2017 Recent Awards and Recognitions

Hanft Fride announced attorneys Charles “Huck” Andresen, Bill Burns, Jennifer Carey, John Kelly, Cheryl Prince, Thomas Torgerson and Jacob Baker were named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers for 2017. Attorney Scott Witty was named a 2017 Minnesota Rising Star.

Andresen and Burns were named to the list for 15 consecutive years. Andresen practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate law, mining and mineral law, boundary and title correction matters, access and easement issues, and administrative law.

Burns practices in business law, private and public financing of business enterprises, zoning and real estate development, health care business issues and mergers/acquisitions.

Carey was named to the list for the 14th consecutive year, and was also ranked in the top 50 female lawyers and top 100 overall in the Super Lawyers selection process. She practices real estate development and condominium law, estate planning, probate and business law.

Kelly was chosen for the 15th year Kelly, and was also on the top 100 list for the 10th consecutive year. He practices in personal injury defense, business litigation and environmental law.

Prince has been selected for the 12th year and practices family law, in which she handles cases involving both simple and complex property division, maintenance, and custody issues. She also serves as mediator in a wide range of disputes.

Torgerson was chosen for the fourth consecutive year for his practice in commercial litigation.

This was the first time Baker was chosen for inclusion. He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration and family law.

Witty has been named a Minnesota Rising Star for six consecutive years and practices in the areas of civil litigation and employment law.