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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.
Joshua A. Bobich / Attorney
Amy ConnersAmy Conners
Amy S. Conners / Attorney
Justin ShortJustin Short
Justin P. Short / Attorney
Cathy GorlinCathy Gorlin
Cathy E. Gorlin / Attorney
William AspWilliam Asp
William R. Asp / Attorney

Amy is an experienced litigator from pre-suit counseling to trial. She has advised clients regarding compliance in FCC, DOJ, SEC, and international and state regulatory investigations, and provided guidance on professional licensing regulations, “know-your-customer” policies, FCPA compliance, anti-money laundering policies, warranties, advertising, marketing and promotional materials.

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 on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list 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.

Cathy Gorlin

Cathy E. Gorlin is a member of the firm’s Family Law practice area. She represents parties in a range of family law matters, including marriage dissolution cases with complex financial estates and business valuations. She has more than 31 years of experience litigating and negotiating family law disputes, including marriage dissolutions, post-decree disputes, parentage and custody disputes, prenuptial agreements, living together agreements and appeals. She is a mediator and has considerable experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including Collaborative Law. Cathy is an aggressive and effective advocate for her clients.


William R. Asp is a member of the firm’s Private Wealth Planning section. His practice includes estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and estate and trust litigation for a wide range of clients including both individuals and families. Bill is a frequent speaker on various estate planning topics, a co-author of the Minnesota CLE Estate Administration Deskbook, and has been selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars list since 2012.

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