(August 23, 2016)
– Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is proud to announce the
addition of five new attorneys to its growing benches in the Real Estate and
Banking & Finance Practice groups. These new additions include associates
Erik Didrikson, Joshua Noah and Stephen Ringquist, attorney Renay Leone, and Kristi
Hayek, who will serve as of counsel.
Kristi A. Hayek
, Of Counsel in the Banking & Finance group, represents
emerging and established companies in a broad range of legal issues, including
mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance for general
corporate clients and financial institutions. She previously served as in-house
counsel in the corporate and securities group of Chicago-based General Growth
Properties, a large real estate investment trust, where she advised the REIT
and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Hayek is a graduate of the University of
Wisconsin Law School.
in the Real Estate group, joined Winthrop & Weinstine with more than 35
years of real estate experience, including land negotiation, title, legal
documentation and due diligence. Prior to joining the firm, Leone was a real
estate planner with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Leone received
her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Erik J. Didrikson
in the Banking & Finance group, helps clients through every stage of the
community bank lifecycle including advising them on regulatory matters, taking
on investors or capital, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the
firm, Didrikson was an associate at Fox Rothschild. He received his J.D. from
the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Joshua N. Noah
in the Real Estate group, was previously with Winthrop & Weinstine as a
summer associate in 2015 and is a recent graduate of the University of
Wisconsin Law School. Just prior to joining the firm, Noah served in the
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and was treasurer of the Student Bar
Association at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was also involved
with the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Program at the
University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center.
Stephen M. Ringquist
, associate in the Banking & Finance practice
group, practices in the areas of banking, finance, securities law,
broker-dealer regulation, and general corporate law, with a special focus on commercial
lending. Prior to joining the firm, Ringquist worked in both financial
services organizations as well as private law firms, where he developed deep
technical and practical experience through a wide variety of business and
banking transactions. Ringquist received his J.D. from Hamline University
School of Law.
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