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Christopher J. Pierson

Phone: (952) 404-2100

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Chris has over 20 years of experience providing legal representation and counseling to individuals and their businesses, often in connection with transactions.  His business clients range from start-up entities to mid-sized corporations, providing him substantial experience with: entity selection and formation; shareholder, member and partner relations; restructurings; sales and purchases of assets and businesses; exit strategies; and dissolution and winding up.   

He represents many clients in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential.  He has advised regarding sales, purchases and leasing of everything from undeveloped single lots to large commercial manufacturing properties.  He also has worked with a number of developers and builders on development projects. Often his residential real estate work involves properties of the owners of his business clients.

Largely due to the demand of his business clients, Chris has developed expertise in estate planning and probate. Often the challenge is to make sure the client’s business plan aligns with the client’s estate plan.

Chris is married to wife Becky and has two children, Maggie and Christopher.  As a product (Wayzata High School class of 1980) of the same Wayzata community in which the firm is located, he has been very active in all kinds of community events and served numerous community organizations.  When not practicing law or attending community meetings, he loves to be outdoors, sail, ski, read, coach kids, and spectate at any event in which Maggie or Christopher participates.


  • Middlebury College (B.A., cum laude, 1984)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 1988)

Professional Associations:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Community Activities:

  • Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, Former Director/President
  • Wayzata Rotary, Director, Former President
  • Wayzata Booster Foundation/Wayzata Athletic Boosters, Former Director/President
  • Wayzata Community Church, Former Council Member and Moderator
  • Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, Former Director
  • Outreach Development Corporation, Director/Secretary
  • Boulevard Apartments, LLC, Director/Secretary
  • Wayzata Village Homes, LLC, Director/Secretary
  • Wayzata Community Clinic, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Wayzata Schools 2001 Vote Yes Committee
  • Wayzata Schools Secondary Schools Facilities Task Forces


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Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean, PLC
1905 East Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 220
Wayzata, MN  55391

Phone: (952) 404-2100
Fax: (952) 404-2111
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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