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Ally Law

Minneapolis Office

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Firm Details:

President: Ramesh Vaidyanathan

Board Members: Wendy Horn (Executive Director), Paola Sangiovanni (First Vice President), Andrew Parlour (Treasurer), Juan Pablo Cardinal (Secretary); Erich Gibel, Martin O’Hara, James Turner, Denise Junqueira, Linky Trott, Harvey Koning, Ramona Azzopardi, Judy Marsh (Vice Presidents)

Number of member firms: 78

Languages: 52+

Network Overview:

Launched in 1990, Ally Law today comprises 78 law firms worldwide with more than 2,800 lawyers and advisors practicing from offices in 59 countries and counting. In a rapidly changing, interconnected world, our members offer stability, competitive rates, global reach and on-the-ground local knowledge. We work together to help clients grow, connect, and move beyond jurisdictions, economies, languages and industries.

Many of our members are first-generation firms, founded by lawyers with experience in larger regional or global firms and a desire to provide higher levels of client service, deliver greater value, and foster the innovation that comes with independence. Ally Law enables member firms to offer global resources to forward-thinking clients at rates commensurate with local custom and practice.

Relationships across the network are typically guided by the top leaders within their respective firms. As such, Ally Law reflects and expands upon the creative, collaborative and entrepreneurial cultures found across the organisation.

Ally Law members are carefully selected based on practice expertise, reputation and commitment to client service. Each are market leaders — and many are full-service firms — within their own jurisdictions, and all punch above their weight, competing regularly with the largest and best-known firms in key practice areas.

Focused on the future, Ally Law sponsors an ongoing Young Leaders Development Program, is home to a vibrant Women in Law networking initiative, and has revamped its administrative and client-service tools to help businesses and ultra-high-net-worth individuals achieve success while navigating the challenges of a global pandemic.

Main Areas of Practice

Collectively and as individual firms, Ally Law has deep bench strength in the full complement of legal disciplines required to help multinational, regional and local clients seize business opportunities and address complex legal and regulatory challenges. Key service areas include cross-border mergers and acquisitions, litigation and international arbitration, tax, and technology law (including intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce and cybersecurity). Many member firms also have strong practices in bankruptcy, business immigration, construction and real estate, corporate law, finance, energy, environmental, international trade, labour and employment, employee benefits, regulatory compliance, securities, and wealth management (including trusts, estates, private wealth, and family and matrimonial law).

With specialised knowledge in dozens of business sectors, Ally Law provides industry-specific counsel that helps clients maintain competitive advantage, expand market and geographic presence, and ensure compliance with the local laws and regulations that apply wherever they do business. Lawyers from across the network are active in industry organisations, have obtained advanced degrees, training and certifications in numerous scientific and technical disciplines, and regularly speak and write on the business and legal issues that drive success. Among other industries, the network serves clients in the agriculture, banking, cannabis, cybercurrency, blockchain (DLT), food and beverage, gaming, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, professional services, real property and construction, renewable energy, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Quality at Every Step — and In Every Jurisdiction:

Businesses need to have confidence that their legal work will be handled reliably, seamlessly and consistently around the world. In consultation with clients, Ally Law has developed and its member firms adhere to a core set of service standards designed to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction. It emphasises responsive, proactive communications, delivery of value through proactive matter planning and case management, and the use of technologies, processes and policies that support clear billing procedures, effective document management and excellent legal representation while protecting sensitive client information.

Ally Law regularly asks for written evaluations of its member firms’ services. It does more than simply listen — it uses this information to take immediate action to resolve any outstanding issues and share its experiences and best practices with other member firms to elevate the quality of its service across the entire network.

Member Firms:

Argentina: Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala, Zaefferer

Australia – New South Wales + Victoria: Russell Kennedy

Australia – Queensland: Thynne & Macartney

Austria: Gibel Zirm Rechtsanwalt

Belgium + Mauritius: Lallemand Legros & Joyn (LLJ)

Bolivia: PPO Lawyers

Brazil: Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos

Bulgaria: Kalaidjiev & Georgiev

Canada – Alberta: Bryan & Company LLP

Canada – British Columbia: Kornfeld LLP

Canada – Quebec: Spiegel Sohmer

Canada – Ontario: Torkin Manes

Chile: Arteaga | Gorziglia

China – PRC: R&P China Lawyers

China – Hong Kong: Boase Cohen & Collins

Colombia: DRET Legal

Costa Rica: Oller Abogados

Cyprus: Georgiades & Pelides

Czech Republic: Holec Zuska & Partners

Dominican Republic: Hernández & Hernández Abogados

Ecuador: Robalino

England & Wales: Edwin Coe LLP

Finland: Applex

France: Alerion

Germany: Melchers Law Firm

Greece: Your Legal Partners

Honduras: Aczalaw

Hungary: KCG Partners

India: Advaya Legal

Indonesia: Nusantara Legal Partnership

Ireland: Hayes solicitors LLP

Israel: Lipa Meir

Italy: Gitti and Partners

Japan: Blakemore & Mitsuki

Latvia: Spridzāns, Snipe & Hramčenko

Malaysia: Raslan Loong, Shen & Eow

Malta: WH Partners

Mexico – DF: Cornejo Méndez González & Duarte SC

Netherlands: De Metz Advocaten

New Zealand: McVeagh Fleming

Nicaragua: ACZALAW Nicaragua

Panama: DELCO Law

Peru: Santiváñez Abogados

Philippines: ZG Law

Poland: Izabella Żyglicka and Partners

Portugal: Teixeira de Freitas, Rodrigues e Associados

Romania: Vlăsceanu, Nyerges & Partners

Slovakia: Hronček & Partners, s. r. o.

Singapore: A. Ang Seah & Hoe

South Korea: Hankyul Law Group

Spain: Marti & Associats

Sweden: FramLaw

Switzerland: Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd

Taiwan: Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law

Thailand: Duensing Kippen, Ltd.

Ukraine: Dynasty Legal

Uruguay: Lapique & Santeugini

USA – Alaska: Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot

USA – California-Northern: Berliner Cohen, LLP

USA – California-Southern: Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP

USA – Colorado: Moye White LLP

USA – Delaware: The Stewart Law Firm

USA – District of Columbia + UAE: Kalbian Hagerty LLP

USA – Florida: Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

USA – Illinois: Much USA – Massachusetts: Rich Ma

USA – Michigan: Varnum LLP

USA – Minnesota: Fafinski Mark & Johnson

USA – Missouri: Evans & Dixon

USA – New York: Phillips Nizer

USA – North Carolina: Smith Anderson

USA – Ohio + Texas: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

USA – Pennsylvania: Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

USA – Utah + Nevada: Fabian VanCott

Venezuela: Pérez Duin, Gutiérrez Rodriguez, Abogados

Vietnam: LNT & Partners