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Minneapolis
3200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
Phone: 612.332.5300
Fax: 612.332.9081

Merchant & Gould's Minneapolis-St. Paul office is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Founded in 1900 as Minnesota's first intellectual property law firm, the Minneapolis office provides a full spectrum of Intellectual Property legal services to clients in the Midwest, nationally, and around the world.

The Twin Cities area is considered the economic capital of the upper Midwest. Home to Fortune 500 companies such as General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, and Ecolab, as well as high-tech firms, manufacturing companies, major financial companies, retailers, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul is a thriving region. Serving inventors, small businesses, and major corporations in the computer, medical, manufacturing, and consumer products fields, Merchant & Gould has grown to become the largest intellectual property firm in the region and one of the largest in the U.S. Our attorneys are committed to the betterment of the Twin Cities, providing pro bono legal services through organizations like the Children's Law Center of Minnesota and the Volunteer Lawyers Network, and participating on boards and committees of organizations throughout Minneapolis and Minnesota.

We represent many major corporations which are prominent in the computer, medical, manufacturing and consumer products fields.

Driving Directions

From the North: Take Highway 10 to 610. Hwy 610 turns into Hwy MN-252 S. Hwy 252 merges into I-94 E. Take exit number 230, towards 4th St. N. Stay straight on 4th St. to 1st Ave. N. Turn right on 1st Ave. N to N 8th St. Turn left onto N 8th St. To park in the IDS Center, turn left on Marquette. The parking ramp is in between S. 8th St. and S. 7th St. on the left side of the street.
 
From the East (St. Paul): Take I-94 W to the Hennepin Ave./Lyndale Ave. exit, exit number 231B. Turn right onto Hennepin Ave. Continue on Hennepin Ave. Turn Right onto S. 8th St. To park in the IDS Center, turn left on Marquette. The parking ramp is in between S. 8th St. and S. 7th St. on the left side of the street.
 
From the West: Take Highway 12 East. Hwy 12 East turns into I-394 East. Take I-394 East toward Downtown. Take the 12th St. N exit (Exit 9A). Continue on 12th Street to Marquette Ave. Turn Left onto Marquette Ave. and continue for several blocks. The IDS Center is located between 8th and 7th Streets on your left. The IDS Center Parking Ramp is in the middle of the block on the left side of the street.
 
From South: Take either MN-62 E or MN-62 W ramp (depending on where you are coming from). Take I-35W North ramp towards Minneapolis. Merge onto I-35W N. Take the MN-65/I-94 W exit, exit number 16A, on the left towards Downtown Exits. Merge onto MN-65 N. Take the 11th St./E. Grant St. exit, veering slightly left onto 11th St S. Turn right on Marquette Ave. The IDS Center Parking Ramp is located on the left side of Marquette Ave. between S. 8th St. and S. 7th St.

Minneapolis

The city in a nutshell: The largest city in Minnesota and part of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minneapolis is consistently ranked high in surveys of best cities to work and live. With low unemployment, a variety of growing industries and sectors, and plenty of urban green living initiatives from clean water to bike trails, Minneapolis is known for its high quality of life.  
 
Our economic engine: Minneapolis is home to many Fortune 500 companies, high-tech firms, manufacturing companies, retail chains, financial companies, and the University of Minnesota. The city's creative class is also thriving, with more live theater per capita than any other city besides New York, and a fertile ground for the arts and music.
 
Around the neighborhoods: Downtown Minneapolis features a skyscraper skyline, sports arenas (the Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins), many theaters, restaurants, nightclubs, and museums. Other neighborhoods in the city are diverse, from sought-after lakeside real estate to quiet suburban communities to campus-oriented neighborhoods near the University.
 
We're famous for: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Schultz, Betty Crocker, Walter Mondale, the 52-block skyway system connecting nearly 5 miles of downtown, and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
 
Must-see sights: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, Mall of America, Guthrie Theater, and the Fitzgerald Theater.

Hotels

Marquette Hotel (in the IDS building)
710 Marquette Ave
 
Marriott – City Center
30 S. 7th St.
 
35 7th St. S.
 
615 2nd Ave. S.
 
1001 Marquette Ave. S.
 
601 1st Ave. N.
 
1313 Nicollet Mall
 
1300 Nicollet Mall
 
901 Hennepin Ave.

Restaurants

Downtown, within walking distance of Merchant & Gould offices
825 Marquette Ave.
 
831 Nicollet Mall
 
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
800 Nicollet Mall
 
801 Hennepin Ave.
 
825 Hennepin Ave.
 
Basil's (in the IDS)
710 Marquette Ave. S.
 
Mission (in the IDS)
77 South 7th St.
 
50 South 6th St.
 
A short jaunt to the outer rings of downtown – North Loop area
112 North 3rd St.
 
800 North Washington Ave.
 
119 Washington Ave. N.
 
Outside of downtown but worth the drive
528 University Ave. SE
 
359 13th Ave. NE
 
2726 West 43rd St.
 
4257 Nicollet Ave.
 
2903 Lyndale Ave. S.
 
4300 Bryant Ave. S.

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Mele Caufman
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Charles Golla
Of Counsel

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Jeffrey Cronin
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Aaron M. Johnson
Associate

phone Phone: 612.336.4754

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Foreign Filing Paralegal

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Partner

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Of Counsel

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phone Phone: 612.336.4633

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phone Phone: 612.336.4762

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phone Phone: 612.336.4666

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Of Counsel

phone Phone: 612.336.4721

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Foreign Filing Paralegal

phone Phone: 612.371.5254

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Partner

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phone Phone: 612.371.5373

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phone Phone: 612.371.5214

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Of Counsel

phone Phone: 612.371.5240

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