Mack-Wagner, Laurie A.

2100 Fifth Street Towers100 South Fifth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 10/18/2017

Overview

As founding shareholder of Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., Laurie Mack-Wagner has been practicing since 1994 in complex litigation primarily in family law and related causes of action. Named as a Minnesota Super Lawyer for seven consecutive years (2011-17), named on the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers List for Minnesota for four years (2013-2015, and 2017), and in 2017 named on the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers List, Laurie focuses on developing creative and practical solutions for clients...
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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney/Mediator
  • Founding shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2000
  • Florida, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • First District Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (President)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Eighth District Bar Association (Member)
  • Paul Harris Society - Prior Lake Rotary Club, July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2016

Honors

  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers List for Minnesota 2013 – 2015, and 2017
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2011 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016 - Present
  • Paul Harris Society - Prior Lake Rotary Club, July 1, 2011 - July 1, 2017
  • Who's Who in Minnesota Family Law, 2005 - 2009
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer Attorneys List for Minnesota, 2017

Classes and Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, Family Law and the New Bankruptcy Reform Act, 2006 - Present
  • Enforcement and Contempt Chapter of the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2015 - Present
  • Moderator, Answer Questions from Participants at Family Law Financial Video Replay, Minnesota CLE, June 17, 2014 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Matters, panel discussion on the 2012 Child Support Update for the Family Law Financial Deskbook and panel discussion on Common Financial Mistakes that Family Lawyers make in Divorce cases, Minnesota CLE, May 17, 2012 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, Family Law Financial Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota CLE, May 16, 2014 - Present
  • Panel Presenter, Emergency Proceedings: How to Effectively Advocate Emergency Issues in Court and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes, Hennepin County Bar Association, November 13, 2013. Presented the attorney/litigator's role/viewpoint in process on panel which also included two Hennepin County family court judges and an experienced ADR provider.
  • The Basics of Child Support, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2007 - 2013
  • Moderator, The Basics of Family Law, Minnesota CLE, June 18, 2008 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, The Basics of Child Support and Spousal Maintenance, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2009 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, Orders for Protection; Harassment Restraining Orders, Minnesota Paralegal Association's Annual Convention, 2008 - 2009
  • Co-Presenter, Divorce A to Z, Insider’s Guide to Commencing a Family Proceeding, Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, The Basics of Child Support and Spousal Maintenance, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2007 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prior Lake Rotary Club, Member
  • Junior Achievement Program
  • MSBA High School Mock Trial Program, Judge

Past Positions

  • Barranco, Kircher, & Vogelsang, P.A., Associate
  • Miami's Kohlman & Mack, P.A., Shareholder
  • Carlton Fields, P.A., Associate
  • Rosemary Barkett, former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Extern Clerk

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1994
    Honors: With Highest Honors, Top 5% of her Class
    Honors: Awarded Laurie Membership in the Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Florida State University Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato, 1991
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Spanish and Business Administration

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • A Cup of Coffee with 10 Leading Attorneys in the United States
  • Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, Enforcement and Contempt chapter, and subsequent updates
  • Family Law Financial Deskbook, first edition, Co-author, Child support chapter and subsequent updates
  • Division of A Business in A Marriage Dissolution, Co-Author, Law Watch, Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen, P.A., Vol. 17, Issue 2, 2006
  • Division of A Business in a Marriage Dissolution, Co-Author, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum, Summer, 2007
  • Preparing for the Client's Deposition in Divorce Cases, ABA, Young Lawyers, Family Law Committee

Office Information

Address

2100 Fifth Street Towers100 South Fifth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55402

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