Minnesota's leader in law & legislative advocacy

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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Wefel and Henjum Present Legislative Update CLE

Flaherty & Hood lobbyists Elizabeth Wefel and Chris Henjum presented an hour-long Legislative Update Continuing Legal Education Seminar for the Ramsey County Bar Association on June 18.  They detailed how ...Read More

Fitzsimmons and Golliet Present at Labor and Employee Relations Seminars

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. Shareholder Attorney Brandon Fitzsimmons and Human Resources Analyst Lucas Golliet coordinated and presented at the annual Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Labor and Employee Relations seminars ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Gets Discharge of Police Officer Upheld in Grievance Arbitration

Flaherty & Hood Shareholder Attorney Brandon Fitzsimmons successfully represented the City of Winona in a recent disciplinary grievance arbitration. This arbitration arose from a grievance filed by Law Enforcement Labor ...Read More

Steven Nyhus Presents at Premier Environmental Law Event

Flaherty & Hood Senior Attorney Steven Nyhus presented a session on Clean Water Act point source regulation at the 11th Annual Minnesota Environmental Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood To Host Photography Exhibit Showcasing the Minnesota State Capitol on Jan. 14

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to present “Cass Gilbert’s Masterpiece: Three Perspectives,” a photography exhibit showcasing historical, aesthetic and intimate moments in the Minnesota State Capitol’s recent history. The exhibit ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Welcomes Former State Rep, Gubernatorial Candidate Marty Seifert to Legislative Advocacy Team

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to announce that former state representative and gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert has joined its legislative advocacy team for the 2015 session. Seifert brings to the ...Read More

Amanda Duerr Serves on Panel at Transportation Group’s Annual Meeting

Flaherty & Hood lobbyist Amanda Duerr was invited to serve as a panelist at the U.S. Highway 169 Corridor Coalition’s annual meeting on Nov. 20. Panelists discussed transportation needs and ...Read More

Legislative Team Heads CGMC Fall Conference

Flaherty & Hood's legislative team staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Fall Conference Nov. 13-14 at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis. More than 70 city leaders from throughout ...Read More

Delegation from India Visits Flaherty & Hood to Learn about Advocacy, Research

A delegation from India visited the Flaherty & Hood offices today to learn about the advocacy and research work the firm does for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Organizes First Gubernatorial Debate

The Flaherty & Hood lobbying team, on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), helped to plan and organize the first gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election season. The ...Read More

Lobbying Team Staffs CGMC Summer Conference

Flaherty & Hood recently staffed the 2014 Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference. Nearly 100 representatives from more than 30 Greater Minnesota cities headed to Rochester Aug. ...Read More

Brandon Fitzsimmons Makes 'Super Lawyers' List for Second Year in a Row

Brandon Fitzsimmons has been selected for the second year in a row to Minnesota’s Super Lawyers-Rising Stars list for 2014. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers ...Read More

Lucas Golliet Earns Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) Designation

Lucas Golliet, a Human Resource Analyst at Flaherty & Hood, has received a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals, a not-for-profit association that provides certification ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Makes Corridors of Commerce a Budget Priority

In the 2013 Legislative Session, Flaherty & Hood lobbyist Amanda Duerr led the U.S. Highway 14 Partnership in successfully lobbying for the creation of the Corridors of Commerce program—which resulted ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Protects Tax Bases of Host Cities

Under the direction of Flaherty & Hood lobbyist Amanda Duerr, two measures were passed into law that will benefit cities that host power plants.  The firm represents the Coalition of ...Read More

Lobbying Team Generates Media Buzz on Broadband Legislation

The lobbying and media relations staff at Flaherty & Hood has been hard at work generating press coverage regarding the need for high-quality broadband throughout the state. Broadband expansion is ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood Now Offers Job Classification and Compensation Study Services

Flaherty & Hood's labor relations and employment law team now provides job classification, compensation and organizational services to local government units in Minnesota. Led by Attorney/Shareholder Brandon Fitzsimmons and Human ...Read More

List of Cities Using Flaherty & Hood’s Legal Services Grows

Flaherty & Hood is now providing civil City Attorney services in Bagley, Pequot Lakes and Plainview.  These three cities join our growing practice along with Grand Marais, Northfield, Park Rapids, ...Read More

Attorney Steve Nyhus Presents for Environmental Institute

Flaherty & Hood attorney Steve Nyhus gave a presentation at the 10th Annual Minnesota Environmental Institute, hosted by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education in Minneapolis, on April 17.  The Institute is ...Read More

Flaherty & Hood-staffed Advocacy Group Receives ‘Progress Minnesota’ Award

The Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP), an advocacy organization staffed by Flaherty & Hood, is one of the 2014 recipients of Finance & Commerce magazine’s “Progress Minnesota” awards. The Progress Minnesota awards ...Read More