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The Firm

The Firm

At Maslon, we build long-standing relationships with our clients.

Our clients appreciate our dedication to law, and our commitment to helping them solve problems. Many are entrepreneurs or families operating closely held companies. We provide these clients with both general legal representation and counsel on specific legal issues.

We also represent publicly traded corporations. As counsel to many large corporate clients, we are regularly involved in complex business transactions and litigation throughout the United States and abroad. Our clients include manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, utilities, financial institutions, contractors, construction companies, insurance companies, brokerage firms and service companies. We also represent professionals, individuals and non-profit organizations, foundations and charitable trusts.

In addition to providing specific and highly technical legal services, our relationship with many clients is such that we participate in far-reaching decisions for companies, ranging from start-ups to multinationals.

The Founders

Creative vision is realized in a firm that values individual diversity, professional excellence and integrity, and dedicated client service.

The Maslon firm was founded by Samuel H. Maslon, a graduate of Harvard Law School and law clerk to Justice Brandeis. Sam Maslon earned a national reputation as a skilled business, corporate law and tax attorney. A patron of the arts and education, his influence is reflected in the culture and practices of the Maslon firm today.

Hyman Edelman joined the firm in 1956. A University of Minnesota Law School graduate, Hy Edelman was an early leader in drafting ground-breaking civil rights legislation that set a national standard. His commitment to non-discrimination and human rights continues to be a guiding philosophy within the Maslon law firm.

Marvin Borman, a Harvard Law School graduate, became associated with the firm in 1949. Known for his excellence in corporate law and estate planning, he was also a leading force in the local civic community, setting the standard for the firm's long-standing commitment to community and civic service.

Irving Brand graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and, after a distinguished career as a Judge of the Hennepin County District Court, joined the firm in 1967. He spent his next twenty years trying complex civil matters.


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