Success is not a matter of luck. Success requires experience, expertise, preparedness, tenacity and a true client partnership. That’s true whether you are looking for a trial lawyer, a corporate attorney, an entertainment lawyer, an estate planner, a divorce attorney or a tax lawyer. Lommen Abdo can be your legal partner in many aspects of the law.
Lommen Abdo is the combination of two long-standing Midwest-based law firms. Lommen, Nelson, Cole & Stageberg, P.A.’s reputation for complex litigation and appeals combined with the respected practices of the Abdo, Abdo, Broady & Satorius, P.A in business transactions and disputes, artist advocacy and entertainment law. We invite you to talk with us about alternatives to traditional hourly billing rates. We have traditionally charged for most legal work on an hourly basis and continue to do so in most instances. However, alternative billing methods can provide you with greater predictability as to the total fee you will have to pay and help you budget for the year. Some alternative billing methods also provide for a sharing of the risk between you and Lommen Abdo. We are happy to work with you to find a mutually beneficial alternative billing method when possible. There are a number of options we can consider.
One of the Midwest’s largest entertainment law firms.
Lommen Abdo is the Midwest’s largest entertainment law firm. Leading that practice is Kenneth J. Abdo, who has a national reputation and has led national professional associations. He recently served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and was the first Chair to hail from the Midwest. Bob Donnelly heads the New York office of Lommen Abdo.
Success in the courtroom is second nature to the attorneys at Lommen Abdo. From landmark cases in medical and legal malpractice to class actions to contract disputes to appellate advocacy, Lommen Abdo can provide you with sage and prudent counsel.
Our business counsel.
The world of business runs on results. But it’s not always clear how to achieve them. Sometimes what you need most is a partner; someone to advise you and to reinforce what you know is the right path or to steer you in a completely different direction. Whether you need advice or representation in a transaction or a dispute, we have the experience, expertise, collaborative skills, enthusiasm and tenacity to forge a true partnership that gets results.
Providing personal legal services.
Legal matters can be daunting for individuals. Lommen Abdo knows that people may be uneasy contacting a lawyer regarding personal or family matters. We work to give you peace of mind whether you need to write a will, do more complex estate planning, complete a real estate transaction, resolve a tax matter or need to get a divorce or address other tough family law matters.
Lommen Abdo attorneys are the attorneys that other attorneys want to work with when they need expertise outside their fields or representation for themselves. Over and over, other attorneys have identified the attorneys of Lommen Abdo as preeminent litigators, appellate advocates, business lawyers, tax attorneys, estate planners and corporate counsel in Minnesota and western Wisconsin:
- Five Lommen Abdo attorneys are listed in the “Best Lawyers in America.”
- Twelve Lommen Abdo lawyers are on the Super Lawyers list: one was on the list of Top 10 Super Lawyers; two were on the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers; one was on the list of Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyers; and three Lommen Abdo attorneys have been selected as Rising Stars.
- Lommen Abdo receives the highest rating for its legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., a primary source for information on attorneys and law firms nationwide.
- The chair of Lommen Abdo’s appellate department is one of five Minnesota attorneys who are members of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
- The firm is a Leaders Forum Member of American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA).
Lommen Abdo practice areas and management structure.
The combined firm’s practice areas include artist advocacy and entertainment law, commercial transactions, business and corporate, the selection and creation of the best type of entities for business clients, mergers and acquisitions, securities, contracts, real estate, privacy issues, taxation, employment, environmental/land use, finance, intellectual property and technology, commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, mass torts and class actions, anti-trust, insurance coverage, appeals, mediation and arbitration, and estate and succession planning.
Phil Cole serves as President of the firm. Board members of the firm include Bob Abdo, Dan Young, Kay Hunt, Keith Broady, Ken Abdo, Marc Johannsen, Tom Dougherty and Valerie Sims. Margie Bodas is the practice manager of the firm.
About Lommen Abdo.
Lommen Abdo has its roots in the 1940s. It has taken on leadership roles in national anti-trust, mass tort, vaccine and legal malpractice litigation matters. Once known as an insurance defense firm, over the past three decades its litigation focus has shifted to include commercial litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other complex litigation and appeals. The firm has also expanded its corporate practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax and estate planning practice. It has also expanded the business practice of its Hudson office, which was opened 30 years ago. Through the years, Lommen Abdo has continued to successfully reposition its overall practice with several strategic mergers and lateral hires.
Lommen Abdo’s corporate clients included entrepreneurs and mid-size local, regional, national and international businesses, many of which are family-owned or closely held, including companies such as Kulkoni, Inc., Vertin Companies, Catalog Marketing Services, Inc. and ZipSort, Inc. Litigation clients include businesses; construction companies and real estate developers; other lawyers sued for negligence or involved in licensing matters; executives involved in non-compete or separation disputes; people injured through medical negligence, auto accidents, or defective products; those harmed by anti-trust or securities violations; and creditors caught in bankruptcy disputes.
About Abdo, Abdo, Broady & Satorius.
Founded in 1936 by E. John Abdo, who is survived by his lawyer-sons Bob and Ken Abdo, the Abdo firm has evolved from a general civil practice to a locally and nationally recognized business, entertainment law and commercial litigation firm. Business clients have included: Time Warner, Inc., Hubbard Broadcasting, ADT Security Services, Crown Bank and Associated Bank.
Lommen Abdo's expansive entertainment and sports law practice includes counsel to music clients that range from successful young artists such as Anna Nalick, Vienna Teng and Keri Noble; to established acts such as Jonny Lang, Michelle Branch, Jim Brickman and Garrison Keillor; to legendary performers such as Hall & Oates, Three Dog Night, Johnny Rivers, Booker T. and the MG's and Bootsy Collins. Film and TV clients include numerous award winning motion pictures and television programs and producers including projects achieving Academy Awards®, Peabody Awards®, Emmy Awards®, and Sundance Film Festival® awards. In the broader practice, clients include producers, publishers, distributors, authors, major market radio disc jockeys, TV anchors, program directors, managers, and other performers in the music, motion picture, television, book publishing, computer and interactive media industries. The sports practice includes the representation of professional athletes, coaches and personalities.
Tradition of community service will continue.
Participating in community and professional association activities has always been important to the lawyers of both firms. Many lawyers in the combined firm serve or have served as mayors, on city councils, committees, school boards, non-profit boards, legal aid agencies, and as leaders of state and national bar associations. Providing pro bono services to the disadvantaged has also been a tradition of each of these firms that continues with Lommen Abdo. The firm has repeatedly held a drive for the Toys for Tots organization during the holidays and has served as a drop off location.
There are lots of lawyers out there. Who do you want as your advocate?
At Lommen Abdo, legal acumen is a given. It’s how we use it on your behalf that makes us the law firm with whom you want to do business. We call upon the resources of our entire law firm on your behalf. Our collective experience is both deep and broad -- and we talk to each other to make sure we’ve uncovered the best possible approach to handling your matter. We’re competitive on your behalf.
We listen. We ask questions. We propose solutions. We listen again. We present options and make sure you understand the pros and cons of each. We handle disagreements with tact and deliberation. We strive for effective resolution. We charge reasonable fees. When you receive our invoice, you’ll see exactly what services and costs are being billed.
The reputation of Lommen Abdo is not the result of boastful claims or public relations spin. Rather our reputation has been hard won through litigation and appeals. It has been earned through long hours of work on behalf of corporate clients. It is the result of years of success in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. It is the product of our responsiveness to personal legal issues. And it is demonstrated by the many attorneys throughout the country who regularly refer new clients to us.
Passion and commitment.
At Lommen Abdo, we approach the practice of law the same way you approach your business and personal matters . . . with passion and commitment. We provide excellent services with personal attention to your specific needs. We’re a mid-size regional law firm where our attorneys actually do the work, supported by specially trained paralegals, skilled legal administrative assistants, energetic support staff and state-of-the-art technology. We have offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hudson, Wisconsin and New York, New York, but offer video conferencing to reach people anywhere in the world. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. Thirteen of our attorneys are admitted in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. We have lawyers admitted in New York and California. If you would like more information about any area of our practice, please contact us.
Backed by strong staff and cutting edge technology.
Lommen Abdo's attorneys are supported by a strong staff that includes litigation support services, paralegals, technology specialists, accounting and administration. Brad Wicklund serves as the Office Administrator. Sandy Bassamore is our Network Administrator. When you call Lommen Abdo or visit the Minneapolis office, you will be greeted by Jean Mykleby. Lommen Abdo offers a client-focused team approach to meet legal needs.