Messerli Kramer Elects New Shareholder and Appoints Board of Directors

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Posted Dec 29, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Messerli Kramer, a leading law firm based in the Twin Cities, announced that Meghan E. Marty, a member of the Banking and Finance group, was recently elected to become a Shareholder of the Firm. Messerli also announced that Patrick J. Hynes, a member of the Messerli Kramer Government Relations team, was elected to serve his first term on Firm’s Board of Directors. Hynes will join Joshua Hasko, President, and Brett Larson, Minneapolis Division Chair, who were each re-elected to serve another term on the Board, together with continuing terms of Michelle Jester and Bill Hicks.

“We are excited for what Meghan and Patrick will bring to these new roles at Messerli Kramer,” said Joshua Hasko, Firm President. “We are constantly creating new opportunities for our attorneys to grow and step into positions of leadership within the firm. Meghan and Patrick have proven themselves as experienced attorneys whose in-depth industry knowledge will help us continue to focus on investing in our key practice areas.”

Meghan Marty’s experience in banking and finance includes documenting and negotiating complex loan transactions and financing structures. She has represented lenders in multi-million-dollar loan transactions, including those involving financing of work force housing projects with low income housing tax credits, federal and state historic tax credits, and new market tax credits. “Meghan plays an important role in handling complex tax credit transactions and is an integral part of our Banking Group,” said Michelle Jester, Messerli & Kramer Shareholder and Chair of the Banking & Finance Practice Group.

“Meghan has already proven herself in the areas of commercial and tax credit-based financing and banking operations”, said Brett Larson, Minneapolis Division Chair. “She’s been named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers for the past three years and we are excited for how she will help lead the firm going forward.”

Patrick Hynes is a Shareholder who has served in the Minnesota Senate for six years in a number of key positions, including policy advisor to the Senate Majority Leader and the Intergovernmental Relations Counsel at the League of Minnesota Cities. He has also represented clients in complex construction defect litigation, and provided legal advice and counsel to small businesses, individuals, and many homeowners associations.

“Patrick is a seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of legislative and private practice experience,” said Katy Sen, Government Relations Division Chair. “His many clients speak very highly of him. We look forward to him leveraging his vast experience to contribute to the board in the coming years.”

Patrick Hynes replaces Government Relations attorney Nancy Haas, who has been an active and valued member of the Board and previously held the position of Government Relations Division Chair. “We want to thank Nancy for her commitment on the Board and her dedication toward the success of our Firm. We look forward to her continuing Shareholder contributions”, continued Hasko.

About Messerli Kramer

Founded in 1965, Messerli Kramer has earned a distinguished reputation as one of the Twin Cities’ leading law firms. Based in the Twin Cities, Messerli Kramer has locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Plymouth, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Omaha, Nebraska. Their team of attorneys and advisors provides sound, reasoned, and comprehensive legal advice and services across three unique, yet complementary divisions. Messerli Kramer’s clients—from major corporations and small businesses to individuals—trust the firm to help them navigate the myriad of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. In addition to their work across multiple areas of law, the firm has also founded the Messerli Kramer Foundation, whose mission is to financially assist and support Minnesota communities in eliminating the disparities in education experienced by low-income or disadvantaged children and youth. For more information about Messerli Kramer, visit

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