ACA
  • Aaron C. Abelleira
  • Associate
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612 375-5988  direct dial
  • 612 339-7655  fax

  • acabelleira@arthurchapman.com
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Aaron’s practice focuses primarily on Construction Law. He has been involved in the construction industry since graduating from high school. His experience includes defending contractors, subcontractors, owners, and others against construction defect claims, OSHA citations, bond and lien claims, as well as contractual-indemnification claims. He knows not only the law but also has spent 10 years in the trades as a commercial roofer. He has a passion for researching and writing about legal issues that impact contractors and he has the skills to translate his experience into insights that will help his construction clients.

Aaron attended undergrad and law school at the University of Minnesota. He is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota. Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys getting outside for a game of disc golf, playing drums in a punk rock band, and attending concerts.


Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
University of Minnesota, B.A.


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Aaron’s practice focuses primarily on Construction Law. He has been involved in the construction industry since graduating from high school. His experience includes defending contractors, subcontractors, owners, and others against construction defect claims, OSHA citations, bond and lien claims, as well as contractual-indemnification claims. He knows not only the law but also has spent 10 years in the trades as a commercial roofer. He has a passion for researching and writing about legal issues that impact contractors and he has the skills to translate his experience into insights that will help his construction clients.

Aaron attended undergrad and law school at the University of Minnesota. He is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota. Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys getting outside for a game of disc golf, playing drums in a punk rock band, and attending concerts.

Presentations

  • "The State of Legal Cannabis in Minnesota," AGC Minnesota Forum, March 2023
  • “Mechanic's Liens: Preserving and Enforcing Your Lien Rights in Minnesota,” Minnesota Construction Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2022

Honors

  • Rising Star® 2023, Thomson Reuters

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
University of Minnesota, B.A.


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2017
Iowa, 2018
North Dakota, 2018
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2022
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2023
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2023


Professional Associations and Memberships

Minnesota Construction Association, Member
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section


Licenses

Minnesota
Iowa
North Dakota

Practice Areas


Legal Team