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Chambers USA Once Again Lists Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., as a top firm.

Five Attorneys Recognized for their Individual Practices   

Minneapolis, MN. June 21, 2012—Chambers USA 2012, publisher of one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, recently ranked two practice groups and five Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys as leading practitioners worldwide.  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 and Real Estate.

Commercial Litigation: The firm is home to a well-regarded commercial litigation practice which handles complex contentious contractual matters, as well as securities and insurance disputes. The practice group is also highly sought after to handle litigation concerning healthcare providers and banking institutions. (Band 2)
Real Estate: The firm acts for a broad range of clients active in most sectors within the Minnesota real estate market, but is particularly noted for representing mortgage lenders and financial institutions.  Chambers noted that the firm's real estate team has recently been involved in an increasing number of financing projects involving government tax incentives, drawing on the strength of its tax practice. (Band 3)  

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

 Name  Band 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  2  Litigation: General Commercial
 Timothy M. Barnett  3  Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Timothy Barnett works exclusively with closely held midmarket businesses, specializing in franchise transactional work, and traditional M&A and joint venture matters.  

Thomas Boyd remains a leading light in the market and comes recommended for his expertise across a wide range of disputes, including employment and IP litigation.  Chambers also noted his appellate practice. 

Jon Hoganson is considered "one of the leading lenders' lawyers in the state," according to market sources.  He also advises developers and financial institutions.  

Geoffrey Jarpe is a lawyer who "you can comfortably give a wide variety of cases to," sources say. Jarpe has experience on both the plaintiff and defendant side, and is also commonly called upon to handle arbitrations.  Chambers also mentioned that he maintains a fine track record for his work regarding real estate disputes.  

Robert Weinstine is highly regarded in the litigation arena and is well versed in product liability and antitrust disputes, among a vast range of other contentious work. 

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 102 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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