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Employment Opportunities

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ASSOCIATE: The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action/Title IX Office at the University of Minnesota is seeking a highly qualified lawyer to respond to discrimination, sexual misconduct and other equal opportunity concerns on the University's Twin Cities campus.  To learn more and apply, visit the University’s Online Employment System:  https://z.umn.edu/3gav  Job opening id:  323505.  Contact Email: eoaa@umn.edu

 

Stinson Leonard Street Associate – Private Business Division, Minneapolis, MN Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to join the Private Business Division in our Minneapolis office.Qualifications Required:  Active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have three to five years of relevant experience (as described below), possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, ownership matters, corporate governance, entity selection and formation, business succession planning, and private equity transactions. More specifically, candidates should have experience with the following: • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to merger and acquisition transactions • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to ownership matters, including buy-sell agreements, minority/majority investments, and compensation matters
Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to contract review and negotiations, including supplier agreements, vendor agreements, distribution agreements, and consulting agreements • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity in private equity  transactions • Providing advice on entity formation, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships • Providing advice on succession planning and other issues specific to family operated businesses • Providing outside general counsel advice to private and family business clients To Apply: Please apply online at https://recruiting.stinson.com. For questions, please contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager, recruiting@stinson.com. Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

LITIGATION ATTORNEY: The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes for an experienced litigation attorney with a strong desire to serve the public. Our lawyers have a high degree of responsibility over their cases, obtain significant courtroom experience, and get the opportunity to work on important and challenging legal issues in state and federal court. Our lawyers also handle administrative proceedings to enforce State laws that protect the health and safety of the public. Applicants must have superior academic credentials, well-developed written and oral communication skills, superior research and analytical abilities, a strong and professional work ethic, and relevant practice experience.  The selection process to become an Assistant Attorney General is competitive. Service with the Office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under the federal student loan forgiveness program that applies to state government employees. (For more information, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.) Applications.  Attorneys may express interest by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes relevant experience and academic credentials, including class rank to: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General  Attention: June Walsh 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1100 • St. Paul, MN 55101 • ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us • The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 297-7206 (TTY).


TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEY: The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes for an attorney to represent state agencies in transactional matters.  The attorneys would provide legal representation to state agencies with respect to public financing and bond issues; private equity investments; leases, licenses, and contracts, intellectual property matters and other transactional matters. Qualifications:  Applicants should  have relevant transactional experience.  Applicants should also have outstanding research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and have the skill, commitment and work ethic to represent the public effectively. If you have Federal Direct Student Loans (or other federal loans that may be consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan), your employment with this Office may qualify you to have your student loans forgiven after a period of service and payments. (For more information,visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.) Applications.  You may express interest in an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes your relevant experience and academic credentials, as follows: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General • Attention:  June Walsh • 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1100 • St. Paul, MN 55101 •  ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us • The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 297-7206 (TTY).

Litigation Associate, Financial Services & Class Action Litigation - Minneapolis Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an Associate to join the Financial Services & Class Action Litigation Division in our Minneapolis office. Active Minnesota attorney license or eligibility for Minnesota licensure is required. We seek motivated attorneys who are excited to work on sophisticated litigation for clients across the United States. Qualified candidates will have litigation experience in a large law firm or government law office, preferably with experience in complex litigation involving the financial services industry, class action defense or white collar criminal experience. Experience and interest in securities, banking, insurance, white collar criminal or antitrust litigation is helpful. Exceptional academic performance and excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required. We welcome federal judicial clerkship experience. In addition to our Division's core work, we encourage Associates to take on pro bono opportunities, through Stinson's nationally recognized program. Click here to apply. For questions, please contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager, recruiting@stinson.com. Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment. For more information about Stinson Leonard Street, visit us at www.stinson.com.

Banking Associate Messerli Kramer – Minneapolis, MN Messerli Kramer is a top-20 Minnesota law firm founded in 1965 with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth, Bismarck, North Dakota, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. We have a well-earned reputation within the business community of providing sound, reasoned and comprehensive legal advice. With an emphasis on building lasting relationships with our clients, our professionals take the time to listen and understand their legal issues within the larger framework of their business as a whole. Known for our dedication and responsiveness, our attorneys and staff are focused on finding pragmatic solutions and producing remarkable results for our clients. Messerli Kramer serves individuals and businesses through three unique, yet complementary, divisions. We represent a variety of clients—from large corporations, banks and closely-held businesses—to individuals seeking divorce and family law or estate planning services. Our clients trust us to help them navigate the myriad legal issues that confront them in their business and personal lives. POSITION DETAILS: Messerli & Kramer’s downtown Minneapolis office is seeking an Associate Attorney focusing on banking transactional matters. Successful candidates will have 5 years of substantive experience in commercial lending transactions, including drafting and negotiating loan documentation, title and survey review, and reviewing due diligence materials. Candidates should also have substantive experience with construction and development financing, loan participation arrangements, bond and other alternative financing and working/revolving lines of credit. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, analytical, and drafting skills, along with strong academic and professional credentials. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize and multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision. This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team in a great work environment.  We are looking for highly motivated talent to help deliver great service to our clients and expand our presence in the local and regional legal market. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter along with salary expectations to: Recruiting@MesserliKramer.com, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Office Manager Messerli Kramer – Minneapolis, MN Messerli Kramer is a top-20 Minnesota law firm founded in 1965 with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth, Bismarck, North Dakota, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. We have a well-earned reputation within the business community of providing sound, reasoned and comprehensive legal advice. With an emphasis on building lasting relationships with our clients, our professionals take the time to listen and understand their legal issues within the larger framework of their business as a whole. Known for our dedication and responsiveness, our attorneys and staff are focused on finding pragmatic solutions and producing remarkable results for our clients. Messerli Kramer serves individuals and businesses through three unique, yet complementary, divisions. We represent a variety of clients—from large corporations, banks and closely-held businesses—to individuals seeking divorce and family law or estate planning services. Our clients trust us to help them navigate the myriad legal issues that confront them in their business and personal lives.POSITION DETAILS: The Office Manager is responsible for leading and supporting the full range of organizational administrative responsibilities as well as coordinating efforts to support and drive effective and efficient operations. This position is located in our downtown Minneapolis office, reports to the Minneapolis Division Chair and oversees the Minneapolis office. Primary responsibilities include managing support staff, organizing and coordinating office operations and resources.  Act as the lead resource for administrative support and serves as a back-up when needed.  Responsible for maintaining the Minneapolis division’s policies and procedures related to management of the office.  Responsibilities also include managing the filing system, managing budgets, maintaining supplies and managing vendor contracts and relationships. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Assigning and supervising clerical staff, Legal Administrative Assistants, and administrative tasks and responsibilities among the office staff. • Assessing the workflow and workload of Legal Administrative Assistants, assuring proper coverage and backup support and  adjusting as necessary to ensure Attorneys and Paralegals have proper support at all times. • Approving PTO requests for all Legal Administrative Assistants and staff. • Managing Records Management staff and processes. • Evaluating and managing staff performance, recruiting and selection of office staff in coordination with Human Resources. • Coordinating office staff activities and allocating resources to ensure maximum efficiency and execution. • Establishing and monitoring procedures for office record keeping ensuring the confidentiality and security of data. • Maintaining firm calendar, phone lists, seating charts, and organization charts. Overseeing the conflicts process and onboarding of new lateral attorney hires including the transfer of physical and digital files. • Overseeing the conflicts process with new client and new file openings. • Coordinating with Human Resources to provide new employees with information related to the management and maintenance of the office, updating the information as necessary. • Ensuring the setup of all new hire desks including equipment, office sign, supplies and welcome gift. • Serving as the firm’s 401(k) Plan Administrator. • Managing filing systems to ensure they are properly maintained. • Designing, implementing and managing office procedures and policies to improve operational efficiency. • Managing external vendors and vendor relationships and conducting periodic RFPs to ensure optimal pricing of goods and services. • Approving vendor invoices for office-related projects. • Maintaining and taking inventory of our internal printed materials. • Planning and execution of non-client events including attorney retreats, internal celebrations and other seasonal parties. • Ordering gifts for life events of our employees according to the firm’s policy (births, deaths, key life events). • Supporting IT department in communications to all staff regarding updates, changes and maintenance of security software and adherence to security policies and procedures.  • Serving as the firm liaison to building management for all facilities-related issues. • Providing product/service support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication. • Managing office-specific projects such as build-outs, expansions and expense report system upgrades and other as needed. • Attending department-specific meetings to provide guidance and support as needed. • Serving as a member of our management team at weekly leadership meetings, annual meetings, and attending Board meetings as necessary. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • Knowledge of accounting, administrative and data management procedures and practices. • Knowledge of management and business principles. • A four-year degree is required.  An emphasis in Office Administration or Organizational Development is a plus. • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in office management with proven success in a law firm or professional services setting. • Experience working with and managing agency partners, exhibiting the ability to generate maximum return through effective management strategies and direction. • Experience with managing facilities and construction projects. • Experience managing and leading teams in a professional services organization. • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, eDocs and room scheduling software. Sharepoint experience preferred. • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal marketplace in the Twin Cities. • Ability to work extended hours as necessary to fulfill responsibilities. • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds as this position may need to move and store boxes of files, unpack supplies, and organize existing inventory of stationary and copy paper.KEY COMPETENCIES: • Proactively seeks out opportunities to learn as well as improve processes and add value. • Detailed problem analysis, assessment, and decision-making skills. • Excellent prioritizing, planning, organizing, time and project management. • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong work ethic; and poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and complete tasks under time pressure when necessary. • Consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity and respect for others, role modeling this behavior.This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team in a great work environment.  We are looking for an experienced professional who can deliver high quality work, help support our growing practice and positively influence our culture. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.  If you would be a good fit for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Recruiting@MesserliKramer.com. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Messerli Kramer is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Business Litigation Associate Messerli Kramer – Minneapolis, MN Messerli Kramer is a top-20 Minnesota law firm founded in 1965 with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth, Bismarck, North Dakota, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. We have a well-earned reputation within the business community of providing sound, reasoned and comprehensive legal advice. With an emphasis on building lasting relationships with our clients, our professionals take the time to listen and understand their legal issues within the larger framework of their business as a whole. Known for our dedication and responsiveness, our attorneys and staff are focused on finding pragmatic solutions and producing remarkable results for our clients. Messerli Kramer serves individuals and businesses through three unique, yet complementary, divisions. We represent a variety of clients—from large corporations, banks and closely-held businesses—to individuals seeking divorce and family law or estate planning services. Our clients trust us to help them navigate the myriad legal issues that confront them in their business and personal lives. POSITION DETAILS We have an opening for an experienced Associate Attorney in our growing Business Litigation Department.  A successful candidate must have exceptional legal research, writing, and critical thinking ability; high academic achievement; strong first-chair business litigation experience including excellent verbal and written advocacy at motion hearings and trial; and the capacity to organize, prioritize and multi-task.  Minimum of six years business litigation experience, with business development success, is preferred. This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented team in a great work environment.  We are looking for an experienced Associate who can deliver high quality legal work, help grow our practice, and positively influence our culture. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.  If you would be a good fit for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Recruiting@MesserliKramer.com

 Stinson Leonard Street Associate – Corporate Finance Division Minneapolis, MN Stinson Leonard Street LLP (www.stinson.com) is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to join the Corporate Finance Division in our Minneapolis office. Active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have two to five years of relevant experience (as described below), possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with securities law compliance and corporate governance matters and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. More specifically, candidates should have experience with the following: • Reviewing and providing advice with respect to Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, as well as proxy statements • Providing advice on corporate governance matters • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to public and/or private offerings of equity and debt securities • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to merger and acquisition transactions • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to control-position and minority position investments by private equity fund clients Apply online at https://recruiting.stinson.com . For questions, contact Anna Lloyd, Attorney Recruiting Manager at recruiting@stinson.com. Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

ENTRY LEVEL ATTORNEY The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes for an entry level attorney to handle the revocation of driver’s licenses of drunk drivers.  This is an opportunity to get in court several days each week to try cases and to keep our highways safe.  The significant courtroom experience obtained in this position helps lawyer to develop their legal skills. The selection process for this process is highly high competitive. Applicants must have good academic credentials, well-developed written and oral communication skills, outstanding research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, a strong work ethic. If you have Federal Direct Student Loans (or other federal loans that may be consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan), your employment with this Office may qualify you to have your student loans forgiven after a period of service and payments. (For more information, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.) Applications: You may express interest in an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes your relevant experience and academic credentials, as follows: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General • Attention: June Walsh • 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1100 • St. Paul, MN 55101 ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us • The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 297-7206 (TTY)

TAX LITIGATION ATTORNEY The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes for a tax litigation attorney.  This position regularly tries cases and handles their own appeals  This lawyer has a high degree of responsibility over their cases, obtains significant courtroom experience, and gets the opportunity to work on important and challenging legal issues in a high-caliber, professional setting that makes a difference to our state. Applicants must have good academic credentials, well-developed written and oral communication skills, superior research and analytical abilities, and a professional work ethic.  An accounting or finance degree or LLM in taxation and/or prior tax, financial or litigation experience is preferred, but not required. If you have Federal Direct Student Loans (or other federal loans that may be consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan), your employment with this Office may qualify you to have your student loans forgiven after a period of service and payments.  (For more information, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.) Applications.  You may express interest in an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General by submitting a cover letter and resume that includes relevant civil litigation experience and academic credentials, including class rank, as follows: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General • Attention:  June Walsh • 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1100 • St. Paul, MN •  55101 • ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us The Minnesota Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757 1199 or (651) 297 7206 (TTY).  

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in St. Paul, Minnesota seeks an experienced litigation attorney to conduct ethics investigations, prosecute ethics violations before the Minnesota Supreme Court, and educate lawyers on their ethical responsibilities.  EOE.  More information can be found here

Attorney Services and Other Items:

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OFFICE SPACE - Plymouth. Creekview Professional Building 12800 Industrial Park Blvd. at Hwy 55 just east of 494. Smaller suites (small rents), suites available to accommodate from one person to nine people. Nice building and grounds. Lots of FREE parking! For full info call Jackie, 612-677-2100 or jsticha@creekviewassociates.com

When a dispute results in litigation, the risks run high. That’s why you need the help of independent damages assessment professionals. RSM’s legal damages assessment team is comprised of subject matter experts well-versed in testifying and explaining their findings to a judge or jury. Our credible damages calculations and assessments help you properly defend your client or get the settlement your client deserves for his loss.  Extensive technical training and complementary skill sets enable RSM's damages assessment team to provide you with creative strategies and innovative solutions. Brad Koranda, CPA, ABV, CFF, leads the local financial investigation and dispute services group at RSM. He and his team work with industry experts to provide damage calculations related to breach of contract, lost profits, post-acquisition disputes, valuation matters, financial statement misrepresentation,  fraud, construction disputes, insolvency matters, and intellectual property infringement. Contact Brad at 612-376-9387 today for your damages assessment needs.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: ValueSolve ADR Efficient. Effective. Affordable. Experienced mediators and arbitrators working with you to fit the procedure to the problem – flat fee mediation to full arbitration hearings. (612) 877-6400 
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Attorney Coaching
coach/consultant Roy S. Ginsburg provides marketing, practice management and strategic/succession planning services to individual lawyers and firms. www.royginsburg.com, roy@royginsburg.com, (612) 812-4500.