We're located in the heart of the Twin Cities, where an energetic and creative community complements the dynamic business landscape. Staff who relocate to our firm are usually quick to experience the reasons why this is one of the most desirable metropolitan areas of the country.
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. was founded in 1979 by six lawyers who decided to leave one of the largest Twin Cities law firms to start their own practice. In only 25 years, we've grown to over 100 lawyers. This growth has resulted not only from the remarkable talents of our lawyers, but also from the philosophy that lawyers should focus on what they do best -- practicing law and serving client needs.
A cornerstone of our philosophy is to challenge new lawyers with interesting and complex legal projects as well as early client contact. From shareholders to first-year associates, each lawyer has the autonomy to make his or her own decisions. New lawyers are encouraged to develop their professional judgments with guidance from more experienced members of the firm. We have found that this approach not only accelerates skills development but also fosters an enjoyable, fulfilling work experience.
Our business and commercial litigation practice covers all commercial disciplines with particular focus and expertise in the areas of antitrust, employment, securities, intellectual property, product liability, insurance, financial institutions, class actions, appellate, and general and complex business litigation. First- and second-year litigation associates argue motions, take depositions, write briefs, and conduct jury and bench trials in state and federal courts.
Winthrop & Weinstine's corporate and transactional law practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, emerging businesses, securities, employment, real estate, taxation, banking, and bankruptcy. In addition, we have an active government relations practice that lobbies on behalf of our clients before local, state, and federal governments and governmental agencies. We also advise and counsel clients in many other areas, including intellectual property law, telecommunications, employment law, franchising, environmental and regulatory compliance, and estate planning. First- and second-year corporate and transactional associates routinely meet with clients, structure, draft, and negotiate agreements, and take an active role in all aspects of the business transactions.
Welcoming Team Members
At Winthrop & Weinstine, we work together energetically and creatively to achieve our goals. We deal with one another fairly, respectfully and honestly to create a healthy, stable and collegial organization where each person feels 100% responsible for the advancement of the firm and its financial results. We reward superior leadership and creativity while encouraging an appropriate balance between personal and professional interests and responsibilities.
This is Winthrop & Weinstine. If you're ready for a new kind of practice with this kind of law firm, then we'd like to meet you.