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Maslon Recognized as Leading Minnesota Firm in 2019 Chambers USA; Litigation Group is Ranked in Select Top Category for Fifth Consecutive Year

April 26, 2019

Maslon is pleased to announce its ranking as a leading Minnesota firm for Construction, Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Litigation in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The rankings are the result of extensive client interviews and research to assess technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, value, team depth, and other qualities most valued by the client.

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA recognizes the following practice areas and attorneys at Maslon:

Litigation—Band 1:
For the fifth year in a row, Chambers USA recognizes Maslon's Litigation Group as a Band 1 Category Firm—the highest possible ranking. Maslon was one of only four firms selected for Band 1—out of fifteen firms overall that were ranked.

In ranking Maslon's Litigation Group as one of the leading practices in Minnesota, Chambers reports that the group is known as a "superb practice housing a distinguished bench of litigators with extensive experience in mass tort, product liability, construction and commercial disputes, as well as environmental litigation. Other areas of expertise include insurance coverage and real estate litigation." Clients shared "Everyone is knowledgeable on our activities and how their area of expertise can help our company. They usually have the answers to my questions immediately, but if not, they research the topic and get back to me quickly" and "They are really experienced and thorough and their legal work is just meticulous."

Bill Pentelovitch is recognized in Minnesota for General Commercial Litigation, with the following notes:

Chambers states that Bill Pentelovitch "continues to excel in the commercial litigation space, handling a broad spectrum of cases, including IP disputes, unfair competition litigation and trade secrets cases." Sources stated he's an "amazing" lawyer.

Appellate Litigation—Senior Statesman
David Herr is named as a "Senior Statesman" in Minnesota for Appellate Litigation. Chambers sources share that David is "right at the top of the game in terms of appellate lawyers," and describe him as "really, really smart, very easy to work with and easy to get hold of – he goes the extra mile."

Construction
In ranking Maslon's Construction Group as one of the leading practices in Minnesota, Chambers shares that the group is known for "expert coverage of litigation issues arising from construction projects, offering particular experience in insurance coverage and professional liability claims, as well as contract formations." Chambers also notes that the group has "niche expertise in disputes stemming from structural failures," and "acts for a broad client base, including engineers, owners and financial institutions."

Jim Killian, Jason Lien, and David Suchar are recognized in Minnesota for Construction, with the following notes:

  • Chambers notes that Jim Killian "is a construction litigator who represents owners, design professionals and contractors in a broad range of disputes, including complex delay, acceleration and mechanic's lien claims."
  • Chambers notes that Jason Lien "has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and regularly handles construction matters. He currently represents owners, contractors and designers in cases involving construction defect and insurance coverage, among other matters."
  • Chambers notes that David Suchar "is a respected trial attorney with expertise in the full range of construction disputes, including those relating to defects, payment and lien claims." Sources shared that he is "an excellent attorney with a superb grasp of construction law."

Corporate/M&A
In ranking Maslon's Corporate/M&A Group as one of the leading practices in Minnesota, Chambers reports that the group "possesses wide-ranging expertise in private and public securities offerings, M&A and securities compliance."

Marty Rosenbaum is recognized in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A. Chambers notes that Marty "is the firm's leading light in the corporate law space, advising on M&A, securities offerings and venture capital financings, among other matters."

Labor & Employment
In ranking Maslon's Labor & Employment Group as one of the leading practices in Minnesota, Chambers reports that the group "acts for employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters, such as wage and hour actions, harassment claims and contractual disputes, as well as investigations, audits and noncontentious processes." Client sources share that the team has "a really good approach to balancing the technical legal stuff with the pragmatic realities of the business. They are able to give good advice because they understand business as well as labor and employment law." A client also states, "They stay on top of changes in employment law and provide proactive updates via email to their clients."

To view Maslon's full Chambers USA rankings, go to: 2019 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 140 full-time researchers conducted interviews across the United States for the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

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