With the appointment of named partners Janel Dressen and Arthur Boylan, the firm long known as Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A. has announced its name is now Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
Dressen also has recently been selected to serve as the firm’s first female CEO. According to an announcement on the firm’s website, Dressen, a partner since 2008, has worked closely for decades with firm founders Joe Anthony and Rich Ostlund and partner Vincent Louwagie to “create, encourage, and nurture a firm culture of hard work, top notch client service and exceptional results.”
The firm said Dressen believes her role as CEO is critical to supporting the success of women in professional capacities. “Representation is important,” Dressen noted in the announcement. “When our litigation team more closely reflects the diversity that our clients seek in their own team and trusted advisers, our community benefits, our firm benefits, and importantly, our clients benefit.”
Boylan has handled all manner of legal disputes, the firm’s website says, including breach of contract, shareholder and ownership disputes, noncompete, business torts, insurance coverage disputes, and disputes arising from failed investments. Boylan also has served on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court of Minnesota, the Saint John’s Alumni Board, and as an officer and director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.