Moe Sherman retired last week. He is a direct link to the founding of the Leonard, Street and Deinard firm.
In 1961 Sherman was set to begin a career in Washington, D.C., after graduating from the London School of Economics. But plans changed. He returned to Minnesota to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve when the Berlin Wall was built.
That summer he went to dinner with a college friend Dr. Amos Deinard Jr. and asked him for help finding a job. Amos’ uncle was Ben Deinard, one of the founders of Leonard, Street and Deinard.
The story goes that Ben called Amos and asked about a job for Sherman. Amos told Ben to tell Sherman to show up for work Tuesday and they would find “something for him to do.”
He has been with the firm since and is now retiring after a career as one of the state’s most well-known business lawyers. In his practice he worked with entrepreneurs and families to start and grow businesses. He also served as outside counsel for many companies.