Droel, PLLC wins Multi-Million Dollar Renewable Energy Arbitration for Juhl Energy
Monday, April 9, 2018

Unison Co., Ltd. sued Juhl Energy, its affiliates, and its individual owners in federal Court seeking damages in excess of $3.5M arising from the sale of two wind turbines. On appeal to the Eighth Circuit, Juhl Energy successfully compelled arbitration of Unison’s claims. During the pendency of that appeal, Juhl Energy’s affiliates commenced arbitration against Unison for breach of warranty and fraud arising from the sale of these turbines. By its Final Award, the Arbitration Panel denied all of Unison’s claims alleged in federal Court and the arbitration, and awarded $790K in damages to Juhl Energy’s affiliates.

Droel, PLLC wins Commercial Construction Arbitration for General Contractor against Owner Securing Payment in Full
Monday, April 9, 2018

After a week-long arbitration, Droel, PLLC secured a dismissal of the Owner’s claims against the General Contractor, and recovered payment in full for the General Contractor, arising from the design and construction of a new ambulance facility in North Dakota.

Droel, PLLC wins Summary Judgment and Appeal for Subcontractor
Monday, April 9, 2018

Droel, PLLC successfully defended an appeal by a General Contractor alleging that the Subcontractor’s claims were barred by the pending bankruptcy of the General Contractor’s affiliate. R. Hassell Builders, Inc. v. Texan Floor Service, Ltd., 2018 WL 1095757 (Tex. Ct. App. – Houston [1st Dist.], 2018).

Droel, PLLC attorney, Tim Droel, recognized as Top 10% Lawyer!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Droel, PLLC is honored to announce that Tim L. Droel has been recognized as a top 10% Renewable Energy Lawyer in the United States by Lawyers of Distinction.

Droel, PLLC wins in arbitration!
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Droel, PLLC successfully defended a client against a five million dollar claim in arbitration. Droel, PLLC not only successfully defended its client against the claim, but also recovered most of the client’s attorneys’ fees spent defending against the claim. The dispute involved real estate in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Droel, PLLC wins major Minnesota mechanic's lien case!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In a case of first impression, Droel, PLLC successfully argued that non-attorney debt collectors are prohibited from preparing, signing, and recording mechanic’s lien statements for others as doing so constitutes the unauthorized practice of law. On December 29, 2015, Hennepin County District Court Judge Karen A. Janisch issued an Order to that effect, and permanently enjoined a non-attorney debt collector from continuing to engage in such practices “for a fee or otherwise.” Dering Pierson Group, LLC v. Rockstar Design, LLC, et al., Court File No. 27-CV-15-11142, Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota.

Whether non-attorney debt collectors may lawfully prepare, sign, and record mechanic’s lien statements had not been previously determined by Minnesota Courts, and the Court’s December 29, 2015 Order implicates all non-attorney debt collectors who offer such services in Minnesota.

Droel, PLLC wins third appeal for Life Time Fitness!
Monday, October 19, 2015

On October 19, 2015, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Bankruptcy Court and 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel finding that monies held in escrow by title company for purposes of improving property are not property of the bankruptcy estate under 11 U.S.C. § 541(a)(1).

Droel, PLLC celebrates it’s three-year anniversary!
Thursday, October 1, 2015

DROEL, PLLC is proud to announce that it has crossed another milestone in the history of the firm as it celebrates three years as an independent establishment. DROEL, PLLC thanks all of our clients for being an exceptional part of our success. DROEL, PLLC strives to provide immaculate service and continues to stand out as the premier law firm in the construction, renewable energy, real estate, and employment & labor law practices.

DROEL, PLLC continues to have countless achievements and accomplishments as it pushes forward into the future. DROEL, PLLC is excited for all upcoming demands, challenges, and vigorous improvements in the many years to come!

DROEL, PLLC mentors students at UNT Dallas College of Law!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DROEL, PLLC is participating in an ongoing mentorship program with the University of North Texas: Dallas College of Law. UNT Dallas College of Law matches groups of students with lawyers to meet once a week for an hour of mentoring. The program aids in the development of professional, civil, and competent lawyers by connecting students to mentors in the legal field, helping them enhance their knowledge of practice and skills, as well as build professional networks.

Droel, PLLC wins appeal for Juhl Energy!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DROEL, PLLC successfully argued to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that it should reverse the order of the district court denying Juhl Energy’s motion to compel arbitration. The Court of Appeals not only reversed the district court’s denial of Juhl Energy’s motion to compel arbitration, but also remanded the matter to the district court so that it could “decide in the first instance whether it is appropriate at this juncture to dismiss Unison’s complaint or stay the action in federal court pending the outcome of the arbitration proceedings.”

Droel, PLLC wins another appeal for Life Time Fitness!
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Plaintiff LTF Real Estate Company, Inc. (“LTF”) initially moved for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against Debtor Defendant Expert South Tulsa, LLC (“Expert South”), and First American Title Insurance Company in its capacity as escrow agent. The bankruptcy court granted LTF’s motion for summary judgment; and, Expert South appealed seeking a reversal of this decision. Droel, PLLC successfully argued before the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel - Tenth Circuit; such that, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel concluded that “the bankruptcy court correctly determined the Escrowed Funds were not property of the estate” and “AFFIRM[ED] the entry of the 2011 Summary Judgment.”

DROEL, PLLC expanding Minneapolis office!
Monday, July 21, 2014

DROEL, PLLC is pleased to announce that it is adding an additional 3,500 square feet to it’s Minneapolis office. When the addition is complete, DROEL, PLLC will have 7,000 square feet.

DROEL, PLLC assists client with acquiring multiple project companies in three states!
Friday, April 19, 2013

DROEL, PLLC assisted Geronimo Energy in the acquisition of the project development portfolio of Midwest Wind Energy, including near term construction-ready projects in Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

DROEL, PLLC expands into Lone Star State!
Friday, April 19, 2013

DROEL, PLLC is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Houston, Texas. Establishing an office in Houston, Texas is an important strategic objective of the firm. It allows us to expand our construction and energy practices and helps us better serve an already existing Texas client base. Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States and further is the country’s energy capital. We are excited to “hang our hat” in such a large and vibrant city.

DROEL, PLLC wins appeal for Life Time Fitness!
Friday, April 19, 2013

In a major victory not only for Life Time Fitness, but for property owners across Texas, DROEL, PLLC successfully argued to a Texas appeals court that it should reverse the judgment of the trial court – the trial court had granted lien claimant’s motion for summary judgment. The appellate court agreed with DROEL, PLLC and issued a Memorandum Opinion and Judgment holding that “there was reversible error in the trial court’s judgment.” Accordingly, the court “reverse[d] the trial court’s judgment and render[ed] judgment that [the lien claimant] take nothing on its claims.”