Cozen O’Connor: Zentner, Kristi Adair

Kristi Adair Zentner



(612) 260-9005

(612) 260-9085

Kristi is a transactional attorney who represents clients in general business, real estate, and commercial lending transactions, as well as employment, e-commerce, and intellectual property law matters.

In the business and corporate law area, Kristi assists clients in their choice of entity considerations and entity formations. She also handles mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and the preparation of various types of business agreements. As a real estate lawyer, she assists clients in commercial purchase and sale transactions, and preparation of common interest community and homeowners association governing documents. She is also involved in commercial lease negotiation and preparation.

Additionally, Kristi is experienced in handling succession planning for clients and in counseling employers in employment law matters. In the area of intellectual property law, she has also prepared and negotiated software agreements and license agreements, as well as prosecuted trademarks and copyrights.



Cozen O’Connor Opens Minneapolis Office with the Addition of Eight Lateral Attorneys

June 04, 2013

The firm announced it is opening a Minneapolis office with transactional and commercial litigation attorneys from Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. Thomas Wallrich, Steven Silton, Thomas Kane, Peter Crema, Nadia Hasan, Heather Marx, Joel Nesset and Kristi Zentner are all joining the firm as members.


Minnesota Human Resources Manual [American Chamber of Commerce]

January 20, 2015

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, and Kristi Zentner, a member in the Business Law Department, co-authored the “Minnesota Human Resources Manual” for the American Chamber of Commerce. This comprehensive human resources manual explains, in plain English, the duties of the employer during the entire employment process – everything from pre-hire through post-termination. It covers more than thirty primary topics and includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

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Key Cases in Contract Law

January 14, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN


  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1996
  • Minnesota