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Seymour J. Mansfield Joins Foley & Mansfield, PLLP

Prominent Attorney Further Strengthens Firm’s Commercial, International and Employment Law Capabilities

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foley & Mansfield, PLLP, a national law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, welcomes Seymour J. Mansfield as a partner in its Minneapolis office. A founder and named partner in the well respected firm of Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, P.A. since 1989, Mansfield is well regarded in US and multinational legal and business circles. He brings solid experience in international business matters, specifically US-Chinese business deals and disputes, as well as domestic expertise in early stage medical devices ventures, executive/professional employment matters and commercial litigation.

“Seymour is a natural fit with our firm,” says Foley & Mansfield founding partner Kyle Mansfield. “His practice niches complement and enhance our capabilities, strengthening the scope and depth of our representation of clients that do business both nationally and internationally. “His integrity and demonstrated leadership in charitable and civic legal aid initiatives is yet another match with our firm’s culture and mission,” he added, noting that Foley & Mansfield, directly and through the Foley & Mansfield Charitable Foundation, provides financial support and hundreds of hours of pro bono service to community and charitable organizations nationally and in developing areas of the world.

Prior to establishing several prominent Minnesota legal practices, Seymour Mansfield was a leading legal aid lawyer in Illinois and Minnesota, and then the Executive Director and Chief Counsel for Minnesota's largest program for civil legal aid. Continuing his remarkable pro bono activism today, Mansfield was recognized in 2009 at Minnesota’s largest annual legal event, the Law Day Testimonial Dinner, as Fund for Legal Aid Honoree for his life time achievements in supporting legal services and justice for the disadvantaged. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Illinois, before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal districts and courts of appeal. Mansfield is a long-time leader and former governing board member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW),, a commercial association of more than 100 independent commercial law firms located in 55 countries and 180 key cities, comprising over 4500 lawyers worldwide.

He is also a leader and member of the board of US-China Business Connections (UCBC),, currently co-chairing three of its important projects, including the planned UCBC Trade Mission to China in April 2013. UCBC and LAW’s member firms’ offices in ten key cities in China have provided important platforms for Mansfield’s US-China Practice. Warren Vollmar, President & Chairman of UCBC, says, “Seymour is an exceptionally valuable member of our Board, actively involved in the development and continued growth of our Chinese operations and spearheading numerous business and educational initiatives for companies pursuing business opportunities in this important market. Seymour’s ongoing service and legal counsel have proven invaluable to UCBC, and we look forward to the opportunities inherent in his new association with Foley & Mansfield.”

Seymour observes, “I am excited to be associated with the fine professionals and the broad spectrum of talents at F&M. It’s a highly collaborative, results-oriented and solution driven environment that will benefit my current and future clients, and makes for a natural pivot to deeper expertise and new opportunities for growth. Aside from all the corny jokes (e.g., we will “see more” of Mansfield), the incredible joint energy and enthusiasm makes me wonder if its more than coincidence that the Mansfield name already happens to be on the door.” Seymour and Kyle Mansfield are not related.

Foley & Mansfield is a national law firm with approximately 130 attorneys from coast-to-coast. Founded in 1989, the firm's diverse areas of practice include insurance defense, commercial litigation, business and employment law, and securities law and litigation. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the firm has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, St. Louis, and Seattle. To learn more about how we can serve your business, visit

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