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March 27, 2023 – Minnesota Lawyer

Fredrikson hires Ann Rainhart as agency’s COO

Ann Rainhart

Fredrikson has introduced the hiring of Ann Rainhart as chief working officer.

Because the agency’s COO, Rainhart has government accountability for the agency’s finance, IT, advertising and marketing, human assets, and apply administration, and acts in an ex-officio capability on Fredrikson’s Board of Administrators and its Government Committee. By means of her management of the agency’s skilled senior administration staff, Rainhart will assist strategic priorities by managing implementation, monitoring success metrics and aligning assets that translate plans and objectives into efficient motion.

“We’re excited to have Ann be a part of our senior administration staff,” mentioned John Koneck, Fredrikson president and board member. “Her management expertise and deep understanding of authorized operations and consumer service will profit our agency as we proceed to strengthen our place as a number one agency within the area and past.”

Rainhart has 25 years of administration expertise at a number of legislation companies. Previous to becoming a member of Fredrikson, she served as chief technique officer at Taft, the place she guided the agency in articulating its imaginative and prescient and executing modern operational methods.

Her expertise consists of serving because the chief working officer of Briggs and Morgan, and because the chief expertise officer at Faegre Baker Daniels. She was beforehand director of authorized personnel at Faegre & Benson, and a part of the human assets staff at Stinson Leonard Avenue.

Rainhart started her profession in legislation agency administration at Chapman and Cutler in Chicago. She holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent School of Regulation.

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the management staff at Fredrikson, and to be a part of a agency with such a dynamic and collaborative tradition, mentioned Rainhart. “I stay up for what we are going to accomplish collectively.”

Rainhart serves on the board of administrators and government committee of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and was the theater’s 2022 Gala Chair. She is a frequent writer and presenter on the matters of authorized operations and management.

Hamborg, Plunkett new shareholders at Henson Efron

Henson Efron has introduced attorneys Ben Hamborg and Allison Plunkett had been elected the agency’s latest shareholders, efficient Jan. 1.

Ben Hamborg (left) and Allison Plunkett

Ben Hamborg (left) and Allison Plunkett

Ben Hamborg is a part of the agency’s Litigation apply group. He resolves complicated authorized and enterprise disputes for each plaintiffs and defendants. Ben has been honored as 2022 Up & Coming Legal professional Honoree by Minnesota Lawyer, acknowledged within the 2021-2023 Editions of Greatest Attorneys: Ones to Watch® and chosen for inclusion in Minnesota Tremendous Attorneys – Rising Stars® Editions, 2018-2022. Ben additionally was honored as Legal professional of 12 months in 2021 by Minnesota Lawyer for representing two minority shareholders in a shareholder dispute that culminated in December 2020 in a multimillion-dollar whistleblower award from the SEC. The award was greater than $7 million, which represents one of many largest SEC whistleblower awards within the historical past of Minnesota.

Allison Plunkett is a part of the Enterprise Regulation and Actual Property apply teams. Allison advises people and corporations with respect to purchasing and promoting firms, shopping for, promoting, and leasing actual property, and common governance and company issues. She is a trusted advisor to carefully held companies in any respect phases of their enterprise. Allison was acknowledged within the 2021-2023 Editions of Greatest Attorneys: Ones to Watch® and was chosen for inclusion in Minnesota Tremendous Attorneys–Rising Stars® Editions, 2020-2022. In 2020, she obtained the Excellence Award from the Hennepin County Bar Affiliation for her contributions to the Bar Affiliation, and in 2019 she was honored by Minnesota Lawyer as an Up & Coming Legal professional.

The attorneys are graduates of William Mitchell Regulation College (Plunkett), and College of Minnesota Regulation College (Hamborg).

From left: Josh Hillger, Barbara Kristiansson, Megan Kunze

From left: Josh Hillger, Barbara Kristiansson, Megan Kunze

Greatest & Flanagan provides 3 attorneys

Greatest & Flanagan has welcomed three attorneys to the agency’s Non-public Wealth Planning and Employment Regulation apply teams.

Josh Hillger works carefully along with his purchasers to perform their property planning objectives and aims, in addition to to manage estates and trusts effectively and successfully. He has had expertise working with quite a lot of completely different estate-planning strategies in addition to administering property accounts with quite a lot of completely different property. Josh is an lively member of each group {and professional} associations, and is a frequent speaker on numerous property planning matters.

Barbara Kristiansson practices primarily within the areas of property planning and property administration. Her sensible method to property planning blends her purchasers’ wishes for passing on a legacy with the required tax planning, whereas serving to to make sure that the property plan lends itself to an environment friendly administration. Barbara strives to fulfill her purchasers’ wants in all phases of their lives, together with pre-marital agreements, property planning, tax planning, and property settlement, in addition to planning for the wants of younger youngsters and grandchildren.

Megan Kunze represents employers in a broad vary of litigated disputes and advising issues. She has vital expertise representing employers in opposition to rivals in disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation, commerce secrets and techniques theft and unfair competitors. Not too long ago, Megan has been chosen to the Minnesota Rising Stars and Greatest Attorneys in America: Ones to Watch lists.

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