Kevin Coan Named Winner of the 2016 Client Choice Awards in the Employment & Benefits Category for Minnesota

February 17, 2016

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin R. Coan, a Minneapolis-based partner in the Labor & Employment group at Hinshaw has been awarded the 2016 Client Choice Awards for the Employment & Benefits category for Minnesota. Attorneys receiving these awards were assessed based on criteria that focus on client service.

Winners of the Client Choice Awards were selected through a survey administered exclusively to senior corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from more than 2,500 individual client assessments. Firms and partners were assessed on the following criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognizes law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Law firms and individuals can only be nominated for these awards by corporate counsel.

Mr. Coan is business lawyer who focuses his practice primarily on solving complex problems and minimizing legal risks faced by closely held businesses and their owners. He also works closely with business owners and human resource professionals on a regular basis regarding employment law issues nationwide, including wage and hour issues and audits, leave administration, investigations, the FMLA, ADA accommodations, background checks, termination, discipline and drug and alcohol testing. He counsels on the drafting and updating of employee handbooks, employment and separation agreements and other employment-related issues. Mr. Coan also represents companies and executives in negotiating employment, separation and consulting agreements. He earned his JD magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law and his BA cum laude, at Hamline University.

A complete list of the winners is available in the Client Choice Guide 2016 and is fully searchable online at the Client Choice Awards website. 

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