Attorney Info

Practice Areas

Jeff specializes in providing legal counsel to small business clients, and assisting clients in their personal and/or business bankruptcy petitions. He also helps people who have been subjected to illegal collection efforts.

  • Current Practice Areas: Personal bankruptcy, small business management, FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) representation.
  • Previous Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, business reorganization, corporate bankruptcy, securities litigation (stock market losses), personal injury.

Jeff frequently meets with clients during the evenings and over the lunch hour so that they don’t need to take time off work.


Jeff earned his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and MBA from the Carlson School of Management in 2000. He was admitted to the California Bar in 2001 and the Minnesota Bar in 2005.

He began his legal practice in the San Francisco office of Foley & Lardner, a national law firm offering interdisciplinary counsel. While serving their Commercial Litigation and Business Reorganization departments, he specialized in the field of corporate bankruptcy and worked on matters for Major League Baseball, Ameriprise Financial, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Banta Corporation, Voith Paper, the Industry Standard magazine, and San Jose Medical Group.

He has filed hundreds of bankruptcy-related petitions and counsels small business clients in their business and legal needs.


Jeff grew up in West St. Paul, graduating from Sibley High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth. After 5 years in San Francisco, he moved back home to be closer to friends and family. He believes his upbringing in the Butwinick Furniture family, a downtown Saint Paul fixture for over 60 years, allows him a special perpective into the needs, concerns, and strategic goals of small business clients. He is an avid sports fan and has been a proud Vikings season holder for years. He also enjoys Twins baseball.

Please feel free to contact us with any of your legal questions or concerns. We welcome your questions and comments!


Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 528, “We are a debt relief agency.
We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.”


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Butwinick Law Office
7800 Metro Parkway
2nd Floor, Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: (651) 210-5055
Fax: (651) 204-6775