Jon Hoganson is 'one of the best lenders' counsel in town,' and [is] well known for his bank and finance work.
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Chambers USA Lists Winthrop & Weinstine as a Top Firm & Recognizes Five Attorneys

Commercial Litigation Practice Receives Top Ranking

Minneapolis, MN. June 13, 2011—Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., has received notice that five of its attorneys and two practice groups are recognized in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, an annual directory of leading business lawyers. The Commercial Litigation practice is listed as one of the top in the state. 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 and attorneys were recognized for their top expertise as a law firm in General Commercial Litigation (Band 1) and Real Estate (Band 3).
Commercial Litigation: Winthrop & Weinstine continues to impress in the field of commercial litigation, and is handling an increasing number of matters on behalf of financial institutions. The past twelve months have seen the team, based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, handle matters concerning insurance coverage disputes, disputes arising from bank acquisitions and whistle-blower litigation. According to Chambers, sources describe the firm as "a client-oriented and responsive firm with a well-rounded practice."

Real Estate: Backed by a strong corporate practice, this firm's real estate team is widely regarded for its expertise in tax credit-related real estate matters, though it handles a wide range of issues besides. A strong client roster of developers, investors, lenders and homeowners' associations has enabled the firm to consolidate its position as one of the go-to real estate finance practices in the Twin Cities. According to Chambers, sources call the firm "a strong corporate and tax practice that instills confidence that it will do a good job."

The following Winthrop & Weinstine lawyers were recognized as “leaders in their field” for their work in Minnesota:

Practice Area:
 Thomas H. Boyd
 1  Litigation: Appellate; Litigation: General Commercial
 Robert R. Weinstine
 1  Litigation: General Commercial
 Jon J. Hoganson
 2  Real Estate
 Geoffrey P. Jarpe
 3  Litigation: General Commercial
 Timothy M. Barnett
 3  Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Tim Barnett, described as "responsive and knowledgeable," impresses with "excellent business sense, and is an excellent communicator." He is also recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit, which has benefited him in the representation of dozens of new and emerging companies.

Tom Boyd is recognized as "one of the most sought-after appellate lawyers in the state.” He is a founding member of the MSBA Appellate Practice Committee and Eighth Circuit Bar Association.

Jon Hoganson has a strong reputation for his work representing lenders, developers and institutional clients. He has acted as developer’s counsel in all types of commercial real estate holdings.

Geoff Jarpe "does an excellent job in preparation, is hugely responsive and gets his head around the complexities of an issue." He currently represents a number of utilities companies and large corporations.

Robert Weinstine, a "top-level litigator," is well known for his work on financial disputes. He is a nationally known trial attorney securing some of the largest awards in Minnesota business history.

Chambers' selection 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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About Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is an exciting, dynamic corporate business and commercial litigation law firm focused on building strong client relationships through shared values and commitment to excellence. A "Top 10 Law Firm" in Minnesota, with 90 attorneys in over 25 practice areas, the firm's clients experience responsive, service-driven attorneys who passionately champion client issues, using innovation rather than outmoded tradition and creativity rather than standard formulas. 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 Minnesota, nationally and internationally.
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