Fabyanske Welcomes New Shareholder

Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. welcomes its newest shareholder, Robert Smith.  Robert, a graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the University of Minnesota Law School, has over 20 years of experience as an attorney, almost all of which has been exclusively devoted to construction law.  He comes to the firm after spending the past seven years at PCL Construction Enterprises, where he oversaw all legal matters involving PCL’s commercial buildings operations in the U.S.  Robert is a former chair of the MSBA Construction Section, was previously a shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A., and also served as Associate General Counsel at Life Time Fitness.

Jesse Orman and Dean Thomson presenting at the Minnesota State Bar Association Office

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Jesse Orman and Dean Thomson will be giving a presentation to the Minnesota State Bar Association Section on Construction Law entitled “Inside the Black Box – Survey Results Revealing the Preferences and Practices of Construction Arbitrators”.

The program starts at noon at the MSBA offices in City Center, Minneapolis, and visitors are welcome. The presenters conducted a survey of construction arbitrators across the nation and received approximately 230 replies.  The survey responses reveal the practices of construction arbitrators in allowing discovery and dispositive motions and conducting hearings.  The respondents also described what they thought were persuasive and unpersuasive advocacy techniques.

For more information, please visit the MSBA website here.

Fabyanske Named U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” 2020

Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. has been honored as a 2020 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” with a First Tier ranking in Minnesota in the practice areas of Banking and Finance, Construction, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate Law.

Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Eleven Fabyanske Attorneys; Mark Becker, Charles Carpenter, Matt Collins, Rory Duggan, Gary Eidson, Marv Fabyanske, Kyle Hart, Jesse Orman, Greg Spalj, Dean Thomson and Mark Westra

Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. is pleased to announce the recognition of eleven attorneys by U.S. News Best Lawyers©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Dean Thomson was also selected by Best Lawyers as 2020 Attorney of the Year in Construction Law.

 

Becker_Mark_308 Mark Becker – Construction Law
Carpenter_Charlie_420 Charles Carpenter – Real Estate Law
Collins_Matt_1051.jpg Matt Collins – Construction Law
Duggan_Rory_510 Rory Duggan – Banking and Finance Law
Eidson_Gary_037 Gary Eidson – Real Estate Law
Fabyanske_Marv_032 Marv Fabyanske – Litigation-Construction
Hart_Kyle_496 Kyle Hart – Litigation-Construction
Jesse Orman – Construction Law
Greg Spalj – Commercial Litigation
Thomson_Dean_494 Dean Thomson – Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Construction Law
Westra_Mark_467 Mark Westra – Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law

Congratulations to Fabyanske Attorneys Named 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the ten attorneys from Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. who have been named 2019 “Minnesota Super Lawyers”. The polling, researching, and selecting of “Super Lawyers” is designed to identify Minnesota lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of Minnesota attorneys receive this honor. FWHT’s 2019 “Minnesota Super Lawyers” include Scott Anderson, Mark Becker, Gary EidsonMarv Fabyanske, Kyle Hart, Jesse Orman, Greg Spalj, Dean Thomson, Tom Vollbrecht, and Mark Westra.

 

Fabyanske_Marv_032 Scott Anderson
Fabyanske_Marv_032 Mark Becker
Fabyanske_Marv_032 Gary Eidson
Fabyanske_Marv_032 Marv Fabyanske
Hart_Kyle_496 Kyle Hart
Orman_Jesse_093 Jesse Orman
Spalj_Greg_455 Greg Spalj
Thomson_Dean_494 Dean Thomson
Vollbrecht_Thomas_cropped Tom Vollbrecht
Westra_Mark_467 Mark Westra

Fabyanske Lawyers Named 2019 Minnesota “Rising Stars”

Congratulations to the Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. attorneys who have been named 2019 Minnesota “Rising Stars”. They are Hugh Brown,  Julia Douglass and Katie Welsch. “Rising Stars” are nominated by their peers and must be 40 years old or under, or have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

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Hugh Brown

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Julia Douglass

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Katie Welsch