Stinson Leonard Street Elects 12 New Partners
Stinson Leonard Street proudly announces the election of 12 new partners, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The group of attorneys is spread out among six of the law firm's 13 locations and strengthens a diverse cross section of key practice groups.
The new partners are:
Jennifer Moyer represents publicly-traded and privately-held companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Moyer also advises public companies regarding securities law compliance and disclosure requirements, and has extensive experience preparing registration statements, periodic reports and proxy statements under the federal securities laws. Prior to attending law school, Moyer served as a science research associate in the Legislative Research Unit of the Illinois General Assembly. She earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa.
Karl Phares represents institutional real estate investors, including real estate investment trusts, private equity investors and developers, in complex regional and national commercial real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing transactions. He also helps match local, state and federal economic development incentives with the financing of commercial real estate development projects, and represents institutional lenders in commercial real estate loan transactions, including construction financing. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as underwriting counsel for a national title insurance underwriter. Phares is a 2017 graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program and is a member of CCIM – Kansas City Chapter. He earned his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law (now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law.)
Jessica Barry provides advice to management and in-house counsel of privately held businesses, and also serves as counsel to sellers and purchasers of privately held businesses in taxable and nontaxable transactions. Barry also counsels clients on corporate governance issues, entity formation, growth and acquisition financings, real estate matters and associated financing. Barry also works with families and businesses to design wealth preservation, tax, estate planning and administration strategies. She is a member of the board of directors of the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and Life-Work Planning. She earned her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law (now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law.)
Amy Conway advises businesses of all sizes on employment law issues, including issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Minnesota Human Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, affirmative action programs, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits and related state-level audits, employee handbooks, employment contracts, separation agreements, and noncompetition agreements. She counsels clients through issues related to equal pay, minimum wage and overtime rules, and employment-related government contract regulations. She also leads internal investigations for employers into employee classification issues and harassment complaints, facilitates company trainings on these issues, and litigates complex employment law disputes. Amy is a long-time volunteer with the Children's Law Center and Deinard Legal Clinic. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Katie Devlaminck focuses her practice on complex business and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis in the area of consumer class action defense and products liability litigation. She represents clients on a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer fraud, employment, construction and insurance. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Christine Eid works with developers and investors to negotiate, structure and document the acquisition, sale and development of real estate, which includes negotiating joint venture agreements and construction contracts. In addition, a large part of Eid's practice involves representing landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leases. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law (now known as the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.)
Laurie Glapa is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on software and technology transfers and licensing issues. She has a diverse practice that includes overseeing IP due diligence, advising on deal structure and purchase agreement language, and preparing license notices for major product releases. She counsels both technology industry and other business clients on a variety of issues including IP strategy, privacy issues, and legislative compliance. Prior to enrolling in law school she worked as a research assistant in the macroeconomic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Glapa earned her J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Calvin Hoffman is a business and commercial litigator, with an emphasis on consumer financial services litigation and real estate litigation. He assists his banking and financial services clients in resolving a wide range of issues, including the defense of both individual and class action claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Hoffman has extensive experience in the mortgage servicing industry. He assists lenders and landlords with commercial loan default remedies, leasing disputes and commercial and multifamily foreclosure and receivership actions. He earned his J.D., cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Lauren Routhier works with clients on tax planning, charitable giving, business succession planning, prenuptial agreements, estate administration, and disputed probate and trust matters. Lauren is a qualified mediator under Minnesota law, and she works with stakeholders to resolve probate, trust, and family business disputes. Routhier also counsels nonprofit organizations, including public charities, private foundations, and community foundations, on creation, tax exemption, governance, gift acceptance policies and the receipt and administration of planned and complex charitable gifts. She is a member of the firm's pro bono committee and a volunteer mediator for the Hennepin County Probate Court's ADR Project. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Jennifer Cooke-Yin is a member of the firm's Corporate Finance practice. She represents clients, which include publicly- and privately-held companies, private equity funds, and financial institutions, in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and project financings. While Cooke-Yin has closed transactions across a number of sectors, she has particular experience representing clients in the energy and technology industries. Cooke-Yin earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Marc Goldstein counsels clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including complex employee transitions, formulating employment policies and handbooks, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, responding to employee complaints and litigating employment disputes. He also works with a number of local non-profits to provide counseling on their bylaws and labor and employment matters. Goldstein is a member of the firm's pro bono committee and provides pro bono legal services on a local, national and international scale. In 2017 he received a Spirit of Justice Award from the St. Louis Bar Foundation for his pro bono work. He earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law.
Pat Edwards is a litigator with significant experience representing clients in business, construction, employment, oil and gas, and products liability disputes in state and federal courts. He is a native of the Wichita area and a member of the Newman University Alumni Board of Directors. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas.