Maslon is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Nathan Howe and Alina Yasis to the firm's Corporate & Securities Group and attorneys Carly Johnson and Gabriel Ramirez-Hernandez to the firm's Litigation Group.
Nathan specializes in securities, mergers & acquisitions, FINRA and SRO regulation, and general corporate law. His background as in-house counsel for a broker-dealer and securities holding company has given him valuable insight into internal operations and broad experience, including work on securities transactions and entity formation; advising the CEO and subsidiaries on regulatory issues involving FINRA, NASD, and the SEC; and drafting statements for a variety of commercial litigation matters, including FINRA arbitrations, raiding, suitability, failure-to-supervise claims, and contract disputes. He also gained experience in employment and contract issues—all of which helps to inform his dedicated work with clients.
Alina focuses on general corporate law, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. While attending law school, she served as a legal extern at UCare, where she gained a unique understanding of in-house operations and corporate structure. Further strengthening her background, she worked as a certified student attorney in the University of Minnesota's Community Legal Partnership for Health clinic, providing legal services to low-income neighborhood residents while developing skills in fact analysis, legal drafting, case management, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She also served as a judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis. Alina earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Carly assists clients across a broad range of general commercial litigation matters, including construction, real estate, and product liability disputes. Her practice is informed by her active civic engagement and service, which includes her election to the Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, city council in 2018, where she currently serves as liaison to the Parks and Trails Commission. Additionally, Carly serves on the National League of Cities' Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee. While earning her degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Carly gained valuable experience interning with the Honorable Francis J. Connolly of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Gabe focuses on assisting clients in intellectual property disputes, products liability, and general business litigation. He gained insight into judicial reasoning, legal research, effective appellate advocacy, and case analysis while clerking at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for the Honorable Peter M. Reyes Jr. As a student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, he completed an internship with in-house counsel for a large medical device company, where he conducted intellectual property litigation research. In addition, he worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Laurie J. Miller of Hennepin County District Court and the Honorable Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District of Minnesota, and he served as a legal resident to the Honorable Anne K. McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court.