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Maslon Attorneys Recognized as "Top Attorneys" in Construction and Real Estate in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition

April 27, 2009

Charles Bans and Karen Bjorkman are recognized as "Top Attorneys for Real Estate," and James O'Connor is recognized as a "Top Attorney for Construction/Surety" in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition published in May 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" 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.

Charles Bans is a partner in Maslon's Real Estate Group. He represents both lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate and financial transactions. Bans has a wealth of experience representing buyers, sellers, lessors and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including anchor tenant and major office leases, as well as ground leases.

Karen Bjorkman is a partner in Maslon's Real Estate Group with extensive experience in all areas of commercial lending and real estate finance. Karen's no-nonsense approach to negotiation and legal resolutions helps her facilitate both simple and complex transactions, with an emphasis on completing transactions in an orderly and efficient manner.

James O'Connor is a partner at Maslon, where he heads the firm's Construction Law Group. A lawyer for more than 28 years, he devotes his practice exclusively to construction and construction insurance-related matters. He represents general contractors, specialty contractors, owners and design professionals in contract formation and construction matters throughout the United States.

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