At Siegel Brill we work with privately-held businesses and the people who own them. Knowing you and your business is our goal. When achieved, we earn your trust.

We also represent people injured by the negligence of others and the loved ones of those injured.

Our law firm has been around since 1948. Our practices have changed over the years, but the relationships we forge are very much the same. We work with people we like. And that will never change. We work with people we respect. And that will never change. We work with people who we learn from. And that will never change.

After sixty-five years, here is what we know…every day there is something new to learn about business—your business and ours. And every day, we strive to be better—better people, better parents, better lawyers—and as a result, we become better business owners.

Some things never change. But other things have to change. We’re happy to share—and our age allows us to confidently admit—we continue to change, and we’re growing stronger every day. We provide legal services in all aspects of business, real estate, tax, estate planning, commercial law, financing, litigation and all types of catastrophic personal injury including wrongful death, medical malpractice and aviation. And we are grateful for the business.


John Dornik was awarded MSBA Board Certified Trial Law Specialist certification

The Minnesota State Bar Association announced the certification of John Dornik, Siegel Brill PA, as an MSBA Board Certified Trial Law Specialist. This Certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3 percent of all licensed Minnesota attorneys. More information about Certified Legal Specialists is at

Scott A. Weaver, former President and COO of Voyager Bank has joined Siegel Brill

Nathan Brandenburg and Scott Weaver will now head our Financial Institutions practice.

Representing community banks and other privately-held financial institutions, Scott Weaver and Nathan Brandenburg provide corporate, M&A and general business and credit counsel to the firm's financial institution clients. Nate Brandenburg is a banking and business attorney whose practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, commercial real estate investors and closely-held businesses. In addition to his legal practice, Nate has served as a director of a community bank and bank holding company. Scott Weaver has more than 25 years of experience as an attorney representing financial institutions, a senior bank executive and a bank holding company director.

"As a former bank executive, I have been in the position where I have searched for qualified attorneys who really understood the banking industry," says Scott Weaver. "Now that I am back in private practice, my long history of leading a community bank and serving as counsel for community banks gives me a unique insight to advise clients on the legal issues that bankers, and bank owners face very day."

"We are very excited to have Scott Weaver join Siegel Brill in our Financial Institutions practice," says shareholder Nathan Brandenburg. "Scott brings a very unique background to our practice that allows him to offer counsel based not only upon his experience in private practice, but also his experience leading a financial institution. With the addition of Scott, we are able to bring this perspective to all facets of our financial institutions practice, including mergers and acquisitions, loan documentation, workouts and regulatory matters. Scott understands the client-side of these issues and the economics that are involved."

“My bank was a client of Siegel Brill before I joined the firm. What impressed me the most in working with Siegel Brill attorneys as a client was their understanding of business, especially the banking business; and not just the law. Siegel Brill attorneys have a deep understanding of each client’s goals and objectives, gained from building long standing relationships. Nate and I both speak ‘bankers’ language’ and understand the unique challenges inherent in that industry.” – Scott Weaver


Siegel Brill, P.A. represents Eden Prairie-based Voyager Bank in the purchase by Anchor Bank, National Association, of substantially all of the operating assets and deposits of Voyager Bank

In mid-April 2015, Anchor Bank, National Association, announced the closing of its purchase of substantially all of the operating assets and deposits of Voyager Bank.

Siegel Brill shareholder Nathan Brandenburg represented Voyager Bank in the transaction. Prior to the closing of the transaction, Anchor Bank operated 16 branches with combined assets of approximately $1.44 billion and Voyager Bank operated 4 branches with combined assets of approximately $340 million. With the closing, Anchor Bank will now operate 20 branches with combined assets of approximately $1.8 billion.

“Not only did Nate provide the highest quality legal advice in a complex transaction, he was an integral part of Voyager’s deal team from the time a sale was being considered,” said John Kimball, Voyager Bank’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. “The combination of Nate’s legal skills with his deep knowledge of the banking business were invaluable in successfully completing the sale.”