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December 18, 2017
Lommen Abdo held its 12th annual Toys for Tots drive. The total number of toys donated was 61 and the total amount raised was $930 – topping our highest amount raised in past years by $150.
November 15, 2017
Mike Glover is serving on the Minnesota Trucking Association’s Automated Vehicles Task Force Committee during 2017 and 2018. The committee is a cross discipline MTA committee exploring the issues facing MTA members, and the trucking industry in general, regarding the various levels of automated vehicles.
November 14, 2017
Lauren Nuffort volunteered as a mentor at the Ninth Annual Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Conference at the James J. Hill Center in St. Paul. Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Conference is a one day event for approximately 100 high school girls that focuses on broadening their understanding in business, entrepreneurship and financial independence. The conference connects local women business owners and women in business (as Conference Mentors) with high school girls for activities and discussions. This year’s conference was a partnership with Foster Klima and the James J. Hill Center. Please contact Lauren Nuffort if you have any questions about the conference or would like to get involved. The next conference for Girls Going Places® is April 2018. Lauren is pictured with the group of mentors (back row, seventh from left).
October 12, 2017
Mike Glover authored an article in the October 2017 Trucking Minnesota magazine, “Minnesota’s Limited Liability Company Statute Changes January 1, 2018.”
August 16, 2017
Lommen Abdo announced it’s 2018 Best Lawyers®, left to right, Bob Abdo (corporate), Kay Nord Hunt (appellate), Barry O’Neil (real estate), Roger Stageberg (corporate) and Phil Cole (complex litigation). Barry O’Neil is a first time Best Lawyer and Kay Nord Hunt was also named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Minneapolis “Lawyer of the Year” for her appellate practice.
March 10, 2017
Lauren Nuffort was elected Co-Chair of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). NASP was established in 1998 as a non-profit association with membership open to anyone interested in the promotion and development of the subrogation industry. The mission of NASP is to enhance the stature and effectiveness of subrogation and recovery professionals through education, training and the exchange of information. Contact Lauren for more information on NASP or the Minnesota Chapter.
December 11, 2016
Stacey DeKalb was quoted in a Star Tribune article, “Business Forum: Laws will protect the workplace.” The article discusses the potential for a new paradigm of acceptable behavior in the workplace with the election of Donald Trump.
September 17, 2016
There’s a new mirrorball winner in Wisconsin! Our friend and Lommen Abdo Attorney Jamie Johnson and his dance partner, Jill, competed in Hudson’s Dancing with the Stars fundraiser and captured first place with their routine to “When Doves Cry.” Jamie gets kudos for his dancing, but even more so for having the kahunas to wear that puffy shirt.
August 1, 2016
Stacey DeKalb wrote an article which appeared in the August 2016 issue of Trucking Minnesota magazine, “New Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Leave Became Effective July 1.”
March 23, 2016
Phil Cole was named “Professional Liability Litigation Attorney of the Year – Minnesota, USA” by M&A Today in their Global Awards – 2016 Edition. Read about the honor (page 6) or view Phil’s profile page (page 96).
March 16, 2016
Looking into the financing of the new St. Paul soccer stadium, City Pages recently looked back over some secret and sordid history related to the St. Paul Port Authority. In its news story, City Pages quoted Lommen Abdo Attorney Keith Broady relating to the firm’s representation of 876 Bondholders against the Port Authority. In 2011 and after five years of litigation, including a favorable Minnesota Supreme Court decision, a settlement was reached under which the Port Authority will pay out over $30 million more to bondholders than the Port Authority was expecting to pay out under its petitions filed in court in 2006. Read the story.
December 10, 2015
Minnesota Lawyer included a recent Lommen Abdo case in an article titled, “Notable Verdicts: organ transplants gone wrong, botched surgeries, bad priests.” The plaintiff underwent a pancreas transplant at the University of Minnesota and within the year was dead from a rare form of cancer. Investigation revealed that the same disease had killed the organ donor. The Hennepin County jury awarded the woman’s heirs $1.2 million. Kathleen Loucks represented the patient’s heirs.
November 9, 2015
A family law appellate victory obtained by Kay Nord Hunt was featured in Minnesota Lawyer. “[The Ertl] case illustrates the importance that the QDRO issued conform to the Judgment and Decree,” said Kay Nord Hunt in the article. “In this case the QDRO as ordered by the trial court omitted the word ‘retirement’ before the word ‘benefits’ in a situation where the Judgment and Decree decreed a division only of retirement benefits. It’s helpful to have a published decision that makes it clear that the QDRO must conform to the judgment and decree. If it doesn’t, you can get it amended because it is an enforcement order,” she said. Read the article.
November 9, 2015
Christie Rothenberg Healey attended the Icepack Event in Los Angeles on November 9th. The Icepack Event is hosted annually by the Minnesota Film & TV Board in Los Angeles during the American Film Market to promote Minnesota as a production location and the Snowbate tax rebate program as an important incentive. This popular party is an important networking opportunity for Minnesota film and media makers and LA-based industry professionals. Shown at right are Norma Acland, The Carsey-Werner Company; Christie Rothenberg Healey, Lommen Abdo, Vice Chair of Minnesota Film & TV Board; Kent Matsuoka, Producer and Location Manager, Hawai’i; Walea L. Constantinau, Film Commissioner, Honolulu Film Office.
October 28, 2015
The Hennepin County Bar Association had record-setting registrations for this year’s Judges Social, held last evening at Windows on Minnesota. The room was filled with great conversations between the bench, the bar, and law students. Below, in the middle, is Lommen Abdo’s Bryan Feldhaus enjoying the event.
October 22, 2015
Our clients from Aging But Dangerous have a new book, “Don’t Pee on My Sofa! and Other Things to Laugh About.” It will launch on Amazon on October 27th with “Tips & Strategies for Embracing Life After 50.” Through refreshing honesty, unexpected points of view and edgy humor, the extensive collection of essays will inform, inspire, empower and challenge women over 50 (and younger) to live their lives to the absolute fullest.
September 22, 2015
Lommen Abdo was engaged by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to clear music rights for works being performed during the Masses in New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia celebrating Pope Francis’ U.S. visit. John Simson brought USCCB to Lommen Abdo and Tim Matson with Christie Rothenberg Healey undertook the clearance work. Through the firm’s well-established relationships with major publishers who represent the songwriters, the team cleared over 100 songs being performed for the Pontiff.
September 16, 2015
Brad Wicklund, our Office Administrator, was selected as a 2015 Unsung Legal Hero. More
August 22, 2015
Kathleen Loucks’ case concerning the death of a 34-year-old man who was assaulted in a St. Paul bar was featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, “A year after son’s mysterious death, East Side family wants closure.”
January 3, 2015
Kay Hunt was interviewed in a Star Tribune article, “Malpractice lawsuit revived in case of woman given cancer-riddled pancreas.”
December 22, 2014
Lommen Abdo’s employees donated 104 toys and $313.38 to the Toys for Tots drive this year to help create happy holidays for kids in our communities! Most of the cash came from a Penny War battle. Lommen Abdo’s Toys for Tots team members are Bryan Feldhaus, Mike Leonard, Jenny Olson and Kathy Soucek.
October 23, 2014
Lommen Abdo’s Keith Broady, Bryan Feldhaus and Tim Matson were among the more than 300 attorneys that filled the ballroom at Radisson Blu Minneapolis on October 23 to meet and mingle with the HCBA’s honorable guests at this year’s Judges Social. The event brought together over 50 members of the bench for a night of socializing with the practicing bar.