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Maslon Welcomes Attorneys Allison Duerr, Erica Holzer, Jason Reed, and Kristian Weir to the Firm

November 19, 2014

Maslon is pleased to announce the additions of attorneys Allison Duerr, Erica Holzer, Jason Reed, and Kristian Weir to the firm. Each further strengthens Maslon's capabilities in key areas of practice for our clients.

Ali Duerr joins Maslon's Business & Securities Group and focuses her practice in the areas of public company securities law disclosure and compliance, private placements of equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. She has experience preparing a broad assortment of corporate and transactional documents, including key U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reports, private placement memoranda and related offering documents, purchase and sale agreements, and formation and governing documents. Ali is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she served as executive editor of the Transportation Law Journal. Before joining Maslon, Ali practiced at a large private law firm in Denver. 

Erica Holzer joins Maslon's Litigation Group and focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial disputes, product liability litigation, and appeals. Erica earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the William Mitchell Law Review. During law school, she was the recipient of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association's Student Leadership Award and the William Mitchell "Student Award of Merit" at commencement. Before joining Maslon, Erica served as a law clerk to the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Jason Reed joins Maslon's Financial Services Group and focuses his practice on corporate trustee representation, issues relating to corporate trust litigation, and bankruptcy concerns. Prior to joining Maslon, he clerked for the Honorable Robert Littlefield, Jr. at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York. Jason is a 2013 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, he served as lead managing editor of the Journal of Law and Inequality and was the recipient of the Kent Wennerstrom Award – Outstanding Student Director 2012-2013.

Kristian Weir joins Maslon's Litigation Group and practices in the area of general commercial litigation. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Boston College and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Kristian was a member of the Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Team that won the 2013 National AAJ STAC Trial Competition, and was the winner of the 1L Moot Court Competition during his first year of law school. He also had the unique opportunity of serving as a clerk in the Bath Magistrates' Court in Britain, an experience which he incorporated into a dissertation comparing British and American tort systems, written while studying abroad in Bath and at University College, Oxford.


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