Leonard B. Segal Partner


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Leonard Segal is all about getting ahead of business problems and getting squarely behind his clients. Whether your business employs six people or six hundred, and whether you are a for-profit company or a non-profit entity, Lenny has it all covered.  With 25 years of experience, Lenny will help with all of your employment and labor law needs (including those you don’t know you need—aka, “prevention”).

Whether you need help navigating a tricky employment situation, need training for your employees, have alleged employee misconduct that needs to be investigated, or simply want a handbook or contract drafted, Lenny brings an unwavering determination to help you improve your employee relations and prevent problems.  Employment laws and regulations are numerous and confusing.  Lenny brings clarity to the law and to the morass of regulations.

While Lenny enjoys helping clients do things correctly from the beginning, sometimes disputes do arise.  Whether it be a state or federal lawsuit, an unemployment insurance appeal, or a discrimination claim brought before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, or a local community’s human rights commission, Lenny has extensive experience representing clients before various governmental agencies.

What types of things can Lenny help you address?  While not exhaustive, the following list hopefully gives you a good sense of Lenny’s experience and how he can help you.

  • Preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment
  • Improving hiring practices
  • Discipline and discharge of employees
  • Preparing and enforcing non-competition and confidentiality agreements
  • Analyzing wage and hour matters, including properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt and as employees or independent contractors
  • Complying with various employment and labor laws
  • Conducting lawful drug and alcohol testing
  • Handling unemployment insurance matters
  • Preparing and implement employment policies and practices
  • While Lenny’s practice focuses on businesses, he does help individuals with non-compete issues and who need an employment or severance agreement reviewed or negotiated.

Lenny is a 1993 graduate of the UCLA School of Law and a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree.

Lenny is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist.  Fewer than 3% of lawyers in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.  In 2018, Lenny made the very exclusive list of Minnesota Super Lawyers for the 11th consecutive time!

Lenny is active both within the law and in his community.  For example:

  • He is a member of the Labor & Employment law sections of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association
  • He is a past Chair (2012-2013) of the MSBA’s Practice Management & Marketing Section
  • He currently serves as the treasurer of the Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court, where he has been a member since 2004
  • He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Job Support Workshop
  • He currently serves as the Vice President of the Junior League and Board Member for the Golden Valley Girls Softball Association
  • He has served as a youth baseball and softball coach for the past several years

OUR CORE VALUES

DILIGENCE

We are accountable to give 100% to our families, clients and colleagues. “Work hard, play hard” isn’t just a cliché for us, it is a way of life.

ZEAL

We are unwavering in our commitment to our profession, clients and colleagues. We relentlessly seek outcome-based solutions both internally and for our clients.

GENEROSITY

We share a desire to give back to our communities through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

COMRADERY

We build and cherish long-lasting relationships with our colleagues and clients. The spirit of friendship is always present in our professional and personal lives.

RESPECT

We strive to be patient, honest and kind to those with whom we come in contact. There is no hierarchy to respect.