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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
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William R. Asp / Attorney
Ashleigh LeitchAshleigh Leitch
Ashleigh
Ashleigh M. Leitch / Attorney
Robert McLeodRobert McLeod
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Robert A. McLeod / Attorney
Katherine Barrett WiikKatherine Barrett Wiik
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Katherine S. Barrett Wiik / Attorney
Dan GrimsrudDan Grimsrud
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Daniel L. Grimsrud / Attorney

My goal is to get the right result for you, whether conducting an investigation, negotiating a settlement, pursuing a lawsuit through trial, or advocating upon appeal.

Ashleigh Leitch specializes in employment litigation and advice for companies, non-profits, municipalities, and individuals. As a member of the labor and employment team, Ashleigh has handled cases involving non-compete, medical and parenting leaves, trade secret, wage and hour, and discrimination claims in state and federal court. Ashleigh has also written and revised employee handbooks and has presented on topics ranging from Minneapolis’s paid sick leave ordinance to medical marijuana in the workplace.

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Bob counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and fiduciary litigation, and guides clients through legalities surrounding charitable gifts, wealth preservation and business succession. Additionally, he advises clients on estate- and gift-tax planning, and assists clients in drafting, administering or litigating Minnesota trust and probate matters. Bob prepares wills, trusts and related estate planning documents, including real estate transactions, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) for high net worth individuals and spends a significant amount of time representing clients in the courtroom in uncontested and contested trials, along with basic motion practice, discovery and trial practice, including before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

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My clients value my intellectual rigor and strategic toughness, but also that I am authentic and thoughtful.
I advocate with tenacity and empathy.

Katherine Barrett Wiik is a partner at Best & Flanagan. She is an accomplished appellate lawyer with extensive experience representing business and individuals in civil trial court matters as well as on appeal. Katie has handled dozens of appeals in federal and state appellate courts. She has argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

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Dan serves as an advisor to privately held companies and tax exempt organizations of all shapes and sizes, providing thoughtful and practical advice on a variety of issues including structure and governance, contract and regulatory matters, tax and transition planning and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Dan works with members of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team to identify and implement practical solutions to governance and management disputes.

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