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Chambers USA Once Again Lists Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., as a Top Firm in General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate

Minneapolis, MN. May 28, 2013
Chambers USA,  one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, has ranked two practice groups and six Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys as leading practitioners worldwide in its 2013 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 and attorneys were recognized for their top expertise as a law firm in General Commercial Litigation (Band 2) and Real Estate (Band 3).

Commercial Litigation: Described by Chambers as well-regarded, the firm advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes. It has a strong IP offering and has recently handled a number of trademark infringement cases. The group also has significant experience in legal malpractice defense and product liability litigation. Sources say, “The firm has a consistently exceptional performance record.”

Real Estate: This group has significant experience in advising lenders and developers on residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use development projects. It is also equipped to provide counsel on a range of real estate matters, including acquisition, tax credits, workouts and land use.  Sources say, “They are talented, entrepreneurial and pragmatic.”
The following Winthrop & Weinstine lawyers were recognized as “leaders in their field” for their work in Minnesota:

Jonathan W. J. ArmourReal Estate (Band 3)
Timothy M. BarnettCorporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Band 4)
Thomas H. BoydLitigation: Appellate (Band 1)
Jon J. HogansonReal Estate (Band 2)
Brent A. LorentzLitigation: Appellate (Up & Coming)
Robert R. WeinstineLitigation: General Commercial (Band 1)

Jonathan Armour is known for his lending and real estate work, and receives glowing praise from clients for his diligence, insight and commercial acumen. Clients refer to him as "a highly organized, highly detailed attorney" who is able to offer "fantastic advice and insight into how we can do things better."

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

The "well-respected" Thomas Boyd is viewed by sources as "one of the state's best appellate lawyers." His areas of excellence include contract law, tort law and insurance coverage disputes.

Jon Hoganson represents banking clients in commercial real estate financings. Clients describe him as "very customer-oriented," and value his "common-sense" approach.

Sources describe rising star Brent Lorentz as "highly analytical and careful, a good writer and very client service-oriented." He handles IP, employment and complex commercial litigation.

"Creative and strategic thinkerRobert Weinstine receives particular praise from clients for his "tactical capability." His practice encompasses professional negligence, product liability and IP matters, in addition to general commercial litigation.

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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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 and nationally.
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