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Rank: 4; No. of lawyers: 185

Leonard, Street and Deinard Professional Association – Minnesota’s Largest Law Firms

Rank: 4

No. of lawyers: 185

150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-335-1500

www.leonard.com

Founded 1922

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Lowell Stortz

Leonard, Street and Deinard is one of the leading law firms in the Upper Midwest, with four offices in the region as well as one in Washington, D.C. We employ more than 200 attorneys across a broad range of business and litigation practice areas, and serve clients throughout the United States and the world.

Our history of legal excellence stretches back more than 90 years. Today, as a nimble, forward-thinking and increasingly diverse community of professionals, we honor that tradition by complementing our legal advice with uncompromising service tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Our clients range from individuals and start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies in virtually every sector of the economy—construction, energy, financial, health care, manufacturing, professional services, real estate and technology.

We provide superior value to our clients by understanding and adjusting to their cultures, forming project-specific attorney teams, aligning with business objectives, communicating in a timely manner, and delivering results.

Steven Brandl

Learn more about Leonard, Street and Deinard—and why the industry’s leading directories regularly recognize our practice groups and attorneys—by visiting www.leonard.com.

 

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Hubbard Broadcasting, Canadian Pacific, Marvin Windows and Doors, Honeywell International, Microsoft.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Affordable Housing; Agricultural Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Banking/Finance; Bankruptcy Litigation; Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring; Biotechnology; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Class Actions; Commercial Finance and Transactions; Construction Law; Education; Employment/Employee Benefits; Energy/Environmental/Regulated Industry; Family Law; Financial Services/Institutions; Franchise/Franchising; General Tort Law; Government Regulation/Government Affairs; Health Care/Life Sciences; Immigration; Indian Law; Intellectual Property; International Law/Trade; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Natural Resources; Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations; Patents/Trademarks; Private Equity; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Product Liability; Public Utilities Law; Railroad Law; Real Estate Litigation; Securities and Finance; Sports and Entertainment; Tax/Benefits/ERISA; Tax Law; Technology and Licensing; Transportation; Trust and Estates; White Collar Crime.

 

Michael Taylor

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Elizabeth Wiet Reutter

Assistant Chair, Litigation Division

elizabeth.reutter@leonard.com

Laura E. Krishnan

Assistant Chair, Business Division

laura.krishnan@leonard.com

Todd A. Noteboom

Chair, Financial Services and Class Action Litigation Practice Group

todd.noteboom@leonard.com

Tom Sanders

Dominic J. Cecere

Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group

dominic.cecere@leonard.com

John A. Breviu

Chair, Health Care and Insurance Practice Group

john.breviu@leonard.com

James J. Bertrand

Chair, Energy, Environment, Mining and Transportation Practice Group

james.bertrand@leonard.com

David W. Kelley

Chair, Banking, Lending and Finance Practice Group

david.kelley@leonard.com

Jill R. Radloff

Chair, Corporate and Securities Practice Group

jill.radloff@leonard.com

Eileen M. Day

Chair, Trust and Estates Practice Group

eileen.day@leonard.com

Steven R. Lindemann

Chair, Construction Practice Group

steve.lindemann@leonard.com

 

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Jill Weber

jill.weber@leonard.com

 

MN lawyers (excluding of counsel): 185 (57 female, 128 male)

Equity partners: 108 (22 female, 86 male)

Total lawyers (worldwide): 208

MN new hires in 2013: 11 (6 female, 5 male)

MN elevations: 4 (1 female, 3 male)

MN departures: 10 (7 female; 3 male)

MN “of counsel” lawyers: 22

MN paralegals: 18

MN non-paralegal support staff: 172

MN minority lawyers:  11 (4 partners, 7 non-partners)

Hourly billing rates: $175-600

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Associates’ starting salary as of Jan. 1, 2012: $110,000

Total number of annual hours devoted to pro bono representation: 11,904 attorney and paralegal hours in 2012.

Company dress code: Business casual

Paid family leave: Six weeks

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommunting for lawyers: Yes

Flextime for staff: Yes

Part-time staff: Yes

Telecommuting for staff: Yes

Unique benefits: Backup child/adult care; personalized health coaching and biometrics screening; 401(k) match and profit sharing for staff.

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