Moss & Barnett Expands with Arrival of Craig A. Brandt, Peter J. Kaiser, and Jeffrey A. Wieland


Moss & Barnett is pleased to announce the addition of lawyers Craig A. Brandt, Peter J. Kaiser, and Jeffrey A. Wieland. The firm now has over 100 professionals working together and focused on achieving outstanding results for individuals, families, and businesses.

Craig A. Brandt is an experienced litigator who provides employment law advice and counsel to employers and employees. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) as a specialist in labor and employment law and is a former chair of the MSBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section and is . Craig defends employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims, and often works with clients on non-compete and other contract issue that arise in the employment setting. Craig received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.A. from Luther College.

Peter J. Kaiser is an experienced securities and emerging company lawyer for the Greater Minnesota business community. He acts as outside general counsel for his clients, with a focus on serving early-stage companies and the entrepreneurs who build them. His background as a securities lawyer lends itself particularly well to companies selling securities and raising capital to fuel their growth. He also represents (and forms) private investment funds, particularly those investing in private companies at the angel or venture capital stage. Peter received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Jeffrey A. Wieland practices in construction, commercial, and public procurement litigation. He advocates for and advises clients in all phases of a dispute, from pre-litigation claim and risk analysis through resolution of the case at trial, arbitration, mediation, or appeal. He also advises clients on how to avoid litigation, which often involves drafting and reviewing contracts and negotiating agreements and settlements. His engineering and project management background gives him a perspective unusual among construction lawyers. Jeff received his J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law; his M.Eng. from the University of Texas at Arlington; and his B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado.

“Meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our clients is our number one priority. We are pleased Moss & Barnett continues to attract exceptional attorneys who are leaders in their respective practice areas; and their experience and relationships will add tremendous depth to our growing construction law, employment law, and securities and venture capital bench,” said Brian Grogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. “Our clients will benefit immensely from the expertise and business acumen this group brings to our firm.”

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