Karl J. Yeager

Karl J. Yeager: Attorney with Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P. (89 Attorneys)
  • 16767 North Perimeter Drive, Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Karl focuses his practice on advising small to medium-sized businesses on a variety of contract matters and commercial disputes. His background in construction makes him particularly well suited for real estate transactions and commercial litigation for clients in the real estate, construction and banking industries.

Karl’s perspective on client relations: I feel a real rapport with those in construction and real estate businesses. My family owned and operated a small construction company, and before I went to law school, I sold real estate in Wisconsin so I have practical, hands-on experience that I feel is invaluable to my clients.

In his transactional practice, Karl represents businesses and commercial and residential buyers and sellers, developers and landlords, tenants, exchangers and condemnees. Karl’s transactional experience is complemented by a certification (granted by the Minnesota State Bar Association) as a real property law specialist.

In his litigation practice, he represents businesses and individuals in partnership/shareholder disputes, contract matters, loans and loan work-outs, boundary disputes, condemnations, tax appeals, mechanic’s liens and surety claims. He enjoys public speaking and regularly presents a seminar - Understanding the Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien Process - before audiences of construction industry professionals. Karl has been regularly named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list.

Outside the office, Karl enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and family, especially on hiking, skiing and biking trails (and particularly those along Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore).


•Real Property Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000
•Selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, (only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected), 2007-2017
•Awarded the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent (AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies)

Speaking Engagements & Published Articles

•Co-presenter, Understanding the Mechanic's Lien Process, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) Construction Law Seminar 2019, February 2019
•Seminars presented by Meagher & Geer for construction industry professionals, Understanding the Minnesota Mechanic's Lien Process (2008, 2009, 2013-2019)
•Author, Don’t Be CLUE-less!, published on the CRES Insurance Services website (September 2015)
•Technical Lien Law Details and Application, presented at the Lien Law & Collection seminar (2014)
•Commercial Leasing, presented at Minnesota Continuing Legal Education seminar (2001) Silent Lease Issues, presented at Lorman Education Services seminar, Landlord and Tenant Law in Minnesota (November 2001)
•Basics of Mechanic’s Liens, presented to clients and prospective clients at various presentations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area since 1995
•Author Note, Minnesota’s Corporate Takeover Act - ‘Still’ Unconstitutional? 8:1 Hamline Law Review 255 (1985)


•Jul 5, 2017
Meagher & Geer Congratulates 16 of its Lawyers Named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
•Jul 5, 2016
Meagher & Geer Congratulates 17 of its Lawyers Named to the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
•Sep 1, 2015
Karl Yeager authors article on CRES Insurance Services website


•Apr 11, 2019
Mechanic's Lien Seminar Contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals will learn how to preserve their lien rights and efficiently collect payment for work performed or supplies provided when payment is not made
•Feb 6, 2019
MMA Construction Law Seminar 2019 Attorneys Liz Poeschl and Karl Yeager will speak on construction contracts and Minnesota's mechanic's lien process
•Oct 25, 2018
Mechanic's Liens Program


•Mar 8, 2016
Construction Law Update

Make Your Employment Policies Meaningful; Pay Transparency for Federal Contractors

Elizabeth Poeschl, Debra Weiss, Julia Nierengarten

•Sep 1, 2015
Don’t Be CLUE-less

Karl Yeager

•Jan 1, 1985
Author Note, Minnesota’s Corporate Takeover Act - ‘Still’ Unconstitutional? 8:1 Hamline Law Review 255

(Real Property Specialist Certified by the Real Property Section, Minnesota State Bar Association) (Also Minneapolis, Minnesota Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Corporate/Business Services

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, B.S., magna cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, United States District Court, District of Minnesota; 1987, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 2003, Wisconsin; 1986, Minnesota; 2002, Arizona

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association
•Minnesota State Bar Association
•Hennepin County Bar Association
•State Bar of Arizona
•State Bar of Wisconsin

( Real Property Specialist Certified by the Real Property Section, Minnesota State Bar Association )

Peer Reviews

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