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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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Record Turnout for Lobbying Event Led by F&H staff

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood coordinated and staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) "Legislative Action Day" on Feb. 1. The CGMC's annual lobbying event was a huge [more]

F&H Welcomes Attorney/Lobbyist Shane Zahrt to Legislative Team

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Shane Zahrt as the newest member of its legal team! As an attorney and lobbyist at Flaherty & Hood, Shane uses his knowledge of [more]

F&H Welcomes Attorney Erica Heikel to Legal Team

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Erica Heikel as the newest member of its legal team! As an associate attorney, Heikel will focus her practice on [more]

F&H Legislative Team Heads CGMC Fall Conference

Flaherty & Hood’s legislative team staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Fall Conference Nov. 17 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria. Despite a blizzard forecast (which led [more]

Henjum Named to '10 Outstanding Young Minnesotans' List

Flaherty & Hood analyst and attorney Chris Henjum was selected this month by JCI Minnesota (the Jaycees) as one of their Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans. Henjum’s work on Local Government [more]

Legislative Team Leads Successful CGMC Summer Conference in Austin

Flaherty & Hood's legislative team recently staffed the 2016 Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference. Nearly 100 representatives from nearly 40 Greater Minnesota cities convened in Austin, Minn. on [more]

Fitzsimmons, Loncar Lead Seminars on Labor & Employee Relations

Flaherty & Hood Shareholder Attorney Brandon Fitzsimmons and Human Resources Analyst Carol Loncar led two labor and employee relations for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC). The seminars focused [more]

Legislative Team Helps City Leaders Make Final Push for a 'Do-Something' Session

The Flaherty & Hood legislative and media relations teams led nearly 40 city leaders from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) in a "final push" lobby day and ice [more]

Human Resources Analyst Carol Loncar Joins F&H Team

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to welcome Carol Loncar as the newest member of its labor and employee relations team! As a human resources analyst, Carol provides job analysis, job [more]

Flaherty & Hood Office Hosts CGMC's Annual Legislative Action Day

The Flaherty & Hood lobbying team coordinated the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities' (CGMC) annual Legislative Action Day on March 16. A record turnout of 120 city administrators, elected officials [more]

F&H Welcomes Attorney Dan Marx to Legal Team

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to welcome Dan Marx as the newest member of its legal team. As an associate attorney, Marx focuses his practice on helping communities throughout Minnesota [more]

Legislative Team Staffs CGMC Fall Conference

Flaherty & Hood’s legislative team staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Fall Conference Nov. 12-13 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria. More than 85 city leaders from [more]

F&H Lobbying Team Leads CGMC Summer Conference

Flaherty & Hood recently staffed the 2015 Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference. Nearly 100 representatives from more than 35 Greater Minnesota cities headed to Duluth July 22-24 for [more]

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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [more]