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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Amie Penny Sayler focuses her practice in litigation – with an emphasis in product liability and construction, including mechanics liens – and appellate law. Amie has experience in the full spectrum of litigation, including discovery, pre-trial, and trial matters. She also has district and appellate court experience and is highly skilled in debating, presenting, brief writing, and contract drafting and negotiations.

Amie is actively involved in the community. She is Secretary and Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Section, a co-chair of the Minnesota Women Lawyers Annual Conference Subcommittee, a board member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and a past co-chair of the Education Committee. Amie is also past president of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota and a co-reporter for the Eighth Circuit for DRI's Certworthy.

Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Amie worked for five years as a business litigation attorney in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She also served for one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen at the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Amie excels in practice as she exceled in law school. Amie graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She was awarded three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, which honor the highest scoring student in each law school class. And notably, Amie was awarded the Justice William Mitchell Presidential Merit Scholarship. During law school she served as an Executive Editor for the William Mitchell Law Review and the Journal of the National Security Forum, and also served as the President for the National Security and Law Society.

Amie received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the College of Saint Benedict. She enjoys spending time with her teenage triplet sons and fostering for a local animal rescue organization.


Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Trust and Estates Litigation



Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Education

William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 2009
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Executive Editor and Staff Member, William Mitchell Law Review (2006 - 2008); Executive Editor, Journal of the National Security Forum (2008 - 2009)
Awards: CALI Award for White Collar Crime (2008); Professional Responsibilty (2007); Contracts (2006); Comparative Constitutional History (Study Abroad) (2006)

College of St. Benedict

B.A., Sociology, 1993




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 2009
North Dakota, 2016

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2010

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014



Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Judicial Clerkship

Minnesota Supreme Court, The Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen
     Law Clerk, 2009 - 2010




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2015 - 2016




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Professional Awards and Memberships

Eighth Circuit Bar Association

     Minnesota Chapter Member, 2015 - Present


Federal Bar Association

     Minnesota Chapter Member, 2016 - Present


Minnesota State Bar Association

     Appellate Council
          Treasurer/Secretary, 2016 - Present
          
Member, 2014 - Present
     Construction Law Section Member, 2015 - Present
     Rules Committee Member, 2015 - 2016
     Probate and Trust Law Section Member, 2015 - Present


Hennepin County Bar Association

 


Defense Research Institute

     Eighth Circuit Certworthy Reporter, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

     Board Member, 2013 - Present
     Co-Chair, Education Committee, 2013 - 2016


Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota

     President, 2015 - 2016
     Board Member, 2014 - 2016


Minnesota Women Lawyers

     Co-Chair, Annual Conference Subcommittee, 2016





Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2015 - Present

Prodeo Academy
     Tutor, 2016 - Present

Faces of Hope
     Advisory Committee, 2016 - Present

Pet Project Rescue
     Volunteer, 2010 - Present

William Mitchell College of Law
     Adjunct Professor, 2013 - 2015




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Representative Cases

U.S. Supreme Court:
Magner v. Gallagher, Docket 10-1032 (2011) (authored amicus brief for International Municipal Lawyers Association on disparate impact of enforcing housing codes) (case dismissed by parties before decision issued).

Minnesota Supreme Court:
In re Tschumy, 853 N.W.2d 728 (2014) (authored amicus brief for Minnesota Hospital Association and Minnesota Medical Association regarding guardian’s statutory authority to make end-of-life decisions for a ward).

Citizens State Bank v. Brown, 849 N.W.2d 55 (2014) (briefed and argued issue of first impression regarding juxtaposition of marital dissolution and fraudulent transfers).

Glorvigen v. Cirrus Design Corp., 816 N.W.2d 572 (2012) (authored brief for appellant arguing that a duty to train either existed or was assumed by manufacturer of personal airplane).

Larson v. Lakeview Lofts, LLC, 2011 Minn. LEXIS 726 (2011) (obtained order from supreme court vacating unfavorable court of appeals and district court decisions based on settlement between parties).

Eighth Circuit:
Tichich v. City of Bloomington, 835 F.3d 856 (8th Cir. 2016) (obtained affirmance of dismissal of claims against city under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act).

Minnesota Court of Appeals:
Lindholm v. Carleton College, 2016 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 634 (Minn. App. June 27, 2016) (obtained affirmance of summary judgment based on no duty to warn).

State v. Schwoboda, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 504 (Minn. App. June 1, 2015) (obtained reversal of sentencing on a felony conviction).

Curtis v. Jenny, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 421 (Minn. App. May 4, 2015) (argued for appellant that a contractual release did not preclude subsequent claims).

Abuzzahab v. Abuzzahab, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 371 (Minn. App. Apr. 20, 2015) (obtained affirmance of continued spousal maintenance award).

Alerus Financial v. The Martin Holdings, 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1083 (Minn. App. Dec. 9, 2013) (co-authored brief supporting appellant’s arguments regarding why fraudulent transfer did not occur).

In re Roberts, 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1223 (Minn. App. Dec. 24, 2012) (obtained affirmance of guardianship and conservatorship appointment).

State v. Moua, 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 602 (Minn. App. July 2, 2012) (argued for reversal of first-degree assault felony conviction based on insufficient Miranda warning).

State v. Holmes, No. A10-1886 (Minn. App. Aug. 4, 2011) (obtained order opinion reversing felony conviction of nonpayment for improvement).




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Publications

Co-Author, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 19th Edition, 2016

Sex Appeal: Appellate Courts Take On Gender Discrimination Under Title VII, DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, 2015

Ladies Who Launch: Reflections on Marketing, The Woman Advocate, 2014

The Importance of Error Preservation, DRI: For the Defense, 2011




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Presentations

Co-Presenter, Construction Law Essentials for the Real Estate Professional, Minnesota CLE August Real Estate Series, August 17, 2016

Co-Presenter, State of the Courts and Keys to Effective Appellate Advocacy, 2016 MSBA Convention - Grand Rapids, MN, June 13, 2016 (with Judge Heidi S. Schellhas)

Co-Presenter, How to Handle Your First (or Fifth) Appeal, Minnesota State Bar Association, May 11, 2016 (with Judge Randolph W. Peterson, Minnesota Court of Appeals and George H. Norris, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office)

Co-Presenter, The Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act: What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know, Family Law Institute, 2015

Co-Presenter, Thinking Ahead: Are You Properly Preserving Issues for Appellate Review?, ABA Women of the Section of Litigation Conference, 2014




Amie E. Penny Sayler

Attorney

Email: asayler@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1664

Fax: 612.746.1264

Amie Penny Sayler focuses her practice in litigation – with an emphasis in product liability and construction, including mechanics liens – and appellate law. Amie has experience in the full spectrum of litigation, including discovery, pre-trial, and trial matters. She also has district and appellate court experience and is highly skilled in debating, presenting, brief writing, and contract drafting and negotiations.

Amie is actively involved in the community. She is Secretary and Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Section, a co-chair of the Minnesota Women Lawyers Annual Conference Subcommittee, a board member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and a past co-chair of the Education Committee. Amie is also past president of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota and a co-reporter for the Eighth Circuit for DRI's Certworthy.

Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Amie worked for five years as a business litigation attorney in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She also served for one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen at the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Amie excels in practice as she exceled in law school. Amie graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She was awarded three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, which honor the highest scoring student in each law school class. And notably, Amie was awarded the Justice William Mitchell Presidential Merit Scholarship. During law school she served as an Executive Editor for the William Mitchell Law Review and the Journal of the National Security Forum, and also served as the President for the National Security and Law Society.

Amie received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the College of Saint Benedict. She enjoys spending time with her teenage triplet sons and fostering for a local animal rescue organization.


Practice Areas


Appellate Law
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Trust and Estates Litigation

Education


William Mitchell College of Law

J.D., 2009
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Executive Editor and Staff Member, William Mitchell Law Review (2006 - 2008); Executive Editor, Journal of the National Security Forum (2008 - 2009)
Awards: CALI Award for White Collar Crime (2008); Professional Responsibilty (2007); Contracts (2006); Comparative Constitutional History (Study Abroad) (2006)

College of St. Benedict

B.A., Sociology, 1993

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 2009
North Dakota, 2016

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2010

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014

Judicial Clerkship


Minnesota Supreme Court, The Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen
     Law Clerk, 2009 - 2010


Honors and Awards


Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers Magazine (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected), 2015 - 2016


Professional Awards and Memberships


Eighth Circuit Bar Association

     Minnesota Chapter Member, 2015 - Present


Federal Bar Association

     Minnesota Chapter Member, 2016 - Present


Minnesota State Bar Association

     Appellate Council
          Treasurer/Secretary, 2016 - Present
          
Member, 2014 - Present
     Construction Law Section Member, 2015 - Present
     Rules Committee Member, 2015 - 2016
     Probate and Trust Law Section Member, 2015 - Present


Hennepin County Bar Association

 


Defense Research Institute

     Eighth Circuit Certworthy Reporter, 2015 - Present


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

     Board Member, 2013 - Present
     Co-Chair, Education Committee, 2013 - 2016


Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota

     President, 2015 - 2016
     Board Member, 2014 - 2016


Minnesota Women Lawyers

     Co-Chair, Annual Conference Subcommittee, 2016



Community Involvement


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2015 - Present

Prodeo Academy
     Tutor, 2016 - Present

Faces of Hope
     Advisory Committee, 2016 - Present

Pet Project Rescue
     Volunteer, 2010 - Present

William Mitchell College of Law
     Adjunct Professor, 2013 - 2015


Representative Cases


U.S. Supreme Court:
Magner v. Gallagher, Docket 10-1032 (2011) (authored amicus brief for International Municipal Lawyers Association on disparate impact of enforcing housing codes) (case dismissed by parties before decision issued).

Minnesota Supreme Court:
In re Tschumy, 853 N.W.2d 728 (2014) (authored amicus brief for Minnesota Hospital Association and Minnesota Medical Association regarding guardian’s statutory authority to make end-of-life decisions for a ward).

Citizens State Bank v. Brown, 849 N.W.2d 55 (2014) (briefed and argued issue of first impression regarding juxtaposition of marital dissolution and fraudulent transfers).

Glorvigen v. Cirrus Design Corp., 816 N.W.2d 572 (2012) (authored brief for appellant arguing that a duty to train either existed or was assumed by manufacturer of personal airplane).

Larson v. Lakeview Lofts, LLC, 2011 Minn. LEXIS 726 (2011) (obtained order from supreme court vacating unfavorable court of appeals and district court decisions based on settlement between parties).

Eighth Circuit:
Tichich v. City of Bloomington, 835 F.3d 856 (8th Cir. 2016) (obtained affirmance of dismissal of claims against city under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act).

Minnesota Court of Appeals:
Lindholm v. Carleton College, 2016 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 634 (Minn. App. June 27, 2016) (obtained affirmance of summary judgment based on no duty to warn).

State v. Schwoboda, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 504 (Minn. App. June 1, 2015) (obtained reversal of sentencing on a felony conviction).

Curtis v. Jenny, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 421 (Minn. App. May 4, 2015) (argued for appellant that a contractual release did not preclude subsequent claims).

Abuzzahab v. Abuzzahab, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 371 (Minn. App. Apr. 20, 2015) (obtained affirmance of continued spousal maintenance award).

Alerus Financial v. The Martin Holdings, 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1083 (Minn. App. Dec. 9, 2013) (co-authored brief supporting appellant’s arguments regarding why fraudulent transfer did not occur).

In re Roberts, 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1223 (Minn. App. Dec. 24, 2012) (obtained affirmance of guardianship and conservatorship appointment).

State v. Moua, 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 602 (Minn. App. July 2, 2012) (argued for reversal of first-degree assault felony conviction based on insufficient Miranda warning).

State v. Holmes, No. A10-1886 (Minn. App. Aug. 4, 2011) (obtained order opinion reversing felony conviction of nonpayment for improvement).


Publications


Co-Author, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 19th Edition, 2016

Sex Appeal: Appellate Courts Take On Gender Discrimination Under Title VII, DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, 2015

Ladies Who Launch: Reflections on Marketing, The Woman Advocate, 2014

The Importance of Error Preservation, DRI: For the Defense, 2011


Presentations


Co-Presenter, Construction Law Essentials for the Real Estate Professional, Minnesota CLE August Real Estate Series, August 17, 2016

Co-Presenter, State of the Courts and Keys to Effective Appellate Advocacy, 2016 MSBA Convention - Grand Rapids, MN, June 13, 2016 (with Judge Heidi S. Schellhas)

Co-Presenter, How to Handle Your First (or Fifth) Appeal, Minnesota State Bar Association, May 11, 2016 (with Judge Randolph W. Peterson, Minnesota Court of Appeals and George H. Norris, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office)

Co-Presenter, The Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act: What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know, Family Law Institute, 2015

Co-Presenter, Thinking Ahead: Are You Properly Preserving Issues for Appellate Review?, ABA Women of the Section of Litigation Conference, 2014