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Katie LaGrange
Katie LaGrange

2019 Up & Coming Attorneys: Katie LaGrange

After graduating from Seton Hall University, Katie LaGrange worked in sales for Life Time Fitness and for an information technology firm while living in New Jersey.

“I realized I was more interested in the contracts customers were signing and the arrangements that were being made than in the gym memberships, phone systems, and IT services I was selling,” she said. “I thought maybe law would be a better place for me.”

Returning home to Minnesota, LaGrange enrolled and graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. As a summer associate in 2015 for Lindquist & Vennum, she worked on a few bank transactions and liked them. After she joined the firm, she began focusing in that area.

One of the largest transactions LaGrange worked on for the firm — now called Ballard Spahr LLP — was the 2018 acquisition of MidCountry Bank by a group of local investors.

LaGrange enjoys contributing her time as a volunteer. She helps economically disadvantaged taxpayers through the Minneapolis nonprofit Prepare + Prosper. “It’s rewarding because you can see the impact you’re having on families,” she said. “You can often find tax credits they wouldn’t have found themselves.”

As a volunteer for the Ramsey County Harassment Court she assists in mediations between parties with restraining orders who may have to come in contact with one another because of their proximity.

­The mother of 1-year-old Gerald, LaGrange enjoys working out with her husband, a personal trainer, and being outdoors. “We’re into fitness and being active,” she said.

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