Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1989, Cum Laude

Mankato State University, B.S., 1986 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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Jay Schlosser is a member of the Antitrust, Franchise and Distribution practice group and a former chairperson of the firm's Recruiting Committee. Jay concentrates his litigation and counseling practice principally in the areas of:

  • Antitrust law
  • Franchise law
  • Trade Regulation law
  • Dealer law
  • Sales Representative law
  • Distribution law
  • Non-compete agreements

Jay has more than 25 years of experience in these practice areas. Over the years, Jay has handled numerous arbitrations and litigation cases on behalf of franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, distributors and dealers. He has substantial experience working with the Minnesota Franchise Act, the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, the Minnesota Sales Representative Act, the Minnesota Heavy and Utility Equipment Manufacturers and Dealers Act and various other state franchise and dealer laws. Jay has handled cases on a national scope, including matters venued in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington.

In addition to litigation services, Jay provides regular counseling and guidance to franchisors, manufacturers and employers regarding various legal aspects of their business. Such counseling includes guidance as to the application of, and compliance with, state and federal statutory requirements; contractual interpretation, amendment, drafting and construction; and distribution restrictions and requirements. Jay has extensive experience working with various industries including, hair care products and services; bath and body works products; motor vehicles; power sport vehicles; recreational vehicles; ATVs; snowmobiles; boats; vessels; marine products; hotels; food services; ice cream stores; medical products; commodities; delivery services; agricultural equipment; used sports equipment; computer equipment/services; card printing equipment; and footwear.

Jay regularly provides antitrust counseling and litigation support to many of his clients. The antitrust areas for which he has provided counseling and litigation support include: Robinson- Patman issues; Section 1 of the Sherman Act pertaining to agreements in restraint of trade; Section 2 of the Sherman Act pertaining to claims regarding monopolization and attempts to monopolize; collaboration among competitors; MAP issues; and minimum and maximum resale price issues.

Jay also has had significant experience in litigation, and providing counseling for, the enforcement and interpretation of non-compete agreements, both in the employment and in the business/franchise context.

Honors & Awards

  • BTI Client Service All-Star, (February 2011 and February 2013)
  • Member of the Notre Dame Law Review (1988-1989)
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Eastview Thunder Baseball Club, President

Eastview Thunder Baseball Program, Program Director

Eastview Athletic Association, Traveling Baseball Program Director and Assistant Program Director

Eastview 6th Man Club, President 

Eastview Backcourt Club, Vice President

St. John Neuman Church, Lead Usher