real estate law. He serves as general counsel to a wide variety of small and closely held businesses and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Jeff is well known for working with several craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries on an array of issues including entity formation, financing, real estate matters, intellectual property protection, operational and other issues. He is a member of the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition and is a frequent commentator on issues pertaining to liquor law.
Jeff has several other niche practice areas, including his work with individuals financing a business venture and/or acquiring real estate through the use of self-directed retirement accounts, and working with current and retired professional athletes on business law issues.
Jeff is a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Specialist and a frequent lecturer and writer. He frequently appears under his alter ego, the “Lawyer Extraordinaire”, on several radio shows and podcasts including Justice & Drew, the Minnesota Beercast and The BS Show with Bob Sansevere.
Jeff has been listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer every year since 2013. Previously he had been named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2008, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Minnesota. He was also named as one of the “40 Under Forty” in 2014 by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.