Best & Flanagan


Edward P. Sheu


Edward (Ted) Sheu is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. He has successfully represented clients in a broad range of complex cases, including commercial real estate, mortgage-backed securities litigation, construction claims, copyrights, creditors’ remedies, mortgage priority, securities, shareholder and derivative suits, title insurance, and trademarks. Ted appears in federal and state courts, appellate courts, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, and other tribunals.

Ted’s unique and diverse experience includes helping businesses navigate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), representing victims of fraud and theft, pursuing remedies for tenant-in-common (TIC) owners, and protecting the interests of tribal and municipal governments. Ted’s creative and strategic perspective on dispute resolution seeks to achieve practical and efficient results.

Ted is also Best & Flanagan’s Pro Bono Coordinator, maintaining the firm’s commitment to providing pro bono publico legal services by coordinating with organizations providing legal services to low-income individuals and managing the firm’s pro-bono cases.

Representative Cases:

  • U.S. Bank, Nat’l Ass’n, et al. v. RBP Realty, LLC, 888 N.W.2d 699 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016) (affirming borrower’s right to statutory redemption notwithstanding purported redemption waiver)
  • Disability Support Alliance, et al. v. Geller Family Ltd. P’Ship III, 160 F. Supp. 3d 1133 (D. Minn. 2016) (securing Rule 12 dismissal of ADA lawsuit)
  • Ferman, et al. v. Jenlis, Inc., et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177860 (S.D. Iowa Aug. 18, 2016) (securing Rule 12 dismissal of copyright claim)
  • Guava LLC v. Merkel, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2015 (unpublished) (affirming amendment of sanctions judgment to add an alter ego based on veil piercing)
  • Guava LLC v. Merkel, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2014 (unpublished) (affirming sanctions against copyright trolls based on collusive lawsuit aimed at non-party discovery)
  • Midgard Mgmt., Inc. v. Park Centre Med-Suites, LLC, 114 So. 3d 302 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013) (reversing eviction ruling for TIC owners)
  • Swenson v. Bushman, 870 F. Supp.2d 1049 (D. Idaho 2012) (confirming fraud and breach of contract award on behalf of TIC owners against DBSI principals), appeals dismissed (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Riedell Shoes, Inc. v. Adidas AG, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 52355 (securing home-state jurisdiction in trademark dispute under the first-to-file rule) (D. Minn. May 16, 2011)
  • The Business Bank v. Hanson, 769 N.W. 2d 285 (Minn. 2009) (reversing mortgage priority ruling)
  • Ho-Chunk Nation v. Wisconsin Dep’t of Revenue, 754 N.W. 2d 186 (Wis. Ct. App. 2008) (defining trust lands for purposes of state revenue statute), aff’d by 766 N.W. 2d 738 (Wis. 2009)
  • Faber v. City of Crystal, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2007 (unpublished) (reversing city decision on lawful pre-existing non-conforming use)
  • Ywswf v. Teleplan Wireless Servs., Inc., 726 N.W. 2d 525 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007) (defining procedures for unemployment compensation appeals)
  • Steinlage v. Mayo Clinic Rochester, 435 F. 3rd 913 (8th Cir. 2006) (reversing dismissal on diversity jurisdiction)
  • McPartlin v. McPartlin, Minnesota Court of Appeals (2006) (unpublished) (affirming summary judgment in probate dispute)
  • Tischer v. HRA of Cambridge, 693 N.W.2d 426 (Minn. 2005) (clarifying procedure for challenging adverse public employment decision)
  • Grivna v. Riverside Family Dental, P.A., Minnesota Court of Appeals (2004) (unpublished) (reversing unemployment compensation decision based on single-incident exception)
  • St. Hilaire v. Minco Prods., Inc., 288 F. Supp.2d 999 (D. Minn. 2003) (granting summary judgment on multiple employment claims)

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  • University of California Los Angeles, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, B.A.

Practice Areas


  • Minnesota
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, District of Idaho
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ho-Chunk Nation

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Minnesota
  • Great St. Paul BOMA and BOMA Greater Minneapolis