Roger J Minch

Serkland Lawyers Roger Minch

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation and Class Actions
  • Creditor-Side Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights

Litigation Percentage

50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Creditors Rights Specialist
  • American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1978
  • Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1978
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, 1974
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works

Numerous works for the State Bar Association of North Dakota, North Dakota Independent Community Bankers, North Dakota Credit Union League, Lorman, National Business Institute, and others to present continuing legal education programs and other educational programs.

Representative Cases

  • Brandt v. Somerville, 692 N.W.2d 144, 2005 ND 35 (North Dakota 2005)
  • Overboe v. Farm Credit Services of Fargo, 623 N.W.2d 372, 2001 (North Dakota 2001)
  • Eggl v. Fleetguard, inc., 583 N.W.2d 812, 1998 ND 166 (North Dakota 1998)
  • CIT Group / Equipment Financing, Inc. v. Travelers Ins. Co., 504 N.W.2d 565 (North Dakota 1993)

Representative Clients

  • First International Bank
  • Sargent County Bank
  • CIT Group
  • Farmers State Bank, Elgin, North Dakota
  • Dacotah Bank
  • First State Bank, Gackle, North Dakota
  • Citizens State Bank, Enderlin, North Dakota
  • Prudential Insurance Company
  • Heartland State Bank of Edgeley
  • Union Bank, Hazen, North Dakota
  • Bell State Bank and Trust
  • AXA Equitable Agrifinance
  • Dakota Heritage Bank
  • First State Bank, LaMoure
  • American Federal Bank
  • Alerus Financial
  • Caterpillar Financial Services
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • R. Agricultural Finance, Inc.
  • Western State Bank
  • Educational Credit Management Corporation
  • Co-Bank
  • Rabo Agrifinance, Inc.
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Crop Production Services
  • Northwestern Bank
  • Pifers Auction & Realty


  • Eugene Smestad, Farm Credit Services of Fargo
  • Dick Solberg, Bell State Bank & Trust

Honors and Awards

  • First appeared in Best Lawyers in America in 1993, and has continued to be selected by his peers for inclusion for over 20 years,  including the 2017 edition.   Selected for work in the practice areas of Arbitration, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, and Litigation - Bankruptcy.  Selected as Best Lawyers' 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Fargo for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
  • Ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2015 publication of Chambers Guide USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Band 1.
  • Selected for inclusion to the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota; Member 1978–Present
    former chairman of its Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1978–Present
    Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Fargo-Moorhead Opera Co 
    Board Member 2007–2013
  • Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra; 1986–Present
    Board Member 1986–1993, serving one year as its president
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • North Dakota State University Bison Arts Board
    Board Member 2013–Present
  • North Dakota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
    Former Member

Birth Information

June 28, 1952, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota, and serving the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, Valley City, Jamestown, Minot, Bismarck, Alexandria, Wahpeton, Cooperstown, Glyndon, and Dilworth.