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.
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, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. is pleased to announce the election of its new President and Executive Committee. The following six attorneys now comprise the Fabyanske Executive Committee:
|Rory O. Duggan – President||Matthew T. Collins|
|Richard G. Jensen||Mark R. Becker|
|Thomas J. Tucci||Jeffrey W. Jones|
Mark will be presenting “10 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Liquidated Damages” to the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association on 2/17, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, located at Ewald Conference Center Room B, 1000 Westgate Dr. in Saint Paul.
For more information please visit the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association website.
Nathan Sellers will be speaking at the Judicial Engagement State Forum – Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Thursday, February 20th from 2:45-3:45 on the panel for Panel II: What Provisions in the Minnesota Constitution Should We Be Enforcing (But Don’t)
For more information go to https://ij.org/event/mnstateforum/
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.
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.
|Mark Becker – Construction Law|
|Charles Carpenter – Real Estate Law|
|Matt Collins – Construction Law|
|Rory Duggan – Banking and Finance Law|
|Gary Eidson – Real Estate Law|
|Marv Fabyanske – Litigation-Construction|
|Kyle Hart – Litigation-Construction|
|Jesse Orman – Construction Law|
|Greg Spalj – Commercial Litigation|
|Dean Thomson – Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Construction Law|
|Mark Westra – Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law|
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 Eidson, Marv Fabyanske, Kyle Hart, Jesse Orman, Greg Spalj, Dean Thomson, Tom Vollbrecht, and Mark Westra.
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.