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Bill Gschwind

Founding Partner

Bill Gschwind is the founder of Minnesota Construction Law Services and currently serves as the Principal Attorney. Bill Gschwind attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad then went on to graduate from the University of St. Thomas with an MBA while working in sales management. Later, Bill opened a general rental equipment store and bought a construction equipment rental franchise. But he didn’t stop there. After a successful 25-year career, Bill went on to graduate from William Mitchell College of Law, passed the Minnesota Bar in 2010, and two years later opened Minnesota Construction Law Services. Whew.


Bill’s determination lays the foundation of Minnesota Construction Law Services’ dedication to not only build a successful construction law firm but to become a valued business partner for clients. His vast experience with small businesses allows Bill to advise clients on business operations that go beyond just the law. Bill listens to your goals and what you define as success then he creates a plan to get you there.


Bill’s dissatisfaction with the way the legal system works for business owners motivated him to not just seek out a better option, but to create the best option. An option that redefines the preconception of ‘lawyer’ to be someone who treats you like a partner.


Bill was named the 2020 Housing Industry Leader of the Year for spearheading the building codes project at Housing First Minnesota. Read more about Bill’s selection.


Bill and his wife, Jeanne, have four grown children. When Bill is not working, he is keeping himself and his hands busy. From remodeling the interior of his house or the various landscaping projects, he likes to be able to step back and say, “I built that.” I guess that’s why he gets along with contractors so well. If Bill couldn’t get any more notable, he is also a pilot and scuba diver.


651 484 4412

Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

  • Business Law


    Construction Law

    Estate Planning

    Real Estate

  • Minnesota, 2010

    U.S. Tax Court, 2014

    Wisconsin, 2016

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, BA, 1981

    University of St. Thomas, MBA, 1994

    William Mitchell College of Law- St. Paul, JD, 2010

  • Construction and Contract Law, NARI, BATC and the National Business Institute

    • 2014 Silver Award for NARI-MN Associate of the Year
      2017 Housing Advocate of the Year
      2020 Housing Industry Leader of the Year

    • Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), Regulatory Affairs Committee, Chair, Advocacy Committee, and Member

    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Member

    • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Member

    • Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chairman, and Member

Bill, a lawyer who actually cares about your business.

Bill Gschwind

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