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Greg's practice and legal skill set developed and expanded with the needs of his clients – businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to large insurance companies. Clients often want a single lawyer on "speed dial" to troubleshoot their legal questions – on whatever topic – as they arise. They want their lawyer to answer the phone and respond to emails promptly. Greg does answer his own phone – sometimes on the first ring – and he prides himself on being responsive. Clients know their lawyers have other clients, but they should never feel that the other clients are in the way.Though he began his career as a large case litigator and continues to enjoy the intensity of courtroom work, early on Greg found it equally rewarding to advise businesses about how to stay out of court. Since the late 1990s, Greg has served as outside General Counsel for many companies, advising them on everything from their initial business formation and startup issues to their ultimate sale, dissolution or merger – "sunrise to sunset." Along the way, he handles their legal issues of almost every kind, including in the areas of employment (drafting and enforcement of employment contracts and non-competes, employment law compliance audits, discrimination charges), customer and vendor contracts and disputes, insurance coverage advice, regulatory matters, account collection and litigation of all sorts. Greg's practice illustrates the old saying that "The law is a seamless web." Greg is active in the legal community, serving as Chair of, and frequent contributor to, the Hennepin County Bar Association's flagship magazine, Hennepin Lawyer. He co-chairs the HCBA Torts and Insurance Section as well. He is active in his community, chairing and serving as officer of various local boards. His hobbies include photography and performing in triathlons.

work Experience

Law Clerk
Hennepin County Attorneys' Office
Jan. 1, 1987 - Jan. 1, 1987
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Judicial Clerk for Hon. Marianne D. Short
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Jan. 1, 1989 - Jan. 1, 1990
None

Associate
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
Jan. 1, 1990 - Jan. 1, 1996
None

Owner
M. Gregory Simpson, P.A.
Jan. 1, 1997 - Jan. 1, 2002
None

Shareholder
Siegel Brill Greupner Duffy & Foster, P.A.
Jan. 1, 2002 - Jan. 1, 2009
None

Partner
Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P.
Jan. 1, 2009 - Current
None

school Education

Reed College
BA
- 1984

University of Minnesota Law School
JD, cum laude
- 1989

bookmark Awards

Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota
Super Lawyers Magazine
2015
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2015
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2015
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2014
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2014
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2013
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2013

group Associations

Chair, Torts & Insurance Committee
Hennepin County Bar Association
2013 - Current

Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Committee
Hennepin County Bar Association
2012 - Current

Employment Committee
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
2009 - Current

Member
Hennepin County Bar Association
1990 - Current

Member
Minnesota State Bar Association
1989 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Inside Insurance
The Hennepin Lawyer
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