Minnesota Super Lawyer and Rising Star awards were published Monday, July 20th.

Four of Smith Jadin Johnsons Attorneys made the list.

Anthony T. Smith – Anthony (“Tony”) T. Smith has been representing property owners for most of his career. Tony’s practice focuses on the diverse legal needs of common interest communities. He regularly advises condominium and townhome associations on all aspects of operation, management, governance, and litigation, including:

Governing document preparation, amendment, and interpretation;
Rule enforcement;
Compliance with applicable state and federal laws (MCIOA, Minnesota Nonprofit Corporations Act, Fair Housing Act, Minnesota Human Rights Act, etc.);
Homeowner dispute resolution;
Contract review and negotiation;
Insurance claim disputes and litigation; and
Contractor disputes and construction defect litigation.

A skilled communicator, problem solver, negotiator, and trial lawyer, Tony has represented clients in cases before Minnesota’s state and federal courts, state and federal appellate courts, and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Alexander M. Jadin – Throughout his career, Alex has helped secure numerous successful outcomes for his clients in a wide range of legal matters involving insurance policy interpretation and coverage, property damage claims, and construction defects. He also has substantial experience in insurance litigation, including fire cause and origin disputes and product liability litigation, valuation disputes, insurance appraisals, insurance coverage disputes,  motion practice, mediation, and trial (appellate). Alex also works with community associations and businesses, handling their corporate governance, and litigation.  Alex has handled numerous appeals cases in multiple jurisdictions, leading to new laws and positive results for his clients.
He practices in the following areas:

Insurance Appraisals and Litigation
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Appellate Practice
Construction Defect Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Community Association Law
Estate Planning
General Corporate Representation

In addition to extensive experience in litigation, Alex serves as a counselor for individuals and businesses in estate and business planning for all facets of their needs from asset creation to asset protection, as well as the protection of their estates.

Timothy D. Johnson – Tim represents both individual and business clients in a wide range of legal matters both in and out of court.  Tim has handled numerous cases in state and federal court, before multiple appellate courts, and in administrative court.  Tim also represents homeowners and business owners at insurance appraisals.  In addition to an extensive litigation practice, Tim counsels clients in real estate transactions such as commercial leases, purchase agreements, and other types of real estate matters. When he is not handling cases, Tim frequently speaks across the country at conferences and events on issues of insurance and construction law.
Tim’s primary practice areas:

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Appraisal Hearings

Construction Law

Real Estate Law

Tim is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association’s Real Property Section, he serves as a volunteer in Mitchell Hamline’s Mentor Program, he serves as a volunteer coach for the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, he serves as a volunteer on the Contractor Association of Minnesota’s public policy committee, and he is an adjunct professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Finn S. Jacobsen – Finn has successfully advocated for his clients in all areas involving community associations, including the retrieval of assessments through collections and foreclosures; enforcement of association rules and governing documents; mediation, arbitration, and litigation; interpretation and amendment of governing documents; and many others. Finn’s successful results in his practice allows him to approach his clients’ problems with a keen understanding and familiarity of the issues related to community associations.

Finn plays an essential role in providing legal counseling to associations. Whether a community is self-managed or employs a professional property management company, Finn prides himself in his commitment to prompt, personal service. He has provided legal counsel to associations relating to municipal law, state law, federal law, and administrative hearing.
He practices in the following areas:

Community Association Law

Insurance Appraisals and Litigation

Construction Law and Litigation

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