Mpls Law Firm Gains Co-Owner, Changes Its Name

Mpls Law Firm Gains Co-Owner, Changes Its Name

Schaefer Law Firm is now Schaefer Halleen, as Toni Halleen has become co-owner of the local firm.

A downtown Minneapolis law firm said Wednesday that it has taken on a new name to reflect a recent change in ownership.

Schaefer Law Firm, LLC, announced that Chief Operating Officer Toni Halleen is now a co-owner of the firm—which is changing its name to Schaefer Halleen, LLC.

The firm was founded roughly seven years ago by Larry Schaefer, who today serves as CEO and is the firm’s other co-owner. Schaefer Halleen employs 11 litigators and represents individuals and groups that are “affected by illegal conduct by corporate or government entities,” according to the firm’s website.

“Representing plaintiffs will continue to be the firm’s sole focus in this challenging area of the law, and having Halleen’s perspective in the firm will add immeasurably to our ability to craft creative and powerful legal arguments for our clients,” Schaefer said in a statement.

Halleen has more than 25 years of employment law experience and most recently worked at The General Counsel, Ltd., a local company that provides legal solutions to businesses of all sizes. She also serves as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.

Schaefer said in a statement that Halleen’s extensive experience representing corporations in employment disputes will complement the firm's experience representing individuals in such matters.