Simon Trautmann



Simon’s business clients operate strong companies because they have solid legal structure. They avoid costly litigation, strike better bargains, and worry less because they have an effective, ongoing relationship with an attorney they trust.

Simon Trautmann provides clients with legal services related to:

  • Business law
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Real estate
  • Employment law


Simon Trautmann is a dedicated advisor to business owners and entrepreneurs. He utilizes his experience as an entrepreneur and advocate to sharp his clients’ business judgment, delivering exemplary results. In his work with businesses, individuals, and nonprofits, Simon handles all aspects of transaction documentation and negotiations. Simon’s commitment to serving his community extends to his work as a public servant and faith leader. Simon is currently running for Hennepin County Attorney.

Simon is a frequent presenter for Startup Twin Cities, on topics such as Legal Considerations for Startups, Raising First Round Capital, and Contract Considerations for Small Business Owners.

He is frequently called upon to assist in matters involving:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts
  • Loan documentation
  • Leases—both commercial and residential
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Trademark registration; state and federal
  • Entity selection
  • Shareholder, member control, and partnership agreements
  • Nondisclosure agreements


Simon’s excellent work as an attorney extends to his dutiful community contributions. He is running for Hennepin County Attorney to inspire change and prioritize justice.

In addition to general business representation, Simon helps nonprofit clients obtain and maintain their tax exempt status. He regularly advises nonprofit leaders regarding how to raise and appropriate funds without jeopardizing their tax exempt status. Simon also provides advice and counsel in employment law matters, particularly those that help migrant communities.

Simon is an active member of the North Central University Alumni Board and a board member of the Richfield Foundation. He also serves as an elder in his church.

Simon currently assists and has assisted nonprofit organizations for several years, including educational institutions, religious organizations, and other established and emerging nonprofits. He takes pride in helping nonprofit organizations execute their missions while protecting the interests and reputations of their members, leaders, donors, and constituents.


Hennepin County Attorney Candidate

Richfield City Council Member

Board Member of Richfield Chamber of Commerce

Board Member of 494 Corridor Commission



Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)


University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008

North Central University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
B.A.; Honors: Magna Cum Laude


Minnesota, 2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2010