Voice of Maslon
When I joined Maslon 25 years ago, I was a Legal Administrative Assistant to Doug Holod. From the beginning, I've felt like a part of a team at Maslon, working together to deliver the best possible client service.
It was the "dot.com" era of the 1990's where initial public offerings (IPO's) were frequent, and I was immediately assigned to a group of attorneys involved in a public offering for a company developing a local theme restaurant. I became a paralegal in 1996 and continued working on numerous public offerings and compliance matters for public and private companies as well as mergers and spin-offs. About ten years ago, I started working with our trademark attorneys in addition to the Business and Securities group. This gave me a chance to connect with a lot of creative people.
In the 25 years I've worked at Maslon, I've been given some unique opportunities in a wide range of topics. For instance, I was able to audit a law school class in securities. I've volunteered with Wills for Heroes, a pro bono group headed up by Susan Link that prepares estate planning documents for first responders. We were actually in the middle of a Wills for Heroes event in Montgomery, Minnesota when the entire fire department and all paramedics were called out to an emergency - a major traffic accident on 35W. We stayed in the fire house and were there to finish up when they came back.
The attorneys that I work with are top notch, very intelligent, and come up with rock solid, creative solutions to help our clients. The clients are amazing – many are entrepreneurs with unique products and services. It's always interesting to come to work.