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Winthrop & Weinstine Recognized by 2014 Chambers USA
MINNEAPOLIS - May 27, 2014 -- Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, has ranked five Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys and two practice area groups as leaders worldwide in its 2014 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 was recognized for its top legal practice area expertise in General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate.  

Commercial Litigation and Appellate Law: The firm advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes, including litigation around employment, securities and insurance. It has a strong IP offering and has recently handled a number of trademark infringement and patent law cases. The group also has significant experience in legal malpractice defense and product liability litigation.  

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."

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



 Practice Area

Jonathan W.J. Armour                


 Real Estate

Timothy M. Barnett 


 Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas H. Boyd


 Litigation: Appellate

Jon J. Hoganson


Real Estate

Robert R. Weinstine    


Litigation: General Commercial

Jonathan Armour is known for his lending work and receives glowing praise from clients for his diligence, insight and commercial acumen. Jon works primarily with lenders and assists clients with everything from the structuring of financial transactions through to their negotiation and closing. 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 exclusively with closely held midmarket businesses, specializing in franchise transactional work, and traditional M&A and joint venture matters. Sources admire his "strong business knowledge" and "interpersonal communication skills."  

Thomas Boyd is held in high regard by commentators as a "very smart guy" who is well respected in the market for his "excellent advocacy."  

Jon Hoganson frequently represents banking clients in commercial real estate financings. Clients describe him as "very customer-oriented," and value his "common-sense" approach. While Jon is best known for his work with lenders, he also has a strong developers practice. He has handled a variety of real estate development deals, including automobile dealerships, hotels and movie complexes.  

The "very talented" Robert Weinstine is "a feared advocate," with peers saying: "If he turns up on the other side he'll give you a real fight." His practice encompasses professional negligence, product liability and IP matters, in addition to general commercial litigation.   

Scott Dongoske, president of Winthrop & Weinstine, stated “I’m thrilled to see Winthrop & Weinstine once again gain national recognition from Chambers USA.  We’re proud to see that our clients and peers are sharing with the world what we already know about this group of talented and hardworking attorneys.”  

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.   To visit the Chambers USA website, visit  

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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