Nov. 22, 2021 – Minnesota Lawyer

Elizabeth A. Chenfish

Lawyer Elizabeth A. Chenfish Join Fredrikson & Byron as a Partner in the Corporate & Securities Group.

Schenfisch works with corporate and business clients on a variety of matters including compliance with regulatory requirements. Assists clients in all aspects of business transactions and a wide range of general corporate issues. Schenfisch has four years of in-house experience providing practical, business-focused legal advice. Prior to joining Fredrikson and Byron, PA, Sachenfisch worked as an associate corporate advisor to a registered stock and commodities exchange where she represented the company in two of its core business units: Designated Contract Market and Commercial Real Estate.

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Stephen C. Schaefer

Stephen C. Schaefer

Lawyer Stephen C. Schaefer Join Fredrikson & Byron as an advisor in the Banking, Finance, Corporate and Securities Group.

Schaefer represents lenders and borrowers in large and medium market financing and capital market transactions. He has represented national banks, major finance companies, middle market lenders, and large and medium market borrowers in a variety of finance, capital markets, big ticket leasing, securitization, and mortgage transactions. Schaefer’s expertise includes both cash flow/unsecured transactions and secured asset-based transactions through a wide range of UCC assets and real estate.

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Sarah A.  Horstmann

Sarah A. Horstmann

Lawyer Sarah A. Horstmann Join Fredrikson & Byron as a contributor to the litigation, trade secrets, and non-dispute groups.

Horstmann represents clients in complex litigation matters, including commercial torts and contract disputes, with a particular focus on non-competition and trade secret litigation. She has extensive experience helping clients protect their valuable business assets when an employee or competitor embezzles confidential information or violates restrictive covenants. Horstmann focuses on understanding and evaluating clients’ goals and needs to develop creative and collaborative approaches to obtain strategic and actionable results.

Michael de Dietburner

Michael de Dietburner

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Linder, Dittberner, and Winter & McSweeney, Ltd. are pleased. to announce it Michael de Dietburner He was elected to be co-chair of the Minnesota Lavender Legal Bar Association (MLBA). Mr. Dittburner has served as a member of the MLBA Board of Directors since May 2019.

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Maslon LLP announces the addition of a lawyer Dmitri Kulkar Group of companies and securities of the company.

Dmitri Kulkar

Dmitri Kulkar

Kulkar Specializes in mergers and acquisitions, business formation, contracts and general corporate law. Through his experience as an in-house assistant general counsel for a large group of family-owned businesses, Kolkar has gained insight into managing a range of legal and corporate governance issues. He also served as a private attorney in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and start-up law, where he prepared transaction documents in relation to stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, and project financing; Negotiating and drafting contracts for a leading NFL organization; and manage due diligence teams using artificial intelligence to facilitate all types of investment and financing transactions.

Kulkar earned his law degree from University of Michigan Law School after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Real estate and business planning attorneys Ron London And Susan Pollard Join Meagher + Geer’s Minneapolis office. London & Pollard joined the company after nearly two decades at the helm of London & Pollard, which they founded in 2004.

Ron London (left) and Susan Pollard

Ron London (left) and Susan Pollard

With over 50 years of collective experience representing privately owned businesses and individuals in matters such as business structuring and operation, business continuity planning, estate planning, ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, probate management, and trusts, Ron and Susan join Meagher + Geer’s Corporate/Business Services Practice Group, Wills, Estates, Estates and Trusts Practices Group, and Related Litigation Practices Group.

London has been practicing privately since 1972 with a focus on providing planning services to successful companies and individuals. This planning includes serving as a general business consultant, estate planning, business continuity planning, ESOPs, and mergers and acquisitions.

For more than 30 years, Pollard has dedicated her practice to the areas of estate planning, will and trust management, business continuity planning, privately owned companies, partnerships and LLCs, and public representation for successful companies and individuals.

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The Foley & Mansfield Foundation has announced the Foley & Mansfield Scholarship and the Stephen Foley Litigation Scholarship for students who have historically been underrepresented in colleges and law school. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide financial incentives to enter college and law school students from historically underrepresented groups to consider litigation as a future career in law. These grants are also intended to help diversify the supply line of future litigants into the legal profession.

The Stephen Foley Litigation Scholarship was created in memory of the firm’s co-founder, Stephen Foley (1958-2014) and will be awarded to a deserving law school student. Likewise, the Foley & Mansfield Scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional undergraduate student. Both scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 from the Foundation.

The company has partnered with Mitchell Hamline College of Law in St. Paul (the parent Stephen Foley University) and jointly selected the 2021 Law School Student Scholarship recipient. Amanita Yaro’s application, work experience, and virtual interview impressed the school’s selection committee and the company. Amanita is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and recently started her first year at Mitchell Hamlin Law School. “

Similarly, the company has partnered with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s High School Mentoring Program and jointly selected a college student recipient who entered 2021. Andrea Padilla is an exceptional student and passionate volunteer who supports immigration rights. Her application, virtual interview, and community service were impressive. Andrea entered her first year at Columbia University in New York City.

“The 2021 Foley and Mansfield Scholarship recipients are truly exceptional and capable of becoming successful litigants,” said Director of Diversity and Inclusion, John Wai Myung. “We at Foley & Mansfield believe that by creating pipelines of diverse talent at the college and law school levels, we hope this will lead to a more diverse legal career.”

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