Stanley “Stan” Efron, one of the founding members of Henson Efron, passed away on September 27, 2018 at the age of 87. Born to David and Ann Efron on November 4, 1930 in St. Paul, MN, Stan remained there until marrying and moving to Minneapolis in 1961.


Graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1953, Stan went on to serve in the U.S. Army JAG Corps stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO until April, 1957. In 1958, he joined forces with Bob Rice to form the law firm of Rice and Efron, later known as Efron & Kittler, a three-person firm with a principal focus in the corporate and tax law areas. In 1976, Efron & Kittler merged with Henson & Tully to form Henson Efron. The new firm had a broader range of capabilities and was able to meet the needs of a greater community. Focused on client service and excellence, Stan was a driving force in building Henson Efron into the firm it is today.


Stan was an amiable and magnanimous man, dedicated to his clients, the firm and his profession. He was a smart and savvy lawyer with the unique ability to advise clients on a broad range of business issues and lead a litigation team when necessary. Stan was not only a counselor to his clients, but a trusted friend. In 2005, he was awarded a Minnesota Law Review Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his great success and generosity.


With a zest for life outside of work, Stan learned to fly early on and occasionally piloted his legal team to a trial or client meeting. Even if it may have been just as fast to drive, it certainly would not have been as much fun. Also passionate about model trains, he was an active member of the Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society, a lover of art and an avid golfer.

Published on November 25, 2018