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Greenberg Traurig Minneapolis Lures IP Team

MINNEAPOLIS – April 22, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its new Minneapolis office with the addition of Intellectual Property & Technology Shareholders Stephen R. Baird, Tiffany A. Blofield, and Craig S. Krummen. All join the firm from Winthrop & Weinstine.

“We are thrilled to welcome this team to Greenberg Traurig and, in doing so, to continue to grow in Minneapolis for the benefit of clients,” said Michael B. Fisco, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office. “The talent and experience they bring to our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice will make them an invaluable resource for both our clients and firm colleagues: Stephen is known for protecting companies’ key IP assets, Tiffany’s experience focuses on trademark enforcement and preventative measures, and Craig’s trial practice focuses on preparing and trying complex cases before juries.”

“We are excited to add a team of this caliber to our Minneapolis office,” said Scott J. Bornstein, co-chair of the firm’s global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. “In addition to their extensive experience, they have a long and successful history of working as a team. Given that collaboration is a centerpiece of our firm’s values, this is a critical asset for us.”

The firm’s practice has more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and agents. Accolades include being named a “National Tier 1” law firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark, and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2018 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

“We are thrilled to join Greenberg Traurig and its highly-regarded global IP & Technology Practice,” noted Baird, Blofield, and Krummen in a joint statement. “We look forward to collaborating with the firm’s robust network of attorneys and participating in the growth of the practice and the Minneapolis office.”

Baird protects companies’ most important brands and other intellectual property assets by designing efficient, creative, tailored legal strategies to advance their most important business objectives. A prolific blogger and recognized thought leader, for the last two years he has been named the number one author on trademark matters according to JD Supra’s “Readers’ Choice Awards.”

Blofield represents clients in securing their brands through trademark enforcement and preventative measures, including policing and monitoring for potential infringement. She also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and other intellectual property matters involving copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. She has represented clients in federal district court, state court, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  She also is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is listed on the Minnesota Statewide ADR -Rule 114 Neutrals Roster.

Krummen represents clients in complex commercial litigation and in intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Foundational to his trial preparation is developing strategies that support and add value to clients by addressing the legal aspects of their business concerns.

Greenberg Traurig opened its Minneapolis office, its 30th in the United States, in February 2019. Opening the office was Restructuring Shareholder Michael B. Fisco, Litigation Shareholder Michael M. Krauss, and Finance Shareholder Arleen A. Nand. Since then, Restructuring Shareholder Eric J. HoweRestructuring Associate Peter D. Kieselbach, and Intellectual Property & Technology Associate Benjamin I. Edlavitch have also joined. With this most recent team joining, the office now has nine attorneys. The office’s core capabilities include commodities and structured finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate trust and structured products litigation, finance and financial services litigation, agribusiness, and now intellectual property.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.