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Chambers USA Selects Maslon As A Top Litigation Group in Minnesota
June 23, 2004
International legal publisher Chambers USA, in its 2004 Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business - The Client's Guide, ranked Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand's litigation group among the best in Minnesota, and Maslon partner William Pentelovitch among their Leading Individuals in the General Commercial Litigation practice in Minnesota.

Chambers conducts extensive independent legal surveys and research in Europe, and over the past decade has gained a reputation for independent reporting of market opinions on legal service providers. Chambers expanded coverage to include the United States in 2003.

Chambers' published comments on the firm are:

Category: Litigation - General Commercial

The Firm
This team fields about 38 lawyers with a focus on litigation. They typically represent plaintiffs and defendants in disputes concerning the ownership of businesses, securities fraud and contractual disagreements. The team is focusing on high-stakes litigation in complex areas like antitrust, IP and trade secrets. The appellate practice also has a superb profile in the Minnesota and Eighth Circuit Courts. Other areas of expertise include stockholder litigation (where the team has been particularly busy in the past year), real estate and construction, insurance and products liability. It also offers niche expertise in defending parties involved in large fires and explosions.

The Lawyers
"Savvy and skillful trial lawyer" William Pentelovitch handles a variety of business cases, with a particular emphasis on antitrust, securities disputes and litigation in the financial services industry. He has spent a lot of time in the past twelve months handling a major case in the medical devices industry that relates to a disputed claim of between $500 million and $1 billion. Well regarded for his skill in non-compete cases and unfair competition and trade secrets disputes, he is an expert on ownership and governance disputes, and also handles a large amount of appellate work. Recent reported cases of Pentelovitch are Bennett v. Medtronic, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, and Hogle v. Zinetics Medical.

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