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Vital expertise for what matters.

Raised on the family farm near Appleton, Minnesota, Mike understands the importance of hard work and dedication and takes this approach in his law practice. After serving as a law clerk for the retired Honorable Gregory F. Kishel, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Mike’s roots and love for rural life—and his extreme dislike for congested traffic—brought him to New Ulm, where he has been practicing law with Gislason & Hunter ever since 1993 and is a partner at the firm.

Mike has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of debtor-creditor rights, bankruptcy, corporate law, agricultural law and commercial litigation. Mike’s practice has evolved into handling complex and sophisticated debtor-creditor and bankruptcy matters, representing numerous lending and financial institutions. Mike has also spoken at various seminars regarding collection and foreclosure bankruptcy issues.

Michael Dove

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Purchase & Leasing
  • Planning, Zoning & Land Use
  • Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
  • Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
  • Agriculture Contracts
  • Estate & Succession Planning
  • Ag Litigation

Business & Corporate Law

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Entity Law & Formation, including LLC’s, Partnerships and Corporations
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Purchase or Sale of Business
  • Commercial Real Estate

Finance & Banking

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Loan Transactions
  • Collection Actions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employment & HR Consulting
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Bank Litigation
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Governance


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Property Disputes & Land Use

Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitration
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Mediation
  • Special Master
  • Summary Trials

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

  • Eminent Domain
  • Financing

Trusts & Estates

  • Wills, Trusts, Codicils & Powers of Attorney
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Farm Estate & Succession Planning
  • Conservatorships
  • Probate
  • Guardianships