General Information

Year founded: 1976
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Overview

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Located in downtown Minneapolis, Henson Efron delivers smart solutions and champions your cause as if it were their own. The mission of the firm is to be your first choice – and the last law firm you ever hire. At Henson Efron, they excelled at delivering a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses and have since 1976. Their attorneys practice primarily in the areas of family law; estate, trust and probate; business law; tax; litigation; and real estate. They employ a team approach to meeting their clients’ legal needs, utilizing the firm’s size and breadth of talent to deliver exceptional and on-time service.

Henson Efron serves several clients with out-of-state and international needs effectively and efficiently through their membership in the Legal Netlink Alliance. Through this international consortium of law firms, Henson Efron has relationships with firms across North America, Europe and Asia that have been carefully selected because of their high level of quality and integrity. When in need, member firms can quickly step in and assist Henson Efron with meeting the international and out-of-state needs of their clients.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated firm, Henson Efron regularly represents Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide variety of closely and publicly held corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses and individuals.

Rankings

Henson & Efron, P.A. is metro ranked in 18 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Minneapolis
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 1 for Mediation

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Trusts and Estates
Henson & Efron provides comprehensive trust and estate planning services to their clients. Communication between the attorney and client is excellent as the attorneys take time to listen to the clients and make sure the client has a clear understanding of the estate planning process that will be put into place for them. The attorneys have a deep understanding of the estate and trust laws and can put together estate plans from the simple to the very complex, depending on client circumstances. Estate and trust planning is done on a timely basis and in a cost effective manner for the client. This firm does very well with clients and is highly recommended.
David Boe, Vice President – BMO Private Bank
Trusts and Estates
I have used Henson & Efron in numerous capacity from law suites, estates, trusts and even divorce for one of our clients and have referred friends to them. They exceed expectations every time. They are extremely knowledgeable and informing of circumstances and options available to me and have full confidence it will get done in a timely and professional manner. They are the top law firm in Minneapolis when it comes to my situations and I am very thankful for them. We would not be able to handle the type of case load we do with out their assistance.
Jeff Kittelson, Director – Fiduciary Foundation, LLC

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Minneapolis
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Elder Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 3 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Henson & Efron, P.A. has 18 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Henson & Efron, P.A. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Demographics

Partners
Male: 14
Female: 6
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 3
Associates
Male: 2
Female: 3
Other Lawyers
Male: 3
Female: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 3
Female: 1
Paralegals
Male: 2
Female: 6
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 4
Female: 13

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Eleven Henson Efron Attorneys listed as 2019 Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in 2018 named ten Henson Efron Attorneys
  • Lisa T. Spencer named 2018 Minneapolis Family Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Two Henson Efron Attorneys named North Star Lawyers in 2017
  • Three Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2017 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Eight Attorneys named as the Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Fourteen Henson Efron Attorneys selected in 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys selected as 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • Christopher J. Burns named a 2016 Twin Cities Five Star Financial Services Professional
  • Seven Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers
  • Three Henson Efron Attorneys selected as 2016 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers recognized thirteen Henson Efron Attorneys
  • Three Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2016 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Seven Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2016 North Star Lawyers
  • Thirteen Henson Efron Attorneys selected in 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys selected as 2015 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • 2015 Best Lawyers recognized six Henson Efron Attorneys
  • Six Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2015 North Star Lawyers
  • 2014 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota recognized four Henson Efron Attorneys
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys named as the Best Lawyers in America in 2014
  • North Star Lawyers recognized six Henson Efron Attorneys in 2014
  • 2014 Minnesota Rising Stars recognizes three Henson Efron Attorneys
  • Henson Efron Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America 2014
  • Thirteen Henson Efron Attorneys selected in 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Henson Efron Successful Representation recognized as one of 2014's Lawsuits of the Year
  • Christopher J. Burns named a 2014 Five Star Estate Planning Attorney
  • William F. Forsyth HCBA Family Law Professionalism Award 2013
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys selected in 2013 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • Henson Efron Attorneys named as 2013 North Star Lawyers by Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys named as 2013 North Star Lawyers
  • David Bradley Olsen honored as an Attorney of the Year 2013
  • Four Henson Efron Attorneys recognized as 2013 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Eleven Henson Efron Attorneys selected in 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Ranked "Best Law Firm" by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2013
  • Joseph T. Dixon Dedication to Professionalism Award 2012
  • Ten Henson Efron Attorneys named 2012 Super Lawyers
  • Henson Efron Named 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business 2012
  • Alan Eidsness awarded 2012 Attorney of the Year
  • Five Henson Efron Attorneys named Rising Stars 2012

Main Location

Minneapolis, MN
225 South Sixth Street, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States
612-339-2500 Call our Minneapolis, MN location at 612-339-2500 Get Directions Get directions to our Minneapolis, MN location

Management and Personnel

President
Lisa Spencer

Contacts

Chief Operating Officer
Robin Asleson
Marketing Coordinator
Liam Spencer
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