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John Baker and Kate Swenson Receive 2024 Amicus Service Award from International Municipal Lawyers Association

June 4, 2024

Through the Amicus Service Award, IMLA seeks to recognize the lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 16 Greene Espel Attorneys on the 2024 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

August 17, 2023

The 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes nine Greene Espel attorneys. In addition, seven Greene Espel lawyers are named to the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list.

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16 Greene Espel Attorneys Recognized on the Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

July 18, 2023

Greene Espel is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 14 Greene Espel Attorneys on the 2023 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

August 18, 2022

Best Lawyers compiles its annual recognition by an exhaustive peer review survey which is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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16 Greene Espel Attorneys Recognized on the Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

July 18, 2022

Greene Espel is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Additionally, John Baker, Jeanette Bazis, and Jenny Gassman-Pines have been recognized on the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Minnesota list.

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John Baker and Kate Swenson Receive Amicus Service Award from International Municipal Lawyers Association

April 13, 2022

Through the Amicus Service Award, IMLA seeks to recognize the lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.

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Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce Name Attorneys John Baker and Larry Shapiro as 2021 ICON Honorees

October 18, 2021

Now in its third year, the ICON Awards pay tribute to the titans of the boardroom and the courtroom, recognizing individuals with proven success throughout a lengthy and accomplished career.

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Greene Espel Attorneys Recognized in 2022 "Best Lawyers in the Midwest" Publication

October 11, 2021

Jeanette Bazis, named 2022 Minneapolis "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Davida Williams, recognized on the 2022 Best Lawyers: One to Watch list, are both featured in the publication discussing what they most enjoy about their practices.

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John Baker Receives IMLA's 2021 President's Award for Outstanding Associate Member

October 4, 2021

The annual Outstanding Associate Member Award recognizes one lawyer who is a leader in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments, has done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests, and contributes to the mission of IMLA.

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 14 Greene Espel Attorneys on the 2022 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

August 19, 2021

Jeanette Bazis has been given particular recognition as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in Minneapolis for Litigation – Intellectual Property.

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Award: Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Greene Espel Attorneys on the 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

July 21, 2021

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, as chosen through a multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and evaluations on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Award: The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 17 Greene Espel Lawyers

August 20, 2020

The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes 11 Greene Espel attorneys, including “Lawyer of Year” designation to Larry Shapiro.

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Award: Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Greene Espel Attorneys

July 20, 2020

Greene Espel PLLP is pleased to announce that 20 of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers, including three attorneys—Jeanette Bazis, Matt Forsgren, and Mark Johnson—named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Minnesota.

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Client Win: United States Supreme Court Upholds Federal Ban on Most Robocalls, as Urged in Greene Espel Pro Bono Amicus Brief

July 9, 2020

Since 1992, federal law has prohibited most robocalls to mobile phones. In January 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided to review an effort to strike down that ban based on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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Press Mention: John Baker Comments on Case That Could Eliminate the Quo Warranto Writ from Minnesota Law

November 28, 2019

In litigation now pending before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the state's solicitor general has argued for the elimination of the quo warranto writ—a common law cause of action to force a government agency to identify the authority for its official actions.

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Event (10/1/2019): John Baker to Speak on the Supreme Court's Knick Decision

October 1, 2019

Greene Espel attorney John Baker will speak in Chicago October 1, 2019 at the 2019 Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law and Practice.

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Eleven Greene Espel Lawyers Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America 2020"

August 15, 2019

Greene Espel PLLP is pleased to announce that 11 of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For over thirty years, Best Lawyers compiles its annual widely regarded recognition by an exhaustive peer review survey in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers.

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Case Analysis: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over Ford arising out of an auto accident in Minnesota.

August 6, 2019

We write regarding a recent decision issued by the Minnesota Supreme Court on a topic that has generated significant motion practice and commentary over the past few years: specific personal jurisdiction.

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2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists Include 18 Greene Espel Attorneys

July 8, 2019

Super Lawyers has released its 2019 list of Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, and 18 of Greene Espel's 31 lawyers were selected, including three attorneys—Cliff Greene, Jeanette Bazis, and Matt Forsgren—named to the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers List.

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John Baker Receives Award from International Municipal Lawyers Association

March 29, 2019

Greene Espel's volunteer work on behalf of local governments was again recognized by the International Municipal Lawyers Association, which granted one of its 2019 Amicus Service Awards for two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court filed by Greene Espel attorneys. The award was presented to John M. Baker, counsel on record in both cases.

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Nine Greene Espel Lawyers Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America 2019"

August 15, 2018

Greene Espel PLLP announced today that nine lawyers have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following categories:

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Greene Espel Lawyers Receive Recognition in 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

July 5, 2018

Super Lawyers has released its 2018 list of Minnesota Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars, and 15 of Greene Espel's 27 lawyers were selected. Super Lawyers identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen through a multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

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The Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Favor of Client, City of Rochester

June 20, 2018

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued an opinion in favor of Greene Espel's client, the City of Rochester, reversing a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that an appearance of bias had invalidated the City's transit contract.

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Greene Espel Successfully Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Review Public Power Case

December 1, 2017

Two national trade associations, the American Public Power Association and the Large Public Power Council, retained Greene Espel to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in a case important to their members. On December 1, 2017, the Supreme Court did just that. The amicus brief was written by John Baker, Jenny Gassman-Pines, Jeya Paul, and Chris Schmitter.

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Greene Espel Wins Trial for Client City of Rochester, Minnesota

October 28, 2017

After a seven-day trial, a court in southern Minnesota has resolved every disputed factual question in favor of Greene Espel's client, the City of Rochester, and its co-defendant.

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Greene Espel Attorneys Secure Court of Appeals Victory

September 26, 2017

In 2016, Barbara Linert and Steven Timmer filed a complaint against Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald under the Minnesota Fair Campaign Practices Act.

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Nine Greene Espel Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2017

Greene Espel is pleased to announce that the nine Greene Espel attorneys listed below are recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Thirteen Greene Espel Lawyers in 2017

July 5, 2017

Litigation and investigations boutique firm Greene Espel is excited to announce that its Minnesota legal community peers selected thirteen of its 24 lawyers for inclusion in the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists.

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Teacher Tenure Act Case Dismissed

October 26, 2016
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Greene Espel Attorneys Present at Supreme Court Preview

October 19, 2016
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John Baker Comments In Star Tribune Article “Signs Can Go Wild During Election Season"

September 26, 2016
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John Baker to speak at International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference

September 26, 2016
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Seven Greene Espel Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 16, 2016
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Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes Sixteen Greene Espel Attorneys

July 5, 2016
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Chris L. Schmitter joins firm

October 26, 2015
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Baker co-authors leading treatise on sign law

October 14, 2015
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Best Lawyers in America 2016 honors seven Greene Espel attorneys

August 18, 2015
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Baker discusses impact of Supreme Court's Gilbert decision for American Planning Association and International Municipal Lawyers Association

July 17, 2015
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Baker outlines impact of Reed v. Gilbert decision on sign regulation for ABA webinar

July 8, 2015
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Super Lawyers 2015 recognizes fifteen Greene Espel attorneys for honors

July 7, 2015
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Baker discusses Reed v. Gilbert for APA's 2015 Planning Law Review

June 26, 2015
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Baker, Greene, and Swenson speak at the 2015 Midwest Conference on Land Use and Eminent Domain

January 22, 2015
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Best Lawyers in America 2015 lists seven Greene Espel attorneys

August 18, 2014
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Super Lawyers 2014 recognizes twelve Greene Espel attorneys for honors

July 7, 2014
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Greene Espel client wins summary judgment in excessive force suit

December 18, 2013
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Baker and Swenson teach American Planning Association webinar

November 14, 2013
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Baker speaks about Supreme Court Koontz decision at American Planning Association events

July 12, 2013
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Super Lawyers 2013 recognizes eleven Greene Espel attorneys for honors

July 8, 2013
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Greene Espel client City of Red Wing wins at Minnesota Supreme Court

June 14, 2013
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Greene Espel client City of Rochester wins summary judgment in public-transit dispute

June 14, 2013
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Baker and Swenson co-author article in leading zoning law journal

May 23, 2013
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Baker contributes to Fourth Circuit sign ordinance win

January 23, 2013
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Karl Procaccini joins firm

September 24, 2012
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Super Lawyers 2012 recognizes ten Greene Espel attorneys for honors

July 12, 2012
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Greene Espel client wins at Eighth Circuit

January 27, 2012
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Super Lawyers recognizes ten Greene Espel attorneys for honors

July 13, 2011
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Baker, Mills present at Minnesota City Attorneys Educational Conference

February 11, 2011
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Court of Appeals affirms dismissal in favor of Greene Espel client City of Red Wing

October 1, 2010
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Super Lawyers recognizes Baker, Bazis, Espel, Greene, and Luger

July 27, 2010
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Greene Espel represents National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in Eighth Circuit appeal

August 21, 2009
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Minnesota cities may issue bonds to finance high-speed Internet/telephone/cable system

June 18, 2009
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John Baker comments on digital billboard cases

March 7, 2007
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Cliff Greene is recognized as a Top 10 Super Lawyer

January 23, 2006
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