Minneapolis, December 2, 2016 – The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that partner Kevin R. Coan has been appointed the new Partner-in-Charge for the firm's Minneapolis office. Coan will be responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of the office, which provides legal services in the areas of corporate, finance, environmental and construction, labor and employment, real estate, tax and all forms of commercial litigation.

"Kevin is an excellent choice to continue the leadership of his predecessor, David Mylrea," said Hinshaw Chair Kevin Burke. "He understands the importance of client service to our business mission, and has a well-informed business perspective on the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest region. I look forward to his leadership."

Coan works primarily with closely held businesses to solve their complex business problems and to minimize their legal risks. He focuses his practice on business transactions, employment law, business disputes and real estate disputes. Coan also assists clients with prosecuting and defending non-compete matters, commercial disputes, real estate matters, and shareholder disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Coan was the recipient of the 2016 Minnesota Client Choice Award for Employment and Benefits and has repeatedly been honored as a Rising Star byMinnesota Law & Politics. Coan received a B.A. from Hamline University, and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.  He is admitted to practice in the state bars of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He succeeds David R. Mylrea, a partner in the firm’s commercial transactions, banking, corporate, real estate and gaming law practice groups. "I want to personally thank David for his thoughtful and conscientious leadership while serving as the Minneapolis office Partner-in-Charge," said Kevin Burke. "We appreciate his many contributions to our success as a firm."

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters. For additional information about Hinshaw, please visit the firm’s website at www.hinshawlaw.com.