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Emily Coon is a former staffer at Super Lawyers, where she made contributions to proofing, writing and fact-checking efforts. She has a communications and journalism degree from the University of St. Thomas and has also contributed to The Lala.

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10 Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls in Business

Super Lawyers selectees weigh in on practical legal considerations for businesses

Have Clear Dispute Resolution Agreements When people start a business—whether its a corporation, partnership or limited liability entity—they usually have a common vision and, potentially, tight funds. It can be tempting to skimp on partnership and operating agreements, but contacting a law firm and seeking legal advice from an attorney to think ahead about how disagreements get resolved can contribute to the stability of the company. Inclusions like pre-dispute resolution clauses get …

Staying Afloat

How Brent Nistler keeps businesses—including his own—above ground

Every company hopes to avoid investments that sink. But what happens when your company literally starts to sink?  In 2006, Brent Nistler, then an associate at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee, was part of the team that tried a case against the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District on behalf of Bostco LLC, which owned Boston Store. For years, groundwater had been seeping into a tunnel built 260 feet underground by MMSD, causing the soil beneath the retailer’s building to shift and …

What To Do if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft in Minnesota

Protect yourself and collect the evidence.

A stolen identity doesn’t have to mean a stolen peace of mind. It’s just a matter of staying organized and digging up the past. “It’s like pretending you’re on CSI,” says Randall Ryder, a consumer attorney at Ryder Law Firm in Minneapolis. “You’ve got to go investigate the crime scene, figure out what happened, and then just create a massive paper trail moving forward.” Before taking any big steps, you first need to diagnose exactly what’s going on to ensure there actually …

Catching Up with Jaye A. Calhoun

Jaye Calhoun is still the problem solver that we featured in 2012

Jaye Calhoun is still a problem solver. Since we last spoke with tax lawyer Calhoun in 2012 in “The Problem Solver”, she’s become the chair of the American Bar Association’s State and Local Taxes Committee, leading the committee’s efforts in tax administration and taxpayer compliance. “What’s nice about the subcommittee is we’re in a position to help efforts toward uniformity, and to raise with collectors issues of interest to taxpayers,” she says. “It’s really been a …

Catching Up with Kathleen Cahill

Since appearing in the 2012 Super Lawyers Magazine article, employment lawyer Kathleen Cahill continues to have a full plate. 

Employment lawyer Kathleen Cahill always has a full plate. “My phone rings more and more and more, not less, and I’m very grateful for that,” she says, “but also humbled and challenged by that.” When we spoke with her five years ago in the 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine article “Dynamite”, Cahill was five years into a fight against the Baltimore county government’s alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now she’s 10 years into it. But the case …

Catching up with Gerald L. Shargel

Since appearing in the 2011 Super Lawyers Magazine article, Shargel has moved from small law to big

Since appearing in the 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine article “The Don of Criminal Defense Attorneys”, Shargel has moved from small law to big law. In June 2013, Shargel left his own practice of four decades, Law Offices of Gerald L. Shargel, and joined Winston & Strawn in New York City as a partner: “It’s a big change to go from a four-person practice to a firm with 900 lawyers,” he says. “It’s relieved me of all the responsibilities of ownership, so it’s very …

Catching up with Kathleen Wu

What hasn’t kept Kathleen Wu busy since her feature story in 2011?

What hasn’t kept Kathleen Wu busy since her feature story in 2011? Wu moved from vice-chair of the Asian American subcommittee of the United States Tennis Association to chair of the National Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 2012 to 2014, and was then elected to the national Board of Directors in 2015. “Even if I weren’t on the board, I’d still be all about tennis because my son, Grant, is now playing for Harvard’s incredible tennis team,” she says. Wu still takes any …

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