Marvin T. Fabyanske

Marvin T. Fabyanske

Of Counsel


Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Architectural and Engineering Liability
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Property and Casualty Law
  • Surety Law
  • Government Contracts
  • General Civil Litigation


Author/Lecturer, “Construction Insurance and Disputes,” National Business Institute (May 26, 2010)

Author/Lecturer, “Managing Payment: Bonds, Liens, and Other Collection Strategies,” California Chapter NECA (October 19, 2009)

Author/Lecturer, “Managing Payment: Bonds, Liens, and Other Collection Strategies,” Nebraska Chapter NECA (August 13, 2009)

Author/Lecturer, “Bonds, Liens & Insurance,” Federal Publications, Inc., in selected regions of U.S. on ongoing basis (1976-2006)

Author/Lecturer, “Minnesota Construction Law: What do you do when…,” National Business Institute (1999, 2001, 2006)

Author/Lecturer, “Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts,” Federal Publications, Inc., in selected regions of U.S. on ongoing basis (1976-2006)

Author/Lecturer, “Mechanic’s Lien Law & Strategies,” National Business Institute (1999)

Author/Lecturer, “Design Build in MN: How and Why it Works,” Minnesota State Bar Association (1999)

Author/Lecturer, “Surety Bonds, Options After a Default,” Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (1990)

Author/Lecturer, “Architect-Engineer Liability Under Minnesota Law,” The Cambridge Institute (1988)

Author/Lecturer, “Construction Law,” National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (Winter 1986)

Author/Lecturer, “The Standard CGL Policy: Analysis of Coverage Issues in Minnesota,” Recent Developments in Insurance Practice Seminar, Hamline University Advanced Legal Education (1985)

Author, “How to Draft an Arbitration Agreement,” Forum (1981)

Author, “Arbitration: Is It An Acceptable Method of Resolving Construction Contract Disputes?,” 16 Forum 281 (1980)

Author/Lecturer, “Managing the Construction Contract Claim – Successful Pretrial Techniques,” ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Law Committee, Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas (1979)

Professional Organizations and Honors

Member, Minnesota Bar Association

Member, Ramsey County Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry

Member and past chair, American Bar Association, Arbitration Committee of Tort & Insurance Practice Section

Founding Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Member and past president, Association of Construction Professionals

Member, Regional Advisory Committee of American Arbitration Association

Qualified ADR neutral in Minnesota Courts

Former Registered Patent Agent — Prosecuted Patents for Diversified International Manufacturer

Highest (Band 1) rating in Construction by Chambers USA

Leading attorney in the field of Construction Law by Who’s Who


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, 1972
  • B.S., M.E., University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, high distinction, 1968


  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Minnesota
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of North Dakota
  • Email:
  • Direct: 612.359.7623
  • Fax: 612.359.7602

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