Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, a Miami-based boutique litigation firm, has decided to open a Minneapolis office.

The new office will be the law firm’s first outside of South Florida.

It will be led by prominent local litigator Daniel Rosen, who is known for his work in eminent domain cases.

He represented developer Hines Interests in a case concerning the land for the Target Field baseball stadium.

He has also represented corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Walgreens and Sears Holdings.

“Minneapolis is well-regarded for its sophisticated court system, highly experienced bench and bevy of major national corporations — but continues to be overlooked by the big litigation firms,” said Abbey Kaplan, founding partner of Kluger Kaplan, in a statement.

“Dan’s esteemed reputation, coupled with our resources, will bring immediate value to our existing clients and fill a need in this underserved market.”

Kluger Kaplan has more than 30 attorneys in South Florida and covers business and corporate litigation, real estate related litigation, employment litigation and more.

The firm will open a temporary office at the IDS Center before it moves to a permanent location elsewhere in downtown. Kluger Kaplan plans to make several Minnesota-based hires in the next few months.

Rosen, who previously served as partner of the Parker Rosen firm, will start as partner-in-charge of the Minneapolis office on May 1.

“Coming to Kluger Kaplan is a natural fit and aligns seamlessly with my clients’ needs and interests,” Rosen said in a statement. “By combining forces, we can deliver exceptional legal counsel while creating a platform for additional growth across the Midwest.”

The firm anticipates opening future locations in Chicago, St. Louis and other parts of the Midwest.


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