Law Firms

Dykema plans to hire more lawyers in growing Minneapolis office

A year ago, when Dykema opened an office in Minneapolis, it had two attorneys there.

Now there are 10, and the 400-lawyer Detroit-based firm is planning more hiring, reports the Star Tribune. The firm expects to have an attorney roster of 25 in Minneapolis by the end of this year and as many as 40 lawyers there in 2015.

The city has not been as hard-hit by the recession as many, making it appealing to a number of law firms from out-of-state, the newspaper notes. Those that have established a local presence within the past five years include Barnes & Thornburg; Cozen O’Connor; and Hinshaw & Culbertson.

“It used to be difficult to get a foothold in Minnesota because businesses tended to work with their neighbors on legal matters,” Jodi Standke of consultant Talon Performance Group tells the newspaper. “But business isn’t done that way anymore. Businesses want to work with the best. It’s a global economy now.”

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