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With over 20 years of experience, Flaherty & Hood provides comprehensive legal support to coalitions, individual cities, businesses and associations throughout Minnesota. Our unique approach to fulfilling our clients’ needs incorporates not only the fields of law, government relations and fiscal and policy analysis, but also high-quality and effective communications and media support.

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Flaherty & Hood Legislative Team Staffs CGMC Fall Conference

Flaherty & Hood staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Fall Conference, Nov. 13-15 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. More than 70 city leaders from throughout Greater ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Prevails for City in Labor Contract Arbitration Involving Wage Increases

Flaherty & Hood attorney/shareholder Brandon Fitzsimmons successfully represented the City of Owatonna in a recent labor contract arbitration in which the arbitrator awarded a general wage increase for a law ...Read More

Attorney Robert Scott Secures Appeals Court Victory for City of Le Sueur

Flaherty & Hood Senior Attorney Robert Scott recently won a victory for the City of Le Sueur in the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a lawsuit filed by residents who ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Successfully Defends Greater Minnesota City in District Court

Flaherty & Hood Senior Attorney Robert Scott successfully defended a Greater Minnesota city in District Court in a lawsuit brought by residents of the City who sought to compel the ...Read More

CGMC Fall Conference

Flaherty & Hood staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities' Fall Conference, Nov. 14-16 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. ...Read More

MESERB Fall Meeting

Steve Nyhus and Elizabeth Wefel assisted in hosting the 2012 Fall Meeting of the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB) in Fergus Falls. ...Read More

Prospects Good for Bonding Bill in 2013 Session

Despite the fact that there have been modest Capital Investment bills the last two sessions, there is still a lot of pent up demand for a bonding bill in ...Read More

Welcome, Mike Miller!

Flaherty & Hood would like to welcome our new Senior Lobbyist Mike ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood's "Thank LGA" is a Media Success

Throughout the summer and fall, Glen Fladeboe and Bradley Peterson have been traveling around Greater Minnesota to lead community leader roundtable discussions on the importance of the local government aid ...Read More

Candidate Forums Draw Attention to Greater Minnesota Priority Issues

On behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), Flaherty & Hood staff organized candidate forums for open and competitive legislative races throughout Greater ...Read More

Amanda Duerr Promoted to Lobbyist/Communications Director

Amanda Duerr has been promoted to Lobbyist/Communications Director. Prior to working at the firm, she was a Researcher for the Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee. ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Leads Labor and Employee Relations Seminars

On behalf of the CGMC Labor and Employee Relations Committee, Brandon Fitzsimmons and Chris Hood led two Labor and Employee Relations Seminars this summer: May 31 in St. Peter and ...Read More

“Thank LGA” Makes Media Splash in Favor of LGA

Again this summer, Flaherty & Hood is directing the “Thank LGA” public relations campaign created by Glen ...Read More

Collaborative Strategy Secures Highway Expansion Project

Senior Attorney/Lobbyist J.D. Burton recently helped secure a key transportation victory for the Highway 14 Partnership when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced over $20 million for the four-lane expansion of ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Staffs CGMC Summer Conference

Flaherty & Hood recently staffed the 2012 Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference. Over 80 representatives from 37 Greater Minnesota cities headed to Owatonna July 25-27 for informative sessions, ...Read More

Fitzsimmons named shareholder attorney

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Fitzsimmons has been named as a shareholder attorney and elected to the Board of ...Read More

Greater Minnesota economic development efforts underway

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. Senior Attorney/Lobbyist J.D. Burton and Senior Policy Analyst Steve Peterson have led a multi-tiered effort this fall to help boost economic development and job growth in ...Read More

Provide your input on redistricting

Ordinary citizens and city officials have the opportunity to provide input on one of the most important decisions this decade – the drawing of legislative and congressional districts. ...Read More

Larson and Wefel present to Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Providers

Elizabeth Wefel and Nancy Larson recently gave a presentation to the Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Providers (MARP). ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood-Winona hosts open house

Flaherty & Hood's Winona office is staffed full-time by attorney Michael Flaherty and paralegal Roseann Shaw, and part-time by City Attorney Chris Hood. ...Read More