– January 2, 2014. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to
formally announce the promotion to shareholder of seven lawyers: Justin H.
Jenkins, Thomas J. Kettleson, Ryan J. Schildkraut, Jacob B. Sellers, Holly A.
Stocker, Joseph M. Windler and Nathan J. Witzany. In addition, Kristopher
(“Tip”) Lee has been promoted to managing associate.
Justin H. Jenkins
in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy,
construction litigation, real estate litigation and insurance litigation. He
has handled cases involving contract law, tort law, title insurance, construction
defects, suits to quiet title, mechanic’s lien actions, lender liability
defense, TILA, FDCPA, FCRA and many other areas of litigation.
’s practice centers
on commercial financing, construction and real estate lending, and secured
transactions. He represents financial institutions in all aspects of the
lending process, from providing advice relating to the structure of financing
transactions to documenting, negotiating and closing financing transactions. He
also has extensive experience representing financial institutions with debt
workouts, debt restructurings, foreclosures, and collections.
is a business
transactions attorney who works with emerging companies and entrepreneurs on a
wide range of business matters, including entity formation, fundraising,
finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, and corporate governance.
Jacob B. Sellers
provides a wide
variety of services to his clients across a broad spectrum of legal
disciplines. Mr. Sellers focuses on
creditors’ remedies, out-of-court workouts, receiverships and all facets of
Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also has substantial and broad
commercial litigation experience in variety of areas, including financial
services litigation, shareholder litigation and franchise litigation. He also has substantial experience
representing purchasers in the acquisition of distressed assets both in and out
of the bankruptcy context. He utilizes
his broad experience and skillset to provide his clients with practical,
complete and cost effective representation.
Holly A. Stocker
commercial financing, real estate and construction lending, and secured
transactions. She has significant experience representing lenders in
transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Credits and
Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. In addition, she works
with clients throughout the country to develop and finance wind energy
practices in the
Business & Commercial Litigation group. He focuses on general commercial
litigation, in addition to administrative and regulatory law, employment law,
and family law. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in
a variety of industries, such as banking, food service, dentistry, energy,
construction, capital venture and insurance.
intellectual property, and spans a broad spectrum of service, including patent
procurement (domestic and foreign), interference proceedings and other
post-grant proceedings, patentability opinions, non-infringement and clearance
opinions, validity opinions, due diligence, licensing, and strategic client
counseling. He works with clients of all
sizes, from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies.
Kristopher (Tip) Lee
practices in the
areas of Commercial Lending and Creditors’ Remedies & Bankruptcy. He works
with banks and other financial lending institutions to develop work-out
strategies and navigate the complexities of collection, as well as in
structuring and documenting loans.
“These attorneys have made outstanding contributions
to the firm, and we are pleased and proud to recognize their dedication to
their clients, colleagues and the practice of law,” said Scott J. Dongoske,
The year of 2013 was one of continued growth for the
firm, which welcomed 6 new attorneys over the course of the year: Benjamin R. Kwan
(Business & Commercial Litigation), Elizabeth R. Malay
(Health Law), Matthew C. Robinson
(Business & Commercial Litigation), Aalok K. Sharma
(Real Estate), Timothy D. Sitzmann
(Intellectual Property) and Gerald H. Sullivan
About 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.