Rick Halbur focuses his practice on civil litigation related to agriculture, environmental regulation, banking and finance, commercial disputes and general litigation. He provides client-centered representation to his individual and corporate clients.
He received his Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is also a graduate of the University of St. Thomas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Rick brings to his practice extensive experience in agriculture acquired while working on the family farm and researching and executing a variety agriculture, real estate, banking and estate planning matters.
Attention to detail, strong communication skills and creative problem solving are all attributes that Rick brings to his practice.
In his spare time Rick enjoys hiking, canoeing, traveling and spending time with his family. Rick resides in New Ulm with his wife, Annemarie and their daughters, Monica and Sophia.
Areas of Expertise
Agriculture Law & Agribusiness
- Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
- Agriculture Contracts
- Ag Litigation
- Planning, Zoning & Land Use
Finance & Banking
- Loan Transactions
- Collection Actions
- Regulatory Compliance
- Bank Litigation
- Reorganization & Bankruptcy
- General Liability
- Insurance Agents' Errors & Omissions
- Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
- Commercial Litigation
- Business Torts Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- Workers' Compensation Defense
- Construction Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Property Disputes & Land Use
- Banking Litigation
- Regulatory Compliance & Defense
- Mediation & Arbitration
- Civil Appellate Law
- Product Liability
Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use
- Eminent Domain
- Compliance & Permitting
- Environmental Litigation
Banking Litigation and Bankruptcy Work
Rick Halbur has represented multiple banks and lenders in a wide array of banking and bankruptcy-related litigation. For example, Rick represented a lender in a bankruptcy case where his client had a secured claim in excess of $17 million. Rick also represented a bank in litigation involving the enforcement of a $400,000.00 mortgage and associated personal guaranty. Rick also has extensive experience representing lenders in foreclosure actions valued in excess of $500,000.00. Finally, Rick also represented a lender in a breach of contract action involving the non-payment of crop insurance proceeds, and Rick’s success in this case was affirmed on appeal by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Real Estate Litigation
Rick Halbur has represented many clients across Minnesota in an extensive amount of real estate litigation involving novel and complicated issues of first impression. For example, Rick has been involved in multiple mechanics lien actions representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Rick has also litigated several easement disputes, and he has prevented future litigation by proactively drafting new easement agreements for clients. Rick has also successfully represented clients in contested actions to determine adverse claims (commonly referred to as quiet title actions) and boundary disputes involving real estate worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
General Commercial and Agricultural Litigation
Rick Halbur has assisted in litigation involving secured and unsecured commercial and agricultural debts. Rick’s work includes representing defendants opposing the collection of alleged debts, as well as representing plaintiffs in collecting upon debts. For example, Rick has represented clients who have been sued for alleged breaches of contracts ranging in value from a few thousand dollars to amounts in excess of $1 million. Rick also represented a client in federal court and obtained a judgment in excess of $500,000.00.