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Erik Overlid is a Senior Attorney with Olson Law Group. His practice focuses on the defense of businesses and individuals in civil actions, as well as providing cost-effective advice to small and mid-size businesses on a range of non-litigated matters.

 When it comes to civil litigation, Erik is a firm believer that an attorney cannot be successful unless he can see the forest through the trees. That is, a litigation “win” is never truly a win unless it advances the client’s personal or business goals in a meaningful way. It is this pragmatic focus on real-world outcomes that has driven client satisfaction, and resulted in the best endorsement an attorney can hope for: repeat business.

Yet, as flattering as repeat business is, Erik also knows that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and this is the philosophy that drives his advice on non-litigated matters. By providing cost-effective advice on issues including business formation, contracts, and pre-litigation claims, Erik can help prevent lawsuits from arising, and ensure that his clients are better positioned when they do. The result is lower overall costs, as the cost of defending even one extra lawsuit is typically far greater than the cost of preventing it in the first place.

Outside the office, Erik spends his time – weather depending – either fishing the lakes of Northern Minnesota, or hiking the mountains of Southern California.