Our Firm


  • Overview
  • Honors and Awards

Lindquist & Vennum is a Minneapolis-based law firm with 150 attorneys who 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 since 1968 (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.

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.


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.

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.

News & Events
Honors and Awards
  • Named to Law360’s 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys (2016)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Perfect Score in 2016 Corporate Equality Index (2016)
  • Named one of the 50 “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers (2015)
  • Minneapolis office recognized as one of the leading law firms in Minnesota in the legal practice areas of Corporate/M&A, Antitrust, Real Estate and Litigation (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Denver office recognized as one of the leading law firms in Colorado in the legal practice areas of General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Sioux Falls office recognized as one of the leading law firms in South Dakota in the legal practice area of Corporate/Commercial (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Recognized with nine national and 36 metropolitan practice group rankings in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey (U.S. News Media Group, 2015 edition)
  • 12 lawyers named "Leaders in Their Field" (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Four Lawyers recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” (Best Lawyers in America, 2015 edition)
  • 39 lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America (2015 edition)
  • Two Lindquist attorneys named “Top 100” Minnesota lawyers by Super Lawyers (2015)
  • 37 lawyers named to Super Lawyers in Minnesota (2015)
  • 19 Rising Stars recognized by Super Lawyers in Minnesota (2015)
  • Six lawyers named to Super Lawyers list in Colorado (2017)
  • Three attorneys named to Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in Colorado (2017)
  • Four lawyers named to Great Plains Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Three Rising Stars recognized by Great Plains Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Finalist in M&A Advisor Awards (2015)
  • Ranked 1st in Midwest and 3rd nationally for Whole Bank Transactions by SNL Financial (2014)
  • Named a “Go-To All-Star Law Firm®” for top fortune 500 companies (Fortune magazine, 2013)
  • Named as one of 10 firms to The National Law Journal’s 2013 “Pro Bono Hot List” (The National Law Journal, 2013)
  • Ranked as the top firm in Minnesota for Women Equity Partnership (National Law Journal, 2012)

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