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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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F&H welcomes former state legislator Erik Simonson to its legislative advocacy team

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to announce that former State Senator Erik Simonson has joined its legislative advocacy team. Simonson brings to the firm many years ...Read More

Scott McMahon named executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership

The Greater Minnesota Partnership has chosen to renew its partnership with Flaherty & Hood and selected Flaherty & Hood lobbyist Scott McMahon as their new executive director. He takes the ...Read More

Attorney Chad Arnesen joins Flaherty & Hood's legal team

We are pleased to welcome Chad Arnesen as the newest member of the Flaherty & Hood legal team. As an associate attorney, Arnesen will focus his practice on representing and consulting ...Read More

Attorney Christina Petsoulis joins Flaherty & Hood's legal team

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to welcome Christina Petsoulis as the newest member of our legal team. As an associate attorney, Petsoulis will focus her practice ...Read More

F&H legislative team delivers results for bonding clients

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is proud to announce that its legislative team helped secure millions of dollars for its clients in the 2020 capital investment bill. The Minnesota Legislature passed ...Read More

Transforming workplaces for a COVID-19 world and beyond

The attorneys and analysts at Flaherty & Hood, P.A. are here to help public employers navigate the complex and evolving issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these issues, which ...Read More

Elizabeth Wefel elected to governing council of MSBA's environmental law section

At its recent annual meeting, Flaherty & Hood senior attorney and lobbyist Elizabeth Wefel was elected to the Governing Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environment, Natural Resources and ...Read More

Bradley Peterson pens guest column calling on Legislature to pass bonding bill

Flaherty & Hood shareholder attorney Bradley Peterson penned a guest column for the online news site Minnesota Reformer in which he called on the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bonding ...Read More

Webinar: Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy

Flaherty & Hood labor and employment attorneys Brandon M. Fitzsimmons and Chelsea J. Bodin will be conducting webinar titled "Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy" ...Read More

Webinar: COVID-19 and the State Budget

Flaherty & Hood lobbyist and shareholder attorney Bradley Peterson will conduct a free webinar on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to explore COVID-19 and its impact on ...Read More

Webinar: Planning for the Next Chapter of COVID-19 Public Workplace Changes

Flaherty & Hood labor and employment attorneys Brandon M. Fitzsimmons and Chelsea J. Bodin will be conducting webinar titled "Planning for the Next Chapter of COVID-19 Public Workplace Changes" at ...Read More

Employment actions and tools to address COVID-19 impacts on work

As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued ...Read More

F&H welcomes David LaBerge and Kelly Haff to our team!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome two new members to our team: attorney David LaBerge and communications & government relations associate Kelly Haff. As an associate ...Read More

F&H celebrates the passage of legislation to finish Highway 14 expansion

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood is celebrating the passage of legislation that the Minnesota Department of Transportation says will finally complete the four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 14 ...Read More

5 steps to handling a pandemic in Minnesota government workplaces

The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, ...Read More

Greater Minnesota 'lobby day' led by F&H brings together city leaders, legislators

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood coordinated and staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Legislative Action Day on March 11. The CGMC’s annual lobbying event was a huge ...Read More

F&H welcomes Ania McDonnell to its legislative team!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Ania McDonnell as the newest member of its legislative team. As a policy analyst, Ania McDonnell provides city clients modeling ...Read More

Attorney Alissa Harrington edits latest edition of the Hennepin Lawyer

Flaherty & Hood associate attorney Alissa Harrington edited the January/February 2020 issue of the Hennepin Lawyer. The issue focuses on practicing in emerging areas of the law, including data breach ...Read More

F&H welcomes attorney Allen Peterson to our Winona Office!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome Allen J. Peterson as the newest member of its legal team. A Minnesota native, Allen currently serves in the role ...Read More

Conference of city leaders, led by F&H staff, sees attendance grow for third straight year

Attendance at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Fall Conference, which was led by members of Flaherty & Hood's legislative team, increased for a third straight year in 2019. More ...Read More