Zelle LLP

500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States
Contact: Dan Gruber
Phone: 612-339-2020
Fax: 612-336-9100
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Best Practices for Building a Better Meeting

It’s the “chicken or the egg” conundrum of the working world: Are meetings awful because we hate them, or do we hate meetings because they are awful? When Harvard Business Review surveyed 182 managers in a range of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Law Practice Products & Services

Why Texas Contractors Should Watch Lon Smith v. Key

Many Texas contractors hold themselves out as “Insurance Claim Specialists” and offer to handle insurance claims for their homeowner customers. These Texas contractors may soon receive the final word as to whether their conduct…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

The Boom Shift - Chemical Plant Explosion Claims and the Possible Adoption of Corporate Regulation Where Government Regulation is Absent

On the morning of March 15, 2018, a large explosion erupted at the Tri-Chem Industries chemical plant in Cresson, Texas, approximately 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The explosion left two workers badly injured and another…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Insurance

Maria, Where Are The Claims?

In the six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much progress has been made. Water service has been restored to 99% of the island and electricity to 93%. Of the total losses in the Caribbean from Maria, about…more
 /  Business Organizations, Insurance, International Law & Trade

Limited Power of Attorney No Substitute for AOB in Texas

When an insured suffers a loss, they sometimes do not have the resources up front to make the repairs to their property. In many states, an insured can hire a contractor to perform the work in exchange for a post-loss assignment…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate - Residential

In Texas, A Power of Attorney is No Alternative to An Assignment of Benefits

Following a catastrophic event (such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake), insureds sometimes will not have the resources up front to make the repairs to their property. In many states, an insured can hire a contractor to…more
 /  Insurance

Insurtech is the Next Frontier for Texas Insurance

A comparison of today’s business landscape to that of 15 years ago, reveals even to the most casual observer that many of the past’s most formidable industries no longer exist today. Video rental stores, photo developing…more
 /  Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bomb (Cyclone): The Reboot

Almost a month to the day after the now-infamous January 4, 2018 “bomb cyclone”, another “bomb cyclone” (Quinn) hit the East Coast. On March 2, 2018, a monster storm slammed into the New England states causing major coastal…more
 /  Insurance

So Far, So Right — Menchaca Has Not Changed Appraisal Law

Ten months ago, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion which was predicted by some to change the course of Texas precedent regarding extracontractual liability after timely payment of an appraisal award. Eight months ago,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Do Fires Cause Mudslides?

Most commercial and residential insurance policies contain exclusions for earth movement, flood or surface water. At first glance it may appear clear that these policies would not cover damage from a mudslide. However, as the…more
 /  Insurance

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in the Age of AI Jim

On the evening of Dec. 23, 2016, at seven seconds after 5:49 p.m., the holder of a renter’s policy issued by upstart insurance company Lemonade tapped “submit” on the company’s smartphone app. Just three seconds later, he…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Fixing Problems in the Texas Insurance Appraisal Process

In Scottish Union & National Insurance vs. Clancy, the Supreme Court of Texas held that compliance with an appraisal provision in an insurance policy was a condition precedent to suit and had not been waived by the insurance…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Natural Disasters in Latin America: A Look Back at 2017

2017 saw approximately USD 330 billion in losses from natural disasters worldwide, of which around USD 135 billion were insured, according to a Munich Re report. It was the second costliest year on record, only surpassed by…more
 /  Insurance

Sorry, We Are Closed – The Government's Budget Haggling And Its Impact On Event Cancellation Insurance

As the deadline for passing a permanent funding bill expired on January 19, 2018, the United States government shut down for the first time in over four years. At the heart of the current budget drama is disagreement amongst…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Clashing Marijuana Laws Create Insurer Anxiety

As the majority of U.S. states move toward various degrees of legalization, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. This dichotomy challenges courts to evaluate the validity of contracts, including insurance policies,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Insurance
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