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People and Practices: Nov. 27

Merchant & Gould has announced the additions of associate attorneys Karen Beckman, Ph.D., Ryan Borelo and Lindsay Hartman to its Minneapolis office.Beckman joins Merchant & Gould’s Litigation and Chemical & Life Sciences practice groups after serving as a summer associate at the firm in 2015 and 2016. Her intellectual property practice will focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation, appellate work and patent prosecution. Beckman received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in chemistry from North Dakota State University.

Ryan Borelo joins the firm’s Litigation and Chemical & Life Sciences practice groups after working as a summer associate at Merchant & Gould in 2016. With a background in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. in finance, he will center his practice on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to his legal career, Borelo was an engineer for five years with ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Fluor Corporation. Borelo received a J.D. from Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School, an M.B.A. in finance from Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Business and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Houston.

Lindsay Hartman, previously an associate at Kagan Binder in Stillwater, Minnesota, joins Merchant & Gould’s Electrical & Software practice group. Her practice will focus on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications in the electrical, software and mechanical fields. With experience as a lab technician at American Medical Systems, her technical background includes the mechanical and electrical device, chemical, food and biotechnology industries. Hartman received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline College of Law and a B.S. in biology from the University of Minnesota.


Fredrikson & Byron has announced the addition of six associates to the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Jacob P. Harris is in the Litigation and White Collar & Regulatory Defense Groups. Harris assists clients in a variety of litigation matters including business disputes, criminal defense, investigations and appeals. Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, he attended the University of Michigan Law School, graduating with recognition for his commitment to pro bono legal service.

Darnell M. Cage is in the Intellectual Property and Patents Groups. Cage provides intellectual property counseling and helps clients minimize their patent infringement risk. He received his J.D. with a concentration in intellectual property, business transactional law and entrepreneurship law from the Saint Louis University School of Law

Bridget A. Duffus is in the Energy, Litigation, Condemnation & Eminent Domain and Energy Regulation and Permitting Groups. She received her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Noah M. Huisman is in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Securities Groups. Huisman assists public and private companies—both established and emerging—and private equity funds with mergers and acquisitions. He received his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Christopher R. Kline is in the Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Litigation Groups. Kline’s practice focuses on estate and tax planning for individuals and families, and succession planning for closely held businesses. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center Kline is licensed to practice in Florida; Minnesota license is pending.

Kaleb E. Rumicho is in the Bank & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Groups. Rumicho assists clients in all aspects of commercial and debt finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Mary Heath

Mary Heath

Maslon welcomes attorneys Mary Heath and Justin Rose.

Heath will assist organizations and individuals across a wide variety of industries with business litigation, including corporate, partnership and securities disputes, unfair competition, and general commercial litigation. She graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as the managing and research editor of the Minnesota Law Review. 

Rose will focus his practice on corporate, unfair competition, and general commercial litigation as well as partnership and securities disputes. He assists organizations and individuals across a broad array of industries. Rose graduated summa cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he was also selected as a recipient of the CALI Award of Excellence, an award given to the highest scoring student in each class at participating law schools.


Justin Rose

Justin Rose

Anna Veit-Carter has joined Soule & Stull as an associate attorney in product liability defense and commercial and employment litigation. Veit-Carter graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, in 2011.


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