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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.
David
David
David C. Joyslin / Attorney
Karolina Brekken-HoerlKarolina Brekken-Hoerl
Karolina
Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl / Attorney
Paul KaminskiPaul Kaminski
Paul
Paul E. Kaminski / Attorney
Alexander FarrellAlexander Farrell
Alex
Alexander J. Farrell / Attorney
Sarah CrippenSarah Crippen
Sarah
Sarah E. Crippen / Attorney
Karolina Brekken-Hoerl

I take a very practical and realistic approach to the way I practice law; my goal is to always get my client through a very difficult period in their life with grace, and empower them with the knowledge and the tools they need to be successful – and happy – as they start the next chapter of their life.

Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl is a member of the firm’s Family Law practice area. Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law matters, including divorce, custody, paternity, adoption, grandparent (third party) custody and visitation, domestic violence order for protections, harassment restraining orders, legal separation, parental relocation, and post decree matters. 

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Paul E. Kaminski is a member of the firm’s Municipal Law, Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Lending practice areas. He acts as the firm’s lateral hiring partner. He provides a broad range of services for clients involved in a wide variety of real estate projects, serving clients such as commercial and condominium developers, individual investors and local and national financial institutions.

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I help people protect their life’s work.

Alex is a registered patent attorney, and has helped clients from tech startups to established multinational corporations maximize and protect their intellectual property.  With his ability to get up to speed quickly, and deep understanding of intellectual property law, Alex embodies the essential qualities in an intellectual property attorney.  He brings in-depth, specialized knowledge in a variety of disciplines when litigating intellectual property disputes. 

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Just as Best & Flanagan has given me a great platform to build a practice that fits my strengths and goals, I want to provide clients with creative, focused advice that advances your unique business objectives.

Sarah Crippen currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. She also chairs the Employment and Labor Practice Group and is a former chair of the Litigation Section. Sarah’s practice focuses on employment advice and litigation, as well as general civil litigation and trial work. In addition to her employment law practice, Sarah handles general business litigation matters including contract, construction, insurance and reinsurance, and probate and estate disputes. Her litigation experience includes significant pretrial and motion practice, court and jury trials, regulatory and administrative hearings, and mediation and arbitration.  Sarah is also a Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral.

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