Stinson Elects Six New Partners in 2020

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Stinson LLP announced today the election of six new partners, across four offices, effective January 1, 2020.

“The promotion of these new partners strengthens key practice groups and divisions firmwide, and reflects our commitment to professional excellence, attorney development and exceptional client service,” said Mark Hinderks, Stinson's managing partner.

The new partners by office and areas of practice are:


Laura Nelson guides health care clients through complex mergers and acquisitions, professional and facility licensing matters, governance, medical staff matters, nonprofit and tax-exempt organization issues, physician contracting, and patient care legal issues. She has experience assisting hospitals and health care professionals with the requirements of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Nelson also serves as a board member of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, and a member of the Health Law Section Governing Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is also a past chair of the St. Catherine University Alumnae Council. She earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Tricia Kaufman helps medical device and other life sciences companies get their products to market and maintain regulatory compliance throughout the product life cycle. She counsels on a wide range of FDA pre- and post-market issues, and health care compliance laws including federal and state anti-kickback laws, FTC regulation, HIPAA and state licensing laws. Kaufman serves as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Food, Drug and Device Law Section council. She also serves on the Board of the Threads Dance Project and on the Advisory Committee for the VocalEssence WITNESS program. Kaufman earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Kevin Savory works with community development entities, lenders, investors and developer on matters involving federal and state new markets tax credit transactions, including the required certification application processes, historic rehabilitation tax credits and investment tax credit. Savory is also a certified public accountant (inactive), and worked as a lead auditor for a number of retail, distribution, manufacturing and energy clients prior to attending law school. He earned his J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Clean Energy Finance and Deployment from Yale University (anticipated 2020).


Jennifer Allen represents banks, mortgage lenders, small businesses, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in a variety of business litigation matters. She also focuses on food regulatory matters pertaining to FDA and USDA regulations, food labeling, additive petitions, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point planning and best practices in manufacturing. Allen has been recognized by Super Lawyers© as a Rising Star for the past five years and recently participated in the 2019 session of Ladder Down, and intensive one-year leadership and business development program for women. She earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Anthony Cali counsels debtors, creditors, trustees, committees and purchasers of distressed assets on bankruptcy matters. He also represents those in the transportation, real estate, retail and manufacturing industries when it comes to bankruptcy matters, insolvency proceedings, out-of-court settlements and workouts. Additionally, Cali counsels clients in a broad range of bankruptcy-related litigation cases, including preference, fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Cali also serves on the Bankruptcy Section board of directors of the Maricopa County Bar Association and on the Executive and Programming Committee of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. He earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

St. Louis

Kyle Gottuso works with clients on intellectual property and patent litigation matters, including Uniform Domain-Name dispute resolution proceedings, settlement negotiations, mediations and Inter Partes Review. He has represented clients before U.S. district courts across the country, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Gottuso has also written extensively on key decisions related to patent rights, IPR and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He was selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and is the former chair of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Gottuso earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law.

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