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Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Announces New Shareholders and Associates
Minneapolis, MN – 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 primarily practices 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.

Tom Kettleson’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.

Ryan Schildkraut 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 practices in 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 projects.

Joseph Windler 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.

Nathan Witzany focuses on 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, firm president.

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 (Intellectual Property).

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 and nationally.
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