Kip is a principal of Quaero Group focusing his practice on critical legal searches for local and national law firms and corporations. He is an expert in all levels of law firm attorney searches, as well as mergers and acquisitions of practice groups and firms. Kip also specializes in all levels of critical corporate legal department searches in private and public corporations. He has 13 years of combined legal experience working as an attorney, advisor and legal search professional.

Kip has learned that clients like to have a quarterback or “go-to” person they can talk to about their strategic legal talent needs. He likes being in that quarterback role for the clients he serves.

The large network of relationships Kip has developed within the Twin Cities and the national legal and business communities, along with his broad technical legal recruiting expertise, enable him to bring the right resources to help his clients solve their most difficult legal recruiting, talent acquisition and business challenges.

Multiple years while in private law practice, Kip was named a Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a former Minnesota State Senate candidate.

Kip is married with three children, heavily involved in coaching youth athletics, and an avid tri-athlete, marathoner, and fitness and weight training enthusiast.


He is a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law.


  • Member American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member Minnesota State Bar Association (MSB)
  • Member Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Fundraiser and Multiple Child Sponsor for World Vision (nonprofit)
Position: PrincipalEmail: kknippel@quaerogroup.comPhone: 612.594.7900