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Cappola Joins Skjold - Barthel, P.A. Litigation Group

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Skjold - Barthel today announced that Joseph M. Cappola has joined its Minneapolis office. Cappola will practice in the firm's Litigation Group, serving clients in securities litigation, FINRA arbitrations, shareholder disputes and contract cases.

Previously, Cappola served as a Judicial Extern with the Minnesota Court of Appeals and clerked for the firm's Business and Litigation groups, assisting with a wide variety of matters ranging from securities fraud to franchise law.

Licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota, Cappola was sworn in on May 7, 2010.

Cappola earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in business law, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Dean's Distinguished Scholarship award. He served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, competed on the American College of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial team, and received a Law School Public Service Program notation for law-related public service work -- including volunteer service with the Advocacy Center of New Orleans. Cappola also performed in A Midsemester Night's Dream, a production of the law school's acclaimed Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (T.O.R.T.).

About Skjold - Barthel At Skjold - Barthel, our business is straightforward: aligning ourselves with our client's business strategy and providing the integrated legal representation necessary for client success.

As general counsel to small and medium size businesses and their owners, our legal, financial analysis and business experience helps clients leverage knowledge and relationships to enhance their competitive advantage in the marketplace. Our scalable litigation model, based on appropriate resource allocation and advanced technologies, allows us to deliver highly efficient and cost-effective litigation services and support for commercial disputes of all sizes. To learn more about our business, and how we can serve your business, visit www.skjold-barthel.com or call us directly at 612-746-2560.

SOURCE: Skjold - Barthel CONTACT: Skjold - Barthel Liz Hersey, 612-746-2560 lhersey@skjold-barthel.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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