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Maslon Recognized as "Leading Minnesota Firm" in 2011 Chambers USA; Attorneys Recognized as "Leading Individual Minnesota Attorneys"
June 10, 2011
Maslon is pleased to announce its ranking as a "Leading Minnesota Firm" for Litigation, Construction, Corporate/M&A and Labor & Employment in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. In addition, the publication recognizes the below listed Maslon attorneys as "Leading Individual Attorneys in Minnesota." The rankings are the result of thousands of extensive client interviews and research conducted by Chambers and Partners to identify and rank the world's best lawyers based on technical legal expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, professional conduct, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Maslon's top-ranked practice areas and attorneys in the new 2011 edition of Chambers USA:

Litigation - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA describes Maslon's Litigation Group as being "responsive, insightful, innovative and intellectually strong, with attorneys who are loyal to the client and service-oriented."

David Herr - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Appellate Litigation
David is one of only four individual attorneys in Minnesota included in the highest ranking for Appellate Litigation. In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described David as "gifted and quick-witted." The publication states that he is "well regarded for his appellate work," and a "respected authority on the resolution of complex multiparty cases."

William Pentelovitch - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for General Commercial Litigation
Bill is one of only nine individual attorneys in Minnesota included in the highest ranking for General Commercial Litigation. In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described Bill as "a responsive, efficient and strategic litigator." The publication notes that he "enjoys a strong reputation in the area for his work on compete, trade secrets and noncompetition litigation."

Construction - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA shares that Maslon's Construction Practice is "truly on the map, and is particularly strong on mediations and contract negotiations."

James Duffy O'Connor - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Construction
James is one of only nine individual attorneys in Minnesota included in the highest ranking for Construction. In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described James as "one of the top construction lawyers in Minnesota."

James Killian - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Construction
Chambers USA states that Jim "continues to make an impression on the construction scene, and recently took the lead representing an EIFS/drywall contractor in a mechanics' lien foreclosure action against the owner of a Minneapolis hotel."

Corporate/M&A - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA reported that sources for Maslon's Corporate/M&A Group commented that the firm provides "consistently excellent advice," and added "its billing is fair."

Martin Rosenbaum - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A
In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described Marty as "a strong technical lawyer, and a great tactician." The publication notes that he is "particularly well regarded for his work with public companies," an area where sources say "nobody can touch him."

Alan Gilbert - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A
Chambers USA states that Alan "continues to impress with his M&A work, and recently played a role in acting for Famous Dave's of America in the acquisition of numerous assets in the Northeast of the country."

Labor & Employment - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA reports that Maslon's Labor & Employment Group "combines an investigative culture with full mastery of the details of any case."

Howard Tarkow - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Labor & Employment
In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described Howard as "a fast, efficient and thorough practitioner with an invaluable level of knowledge of labor law." The publication notes that his practice encompasses the full range of employment advice, and he offers litigation, counseling and labor/management advice.

Jessica Pecoraro - Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Labor & Employment
In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys described Jessica as "a passionate advocate and an accomplished adviser," noting that she "acts for employers across the board on employment law."

To view Maslon's full Chambers USA rankings, go to: 2011 Chambers USA

About Chambers and Partners
Since 1969, London-based Chambers and Partners has published world-famous guides to the legal profession. A team of over 40 full-time researchers conducted over 14,000 interviews across the United States for the 2011 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
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