Briggs and Morgan Announces New Shareholders

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October 22, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is pleased to announce Tara Reese Duginske, Mike Kaphing, Michelle Schultz and Aaron Thomas – all formerly associates – were elected shareholders.

Tara Reese Duginske is a member of the Business Litigation section and Appellate practice group. She represents clients in federal and state courts with matters such as property and personal injury claims, Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) and railroad defense work, toxic tort litigation, public utility law and employment matters. Her litigation work involves representing public utilities in matters of stray voltage claims and alleged exposure to harmful levels of underground current, and representing railroad companies in crossing litigation matters.

Mike Kaphing is a member of the Business Litigation section. His practice includes general commercial litigation, energy and utility industry litigation, legal malpractice defense, banking litigation, real estate foreclosure, land use, planning and zoning litigation, judgment enforcement and collections, and lease disputes. Kaphing handles a variety of disputes involving business contracts, utility property damage, right-of-way disputes, loan defaults, commercial leases, land use and real estate matters. He represents a broad range of clients in all phases of litigation, including appeals and judgment enforcement.

Michelle Schultz is a member of the Business Law section and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, securities and general corporate services. Schultz represents publicly and privately held businesses in industries such as manufacturing, software development, transportation and professional services. She has significant experience representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Aaron Thomas is a member of the Business Litigation section and practices principally in the areas of business litigation and corporate disputes, banking litigation, commercial real estate litigation, professional liability litigation, and environmental and land use litigation. Thomas has handled a variety of disputes involving corporate matters, commercial loans, business contracts, commercial leases and real estate matters. He represents a broad range of clients in all phases of litigation from pre-trial motion practice through trials and appeals.

About Briggs and Morgan

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, is a trusted name in business law and litigation services. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the firm’s attorneys are committed to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to clients nationwide. Briggs and Morgan ranks among The NLJ 350 as one of the nation’s largest firms and has received numerous accolades, including recognition by Corporate Counsel and top clients as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment. The firm and its attorneys have also been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. For more information, visit