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Saul Ewing opens Minneapolis office

Barry Levin, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's managing partner. (File)

Saul Ewing Managing Partner Barry F. Levin said the firm plans to aggressively expand its new Minneapolis location. (File photo)

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced plans Thursday to expand its presence in the Midwest with a new office in Minneapolis.

The office, the firm’s 16th, will be staffed by eight partners recruited from the Minneapolis office of Gray Plant Mooty.

Managing Partner Barry F. Levin, of Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office, said the firm plans to aggressively expand the Minneapolis location, where several clients are already located.

“Minnesota is a really business-friendly community,” Levin said. “It actually makes sense that we would have a lot of clients who have headquarters in Minnesota.”

The Minneapolis office will focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, as well as on securities, environmental, labor and employment law. Attorneys from the Baltimore office, which Levin said also has a strong corporate group, are expected to work closely with the new additions.

“We have very integrated client service teams because we pick the best people for who should be staffing our projects,” Levin said.

According to Levin, Saul Ewing was looking to expand its corporate practice and the group of partners, whom he called “superstars,” bring skills as well as “interesting and diverse clients.”

Alfred W. Coleman will be the managing partner of the Minneapolis office, according to a news release.

“The sterling reputation, collaborative culture, industry expertise and full range of legal services is what drew us to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr,” Coleman said in a statement. “With 16 offices and more than 400 attorneys, we will now be able to serve clients much more effectively and routinely operate in the markets where they are located.”

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