Apple Valley recently gained two law firms.

The Tentinger Law Firm, P.A., owned by Rosemount resident Jay Tentinger, purchased and moved into the building formerly occupied by Mardell Law at 15000 Garrett Av.

Tentinger's practice areas include insurance defense, personal injury and family, employment, business and probate law. It was founded in 1997 and had operated in Eagan since 2005.

JP Hoffman Law last week moved to offices near 150th Street and Johnny Cake Ridge Road. Founder Jason Hoffman, who lives in Apple Valley, said three attorneys will rotate at the new office. The firm's principal operation in Faribault.

The firm's practice areas include estate, real estate, business, family and personal injury law as well as civil litigation and criminal defense.

Landscaping firm gets award

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce recently named Simons Landscaping its 2014 Small Business of the Year.

Owner Dave Simons and his mother, Patti Simons, who is vice president, accepted the award in April at the chamber's annual small-business award luncheon and trade show at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul.

The landscaping firm was selected from nominations submitted by chamber member businesses. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the award that recognizes an organization that has been in business for five years or more, has 20 or fewer employees and has been a chamber member for at least two years. Winners must have demonstrated a commitment to the community through involvement and assistance to community organizations, as well as to employees, suppliers and customers.

Founded in 2000, Simons Landscaping is a family-owned business in South St. Paul whose services include residential and commercial landscaping, snow removal and lawn care and commercial turf management.

Lakeville clinic to relocate

Cosmopolitan Orthodontics is building a medical clinic in Lakeville at Cedar Avenue and Dodd Boulevard. The 5,800-square-foot dental clinic will replace an office on Juniper Path just off Kenwood Trail. Cosmopolitan also has a clinic in Prior Lake.

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