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Constitutional litigation is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice. We represent individuals, private businesses, and government entities where their actions raise constitutional issues.

Our attorneys have experience litigating a multitude of issues in the government sector. We have defended land-use and zoning decisions made by cities, counties, and other public bodies. We have defended claims against government entities arising from land-use regulation, including “takings,” free speech and association, and substantive and procedural due-process claims.

Katherine Swenson
Emily McAdam
Erin Emory
John Baker

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John M. Baker
612.373.8344

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    “What’s next?” Greene Espel can guide you through the appellate process, providing an objective assessment of the pivotal issues, developing a strategy based on how appellate judges are likely to view a case in light of legal, institutional, and policy considerations, and advocating effectively.

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Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners

This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.” 

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Chambers USA Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners

Chambers rankings are the result of in-depth market analysis and independent research conducted by an experienced team of researchers.

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John Baker and Kate Swenson Receive Amicus Service Award from International Municipal Lawyers Association

Through the Amicus Service Award, IMLA seeks to recognize the lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.

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