Carolyn Elizabeth Guy

Carolyn Elizabeth Guy

Practice areas:

Securities and investment fraud, Employment and labor, Arbitration, Business

About me

Carolyn E. Guy represents individuals and businesses in employment and commercial litigation.

Carolyn is a seasoned attorney, with extensive experience in corporate law, commercial litigation, employment law, trade secretes, severance agreements, and estate planning.  She manages all aspects of legal disputes, including client counseling, oral advocacy, and dispute resolution.  Carolyn has tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant arbitration experience.

Carolyn has handled all types of litigation, including multiparty claims and class action disputes.  She has experience in broker-dealer arbitration, clearing firm matters, securities fraud, churning complaints, and unauthorized trading and suitability claims.  Carolyn also has experience with regulatory and employment matters, including compliance investigations, wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements.

Prior to joining Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., Carolyn previously worked in private practice and as an in-house litigator for RBC Capital Markets, LLC.  Carolyn served on the SIFMA arbitration committee for many years and tried numerous matters in FINRA arbitration.

In addition to practicing law, Carolyn is an avid cyclist and a die-hard Cubs fan (although she enjoys rooting for the Minnesota Twins and Lynx as well).  Carolyn is an animal and nature lover and is active in outdoor adventures throughout all Minnesota seasons – although, admittedly, summer water sports and bicycling are her favorite activities.


Hourly ($250-385/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

State Status Acquired Updated
MN Authorized to practice 1995 11/26/2016
IL Administrative – Not Authorized to Practice 2014 11/21/2016
Award name Grantor Date granted
Award of Excellence RBC Capital Markets LLC 2012
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2004
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2003
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2002
Rising Star SuperLawyers 2001
Rising Star SuperLawyers 2000
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Senior Counsel Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 2016 – Present
Non-Equity Partner Hendrickson Law Firm 2014 – 2016
Sr. Vice Pres., Sr. Assoc. General Counsel RBC Capital Markets LLC and predecessor companies 2004 – 2013
CEO, President and Counsel Carolyn Guy LLC and predecessor companies 1995 – 2004
Association name Position name Duration
Illinois State Bar Association Member 2014 – Present
American Bar Association Member 2014 – Present
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Member 1995 – Present
Hennepin County Bar Association Member 1995 – Present
Minnesota State Bar Association Member 1995 – Present
Minnesota Women Lawyers Member 1993 – Present
School name Major Degree Graduated
William Mitchell College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1995
Ripon College Communications and Physical Education BA – Bachelor of Arts 1981

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