Jewelie Grape focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits.  She advises clients on a wide range of compensation and benefits issues such as ERISA compliance, health care reform and other benefits-related state and federal laws, including HIPAA.  Ms. Grape helps clients design, implement and maintain defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, stock option plans, health plans and cafeteria plans.

She has extensive experience with benefits plans not governed by ERISA and advises church benefit and other organizations on a variety of board governance, general corporate, tax, and employee benefit (including 403(b) and 457(b) and (f) plan) issues. Ms. Grape has acquired valuable business counseling skills while serving as in-house counsel for nine years managing day-to-day legal issues and overseeing complex litigation matters.

She provides legal advice and counsel to her clients in a practical, efficient manner and approaches matters with a thorough understanding of business perspectives.  Ms. Grape believes that most issues can be avoided with thoughtful planning.  But when an issue does arise, she understands that it may need her immediate and undivided attention.  Ms. Grape partners with those who put their trust and confidence in her to efficiently and effectively achieve their business goals and resolve their business problems.

Honors & Leadership

Community & Professional

Minnesota Literacy Council, Inc., Board of Directors and Volunteer ESL Teacher

William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Finance Committee (non-Board committee member)

Hennepin County Bar Association, President 2011-2012

City of Lakes Rotary Club


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude

University of Minnesota, M.A.

University of Minnesota, B.S.


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