Bill Pentelovitch, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, was honored with the 2014 Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award by the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, during the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s Fourteenth Annual Dinner on October 30, 2014. The award was created in 2000 in memory of Sidney Barrows, one of the founding chairs of the Cardozo Society, and is given annually to a senior attorney or judge in the Twin Cities who exemplifies excellence in his/her practice, community service in the Jewish and general community, and life-long learning. Bill's honor is proudly shared with Marvin Borman, our late partner and founder, who was the very first recipient of the Award in 2000.
Bill Pentelovitch is a business trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of jury and bench trials, as well as dozens of appeals in state and federal courts to his credit. He has also tried dozens of arbitrations. He practices nationally in the areas of non-compete, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, intellectual property licensing and royalty disputes, and is a leading authority in Minnesota in the area of ownership and governance disputes in corporations and partnerships. His wide-ranging trial practice encompasses virtually every type of dispute in which businesses can become embroiled, with a particular emphasis in the areas of non-compete, trade secrets, unfair competition, intellectual property licensing and royalty disputes, antitrust, securities, and financial services.
Bill is an active member of the Jewish and general communities. His leadership, integrity, and commitment to the community are qualities we hold dear at Maslon. He currently serves on the board of the Sabes Jewish Community Center, and has previously served on the board of numerous organizations including: Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Bill is a passionate advocate for the underrepresented in the community. He currently serves on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and has represented them on significant Minnesota matters such as opposing the recent Voter ID Amendment in the Courts.