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CHELSEY BUCK • MIKE COHEN • LINDSEY DAY • LUKE GREINER • TIM HASSETT • ALLISON HINTZ • AMANDA MCALLISTER • HANNAH LUTZ • DAVE MOREHOUSE • MEG SAYRE • MAX SCHWARTZ • DAN TENENBAUM • LORI WIESE-PARKS




CHELSEY BUCK

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Travel
(2) Food
(3) Movies & TV

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Politics
(2) Religion
(3) Sports

Best piece of advice you ever received?
"Nothing worth having comes easy."

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?

A wedding photographer business

It's your last meal...what's on the menu?
Pizza from Naples, Pizza Hut breadsticks, and S'mores (lots of them).

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
I would love to have dinner with Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson.  What can I say? I love the Office.

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MIKE COHEN

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Intellectual Property
(2) Basketball
(3) Television

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) The weather
(2) Religion
(3) Politics

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
Boston Legal

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Sound of Music

What was your major in college?
Urban Planning and Russian — I was going to design cities in Russia

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital, and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
A 24-hour hardware store that serves 10 varieties of soup

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LINDSEY DAY

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Wisconsin sports
(2) Outdoors
(3) Travel

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Politics
(2) Religion
(3) Exotic foods

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
Ed (about the bowling-alley lawyer)

What was your major in college?
Accounting

What was your very first paying job?
Rink monitor at open skate at the local ice arena

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?
A little bit of a lot of things: cheese pizza, the steak and those delicious rolls with cinnamon butter at the Texas Roadhouse, shrimp, and Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits

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LUKE GREINER

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point. 
(1) Sports
(2) Food
(3) Television

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point. 
(1) politics
(2) religion
(3) Justin Bieber

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer? 
Remember the Titans

It’s your last meal…what’s on the menu? 
Anything on the grill, as long as I can eat outside, watch the sunset, and wash it down with a cold beer.

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
Private hockey-skills coach.

Best piece of advice you ever received? 
Control what you can control, ignore the rest.

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TIM HASSETT

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point. 
(1) Sports
(2) Movies
(3) Entrepreneurship

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Cooking
(2) Interior design
(3) Fashion

Where did you attend law school? What did you like most about that location?
Saint Louis University
I loved attending law school in my hometown.

Who is/was an important mentor to you? 
My family

What was your very first paying job? 
Umpire at local ballpark

What was your major in college? If you had it to do all over again, what would you study now? 
History
I’d still follow the same path

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ALLISON HINTZ

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point
(1) Animals (including dogs, which are *technically* people).
(2) Climate change.
(3) The outdoors.

List three topics you are least likely to blog about
(1) The law.
(2) Cooking.
(3) Telemarketers (always best to ignore).

Who is/was an important mentor to you?
My Grandpa.  As a farmer (i.e., an entrepreneur and small business owner), he taught me the importance of street smarts and the value of living up to one’s word.

Favorite movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Lord of the Rings (extended version), watched back-to-back in one day.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you study now?
If I had to go back to day one of college and do it all over again, I would study architecture.  There is something so fascinating to me about transforming an idea into a digital model, which ultimately ends up housing and hosting individuals, families, employees and employers, sports teams and on and on. At the end of the day, architects get to design and build something that lives beyond them and that impacts others in a unobtrusive way.

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
Dog walking. Who knows? I might still do this.

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HANNAH LUTZ

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) The internet
(2) Music
(3) Science fiction

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Finance
(2) Religion
(3) Politics

What was your major in college? 
I double majored in music and philosophy.

Where did you attend law school? What did you like most about that location?
I attended law school in New York City. I loved being able to walk or take the subway anywhere, and to make a grocery run or have food delivered at any time of day. As a fan of classical music and musical theater, I also benefited from the incredible opportunity to go to world-class opera, orchestra, and Broadway performances.

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
Arrested Development. Definitely more of a lesson in what not to do...

What’s the first food booth you visit on a trip to the state fair? 
Cheese curds, of course.

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AMANDA MCALLISTER

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) International law
(2) Media (movies, television and video games)
(3) New technologies

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Taxes
(2) Retirement
(3) Cooking (because I'm terrible at it)

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. My dream is to travel all around New Zealand on a LOTR tour someday.

If you had it to do all over again, what would you study now? 
I would’ve (attempted to) study astrophysics. I’m fascinated by space.

What’s the first food booth you visit on a trip to the state fair?

The Australian Battered Potatoes. It requires an entirely separate trip.

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
A wolfdog sanctuary for abandoned, abused, and displaced wolfdogs..

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DAVE MOREHOUSE

Three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point?
(1) Generally, books—maybe a movie here and there or even a current event
(2) What we all might learn from Indiana Jones (or other sources that entrepreneurs might not readily embrace)
(3) Enlightened self interest

Three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point?
(1) Celebrities and their public meltdowns
(2) Intricate details of arcane provisions of the tax code (I have partners for that!)
(3) How to make a humongous fortune (if I knew, I might already have done it)

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer? 
Rumpole of the Bailey (Masterpiece, PBS). Otherwise, I tend to avoid law-oriented shows. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Favorite movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
How the West Was Won—It may not be particularly accurate historically, but it captures the American impulse to create, to build, and to improve. Plus, it has an awesome score.

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner? 
Winston Churchill or Franklin Roosevelt—it’s a toss-up. If those guys are busy that night, William the Conqueror. I’d have a drink with Jimmy Page.

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?
A reprieve?

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MEG SAYRE

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1)  Food
(2)  Art and/or art law
(3)  Travel

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1)  Sports
(2)  Politics
(3)  Religion           

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Grand Budapest Hotel – I love everything by Wes Anderson, and the imagery in this film is delightful.

What’s the most ridiculous Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
I love dreaming up creative costume ideas. I was a cupcake for Halloween a few years ago, complete with an elaborate Pottery Barn Teen costume with layers of felt ruffles and a strawberry headpiece.   My husband went as Buddy the Elf, and we were on a sugar high all night (pun intended).

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
Jimmy Fallon.  

It’s your last meal…what’s on the menu?   
Pici with truffles, an amazing hand-rolled pasta I discovered while traveling in Tuscany.

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MAX SCHWARTZ

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point. 
(1) Effects of COVID 19 on startup ecosystem
(2) twin cities startup community
(3) tips for raising your first round of financing

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point. 
(1) Crypto
(2) IPOs
(3) sharing economy companies

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
None (all lawyers on TV are terrible)

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
Blade Runner (directors cut)

It’s your last meal…what’s on the menu?
Fried chicken and waffles, roasted brussel sprouts in fish sauce caramel, peach/blueberry pie with homemade vanilla ice cream

Best piece of advice you ever received?
Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

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DAN TENENBAUM

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Musical theatre
(2) Animation
(3) Raising capital and/or children

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Country music
(2) The British royal family
(3) Celebrity marriages

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer? 
Modern Family, because it doesn’t really center around the fact that Mitchell is a lawyer

Favorite movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer? 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston wasn’t a lawyer, although I’ve seen plenty of lawyers who act like that...)

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
Walt Disney

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu? 
Chicken wings, Gino’s East pizza (with sausage—crumbles, not patty—mushrooms, and pesto), and chocolate mousse cake (from Carnegie Deli)

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LORI WIESE-PARKS

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Trademarks
(2) Advertising
(3) Dogs

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) The war in Afghanistan
(2) Insurance
(3) Sushi

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
LA Law—I was a newer attorney when the show started, and I appreciated that it wasn’t particularly realistic, at least with respect to MN Law. I didn’t watch it so much in the later years, but admit that I loved the episode where the nasty managing partner stepped into the elevator that wasn’t there. It still makes me smile. I am also a sucker for the old black and white Perry Mason episodes (not the later made-for-TV movies).

If you had it to do all over again, what would you study now?
Archeology or museum administration

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?  
Lee Harvey Oswald—I really want to know!

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?  
Blutwurst and grit—an old German recipe that died with my aunt (it’s not as gross as it sounds)

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