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Rank: 9; Number of lawyers: 111

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Winthrop & Weinstine logoRank: 9

Number of lawyers: 122


225 South Sixth Street

Suite 3500

Minneapolis, MN 55402


Scott Dongoske

Scott Dongoske


Founded: 1979


Managing Partner

Scott Dongoske


Mission Statement

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is a full-service, entrepreneurial, commercial law firm dedicated to advancing the best interests of its clients and community through the timely delivery of legal services of exceptional quality, innovative character and unsurpassed value. The firm was founded by six attorneys in 1979 with a belief that law firms are first and foremost about clients. The firm is defined by its core value, “Put clients first.” This philosophy is key to how the attorneys at Winthrop & Weinstine practice law. This client-focused approach allows Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys to deliver aggressive legal representation with creative, yet practical, solutions. The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout the Midwest and nationally.


Areas of Practice

Administrative; Affordable Housing; Alcoholic Beverages Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Banking/Finance; Bankruptcy Litigation; Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring; Biotechnology; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Casinos and Gambling; Commercial Finance and Transactions; Construction Law; Elder Law; Election, Campaign and Political Law; Employment/Employee Benefits; Energy/Environmental/Regulated Industry; Financial Services/Institutions; Franchise/Franchising; Government Regulation/Government Affairs; Health Care/Life Sciences; Indian Law; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Municipal/Local Government; Natural Resources; Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations; Patents/Trademarks; Private Equity, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Product Liability; Public Utilities Law; Real Estate Litigation; Securities and Finance; Tax/Benefits/ERISA; Tax Law; Technology and Licensing; Trust and Estates.


Important Contacts

David Aafedt
Shareholder & Board Member

Daniel Beck
Shareholder & Board Member

Scott Dongoske
Shareholder, Board Member & President

David Moran
Shareholder & Board Member

Devan Padmanabhan
Shareholder & Board Member

Brooks Poley
Shareholder & Board Member

Todd Urness
Shareholder & Board Member

Robert Weinstine
Shareholder, Board Member & Founder

Marketing Director
Gretchen Milbrath

Number of lawyers (MN only): 111 (28 female, 83 male)

Number of equity partners (MN only): 43 (4 female, 39 male)

Total attorneys (worldwide): 112

Number of new hires in 2014 (MN only): 31 (21 female, 10 male)

Number of elevations in 2014 (MN only): 14 (5 female, 9 male)

Number of departures in 2014 (MN only): 18 (13 female, 5 male)

Number of “of counsel” lawyers (MN only): 1

Number of paralegals (MN only): 18

Number of non-paralegal support staff (MN only): 103

Number of minority lawyers (MN only): 12 (5 partners, 7 non-partners)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Associates’ starting salary as of Jan. 1, 2014: $120,000

Total number of annual hours devoted to pro bono representation: 1,950

Company dress code: Business casual dress policy

Length of paid family leave: 12 weeks

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommuting for lawyers: Yes

Flextime for staff: Yes

Part-time staff: Yes

Telecommuting for staff: No

Unique benefits: Backup and emergency day care; adoption assistance.

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