Six Attorneys Ranked as “Leaders in their Field”

MINNEAPOLIS – June 1, 2023. Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, lists six Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., attorneys and three practice groups as leaders in its 2023 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 expertise in Corporate/M&A, General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.

The Corporate/M&A practice was recognized as a “noteworthy corporate practice,” and Chambers highlighted the team’s experience in the healthcare and medical device sectors, as well as franchise-related issues.

The Commercial Litigation team was recognized for its “strong bench of expert trial lawyers” who are “particularly adept at handling insurance coverage litigation, employment, construction and real estate disputes, creditors’ claims and antitrust matters, including on behalf of Fortune 100 companies.” One commenter noted: “Attorneys at Winthrop & Weinstine have a wide range of experience and work well with their colleagues to cover any unique situations.”

The Real Estate group “stands out for its robust lender-side real estate finance practice and its strong foothold in the local tax credit finance market. “ The team is “sought after for its strengths in historic rehabilitation projects and also noted for its counsel on securitizations of housing portfolios.”

In addition, six Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys were recognized as “Leaders in Their Field” for their work in Minnesota, placing them at the top of their practice areas:

Name Practice
Timothy M. Barnett Corporate/M&A, Band 4
Thomas H. Boyd Litigation: Appellate, Band 1
Tammera R. Diehm Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Band 1; Real Estate, Band 4
Jon J. Hoganson Real Estate, Band 2
Matthew R. McBride Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3
Todd B. Urness Real Estate, Band 3

Timothy Barnett

Tim is corporate and transactional counsel to national, regional, and local companies in the construction, manufacturing, software development and licensing, real estate, quick service restaurants, and franchised business industries. Blending his legal and CPA backgrounds, he counsels on complex transactions, including acquisitions and sales, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and debt and equity financings.

Thomas Boyd

Tom’s practice includes general business litigation, estate and trust matters, employment, eminent domain and land use, products liability, and insurance coverage disputes. He is recommended for his prominent appellate law practice, handling civil appeals at both the state and federal level. He is described as having “tremendous experience. He is a thoughtful, creative, well-rounded and well-regarded lawyer” who is “respected in the market for his appearances in appellate courts.”

Tammera Diehm

Tami is Firm President, and represents local and national clients of all sizes in relation to property transactions, including buying, selling, leasing, development and financing. She frequently assists clients with multi-unit deals, including those involving the downstream energy, convenience store, and franchise quick-serve restaurant industries. She helps clients to navigate all the complicated aspects of owning or occupying real estate, including complicated zoning, land use, government approvals or regulatory compliance.

Jon Hoganson

Jon is a shareholder practicing in the areas of banking, real estate and general corporate law. In addition to representing numerous financial and institutional lenders, Jon has also acted as developer’s counsel in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of all types of commercial real estate holdings.

Matthew McBride

Matt focuses his practice on construction litigation and representing financial institutions and other commercial enterprises with matters related to business disputes. His general business and commercial litigation experience includes shareholder, contract, products liability, and employment disputes.

Todd Urness

Todd advises owners, developers, investors, banks, syndicators, and other financial or lending institutions on complex real estate development and finance issues, including tax exempt bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, joint venture and partnership matters, and governmental subsidies. He focuses on multifamily housing development and finance, including rental and for-sale housing, as well as commercial and mixed-use facilities. He “is held in high regard for his agency lending and tax credit financing work” and is described as “an expert on the development of housing.”

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.

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