Loren Hansen and Andrew Steil Named 2014 Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorneys

July 7, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 7, 2014) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to share that Minneapolis associate Loren Hansen and St. Cloud principal Andrew Steil have been named 2014 Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer. The annual listing honors attorneys who distinguish themselves in their first 10 years of practice.

The Up & Coming Attorney criteria for selection are professional accomplishment, leadership service to the community, and the profession or achievement as in house counsel. Minnesota Lawyer’s editorial staff selected the honorees based on nominations from law firms, legal associations, previous award recipients, and other members of the state bar. Minnesota Lawyer will publish a special section in mid-July with the complete list of 2014 “Up & Coming Attorneys” honorees, and will host a celebration for the honorees on September 9, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Loren Hansen is an associate in Gray Plant Mooty’s Intellectual Property, Technology, & Privacy practice group. He has a fast-growing practice focused on patent infringement and intellectual property enforcement, and has worked with clients in industries including agribusiness, manufacturing, oilfield services, health insurance, television services, optical signal processing, and data storage. In addition to Loren’s law practice, he believes it is imperative to remain involved in the community and to give back through volunteering and pro bono service.

Andrew Steil, a principal and member of the Litigation practice group in the firm’s St. Cloud office, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, banking, and other lending-related issues. In practice, Andrew has been lead counsel on many litigation and bank matters and is a graduate of the NITA trial skills program and the St. Cloud Area Leadership Program. Outside of his practice, Andrew is a strong advocate for giving back to the St. Cloud and central Minnesota community, and spends a significant amount of his time serving the public through involvement with local nonprofits and charities.

About Gray Plant Mooty:
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.