Hellmuth & Johnson Partners Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List

Hellmuth & Johnson is proud to announce that partners Chad Johnson, David Hellmuth, Blake Nelson, J. Robert Keena, Earl Cohen, Scott Nelson, Suzanne Remington, Marshall Tanick and Denise Tataryn have been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Chad Johnson, Managing Partner and co-founder of Hellmuth & Johnson, serves as chair of the real estate practice group. Chad serves a broad range of businesses, corporations and limited liability entities, including condominium, townhouse, cooperatives and other community associations. He is also a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist.

David Hellmuth, co-founder of Hellmuth & Johnson, represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation, creditor’s remedies, banking and financial institutions law, real estate, and community association law. David has previously been named “Small Business Person of the Year” by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, and has served on and chaired the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Blake Nelson is a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist, a designation held by a select few Minnesota attorneys. Blake works with a diversity of businesses, primarily in the construction, real estate, banking and financial sectors. Within those groups, he focuses on construction law and litigation, real estate law and litigation, general corporate representation and creditor’s remedies.

J. Robert Keena serves as chair of the firm’s litigation practice and is an active member of the real estate, construction defect and property owner’s insurance coverage law practices. He has extensive commercial litigation experience in matters involving real estate disputes, shareholder disputes, trade secret protection, probate disputes, and large-scale tort actions. Robert is licensed to practice in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Earl Cohen focuses his practice in the broad areas of estate, business, asset protection planning, and estate administration where he assists his individual and business clients with the organization, operation and financial reorganization of their interests. Earl regularly provides professional business clients with asset protection strategies as part of their estate and business plans, and advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights.

Scott Nelson has over 27 years of experience providing legal counsel to individuals and closely held businesses in the areas of tax, business and estate planning.  Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, his areas of concentration include business succession planning, coordinated estate planning for complex estates, and advising all types of families on transfer of assets as well as legacy and philanthropic planning during lifetime or upon death.  Scott’s practice includes advising trust and estate fiduciaries (trustees and executors), beneficiaries and charitable organizations.

Suzanne Remington is chair of the family law department, focusing on complex business valuation, property division, cash flow analysis relating to spousal maintenance, child support and contested custody matters. Suzanne is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Suzanne has completed certified civil mediation training and is now a qualified neutral under Rule 114.

Marshall Tanick has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters for over 35 years, with an emphasis on employment law, constitutional law, education law and business disputes. Marshall is a contributing columnist for Minnesota Lawyer magazine, Bench & Bar magazine, the Star Tribune newspaper, and has published many articles in other newspapers, magazines, and books on business, financial, and legal topics. Marshall is licensed to practice in the states of Minnesota and California, and has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association for more than 20 years.

Denise Tataryn practices employment law at Hellmuth & Johnson where she devotes a substantial portion of her practice to clients seeking long-term disability benefits and other employee benefits. Denise has been practicing in the employment law area for over 25 years and has gained a great deal of experience with ERISA litigation while working with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Denise is also a frequent speaker on ERISA and employment law litigation, with a particular focus on disability issues.