Minneapolis – May 1, 2019 — Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, lists four Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys and three practice groups as leaders in its 2019 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 “the team shares the values of the firm and delivers a consistently high quality of service. At the same time, the team is sensitive to the needs of the customer and delivers appropriate counsel at the level the customer can implement.” A client added that “they are truly an added-value partner.”

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.”

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 and also noted for its counsel on transactions involving Section 1031 exchanges.” The publication noted that “this team knows their stuff and are true experts in the field.”

In addition, four 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 2 Real Estate
 Todd B. Urness 3 Real Estate


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. Sources described him as  a “business-savvy” attorney who is “detail-oriented, success-driven and hard-working.”

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. He is recommended for his prominent appellate law practice, handling civil appeals at both the state and federal level. Interviewees agree that Boyd is “highly regarded” in the Minnesota market and describe him as an “excellent” practitioner.

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. According to Chambers, he is a “very practical, deal-oriented attorney” who “has a very strong financing practice.”

Todd Urness
Todd, a “giant in the tax credits space,” 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.

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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