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Joel C. Johnson

Any lawyer can recite the law. A good lawyer distills the law into a plan of action.

My Approach

As legal advisor and business partner, I work closely with clients to make sure I understand their mission and objectives as I help them accomplish their goals.

Before joining Winthrop, I was an attorney in the legal department of an international Fortune 10 company. One of the most rewarding aspects of the job was being witness to the myriad challenges that business face every day and being able to play an instrumental role in solving them.  Standing in the trenches with the business allowed me to understand how to partner with business leaders.  It also gave me a direct line of sight to see how legal advice gets implemented.  It is through this knowledge and experience that I have developed a practical approach to law—putting clients and their goals first.

Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my family. I enjoy triathlons, downhill skiing and woodworking.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota Chapter