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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.
Rebecca
Rebecca
Rebecca A. Chaffee / Attorney
Katherine Barrett WiikKatherine Barrett Wiik
Katie
Katherine S. Barrett Wiik / Attorney
Steven KrugerSteven Kruger
Steve
Steven R. Kruger / Attorney
Elizabeth "Libby" DavydovElizabeth "Libby" Davydov
Libby
Elizabeth D. Davydov / Attorney
John SullivanJohn Sullivan
John
John A. Sullivan / Attorney

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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Steven R. Kruger is a member of the firm’s Business Law practice group. His main areas of concentration are advising and working with closely-held and family owned businesses and professional firms, analyzing and providing advice on business and personal income tax matters, and creating and advising nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. In the course of this work, Steve and his colleagues at Best & Flanagan consciously work in a cooperative and collaborative way with their clients’ advisors.

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What makes Best & Flanagan a great place to work is also what makes us a valued partner to our clients.  I’m lucky to have colleagues that are not only smart, insightful and dependable, but also fun to spend time with.

Libby provides business law advice to clients related to entity structure and governance, contract negotiation, and tax and regulatory compliance. Working with non-profit clients, Libby assists clients in applying for tax exemption and planning for governance and operational considerations particular to the non-profit sphere.

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John Sullivan is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Construction, Employment and Litigation practice groups. John represents individuals, closely-held businesses, corporations and nonprofit corporations across a broad range of industries.

With an entrepreneurial mentality and driven personality, John is passionate about representing his clients. John has represented clients in matters involving a diverse array of legal issues, including trademark infringement, shareholder disputes, employment non-compete matters and contract disputes. He understands the complex issues that can confront these clients and is able to craft persuasive and creative arguments to get a practical solution.

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