Briggs and Morgan Promotes Four as Shareholders

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August 27, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (Aug. 24, 2009) – Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association announces the election of four new shareholders: Jason R. Asmus, Stephen A. Brunn, Andrew M. Carlson and Michael D. Gordon. The four were formerly associates with the firm.

Jason R. Asmus is a member of the business litigation section. He has a wide range of experience in complex litigation matters, including litigation in the areas of land use planning and zoning, real estate, professional liability, trade secret, trademark, copyright, shareholder, partnership and energy. Jason has been named a “Minnesota Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics and served as adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law. He received his B.A in history and political science from Concordia College and his law degree summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Jason joined Briggs in 2002.
Stephen A. Brunn is a member of the labor and employment section, and employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. He focuses his practice in the areas of qualified retirement plan design, administration, compliance and counseling, equity compensation strategies, health and welfare benefit plan design, employee communications and disclosure requirements, fiduciary duties, prohibited transactions and ERISA claims and corporate transactions. Steve has more than 18 years of employee benefit experience and has been named a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law & Politics. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of St. Thomas and his law degreemagna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Steve joined Briggs in 2002.

Andrew M. Carlson is a member of the business litigation section. He practices principally in the areas of telecommunications, property taxation litigation and business litigation. Andy has experience representing wireless carriers before state regulatory commissions and in federal and state court on matters including universal service funding eligibility, interconnection litigation, rulemaking proceedings and compliance issues.  His work also includes litigation before the Minnesota Tax Court and Minnesota Supreme Court in cases of statewide importance concerning the valuation of large agri-business properties. Andy received his B.A. from Carleton College in English and music, and his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. He also clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. Aldrich at the Hennepin County District Court. Andy joined Briggs in 2004.

Michael D. Gordon is a member of the firm’s financial institutions and real estate section. He has substantial experience in asset-based lending, defaulted loans and workouts, bankruptcy, traditional commercial lending, syndicated credit facilities, creditors’ rights and remedies, commercial real estate lending and Uniform Commercial Code law. Mike also works extensively with creditors in connection with Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota and his law degreecum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mike joined Briggs in 2002.