Best & Flanagan


Bradley F. Williams


Bradley (Brad) Williams is a partner who uses his legal and business knowledge to represent clients in a broad range of commercial transactional, litigation and other matters. These matters have involved real estate, financings, mergers, receivership, foreclosure, bankruptcy, tenant-in-common (TIC) disputes, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), fraud, unfair trade practices, arbitration and mediation.

Brad’s extensive experience includes: representation of individuals, as well as regional and major national clients, in large and small transactions, including financing, purchases/sales, and mergers; representation of creditors/investors in the bankruptcy of a multi-billion dollar company; representation of an officer/shareholder of a multi-billion dollar company in employment/shareholder litigation; and local counsel representation. From this experience, Brad has become a nationally known attorney who has been quoted in news publications including the Wall Street Journal.  Brad has also been recognized with a Certificate of Achievement from the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Combined Arms Command.

Brad is known for being a strategic thinker and trusted advisor, who understands his clients’ businesses. This knowledge enables him to speak to business issues, and negotiate deals more effectively. Brad also draws on his transactional experience to provide keen insights and unique strategies in litigation that would otherwise elude typical litigation attorneys. Most important, Brad provides practical advice and creative solutions, with a continual focus on the client’s perspective. Outside the office, Brad enjoys spending time with his family.

Recent Articles:

“Best & Flanagan Attorneys Prevail in Redemption-Waiver Dispute”


  • University of Iowa (College of Law), J.D., with high distinction, American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts I, 1993
  • University of Northern Iowa (College of Business), B.A., with high honors, Presidential Scholar, 1991

Practice Areas


  • State of Minnesota

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association