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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.
Paul E. Kaminski / Attorney
David ZubkeDavid Zubke
David J. Zubke / Attorney
Lauren ClementsLauren Clements
Lauren E. Clements / Attorney
Mary ShearenMary Shearen
Mary E. Shearen / Attorney
Justin ShortJustin Short
Justin P. Short / Attorney

I’d love to help you protect and grow your business.

In addition to general corporate, contract and transactional matters, my practice centers on intellectual property development and protection (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition), technology licensing and other transfers, nondisclosure and other employee agreements, and product distribution law (advertising and unfair competition, dealer, distributor and sales representative matters, franchising, and trade regulation law). I have written a series of guidebooks on basic intellectual property, advertising and marketing and franchise law topics, which are available on request.


Being a part of Best & Flanagan allows me to work with others who share a focus on trust, communication, and collaboration with clients.

As an associate in Best & Flanagan's Litigation practice group, Lauren uses her experience, education, and passion to represent clients throughout the litigation process. She believes that understanding the unique aspects of each client and their situation is crucial to achieving a successful outcome.


My mission is to help educate my clients so they can make the decisions that are best for them.

Mary E. Shearen’s practice includes estate planning, probates, trusts and wealth transfer for clients at all levels of wealth. She provides customized, client-friendly services for individuals seeking estate planning help or help with estate services, trustees needing help administering trusts and trust beneficiaries regarding trust issues.

Justin Short

Justin P. Short is a partner in the firm’s Construction, Real Estate and Litigation practice groups where he represents prime contractors, subcontractors and commercial landowners.

Justin is recognized as a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics and is a national lecturer on construction and real estate industry topics through the Minnesota State Bar Association, Thompson-West Corporation, HalfMoon Education Inc., and private seminars to contractors and commercial landowners throughout the United States.

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