Minneapolis – May 3, 2018 — Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, lists six Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys and three practice groups as leaders in its 2018 edition. The London-based Chambers has become widely accepted in recent years as the standard for legal distinction, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

The firm was recognized for its expertise in Corporate/M&A, General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.

The Corporate/M&A practice was recognized as having “expertise across the full spectrum of transactional and corporate governance issues.” In addition, the publication noted that sources are consistently “impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the partners and staff.” A client added that “they don’t just respond to questions but raise them; they’re not just reactive but proactive too.”

The Commercial Litigation team was recognized for its “strong bench of expert trial lawyers” who are “particularly adept at handling insurance coverage litigation, as well as advising on construction disputes, creditors’ claims and antitrust matters.” Clients noted that the team is “very seasoned, experienced business lawyers who can provide practical, real world experience and advice in all sorts of areas” and with “very timely and clear communications.”

The Real Estate group “stands out for its robust lender-side real estate finance practice and its strong foothold in the local tax credit finance market,” and is “sought after for its strengths in historic rehabilitation projects.” One client observed: “They act as business advisers as well as legal representation,” and that “they work as hard, or harder, than any legal team we’ve worked with.” Another source says the firm is “best in class for tax stuff” in the real estate area.

In addition, six Winthrop & Weinstine lawyers were recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” for their work in Minnesota, placing them at the top of their practice areas:

Timothy M. Barnett 4 Corporate/M&A
 Thomas H. Boyd 1 Litigation: Appellate
 Jon J. Hoganson 3 Real Estate
Devan V. Padmanabhan2Intellectual Property
 Todd B. Urness 3 Real Estate
 Robert R. Weinstine 1 Litigation: General Commercial


Tim Barnett
Tim is corporate and transactional counsel to national, regional, and local companies in the construction, manufacturing, software development and licensing, real estate, quick service restaurants, and franchised business industries. Blending his legal and CPA backgrounds, he counsels on complex transactions, including acquisitions and sales, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and debt and equity financings.

Tom Boyd
Tom’s practice includes general business litigation, estate and trust matters, employment, eminent domain and land use, products liability, and insurance coverage disputes.

Jon Hoganson
Jon is a shareholder practicing in the areas of banking, real estate and general corporate law. In addition to representing numerous financial and institutional lenders, Jon has also acted as developer’s counsel in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of all types of commercial real estate holdings.

Devan Padmanabhan
Devan V. Padmanabhan is a patent litigator who helps clients litigate and manage patent portfolios with national and international needs. Devan’s significant experience includes patent litigation cases covering a wide range of technologies and industries, and crosses all intellectual property areas, including patent, copyright, unfair competition, trademark, ANDA and technology-based cases. As an electrical engineer and lawyer, Devan is able to maximize his technical, engineering, legal, and business acumen to the client’s advantage, both inside the courtroom and in the boardroom.

Todd Urness
Todd advises owners, developers, investors, banks, syndicators, and other financial or lending institutions on complex real estate development and finance issues, including tax exempt bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, joint venture and partnership matters, and governmental subsidies. He focuses on multifamily housing development and finance, including rental and for-sale housing, as well as commercial and mixed-use facilities.

Robert Weinstine
Mr Weinstine is a nationally known trial attorney securing some of the largest awards in Minnesota business history. A Founding Partner, Mr Weinstine has been key in building a successful, dynamic law firm and the top-notch litigation department for which Winthrop & Weinstine is known.

The selection by Chambers of top firms and attorneys is based on interviews with in-house law departments and attorneys from around the country, with final rankings made by a panel of national general counsel and legal practitioners. The rankings and editorial comments about attorneys are independent and objective.

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