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Of Counsel

David E. Moran

The law is a service profession; we exist to help others succeed.

My Approach

I set out to get an “A” on everything I do. That means doing the best job I can, in as timely a manner as possible. Every day, I work with that in mind for closely held businesses and business owners who are selling or buying a business, obtaining financing, negotiating shareholder arrangements, bringing in investors or partners, or dealing with shareholder disputes, should they arise. I also advise many clients on business succession planning, as well as ongoing issues in day-to-day operations.

One of my favorite aspects of serving clients is learning how others think and work through issues. I approach all of my work with pragmatism, efficiency and thoroughness, to keep your business going. I am lucky to have been exposed to all types of businesses, such as those in the manufacturing, agriculture, distribution industries, as well as with banks and other financial institutions.

People only call their lawyer when they have a serious problem and need help. I take great pride in responding promptly and helping them solve their problems in as efficient a manner as possible. When I get the chance, I take hunting and fishing very seriously, and I work hard to earn a “Best Granddad” mug every year.

A Groundbreaking Moment in my Career

Several years ago, I left my successful career as a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine to become Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at a client’s business. Leaving the firm made me realize how much I thrive on the frenzy and the pressure of this work, and how much I like helping people solve problems. I needed to see it from the outside to really appreciate it. When I finally realized it was time to come back, I didn’t even talk to any other law firms. Why would I? I knew my home was at Winthrop.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2021-2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms


AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Associations & Memberships

Hennepin County Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association

Easter Lutheran Church

Board Member