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Best & Flanagan is fortunate to provide legal counsel to some of the largest companies in the region, including many Fortune 500 corporations. Best & Flanagan also regularly handles litigation matters when a company’s regular outside counsel is conflicted out or is unable to handle a discrete litigation matter. Our litigation attorneys have significant experience serving as counsel for related parties such as individual corporate officers or agents when they are in need of independent legal counsel. We receive these referrals directly from in-house clients but also from the law firms that repeatedly represent them—because they trust us with their most complex and sensitive matters and know that we will represent the client with diligence and integrity, while respecting their established relationships. 

Our commercial litigation team is comprised of attorneys with deep experience at the trial and appellate courts—in Minnesota and across the country. We have first-chaired numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. We have a successful track record of securing early dismissals, summary judgment, and favorable settlements. We also regularly handle complex appeals and appear before the Eighth Circuit and other federal appellate courts, the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 

Our litigation attorneys include professionals who have spent their careers at Best & Flanagan, but we also attract lateral partners who have previously practiced at national and large Minnesota law firms. In recent years lateral partners have joined us from firms such as Ballard Spahr, Faegre, Robins Kaplan, and Stinson (or their predecessor firms). These litigation partners have substantial “BigLaw” experience and bring their complex litigation know-how to our firm’s clients at a substantial value.

Our litigation attorneys are well connected to the local bench and bar, playing leadership roles in the civic and non-profit boards, including the Commission on Judicial Selection, the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Hennepin County and Ramsey County Bar Associations. 

We welcome the opportunity to work with in-house counsel when conflicts arise or when there is a special project that requires independent counsel. We also welcome referrals from outside corporate counsel when there is a need to partner with trusted, independent lawyers on a discrete engagement.

For additional information, please contact any member of our litigation team. 

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