Kevin Coan is a business lawyer focused on solving complex problems and minimizing legal risks faced by closely-held businesses and owners.

Kevin advises clients on corporate and employment law issues, including business acquisitions and sales, contract review, and compliance. He protects his clients’ interests in litigation, business, and real estate disputes. Kevin also assists clients with prosecuting and defending non-compete matters, commercial disputes, and shareholder disputes in state and federal courts.

Working closely with business owners and human resource professionals on employment law issues nationwide, Kevin guides clients through wage and hour issues and audits, discrimination charges, investigations, termination, discipline, and drug and alcohol testing. He also represents companies and executives in negotiating employment, separation, and consulting agreements.

Kevin serves as Partner in Charge of the Minneapolis office and joined Hinshaw in 2010. Previously, he was a partner in a Midwest-based full-service law firm.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Employment Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Employment Law Section
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law, 2023
    • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 – 2022
    • Recipient of the 2016 Client Choice Award – Minnesota, recognized for Employment & Benefits in Minneapolis
    • Named multiple times to the Rising Stars list by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine
    • Named multiple times to the Rising Stars list by Law & Politics Magazine
  • Academic
    • William Mitchell College of Law
      • Phi Delta Phi Legal Ethics Award
      • Co-recipient, "Best Article Award," 1998 – 1999, Bench & Bar of Minnesota
      • Dean's List

J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1999

B.A., cum laude, English, Hamline University, 1995