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Kyle Willems and Aram Desteian Elected Shareholders


Bassford Remele is pleased to announce that Kyle S. Willems and Aram V. Desteian have been elected shareholders, effective January 1, 2022.

Kyle Willems is a litigator primarily practicing in business and tort litigation. Kyle’s business litigation practice mainly focuses on the real estate and construction sectors, where he guides clients through construction defect, mechanic’s lien, contract and quasi-contract, commercial, and general liability disputes. As a tort litigator, Kyle concentrates on complex cases that involve wrongful death, serious bodily injury, and substantial property damage.

Kyle has been named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for 2020 and 2021 in the areas of construction and personal injury, and was selected as an Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer in 2019. He also recently served on the executive board of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Aram Desteian represents businesses in complex commercial litigation, and also counsels and defends other lawyers against a spectrum of professional liability claims. Aram’s commercial litigation practice includes representing businesses in a wide range of business disputes and he has extensive experience with class actions. As a professional liability attorney, he regularly helps other lawyers prevent and navigate lawsuits, investigations, board proceedings, and hearings involving legal ethics, legal malpractice, and other areas relating to the law of lawyering.

Aram is recognized as a Best Lawyers: One to Watch in Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and has been named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers every year since 2018. In addition, he was selected as a Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney in 2021, and an Attorney of the Year in 2017. Aram also serves as Bassford Remele's Associate General Counsel.

Bassford Remele proudly serves as local and national counsel for many major corporations and Fortune 500 Companies and is a go-to litigation firm representing local, national, and international clients in state and federal courts across the region.

Bassford Remele | December 8, 2021