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Maslon Attorneys Recognized as "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation" in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition

February 26, 2009

Cooper Ashley, Bill Pentelovitch, and Richard Wilson are recognized as "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation" in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition published in March 2009.

Each year Law & Politics sends out approximately 16,000 ballots to Minnesota attorneys and asks them to rank their peers within 55 different practice areas based on case outcomes, experience, representative clients, professional honors, and community service among other factors. The "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation" list represents those lawyers who received the highest point totals in their practice area in the 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. View full details on the selection process.

Cooper Ashley, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and chair of Maslon's Governance Committee, is a highly-regarded trial lawyer with a focus on product liability matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and complex class action and tort cases. He has represented clients in numerous first-chair jury and bench trials in state and federal courts; appellate arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc); the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals; binding arbitrations; successful mediations in well over one hundred cases; and all manner of related fact and expert discovery and motion practice.

Bill Pentelovitch is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and trial lawyer with 34 years of experience and hundreds of jury and bench trials, as well as dozens of appeals in state and federal courts to his credit. He practices nationally in the area of non-compete, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, and is a leading authority in Minnesota in the area of ownership and governance disputes in corporations and partnerships. Pentelovitch is a former chair of both the Litigation Practice Group and Maslon's Governance Committee, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, membership in which is limited to the 600 top trial lawyers in the world.

Richard Wilson is a partner and trial lawyer in Maslon's Litigation Group. His practice consists of representing plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, including litigation arising from the purchase and sale of businesses, financial transactions, the purchase and sale of securities, trade secret misappropriation, protection of intellectual property, commercial contracts, change of corporate control, minority shareholder claims, and claims against directors, officers, attorneys and accountants.

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