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NJL Adds Maria Brekke, Nicole Wiebold to Business, Corporate Teams

Minneapolis, MN—Minneapolis-based national law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) is excited to welcome two new associate attorneys this week. Maria Brekke joins the Business Litigation group, focusing her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property, data privacy, and contract disputes. Nicole Wiebold joins NJL’s Corporate and Transactional Services practice area where she will work with clients on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, business formation, contract negotiations, and general corporate governance.

Maria Brekke imports a wide range of experience in the defense and prosecution of lawsuits involving trademark and copyright infringement, defective product allegations, as well as defending toxic tort litigation cases. Nimble and quick to learn, she prides herself on her ability to understand a client’s business model and comprehensive product information, incorporating those foundational principles into an evolving litigation strategy. She has successfully argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and will continue to regularly advocate for her clients.

Nicole Wiebold enjoys working in collaboration with her clients to achieve their business goals. She deftly coordinates the mergers and acquisitions process by negotiating, drafting and reviewing all transactional documents and managing the due diligence process. She also counsels clients on a variety of issues related to the formation of business entities and on general corporate governance matters.   In addition, Nicole regularly negotiates contracts, including software licensing agreements, on behalf of her clients.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Nilan Johnson Lewis is an innovative, independent, women-owned law firm that is a first choice for organizations across the country seeking deep expertise to solve their complex business challenges and disputes. Diversity is a core founding value of NJL. In 2022, the firm became certified as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a significant milestone in NJL’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace and being a law firm that delivers exceptional results because we celebrate and advance the diversity of our members and clients. The firm has deep expertise in five areas of law: business litigation, corporate and transactional services, health care, labor and employment, and product liability/complex tort litigation. Learn more at

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