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Lommen Abdo Elects New President and Board Members

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July 20, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (July 2018) - Marc Johannsen has been elected president of Lommen Abdo.  Marc has been with the firm since 1991 and practices in the area of family law.  Newly elected members of the board include Kathleen Loucks, Mike Glover and Keith Broady. Barry O'Neil and Bryan Feldhaus were each re-elected for a second term.  


Marc Johannsen was elected president of Lommen Abdo in June.  Marc practices in the area of family law, handling divorce, business valuation issues, custody disputes, parenting time, child support and spousal maintenance, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, domestic abuse hearings, antenuptial agreements, paternity actions, adoption, grandparent rights, and post-trial motions. Marc practices in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He was Mayor of Vadnais Heights from 2011 to 2016 and Acting Mayor from 1998 to 2011. He recently was recognized by the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his volunteer work and awarded the nomination-only Silver Beaver Award. He attended Carroll College and the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Kathleen Loucks was elected to Lommen Abdo's board of directors.  Kathleen practices in legal malpractice defense, plaintiff's medical malpractice, vaccine injury law and construction litigation.  She is admitted in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Kathleen and her co-counsel, Edward Milstein, successfully obtained a $1 million verdict for the plaintiff in a 2015 organ transplant case. Kathleen volunteers for Simpson Housing Services, Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Minnesota Innocence Project. She received a Client Satisfaction 10 Best Female Attorneys Award by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016 and 2017. She attended the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law.

Mike Glover was elected to Lommen Abdo's board of directors.  Mike practices in transportation law, business – both transactional and litigation, employment and creditors' rights.  He counsels users and providers of transportation services on interaction with governmental regulators, enforcement officials and other stakeholders including large shippers, insurers, and fulfilment providers. Mike serves on the Automated Vehicles Task Force Committee, a cross discipline Minnesota Trucking Association committee exploring the issues facing MTA members, and the trucking industry in general, regarding the various levels of automated vehicles. Since 2016, he has also been a board member of the MTA.  Mike attended the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota School of Law.


Keith Broady was elected for a one-year term on the board after serving his second two-year term as president of Lommen Abdo.  He represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters. His commercial litigation practice focuses on real estate, professional liability and legal malpractice defense, shareholder disputes, trade secret claims, corporate alter ego and successor liability, fraudulent transfers, probate and trust disputes, environmental claims, insurance coverage and claims.  His commercial transactions practice involves the purchase, sale, leasing, financing and development of real estate, resolving title and environmental issues; mergers and acquisitions of businesses; incorporation and business formation; contracts; employment and non-competition agreements; lending and business credit. Keith has repeatedly been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell. Keith attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Bryan Feldhaus was elected to a second two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board and he also serves on the firm’s compensation committee. Bryan enjoys providing clients with counsel to protect and enforce their interests in business litigation, shareholder/partnership litigation, insurance coverage disputes, professional negligence matters and intellectual property litigation.  He also works on appellate matters in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  A growing area of his practice is as compliance counsel. Bryan recently obtained an LL.M. degree in Corporate Compliance and Organizational Ethics from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, which degree focused on the intersection of corporate law, business and organizational ethics. Bryan has been recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer and perennially as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers. Bryan attended the University of St. Thomas and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Barry O’Neil was elected to a second two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board.  He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©. He represents professionals in malpractice claims with an emphasis in legal malpractice. Barry’s practice also involves the resolution of complex commercial disputes, employment-related issues and insurance claims. He is an experienced commercial litigator in areas such as contract, shareholder, partnership and business competition disputes; both in trial and arbitration settings. Barry is the practice group manager of Lommen Abdo’s Litigation Practice Group. He has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.  Barry attended Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law.
Contact:
Margie Bodas, Vice President of Practice Management
(612) 336-9329