At Siegel Brill we work with privately-held businesses and the people who own them. Knowing you and your business is our goal. When achieved, we earn your trust.
Our law firm has been around since 1948. Our practices have changed over the years, but the relationships we forge are very much the same. We work with people we like. And that will never change. We work with people we respect. And that will never change. We work with people who we learn from. And that will never change.
After sixty-five years, here is what we know…every day there is something new to learn about business—your business and ours. And every day, we strive to be better—better people, better parents, better lawyers—and as a result, we become better business owners.
Some things never change. But other things have to change. We’re happy to share—and our age allows us to confidently admit—we continue to change, and we’re growing stronger every day. We provide legal services in all aspects of business, real estate, tax, estate planning, commercial law, financing, and litigation. And we are grateful for the business.
Pentagon Park, the 659,000-square-foot office park located near the intersection of Interstate 494 and Highway 100, is getting a much needed new lease on life. Originally built in the 1970s, the office park has fallen into disrepair in the last decade. Hillcrest Development, headed by local developer Scott Tankenoff, purchased the property in 2012 and is rapidly building new interest in the old site. Tankenoff envisions a revitalized public square containing mixed use retail and commercial spaces. Siegel Brill shareholder Tony Gleekel has been working closely with Tankenoff and Hillcrest Development to turn that vision into a reality. Mr. Gleekel’s work has paid off in preliminary rezoning approval, tax increment financing approval, and the execution of the Master Development Agreement that will provide over $50 million dollars in Tax Increment proceeds for the redevelopment of the property.
The book tells the story of John’s client, Toby Pearson, and his battle against an insurance company following a plane crash that claimed the life of Toby’s wife and permanently injured his two young daughters. John’s efforts resulted in a significant recovery for the family and insurance-law reforms to protect future plane-crash victims, an outcome that the Star Tribune described as “remarkable.”