Stinson Leonard Street Partner Jill Radloff Earns "Top Women In Finance" Accolade
Stinson Leonard Street LLP partner Jill Radloff has been named one of 2014’s "Top Women in Finance" by Twin Cities-based Finance & Commerce. The annual award recognizes Minnesota women working in the financial industry who are making significant contributions to their profession and to their wider community.
“Within the firm, there are many attorneys who say they wouldn’t want to do a deal without Jill,” colleague Gina Fox, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice, wrote in nominating Radloff for consideration. “She is smart, collaborative and a real go-getter—and she is a colleague and partner you can always count on to be responsive and get the job done exceedingly well.”
Fox, who received similar recognition from Finance & Commerce last year, added: “Jill is truly deserving of this award and of being identified as one of our community’s top women in finance. She is a tremendous colleague, a skilled counselor and advocate for her clients and a wonderful friend, neighbor and contributor to our community.”
“I’m flattered to be recognized by Finance & Commerce,” said Radloff, “but a large part of that recognition properly goes to our clients who tap us for assistance on issues of importance to their businesses and our communities.”
Among her recent engagements, Radloff has handled transactions in the energy, healthcare, and technology industries. Radloff also serves as outside general counsel to some of the region’s largest and fastest-growing corporations on financing, contractual and transactional needs.
Radloff serves as deputy chair of Stinson Leonard Street’s Corporate Finance group, where she provides leadership to the firm’s 30-attorney group and is the youngest of the firm’s division leaders in this 500-attorney law firm.
Outside of the firm, Jill volunteers her time and unique experience as a mentor to students in the entrepreneurship program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she visits twice a semester to provide feedback on students’ pitches, answer legal questions and help them fine-tune their business ideas. For the past several years, Jill also has participated in the Minnesota Cup, a competition for individuals or early-stage businesses that are pursuing their dreams and working toward their breakthrough business idea. Radloff is also an active volunteer in her church, Grace Fellowship in Brooklyn Park, where she serves as a preschool teacher for the church’s Christian education program.