Paul L. Ratelle

Paul L. Ratelle



Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Workout and Loan Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation

Publications and Speeches

“Banking: Distressed Commercial Real Estate: Working Out Troubled Real Estate Loans,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (2012)

“Minnesota Contract Defenses,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (1985)

“Discovery: Work Product and Other Privileges,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (1989-1998)

“Written Discovery: Strategy and Techniques,” Course Chair (1990)

“Litigation Issues in Lender Liability Disputes,” The Cambridge Institute (1989)

“Bankruptcy Remedies and Controversies: Commercial Real Estate Leases,” Law Seminars International (1995 and 1997)

“Bankruptcy: A Creditor’s Perspective: Dischargeability and Revocation of Discharge-A Review of Specific Cases,” Lorman Education Services (2002)

Professional Organizations

Member, Minnesota Bar Association

Member, Hennepin County Bar Association


  • J.D., St. Louis University, 1981
  • B.A., St. John’s University, cum laude, 1977


  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1991
  • United States District Court, Minnesota, 1982
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1993
  • United States District Court, North Dakota, 1993
  • State of Minnesota, 1981
  • State of Wisconsin, 1992
  • Email:
  • Direct: 612.359.7636
  • Fax: 612.359.7602

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