Skip to main content

Leonard, Street and Deinard to merge with Kansas City law firm

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The fourth-largest law firm in Minnesota that's been operating in Minneapolis for the last 91 years will officially announce Monday a merger with a Kansas City firm.

Leonard, Street and Deinard is combining with Stinson Morrison Hecker to form Stinson Leonard Street, the Star Tribune reports.

The Business Journal says the new firm will employ nearly 530 lawyers across 14 cities, landing the firm in the top 75 largest firms by headcount in the country.

Mark Hinderks, managing partner for Stinson, told the Business Journal that the combined firm will expand lawyers' resources and help attract clients who need more "firepower."

According to the Star Tribune, mergers in American legal circles are becoming more and more common as economic and strategic pressures force law firms to consider new growth strategies.

However, leaders of the new firm insist the transaction is not "a merger of survival," the Star Tribune reported. The Wall Street Journal says both firms prospered through the recession.

The merger is effective Jan. 1.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-19 at 4.52.46 PM

Former WCCO anchor Jamie Yuccas gets new role for CBS in LA

She will retain her national reporting duties, but it comes amid a wider move to enhance local news coverage.


Woman killed, 2 injured in White Bear Lake crash

The crash happened during the morning rush hour Monday.


Appeals court rules in favor of MDH regarding COVID-19 bar shutdowns

The two central Minnesota locations claimed the health department "didn't have the authority."

Green hydrogen

Minnesota joins coalition to accelerate development of renewable hydrogen

The new coalition will pursue federal investments in renewable hydrogen technology and infrastructure.


10-year-old falls out third-story window in Minneapolis

The incident happened early Monday morning.

Federal court house

Minnesota man who made 'graphic threats' towards senator indicted

The 35-year-old man admitted to leaving threats on an out-of-state senator's voicemail this summer.

Screen Shot 2022-09-19 at 1.09.12 PM

Toddler dies in crash involving school bus in Arden Hills

A 15-year-old suffered injuries to his legs.

Minneapolis traffic tcf bank gophers

Couple hit, injured by driver after Gopher football game

The crash occurred a few blocks away from Huntington Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.


Minnesota's TCF Bank to merge with Detroit-based bank

The TCF name is staying, with Detroit's Chemical Bank changing its name.

Minneapolis law firm cuts 20 support staff from its workforce

Legal giant Dorsey & Whitney has laid off 20 employees, including 12 positions at the downtown Minneapolis headquarters. The Star Tribune reports no lawyers were cut from the firm. The newspaper notes the remaining layoffs were at offices in California, Hong Kong, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle.