David Archer

David Archer is a commercial litigator helping large companies resolve complex business and regulatory disputes in state and federal courts. His practice has an emphasis on franchise disputes and he has served clients in the industrial manufacturing, financial services, and commercial real estate sectors, among others. He also assists clients with responses to state and federal civil investigations. David served a part-time secondment in-house for an international franchisor, counseling on a range of corporate legal issues.


  • Chapter Author, "11 - Franchise Law," Minnesota Business Disputes: Claims & Remedies Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, June 7, 2023

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor Of Law, Civil Litigation: Case Development & Discovery, University of Minnesota Law School, 2021-2023


  • Twin Cities Business, Notable Emerging Stars in Law, 2022
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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    3100 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


Kristina Procai

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2017

Grinnell College, B.A.