Lindquist & Vennum’s 200 attorneys provide a full array of corporate finance, transactional and litigation services for clients from offices in Minnesota, Colorado, and South Dakota. We have served corporate, governmental and individual clients across the nation and around the world for nearly 40 years (although our roots are even older, dating back to 1946).
Our corporate finance attorneys help emerging businesses position themselves for success and help established companies maintain a competitive edge. Clients in a variety of industries rely on Lindquist & Vennum for everything from advice on tax issues to in-depth counsel concerning raising capital, negotiating strategic alliances, and merging with or acquiring other organizations.
Our litigation practice covers all aspects of commercial and corporate trial and appellate advocacy, including antitrust recovery and defense; employment; insurance recovery; intellectual property; product liability; real estate; securities; and white-collar crime.
Through our membership in TAGLaw (the Appleton Group Legal Network), Lindquist & Vennum can provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the U.S. and in 90 countries. TAGLaw is a worldwide network of 150 law firms whose attorneys supply knowledge and experience unique to specific cities, counties, states and countries. Our firm, which is TAGLaw’s exclusive member firm in Minnesota and Colorado, has belonged to the organization since its founding in 1998.
Like many of its clients, Lindquist & Vennum is a midsize organization. We offer the efficiency and personal attention typical of small firms, along with the resources, in-depth experience and sizable practice groups most often found at large firms. Our moderate size, Midwest location and conscientious assignment of attorneys and support specialists allow us to provide services at a value that fits clients’ means.
Commitments to Diversity and to Pro Bono Work
Lindquist & Vennum has long been recognized for its commitment to diversity and to providing pro bono services to people of virtually all races, religions, physical abilities and sexual orientations. One hundred percent of our attorneys have participated in pro bono work at some level since our program was formalized in 1997. In each of those same years, the firm has met the Pro Bono Institute’s “Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge” of contributing to pro bono work an amount of time equal to 3 percent of our firm’s total billable hours. In 2006 our firm was honored for having 94.5 percent of our attorneys log 20 or more hours of pro bono service—the highest percentage of any other Am Law 200 firm, and a number The American Lawyer called “staggering.” In January 2007, the Minnesota Judicial Council presented Lindquist & Vennum with its first-ever award recognizing pro bono efforts.
Our culture of promoting equality has also resulted in the following recognition for our firm:
Working Mother: in 2008 and 2009 this national magazine recognized Lindquist & Vennum as a "best law firm for working women".
Multicultural Law: In 2005 this national publication—which promotes the success of minorities, women and people with disabilities in law—ranked us tenth in the nation for associates and in 2006, fifth in the nation; in 2005 it ranked us first in the nation for attorneys and staff with disabilities.
The American Lawyer: In 2005 this national magazine ranked us third in the nation in its “best places to work” associates survey.
Minnesota Women Lawyers: In 2004, this nonprofit group presented our firm with its annual Leadership Award, which recognizes legal employers who strive to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers.