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Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.

Address:
Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.
7300 Metro Boulevard
Suite 500
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
Phone: (952) 896-1700
Fax: (952) 896-1704
Web site: seatonlaw.com
Firm Size: 11 Lawyers
Primary Contact:
Douglas P. Seaton
dseaton@seatonlaw.com

Firm Description

Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. dedicates its practice exclusively to advising and representing employers in labor and employment matters.
 
With a nationwide practice covering virtually every industry, our clients range in size from Fortune 500 companies, small and family-owned businesses to trade associations. Our lawyers have over 100 combined years of experience representing management in such key areas as:
 
  • labor relations
  • union and individual employee negotiations
  • employment litigation
  • agency investigations, audits and charges
  • workers' compensation
  • acquisition, deacquisition and succesorship planning
  • human resource counseling and training
  • employee benefits


Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. provides employers with what they expect from law firms: honest advice, straight answers, accessibility, responsiveness, experience and aggressive representation.
 

Attorney Biographies

Douglas P. Seaton (Shareholder),
Douglas P. Seaton is a founding shareholder of Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. He counsels and advises employers and trade associations on employment policies and practices and employment problem-solving of all kinds, and represents employers in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings involving labor and employment claims and charges. Mr. Seaton also advises and represents employers in connection with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, strike management and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. He has handled numerous individual employee termination proceedings and arbitrations in non-union and union settings. Mr. Seaton has taught numerous employment and labor law legal education and employer training sessions, has published a book and numerous articles in legal and trade periodicals, and has spoken on employment law topics to legislative committees, gubernatorial task forces, trade association meetings and legal education seminars in several states. He is a member of the local, state and federal employment and labor law bar sections, and has chaired the Hennepin County Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and the Minnesota State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Seaton has been designated one of Minnesota’s “Leading American Attorneys” in a poll of lawyers conducted by American Research Corporation and as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Twin Cities Business magazines. Mr. Seaton has degrees from Princeton, Rutgers and William Mitchell College of Law.

Gregory L. Peters (Shareholder),
Gregory L. Peters focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation where he represents employers before various state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor and parallel state agencies. He has represented employers before federal and state courts and agencies throughout the United States in disputes involving virtually all areas of labor and employment law. He also successfully represented employers before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Mr. Peters also has extensive arbitration, collective bargaining, union organizing and strike management experience and provides advice or training to employers in all areas of labor and employment law and employee relations. Mr. Peters is a member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Bar Associations and has been named a “Rising Star” by Law and Politics for the past 5 years. He has a Bachelors of Science in Labor Relations and Personnel Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Thomas R. Revnew (Shareholder),
Thomas R. Revnew advises and regularly represents employers in proceedings before both state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, as well as various other state and federal agencies. He has practiced exclusively in the areas of labor relations, employment law, and workers’ compensation and provides ongoing counsel and training for employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including union avoidance, unfair labor practices, workers' compensation, drug testing, privacy issues, OSHA compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, personnel policies and employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, hiring, discipline and discharge and other general employment issues. He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment matters at seminars, and training conferences and has published numerous articles for various trade publications. Mr. Revnew has degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Marquette University Law School. Mr. Revnew has been named a “Rising Star” by Law and Politics magazine. He is licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin and several federal district and appellate courts.

Andrew G. Chase (Associate),
Andrew is an associate attorney with Seaton, Peters & Revnew practicing in the areas of employment and labor law litigation and counseling. Andrew devotes the same focus and dedication to all his clients regardless of whether he is litigating a nationwide class action lawsuit or an individual employment matter. He has appeared in courts across the country representing clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employee and independent contractor classification, overtime pay and minimum wage issues, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Andrew also advises clients on a number of employment issues, including discipline and discharge, employee classification, and employment agreements.

Caitlin M. Gadel (Associate),
Caitlin is an associate attorney with Seaton, Peters & Revnew practicing in the areas of employee benefits and employment law. She advises employers on compliance issues relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, maintaining ERISA compliant employee benefit plans, and other employment matters, including policy development, employment agreements, and discipline and discharge issues. She represents employers throughout the litigation process and has experience defending employers against claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Martin D. Kappenman (Associate),
Martin D. Kappenman is an attorney with Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. Mr. Kappenman represents employers in connection with the full range of employment and labor law issues. He has successfully litigated claims relating to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, shareholder disputes, accommodation and leave requests, employment contracts, discrimination, harassment, reprisal and retaliation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He also has significant experience representing clients in arbitration proceeding arising out of collective bargaining agreements. He works with employers to avoid costly and time consuming litigation by providing counseling regarding drug testing, privacy issues, OSHA compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, personnel policies, employee handbooks, hiring, discipline, discharge and other employment matters. Mr. Kappenman is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation from law school he worked as a law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Kappenman is active in the Minnesota Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and several construction industry and business trade organizations. He has been repeatedly recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law and Politics and Twin Cities Business magazine.

Corie J. Tarara (Associate),
Corie represents, counsels, and defends employers in a full range of employment law issues and litigation. She has extensive knowledge of federal, state and local prevailing wage laws and ordinances, as well as other wage and hour laws. Having experience as an in-house paralegal and law clerk for one of the nations’ largest fishing equipment manufacturers as well as a Fortune 500 company, she has worked closely with management on union and non-union matters such as OSHA compliance, safety programs, accommodations, harassment investigations, and discipline and termination issues and understands the business side of running a company. Given her broad background, she also assists clients with non-compete agreements, contract review, negotiation of contracts, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate matters, and shareholder disputes. She is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Robin N. Kelleher (Of Counsel),
Robin N. Kelleher advises and defends employers on a wide range of employment and labor related matters including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, FMLA, ADA, employment contracts, wage and hour, unemployment compensation, employment compliance matters, collective bargaining, election proceedings, arbitrations, picketing, strikes, and secondary boycotts. In 2003, she served as the Deputy Commissioner and Acting Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and recently rejoined the firm. She is also active in the Society for Human Resource Management and has been certified by that organization as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Ms. Kelleher was a contributing editor to the Minnesota State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Newsletter from 1996 through 2003 and has also co-authored several articles. Ms. Kelleher holds her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Robert L. Grossman (Of Counsel),
Robert L. Grossman worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board prior to opening his own law offices representing management in labor and employment matters where he was managing partner until becoming Of Counsel to this firm in 1997. Mr. Grossman’s client base has been diverse, including a number of companies in the Fortune 500 category and has represented clients in almost every region of the National Labor Relations Board concerning representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges. He has been involved in countless numbers of National Labor Relations Board elections over the past 26 years and devoted a substantial amount of time to keeping clients union free. For his unionized clients, Mr. Grossman has negotiated contracts, arbitrated grievances, and litigated pension and contract issues in both state and federal courts. Additionally, he has successfully set up double-breasted operations and decertified existing unions. He has conducted in-house workshops with companies across the country on a variety of labor and employment topics and has successfully recovered attorneys’ fees and costs from the NLRB under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Mr. Grossman has extensive experience in the area of employment law practicing before state and federal courts, as well as the various agencies throughout the United States. Mr. Grossman has degrees from The University of Wisconsin and The University of Minnesota Law School.

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