Tel 612.371.3211
Fax 612.371.3207
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2119

The Twin Cities are a thriving technology hub, where startup culture and innovation blend with long-established companies to create a dynamic business climate. The attorneys in Ballard Spahr's Minneapolis office serve clients with everything from tax advice and trial advocacy to in-depth counsel on raising capital, negotiating strategic alliances, and merging with, acquiring, or investing in other organizations.

Ballard Spahr's expansion into Minnesota through our 2018 merger with Lindquist & Vennum extended the firm's footprint into the Midwest. With more than 70 attorneys, our Minneapolis office is one of Ballard Spahr's largest outside of Philadelphia, occupying three floors of the IDS Center in the heart of the city's business and cultural center.

Our Minneapolis attorneys represent emerging and established local, regional, and national businesses in M&A and private equity transactions and matters involving corporate governance and financing, tax, real estate, and regulatory compliance. They advocate for clients in a range of litigation matters, including bankruptcy cases and media and entertainment law. They also represent individuals in public finance, private client services, white collar defense, and business matters.

Our Minnesota practices and lawyers are highly ranked by Chambers USA and S&P Global Market Intelligence. We advise public and private companies in industries including financial services, software and technology, manufacturing, real estate development, hospitality, consumer products, food and beverage, medical device, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and renewable energy.

At Ballard Spahr, we believe our clients are best served by innovative solutions that spring from varied viewpoints and perspectives. The firm is ranked sixth in the nation for its percentage of female equity partners by The American Lawyer, and was named by Working Mother magazine as one of the "Best Law Firms for Women."

Pro bono work is a hallmark of the Minnesota office. Lawyers there contribute thousands of hours of no-cost legal services each year to worthy individuals, causes, and organizations addressing issues from poverty and homelessness to child health and safety. Minneapolis office pro bono efforts have been called "staggering" by The American Lawyer, and have been recognized for excellence by the Minnesota Judicial Council.

Karla M. Vehrs, Managing Partner
John Randall, Director of Office Administration

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Lisa M. Ashley

Of Counsel

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Kevin Costley

Senior Counsel

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J. Christopher Cuneo

Senior Counsel

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May 15, 2019

A Ballard Spahr workshop

May 14, 2019

A Ballard Spahr workshop

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April 12, 2019
Charles D. Tobin and Leita Walker
Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association and Society of Professional Journalists
March 28, 2019
Leita Walker
IABC Minnesota and Minnesota Journalism Center

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March 2020

Minnesota State Bar Association

From south of Minneapolis:

Take I-35W north to the downtown exits. Take 11th Street to Marquette Avenue. Go north on Marquette. Our office is in the IDS Center on the left on Marquette between 7th and 8th Streets South.

From north of Minneapolis:

Take I-35W south to Washington Avenue. Go west to 2nd Avenue South. Go south on 2nd Avenue South to 7th Street South. Turn right on 7th Street South to Marquette Avenue. Our office is in the IDS Center on the corner of 7th Street South and Marquette Avenue.

From west of Minneapolis:

Take I-394 to the downtown exits. Take 12th Street to Marquette Avenue. Go north on Marquette. Our office is in the IDS Center on the left on Marquette between 7th and 8th Streets South.

From east of Minneapolis:

Take I-94 west to the 11th Street exit. Take 11th Street to Marquette Avenue. Go north on Marquette. Ballard Spahr is in the IDS Center on the left on Marquette between 7th and 8th Streets South.