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Bill Asp Participates on Probate Panel

Bill Asp, a partner in the Private Wealth Planning practice group, participated on a probate panel at this year’s Probate & Trust Law Section Conference in St. Paul. The panel addresses not-so-common issues related to the administration of a decedent’s […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorneys Prevail in Redemption-Waiver Dispute

On December 27, 2016, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a borrower’s waiver of the statutory right to redeem property foreclosed by advertisement is unenforceable. See U.S. Bank, Nat’l Ass’n, et al. v. RBP Realty, LLC, 888 N.W.2d 699 (Minn. […]

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DOL Fiduciary Rule becomes effective June 9, 2017, but no enforcement prior to January 1, 2018

The Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule significantly expands who will be considered a fiduciary of an employee benefit plan or IRA.  The new rule was originally scheduled to become effective on April 10, 2017.  Pursuant to the direction of […]

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New Best & Flanagan recruit featured in Woodbury Bulletin

Maher Mahmood clerked for Best & Flanagan during her third year of law school.  Following graduation, she was featured in the Woodbury Bulletin, a Forum Communications Company.   See the full article, here: McMullen, Maureen. “Woodbury sisters credit faith, family […]

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Best & Flanagan Contributes to Dress for Success Clothing Drive

In May, Best & Flanagan participated in the sixth annual Dress for Success clothing drive hosted by Versique.  The firm contributed 8 bags of women’s professional clothing to Dress for Success, an organization that seeks to empower women to achieve […]

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Joel Schroeder to Speak at Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Joel Schroeder, a partner in the Employment Law Practice Group and Litigation Section, will be co-presenting on “Effectively Using Cutting-Edge Computer Forensics in Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Cases” at the 2017 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute on May 23.    The […]

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Best & Flanagan Associates and Law Clerks Package Meals for Feed My Starving Children

Best & Flanagan proudly acknowledges its associates and law clerks for their volunteer participation with Feed My Starving Children this spring. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The […]

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Ashleigh Leitch to Present to the Minnesota Association of Legal Administrators

On May 2, 2017, Ashleigh Leitch, a labor and employment law attorney with Best & Flanagan, and Brian Walsh, Compliance Supervisor with the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, will present to the HR special interest group of ALAMn, […]

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Ashleigh Leitch Presents to Tribal Casino HR Professionals

On Friday, April 21, 2017, Ashleigh Leitch presented at a conference for tribal casino human resources professionals. HR representatives from tribal casinos across Minnesota convened at the Lower Sioux Indian Community near Morton, MN. The subject of Ashleigh’s presentation was […]

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Best & Flanagan Welcomes Gregory Perleberg, Norman Taple, and John Sullivan

Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that Gregory Perleberg and Norman Taple have joined the firm as partners, and John Sullivan has joined as an associate attorney. Greg Perleberg practices in business law and has over 25 years of […]

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Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Regulations

November 23, 2016 Late yesterday afternoon, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction order preventing the United States Department of Labor from enforcing new wage and hour regulations that were set to go into effect on December […]

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John Richter Joins Best & Flanagan

Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce the addition of John A. Richter as an associate in the firm’s Business Law practice group.  John is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and prior to law […]

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Crippen Quoted Star Tribune Business Article

Managing Partner, Sarah E. Crippen, was quoted in the October 31, 2016, Star Tribune Business Section article “Law Firms Rethink Corner Offices.”

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Heffelfinger Named Co-Chair of the Judicial Selection Committee

Thomas B. Heffelfinger was named co-chair of the judicial selection committee assisting U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken in making recommendations to the President for vacancies on Minnesota’s federal district court.

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Best & Flanagan Hosts Mentor Morning Event

Best & Flanagan will host MN Innovates’ Mentor Morning program during Twin Cities Start-Up Week with a networking meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the firm’s office. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mentor-morning-at-best-flanagan-with-minnesota-innovates-registration-9152696963?aff=erelexpmlt. For […]

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Best & Flanagan Congratulates Mary E. Shearen

Selected by her peers, Mary E. Shearen has been included in the 23rd edition of Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.  

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Five Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named to 2016 Rising Stars List

Minneapolis, MN. August 1, 2016 –  Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been selected for inclusion as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® and will be included in the Super Lawyers magazine’s annual list.  Each year, […]

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Ten Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers

Minneapolis, MN. August 1, 2016 – Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that ten attorneys from the firm have been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list.  Super Lawyers® recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.  […]

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Cathy Gorlin Published In Current Issue of MinnPost

July 19, 2016 Best & Flanagan’s Cathy Gorlin, has been published in the current issue of MinnPost. Cathy authored an article that discusses the unintended results of Minnesota’s new living-together law.  To read the full article, please visit www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2016/07/minnesotas-new-living-together-law-will-cause-unintended-results.  

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Best & Flanagan Featured In The Mpls/St. Paul Journal

Best & Flanagan’s new office space was featured June 14, 2016  in The Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal Cool Offices column. Best & Flanagan moved to new space in July 2015 and designed an efficient work space that reflects the culture […]

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Minneapolis Enacts City-Wide Paid Sick Leave; Joins State-Wide and National Trends

On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance granting paid sick leave to most workers in the city. Employers with six or more employees who work at least 80 hours in a year must provide paid […]

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Tom Heffelfinger Discusses Federal Officials Decision

Tom Heffelfinger will appear on the 6:00 KARE-11 news discussing today’s announcement by the Minnesota U.S. Attorney that federal officials have declined to prosecute police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark. Tom’s background as a twice presidentially […]

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Breaking News: Major Changes Announced To Minimum Wage And Overtime Laws

May 18, 2016 Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to expand eligibility for overtime pay to approximately 4 million workers. The new rules will significantly affect employers with exempt, salaried […]

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The Newly Enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act Increases Federal Protection For Trade Secret Misappropriation

On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), a bill that expands a federal law designed to protect intellectual property. The DTSA creates a federal private right of action for trade secret claims that will […]

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Ashleigh Leitch Featured In Minnesota Lawyer

In the April 14 issue of Minnesota Lawyer, employment & labor attorney Ashleigh Leitch discusses the recent lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claiming employers have violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by […]

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Important Update for Employers Regarding EEOC and Sexual Discrimination

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two federal lawsuits against Pallet Companies and Scott Medical Health Center for violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The lawsuits allege that the companies discriminated […]

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Sarah Crippen Elected Managing Partner

Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that the partnership has elected Sarah E. Crippen as its Managing Partner.  Crippen has previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee, chaired the litigation section and labor and employment law practice, headed the […]

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Remembering Bob Maher

  With heavy hearts, Best & Flanagan grieves the loss of our friend and partner, Bob Maher.  A fierce competitor and loyal friend, Bob lived a life of integrity, grace, and unwavering commitment to fairness and decency – always laced […]

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Best & Flanagan Adds Two New Attorneys

Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates to the firm’s Minneapolis office. The firm welcomes Allison Brandenburg, Business and Real Estate Law and Jennifer Olson, Litigation and Employment & Labor Law. Allison Brandenburg is a […]

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Best & Flanagan Announces New Partner

Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce William (Bill) Asp has been elected to the firm’s Partnership, effective January 1, 2016. The election recognizes Bill’s contributions to the firm, his commitment to client service and the professionalism he brings to […]

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Cathy Gorlin to Participate in Panel Discussion

In partnership with the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, Cathy Gorlin, Best & Flanagan family law attorney, will be participating in the Doorways Panel discussion, Sex and the Law on Sunday, August 30. The panel will be moderated by Marshall Tanick […]

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D.C. Circuit Again Defends Attorney-Client Privilege Protections in Internal Investigations

On August 11, 2015—for the second time in just over a year—the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a strong defense of the attorney-client privilege that exists in internal investigations overseen by in-house counsel. The […]

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Cathy Gorlin and William Asp to present, “What You Need to Know About Estate Planning and Family Law.”

In partnership with Marc Cohn from Merrill Lynch, Family law attorney, Cathy Gorlin, and Private Wealth Planning attorney, William Asp, will hold a discussion on estate planning and family law. They will explore a variety of topics in each area. […]

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Confidentiality Agreements Should Not Discourage Whistleblowers

Companies conducting internal investigations should not require—or request—that employees enter into confidentiality agreements that might discourage whistleblowers. So says the Securities and Exchange Commission, which on April 1, 2015, announced an enforcement action against KBR, Inc. as a result of […]

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Family Law Attorney Cathy Gorlin Recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Family law attorney, Cathy Gorlin has been selected a Member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is […]

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Timothy Sullivan Presenting at the AGC of Minnesota Spring Membership Meeting

Best & Flanagan construction attorney, Timothy Sullivan, will be presenting at the AGC of Minnesota’s spring member meeting on Thursday, April 30. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis Airport. Tim will discuss Wisconsin’s new Right-to-Work […]

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Cathy Gorlin to Participate in Panel Discussion

Cathy Gorlin, an attorney in the Family Law practice group at Best & Flanagan, will participate in the panel discussion, Successful Business Development for Women, sponsored by The University of Minnesota Law School. The event is being held at the […]

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Tom Heffelfinger to appear on MPR’s Daily Circuit November 11

Best & Flanagan attorney and former U.S. attorney, Tom Heffelfinger will be the guest of Kerri Miller Tuesday, November 11. He will discuss the appointment of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Tom […]

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Bill Asp Participates in Panel Discussion at the 2014 Probate & Trust Law Section Conference

Bill Asp, an attorney in the Private Wealth Planning practice group at Best & Flanagan, participated in a panel discussion at the annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference on June 2 & 3, 2014 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. […]

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Employment & Labor Law Alert: Employers Should Act Now to Ensure Compliance with Women’s Economic Security Act by July 1, 2014

June 4, 2014 Minnesota employers should take immediate steps to review and revise sick time, family leave, and other workplace policies to ensure that they comply with the newly enacted Women’s Economic Security Act (“WESA”). Beginning July 1, 2014, Minnesota […]

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Employment & Labor Law Alert: Women’s Economic Security Act Sets New Workplace Requirements for Employers

May 22, 2014 (Updated June 4, 2014, to reflect July 1, 2014, effective date of some provisions.) Minnesota employers should review and update workplace policies to ensure compliance with a range of new mandates and protections set out in the […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorneys to Co-Chair and Present at the Tribal Lending and Financial Institutions Convention

Tom Heffelfinger, attorney at Best & Flanagan and member of the White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Defense and Native American Law practice groups, will co-chair the upcoming Conference on Tribal Lending and Financial Institutions on June 19 & 20, 2014 […]

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Tim Sullivan Elected to the Penumbra Theatre Board of Directors

Tim Sullivan has been elected to the Penumbra Theatre Board of Directors. The Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Artistic Director Lou Bellamy to create a forum for African-American voices in the Twin Cities’ well-respected theater community. Over the years […]

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Insurance Coverage for “Advertising Injury” Liability

Designers, advertisers, and other creatives, as well as their clients need to think about potential trademark infringement liability each time a new tagline or logo is created and used to market goods or services.  Potential liability is generally addressed by […]

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Best & Flanagan Sponsor of the Happily Ever After Event Hosted by Divorcing Divas

Best & Flanagan was once again pleased to sponsor the Happily Ever After event hosted by Divorcing Divas Saturday, October 26, 2013. The educational conference served as a day of encouragement, inspiration and empowerment for individuals who are considering divorce, […]

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Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger Announces Indictment of Cook County Attorney

Best & Flanagan partner and twice Presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney, Tom Heffelfinger, announced the charges against Cook County Attorney Tim Scanell at a news conference in Grand Marais, Minnesota on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been […]

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Cathy Gorlin Participates in Panel Discussion at Elimination of Bias Theatrical Event

Cathy Gorlin, partner in Best & Flanagan’s Family Law practice group, participated in a panel discussion as a part of a performance of A Strange and Separate People on October 27th at the Hillcrest Center Theatre. The program looked at […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorney, David Schelzel, Participates in Panel Discussion at 2013 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute on 9/27

  David Schelzel will be participating in a panel discussion during the upcoming 2013 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute on September 27, 2013 at the Minnesota CLE Center. The panel discussion, “Inside Minnesota IP: Meet the Inventors, Artists and Entrepreneurs,” will […]

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Employment & Labor Law Alert: Important Update for Minnesota Employers on Changes to Background Checks

August 26, 2013 Minnesota employers will soon need to review hiring practices to ensure that they comply with a new state law that limits when job applicants may be asked about criminal records. The new Minnesota law takes effect as […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorneys Tom Radio and Justin Short Present at Structural Forensic Engineering Seminar on 8/15

Tom Radio and Justin Short presented at the Structural Forensic Engineering seminar put on by HalfMoon Education on Thursday, August 15th in Eagen, Minnesota. Tom’s presentation, entitled “Examining the Role of Forensic Engineering in Construction Disputes,” covered the causes and […]

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Eight Best & Flanagan Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2013) – Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 rankings. The attorneys selected this year and their […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorney and Former U.S. Attorney, Tom Heffelfinger, Assists with Rededication of Gettysburg Minnesota Memorials

An official state delegation to Gettysburg rededicated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield during the battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Among the delegates was Best & Flanagan attorney and former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Tom Heffelfinger. Tom’s great-great-grandfather, Christopher […]

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Eight Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers

Minneapolis, MN. July 8, 2013 – Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm have been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list. These attorneys will be recognized in the August issues of Minnesota Super […]

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Four Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named to 2013 Rising Stars List

Minneapolis, MN. July 8, 2013 – Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® and will be included in the Super Lawyers magazine’s annual list. Each year, […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorney, Mary Shearen, Participates in Panel Discussion at Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference

Mary Shearen participated in panel of experienced probate practitioners at the 39th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference on June 10, 2013. The panelists discussed questions that arise for attorneys and paralegals during the administration of a decedent’s estate. […]

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Best & Flanagan’s Scott Eller Co-Authors Article in The New England Journal of Political Science

Best & Flanagan Partner, Scott Eller, has been published in the current issue of The New England Journal of Political Science. Scott co-authored the article which discusses the complex topic of partisan gerrymandering and partisan effects of redistricting, ( S. Krislov, […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorney and Former U.S. Attorney, Thomas Heffelfinger, Appointed by Senators Klobuchar and Franken to Join Advisory Committee for U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced on May 17, 2013 the formation of an advisory committee to assist them in recommending Minnesota’s next U.S. Attorney to the President. The current U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been nominated […]

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David Zubke to Present at the GPIGA Annual Conference

David Zubke will present at the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (GPIGA) Annual Conference on May 21, 2013 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on the topic of intellectual asset protection. The presentation entitled, “Intellectual Property and Marketing Law for […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorneys Bradley Williams and Edward Sheu Quoted in the Star Tribune

Best & Flanagan has represented key investors that lost significant funds in an elaborate real estate shell game involving DBSI, a privately held real estate firm based in Idaho that catered to mom and pop investors. On Wednesday, April 10th, […]

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Tom Heffelfinger Featured on KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Discussing Minnesota’s Medicaid Program Fraud

March 27, 2013 KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS covered a story related to Minnesota’s Medicaid program on March, 27, 2013. The segment discussed that federal investigators are looking into possible fraud associated with Minnesota’s Medicaid program. The Greater Minnesota Health Care […]

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Employment & Labor Law Alert: Government Requires Employers to Use Revised Form I-9 by May

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) soon will require employers to use a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 when confirming that employees are eligible to work in the United States. USCIS released the revised Form I-9 this […]

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Tom Heffelfinger Featured on MPR Discussing the Violence Against Women Act

 February 26, 2013 The Violence Against Women Act is a United States federal law that provides money toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women. It recently was reauthorized by the Senate and House and signed by President Barack […]

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Best & Flanagan Elects 2013 Executive Committee Members

Minneapolis law firm Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that its partners have re-elected Robert Maher as Managing Partner. This will be Bob’s second term serving in the leadership role. The firm also elected Mary Shearen, partner in Best […]

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Best & Flanagan family law attorney, Cathy Gorlin, authors article for January issue of the Divorcing Divas eNewsletter

Cathy Gorlin’s article entitled, Keeping those Premarital/Inherited Funds Separate, is included in the recent edition of the Divorcing Divas eNewsletter, Divorcing Divas is an organization that helps find women find the resources necessary to get through the divorce process. In […]

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David Zubke to Present at Upcoming Minnesota School Boards Association Leadership Conference

Best & Flanagan attorney, David Zubke, will be presenting, along with Rockford Area Schools Superintendent, Paul Durand, on Intellectual Property Law for Educators and Administrators at the Minnesota School Boards Association Leadership Conference on January 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. […]

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Paving the Way – Step by Step Process for Creating Mutual Insurance Holding Companies in Minnesota and Beyond

The insurance laws of several states, including Minnesota, provide for the creation of “mutual insurance holding companies”.  A mutual insurance company can convert to a mutual insurance holding company structure by electing to do so under the applicable insurance statutes, […]

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Tom Heffelfinger to Speak

Join Best & Flanagan attorney Tom Heffelfinger along with other panelists for a CLE presentation on Internal Investigations.  The CLE will be held on December 7, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. at the Hennepin County Bar Association Office in […]

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Best & Flanagan Closes Transaction for RTD

Minneapolis, Minn. (October 19, 2012) – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) (the “Company”), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced the acquisition of the assets of Resistance Temperature Detector Company, Inc. (“RTD”) and its parent company […]

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Cathy Gorlin to Speak at Divorcing Divas Conference

Best & Flanagan is pleased to sponsor the Happily Ever After event hosted by Divorcing Divas.  Join attorney Cathy Gorlin at the Divorcing Divas Conference on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. located at the Minneapolis […]

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Best & Flanagan Attorney, Leonard Fineday, Elected President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA)

Minneapolis, Minnesota.  September 28, 2012 – Best & Flanagan LLP is pleased to announce that Leonard “Lenny” Fineday was elected President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA) on September 8, 2012 at the group’s annual meeting. Lenny, a […]

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Five Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named 2012 “Minnesota Rising Stars”

Minneapolis, MN – Best & Flanagan is pleased to announce that five attorneys were recently selected as Minnesota Rising Stars. Each year, Minnesota Super Lawyers are asked to nominate the best up-and-coming lawyers they’ve observed in action, as opposing counsel […]

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Thirteen Best & Flanagan Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers®

Minneapolis, MN – Eleven Best & Flanagan attorneys were recently selected for the inclusion in Super Lawyers® and were named on the annual list.  No more than five percent of the state’s lawyers are selected for inclusion, based on a […]

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Crippen to Speak at Great Plains Conference

Join attorney Sarah Crippen at the Great Plains, Midwest, Rocky Mountain Indian Gaming Conference & Tradeshow May 22, 2012 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN Sarah will present the latest in personnel issues that are facing […]

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Leonard M. Fineday to Speak

Join attorney Leonard M. Fineday and other speakers at the 2012 Indian Law Conference on Monday, May 18, 2012 at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Lenny will be speaking about the Realities of Tribal Financing reviewing current interest in […]

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Justin Short and Tom Radio to Speak

Join Best & Flanagan attorneys Tom Radio and Justin Short and also other panelists for a HalfMoon CLE presentation on Construction Law. Held on May 17, 2012 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Eagan, Minnesota, the seminar panelists focus […]

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Sarah E. Crippen Certified by Minnesota State Bar Association as Labor and Employment Law Specialist

Best & Flanagan LLP is pleased to announce that Sarah E. Crippen has been named a Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. The certification recognizes Sarah’s significant experience representing clients in labor and employment […]

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“Attorney of the Year” Ceremony, Best & Flanagan’s Thomas B. Heffelfinger Honored

Best & Flanagan shareholder Thomas B. Heffelfinger has been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as a 2011 Attorney of the Year. This award is reserved for a select group of attorneys from throughout the state who have distinguished themselves through exemplary […]

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Additional Insured Coverage: Do you know what coverage you actually have?

You are the manager of Company ABLE.  You sign an agreement with Company XENON that requires it to provide coverage under its Commercial General Liability Policy (“CGL”) to Company ABLE as an additional insured.  The insurance agent for Company XENON […]

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Government sets April 30 deadline for employers to post notice of union rights

Employers have until the end of April to comply with a new federal rule that requires them to post a notice of employees’ union rights. The National Labor Relations Board rule takes effect April 30, 2012, and applies to all […]

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Thomas B. Heffelfinger asked to testify before the United States Senate

On November 10, 2011, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs scheduled a legislative hearing on S. 1763, the Stand against Violence and Empower Native Women Act (SAVE Native Women Act). Best & Flanagan attorney and former United States […]

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Best & Flanagan LLP recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” and as a first tier firm in Trust & Estate law.

Five Attorneys from the Firm Also Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” Best & Flanagan LLP has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) as a first tier firm in Trust […]

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Mary E. Shearen chosen as one of Minnesota’s “Top Women in Finance”

Mary E. Shearen, partner at Best & Flanagan LLP, is honored to have been selected by Finance & Commerce as one of their 2011 “Top Women in Finance.” This award recognizes and celebrates Minnesota’s women who have made significant contributions […]

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Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes — effective for 2011 and 2012

In December 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Act). The 2010 Act extends the Bush-era income tax cuts for two years preserving (until the end of […]

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Former United States Attorney Thomas Heffelfinger of Best & Flanagan’s White Collar Criminal & Regulatory Defense practice will be among the many guest speakers at the Mall of America on Monday September 12, 2011.

Sponsored by The National Security Forum at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and The Mall of America, this three-part symposium series entitled “Evolving Threats to the Globe: A Discussion with Counterterrorism Policymakers and Practitioners.” This series […]

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Article: Minnesota Shutdown — Explained In 30 Seconds Or Less

At midnight on Friday, July 1, 2011, Minnesota’s state government shut down for the second time in six years. The genesis of this shutdown can be traced back to last November when voters simultaneously elected Mark Dayton, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor […]

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Sarah E. Crippen Presenting on Employee Diversity

Sarah E. Crippen to present on Employee Diversity on November 17, 2010, as part of Wells Fargo Insurance Services 2010 Seminars

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Best & Flanagan Welcomes New Attorney

Justin P. Short and Joseph J.W. Phelps, joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section as associates, complementing the firm’s depth of experience for the benefit of our clients.

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Estate Planning Seminar for New Parents

Do you trust the state or a court to make the right decisions in naming your child’s guardian or distributing your assets upon your passing?

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Best & Flanagan 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers

Eleven Best & Flanagan attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers.

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