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Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2017 “Best Lawyers In America” List
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 15, 2016.  Twenty-six attorneys from Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

Four of these attorneys were also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for their practices in Minneapolis:

David Aafedt for Administrative/Regulatory Law;
Stephen Baird for Trademark Law;
Tammera Diehm for Municipal Law; and
Eric Swanson for Energy Law.  

The following Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys were recognized in Best Lawyers in America:

Name  Area Recognized 
David M. Aafedt   Administrative/Regulatory Law*
Insurance Law
Jeffrey R. Ansel Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Real Estate
Jonathan W.J. Armour   Real Estate Law 
Stephen R. Baird  Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Trademark Law* 
Thomas H. Boyd  Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Trusts and Estates 
Philip T. Colton Securities/Capital Markets Law 
David A. Davenport   Commercial Litigation 
Tammera R. Diehm  Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law* 
Edward J. Drenttel  Banking and Finance Law 
Thomas M. Hart  Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnatioin
Real Estate Law 
Jon J. Hoganson  Banking and Finance Law 
Real Estate Law
Mark T. Johnson  Corporate Law 
John A. Knapp  Administrative/Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice
Insurance Law 
Craig S. Krummen Commercial Litigation 
Hart Kuller  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/
Insolvency and Recognition Law 
John D. Nolde  Real Estate Law 
Devan Padmanabhan  Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent 
David P. Pearson  Commercial Litigation 
Jon L. Peterson Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Brooks F. Poley Commercial Litigation
Sri K. Sankaran Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent 
Eric F. Swanson Administrative/Regulatory Law
Energy Law* 
Todd B. Urness Tax Law
Michele D. Vaillancourt  Corporate Law 
Thomas A. Walker  Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Robert R. Weinstine  Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation 

* denotes "Lawyer of the Year" recognition

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a dynamic and growing law firm focused on building strong client relationships through responsiveness, innovation and creativity.  The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging-growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout the Twin Cities and nationally.
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