Gordon B. Conn Jr.

Kalina, Wills, Gisvold & Clark, P.L.L.P.

About Gordon B. Conn Jr.

Gordon Conn practices primarily in bankruptcy and business litigation, and is board-certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. He was counsel of record for Petitioners in Norwest Bank Worthington v. Ahlers, 485 U.S. 197 (1988), and argued and won that case in the United States Supreme Court. In bankruptcy matters, he represents secured creditors, committees, trustees, and unsecured creditors, and has acted as liquidating agent. In business litigation, he has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including securities, trade regulation, transportation, insurance, banking, and commercial transactions.Gordon is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he was Article and Book Review Editor of the Michigan Law Review. After graduation, he served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Gordon had been a partner in the Business Litigation and Banking/Commercial practice groups of Faegre & Benson, LLP.



Work experience

Kalina, Wills, Gisvold & Clark, P.L.L.P.
Managing Partner | 1999 - Present
Faegre & Benson
Associate/Partner | 1971 - 1999
Practiced in Business Litigation and Banking/Commercial practice groups.


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | 1967 - 1970
Activities: Michigan Law Review, Editor, Articles and Book Reviews. Honors: cum laude
Macalester College
B.A., Political Science | 1963 - 1967
Honors: cum laude


"SuperLawyer" designation
SuperLawyers, Minnesota Law and Politics | 2007
Board-Certified Business Bankruptcy
American Board of Certification | 1999
Martindale-Hubbell Peer-rated "AV"
Martindale-Hubbell | 1976


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