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David J. Hauff

Areas of Practice:
BankingContractCorporateCommercial TransactionsReal Estate


David J. Hauff is a shareholder with ABST Law in Fargo, North Dakota, where he practices in the areas of business, commercial, and corporate law. He received his B.S. degree from Moorhead State University, with honors, and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1984), cum laude. He is a former city prosecutor for the City of Moorhead, Minnesota, and former Assistant Professor and Director of the Legal Assistant Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota state and federal courts.

Education and Experience:

Moorhead State University (B.S. 1979)
Hamline University School of Law (1980-1981)
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1984)
Assistant City Attorney, Moorhead, MN (1984-1986)
Assistant Professor, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN (1987-1990)
Adjunct Professor, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN 1986-1987; 1990-2000)
McNair, Larson, Carlson, Fargo, ND (1984-1996)
ABST Law (since 1/96)

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court (1984)
North Dakota Supreme Court (1984)
U.S. District Court (ND) (1989)
U.S. District Court (MN) (1997)
United States Court of Appeals, 8th Cir. (1990)
United States Supreme Court (1991)

Current Professional Activities:

North Dakota State Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Past Member, Paralegal Advisory Board, Minnesota State University Moorhead


Registration and Operation of North Dakota and Minnesota Limited Liability Partnerships, 72 N.D. Law Review 555 (1996)

Community Service and Activities:

Founding Member, Fargo-Moorhead Jazz Arts Group
Past Ethics Committee Member, Catholic Charities North Dakota
Advisory Board Member, Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home
Past Board Member, Father John P. Smith Heritage Foundation

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