Briggs partner starts his own food-focused law practice

Briggs and Morgan partner Troy Hutchinson has resigned to start his own practice focusing on food, beverage and agribusiness.

Hutchinson left the Minneapolis-based law firm Feb. 5. He said he’s taking all of his clients with him, which include Wayzata-based Sparboe Farms Inc., Cannon Falls-based Mel-O Honey, Cannon Falls peanut butter brand PB Crave, Litchfield-based dairy co-op First District Association and Fury Beverages in St. Paul.

“By being nimble, I can now tailor how I provide services to fit each client’s needs,” Hutchinson said. “I can provide better counsel without being constrained by the higher overhead of a large law firm. I do not believe that large means better. ”

Hutchinson became a partner at Briggs in 2011. Before that he was an attorney in Portland, Ore.-based Stoel Rives’ Minneapolis office. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

The new practice, Hutchinson P.A., has an office in Wayzata. He is interviewing associate attorneys with plans to hire.

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