Stephen J. Burton

1951 - 2015

Stephen J. Burton, our long-time partner and friend, passed away on July 15, 2015, at the age of 63.

Steve spent his entire professional career with our firm after graduating with honors from William Mitchell College of Law in 1977. He was a nationally renowned expert in the field of labor law, particularly in the construction industry. Steve worked tirelessly representing national and local multiemployer associations in a variety of legal issues including association governance, as well as contract negotiation and administration with their union counterparts. He also applied his labor law expertise on behalf of employers in a wide variety of industries, representing them diligently before the National Labor Relations Board, in collective bargaining and in labor arbitrations.

In addition, Steve served as a thoughtful and productive member of our Board of Directors and Management Committee for many years.

We will remember Steve for his extraordinary intellect on labor law matters. He knew the law and the cases better than anyone. We also admired Steve’s passion for serving his clients, as well as his obvious enjoyment of the relationships that he forged and the friendships he built during his professional career.

Steve is survived by his mother, his son and daughter and his two grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his many loved ones, friends and colleagues.

The funeral is planned for Monday, July 27 at Christ Presbyterian Church at 6901 Normandale Blvd. in Edina. The funeral will be at 11:00 with visitation one hour before. Lunch will be provided immediately following the service.