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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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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

Welcome, Lucas Golliet!

Flaherty & Hood is pleased to welcome our new human resources analyst, Lucas Golliet. A graduate of St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in management with a concentration ...Read More

Lobbyist Dan Dorman Presents at DEED Conference

Flaherty & Hood staff member Dan Dorman was among the presenters at the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) State Competitiveness Summit on Jan. 22. Dorman, who serves as executive ...Read More

GMNP Launches Newsletter

On behalf of the Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP) staff at Flaherty & Hood launched the Economic Advantage, a newsletter covering legislation, news and events that pertain to economic development issues ...Read More

Attorney Steve Nyhus Advocates for Cities’ Concerns About MPCA Proposal

On behalf of the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB), Flaherty & Hood attorney Steve Nyhus, in coordination with John Hall of Hall & Associates in Washington, D.C., ...Read More

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