Christopher W. Harmoning

Chris Harmoning concentrates his practice in general civil litigation. He represents businesses and individuals in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals on a number of different legal issues, including contracts, construction projects, mechanic's liens, mortgage foreclosures, real estate matters, receiverships, and shareholder disputes in both state and federal courts.

Chris has been with the firm since 1999 and is a partner.

Representative Experience

  • Represented lenders in state-court proceedings that involved appointment of receivers for hotel and restaurant properties, multi-family housing, poultry facilities, and biomass fueled power plant
  • Represented court-appointed trustee in post-trial supervision of more than 2,500 acres of farmland
  • Hupperts v. Apogee Retail, LLC, No. 12-CV-915 (D. Minn. 2014) (represented national thrift-store retailer in federal class-action lawsuit)
  • Fieseler Masonry, Inc. vs. City of Mabel, No. A14-0246 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) (represented general contractor and municipality related to construction of community center)
  • In re Cities of Annandale and Maple Lake NPDES/SDS Permit Issuance for Discharge of Treated Wastewater, 702 N.W.2d 768 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005), rev'd, 731 N.W.2d 502 (Minn. 2007) (represented cities in challenge against issuance of discharge permit for operation of wastewater treatment facility)

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Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association
  • Law clerk for the Honorable Bruce D. Willis, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1998-1999

Community Involvement

  • Becker Youth Basketball Association, Board Member, Vice President, and volunteer basketball coach
  • Becker Dollars for Scholars, Board Member


  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2023-2024
  • "Minnesota Rising Star," Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2008, 2012
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  • St. Cloud

    1010 West Saint Germain
    Suite 500
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
F: 320.257.5620


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Court Memberships

  • Minnesota


Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

  • Dickinson Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Gustavus Adolphus College, magna cum laude, 1994