MINNEAPOLIS, December 1, 2016 — Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorneys Ryan Schildkraut and Zach Robins have been recognized by Twin Cities Business Magazine as among the TCB 100: People To Know in 2017. Each year, the magazine curates the list of the Minnesotans people in business need to know in the year ahead.

Robins and Schildkraut were recognized as PIONEERS as the founders of MNvest, which enables Minnesota businesses to legally promote investment opportunities online to all Minnesota residents. Previously, Minnesota businesses had been bound by stiffly regulated securities laws limiting who can learn about a company’s fundraising efforts, essentially narrowing the field to accredited investors only. The passing of MNvest provides for wider, cheaper, and faster access to funding for companies and entrepreneurs.

“MNvest will encourage free enterprise, expand small businesses, create jobs and increase the tax base. The new legislation allows anyone with a growing business to raise capital with support from the community,” said Schildkraut. “Everyone wants their local businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed. We’re excited that, through crowdfunding, any Minnesotan can finally become an investor and have a direct stake in the next generation of great Minnesota companies.”