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2019’s Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings Winners

The votes have been tabulated and here are the winners of the 2019 Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings survey. Watch for the special publication on Thursday Sept. 26 where we’ll announce the final rankings for first, second and third place.

Winners are listed in alphabetical order below.

Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage


Cushman & Wakefield


Best Commercial Leasing Company


Cushman & Wakefield

Doran Companies

Best Commercial Real Estate Developer/Partner


Doran Companies

Ryan Companies

Best Commercial Property Manager


Doran Companies

Ryan Companies

Best 1031 Exchange Experts

Commercial Partners Exchange Company, LLC

Cushman & Wakefield

The Excelsior Group

Best Tenant Representation

Carlson Partners (Carlson Commercial)


Cushman & Wakefield

Best Appraisal Companies


Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services

Shenehon Company

Best Title Companies

Chicago Title Insurance

Commercial Partners Title

First American Title

Old Republic Title

Best Commercial Valuation

Hoff Appraisal Associates

Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services

Shenehon Company

Best Business Bank

Bremer Bank

Bridgewater Bank

Sunrise Banks

U.S. Bancorp

Best Insurance Brokerage

Christensen Group

Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann


Wells Fargo

Best Executive Search Firms


Midwest Financial Search Partners

Robert Half

SkyWater Search Partners Inc.

Best Accounting Firm

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Redpath and Company

Best Staffing Agency



Robert Half OfficeTeam

Best Office Interiors

bdh+young interiors | architecture

Doran Companies

Perkins & Will

Best Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley

RBC Wealth Management

Thrivent Financial

Best MBA Program

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Hamline School of Business

Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

Best Web Development


Rocket 55

The Nerdery

Best Courier and Messenger Service

Metro Legal Services Inc

OnTime Delivery

Platinum Courier

Best Data Recovery Service

Atomic Data


Secure Data Recovery

Best Document Destruction

Iron Mountain

Shred Right


Best Document Management

Loffler Companies, Inc.

Metro Sales Inc.

Nightowl Discovery

Best Tech Recycling & Disposal

Atomic Recycling LLC

Tech Dump

Twin Cities Computer Recycling

Best IT Outsourcing Provider

Cognizant Technology Solutions



Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services

Best Office Equipment

Innovative Office Solutions

Loffler Companies, Inc.


Best Office Supplies

Innovative Office Supplies

Loffler Companies, Inc.

Office Depot

Best Printer


Nightowl Discovery

Sir Speedy

Best Commercial Mortgage Lender

Bremer Bank

Bridgewater Bank

U.S. Bancorp

Best Small Business Banking

Bremer Bank

Bridgewater Bank

Sunrise Banks

Best Large Contractor

Adolfson & Peterson

Doran Companies


Best Contractor

D.J. Kranz Co., Inc.

Gardner Builders

Greiner Construction Inc.

Best Architect

BWBR Architects

Doran Companies

HGA Architects & Engineers

Best Engineer

Alliant Engineering

BKBM Engineers

Braun Intertec

Pope Architects

Best Materials Supplier

Brock White

JL Schwieters Construction

Tamarack Materials, Inc.

Best Construction/Real Estate Law Firm

Briggs & Morgan

Hellmuth & Johnson

Larkin Hoffman

Messerli & Kramer

Winthrop & Weinstine

Best Electrical Contractor

Collins Electric

Egan Company

Parsons Electric

Best Concrete Company


Goodmanson Construction

Northland Concrete and Masonry

Best Painting Company

Show Me Painting LLC

Sunrise Painting

Superior Painting & Decorating Inc.

Swanson & Youngdale Inc.

Best Plumbing Company

Egan Company

Erickson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Schadegg Mechanical Inc.

Wenzel Plumbing Heating Cooling

Best Security Company

Atomic Data


Loffler Companies, Inc.

Best Fabrication Company

Fabcon Precast

J L Schwieters Construction

MG McGrath, Inc.

Best Landscape Design Company

Cunningham Group

KG Landscape

Midwest Landscapes Inc.

Best Windows and Glazing

Andersen Windows


Marvin Windows

Best Roofing Contractor

Berwald Roofing Company – Roofing and Metal Wall Panels

Central Roofing Company

Horizon Roofing, Inc.

Best Paving

Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

Metro Paving Inc.

Minnesota Roadways Co.

Best Public Relations Firm

Goff Public


Weber Shandwick

Best Printing & Promotional Items


Innovative Office Solutions

Nelson Ink

Best Equipment Rental

Northland Crane Service, Inc

Titan Machinery Inc.

Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul, Inc.

Best Mechanical Engineering Firm

Dunham Associates

Michaud Cooley Erickson

Steen Engineering, Inc.

Best Construction Law Firm

Briggs & Morgan

Messerli & Kramer

Winthrop & Weinstine

Best Local Brewery

Excelsior Brewing Company

Fulton Brewing Taproom

Wicked Wort Brewing Company

Best Local Winery

Carlos Creek Winery

Saint Croix Vineyards

Winehaven Winery

Best ADR Company

Benchmark National ADR, LLC

DeCourcy Law PLLC

Gilbert Mediation Center, Ltd.


Best ADR Individual Moderator

Cara Lee Neville

James Gilbert

John Carey

Best Claims Administration

Analytics, Inc.

Heffler Claims Group

Rust Consulting Inc.

Wilkerson & Hegna

Best Class Action Claims Administration Services

Dahl Administration

Heffler Claims Group

Rust Consulting Inc.

Best Court Reporter and Deposition Service

Benchmark Reporting Agency

Discovery Litigation Services


Best Deposition Video Provider

Benchmark Reporting Agency

Discovery Litigation Services


Best Digital Forensics

Computer Forensic Services

Computer Forensics Associates

Digital Forensics Corp

Best Docketing and Calendaring Software

BEC Legal


Thomson Reuters Elite

Best E-Discovery

Kroll Ontrack

Nightowl Discovery

Thomson Reuters

Best Expert Witness

The Expert Institute

The TASA Group

Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services

Best Expert Witness Financial

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Frank E Nute CPA LLC

Jenny Bestful CPA

Best Forensic Accounting

Eide Bailly LLP

Ernst & Young LLP

Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP (PwC)

Best Jury Consultant

JuryThink LLC

NJP Litigation Consulting

Populus law

Best Law School

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

University of Minnesota Law School

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Best Legal Liability Insurance

Hays Companies

Lawyers Insurance Group

Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance

Best Legal Outplacement and Career Transition Provider

Career Partners International

Minneapolis Outplacement Services

Talon Performance Group

Best Litigation Consulting Firm

Barrington Capital Management, Inc.

JuryScope, Inc.

Martin Litigation Support Services, LLC

Best Litigation Valuation

Anthony Ostlund

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Best Legal Staffing

Robert Half Legal

Sand Search Partners

Talon Performance Group

Best Non-Association Continuing Legal Education Provider

Law Moose

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Best Online Research Provider



Thomson Reuters

Best Paralegal Program in Minnesota

Hamline University

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

North Hennepin Community College

Winona State University

Best Practice Management Software




Best Private Investigator

Andrew P. Miklesh

Gilbertson Investigations

Graf Agency

Best Process Server

Metro Legal Services Inc

Pro Legal MN

Twin City Processing

Best Tables of Authority Software

Levit & James


Thomson Reuters

Best Time and Billing Solutions



Tabs3 Billing


Best Translation Services

Global Translation

Lynne Krenz , Stillwater

Minnesota Translations

Best Trust Administration

Northern Trust


Thrivent Financial


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