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Barna, Guzy & Steffen | A Minneapolis Area Law Firm Since 1938

Barna, Guzy & Steffen is a Minneapolis area law firm founded in 1938 by the late Honorable Joseph E. Wargo. The firm was built upon the premise of providing the best legal service for our clients to achieve their goals and guide them through exciting as well as difficult times. Robert Guzy and Bernard Steffen solidified that vision and built a successful full service law firm.

We are proud of our reputation as a respected law firm in Minnesota and we take our roles as members of our community very seriously. We have developed long-standing relationships with our clients through the commitment of our attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff to achieving our mission.


Our Mission

Our mission is to be recognized as the best and most innovative law firm in our market. We will strive to meet or exceed client expectations while maintaining strong ethical standards. We will pursue this vision in a collegial atmosphere which:

  • Rewards commitment to the quality, success and profitability of the firm
  • Recognizes the value of a meaningful community, professional and civic life
  • Assures open and effective management
  • Encourages respect for a diverse workforce and the unique contributions made by each employee to the success of the firm

Minneapolis Legal Services

Business LawBusiness Law

The Barna, Guzy & Steffen business law team has been providing a wide range of legal services to individuals and small businesses as well as large corporations for more than seventy years. Our clients range in diversity from municipalities and government entities, to small and large educational and financial institutions, to insurance companies and entrepreneurial organizations. Our business law expertise includes:

Individual LawIndividual Law

Whether you are seeking family law representation or need help with a criminal or personal injury case, we have you covered. For over seventy years we have represented individuals in the following areas:


Our Approach

Barna, Guzy & Steffen constantly strives to ensure that our clients have access to highly experienced legal professionals and dedicated legal and administrative assistants. Our firm will provide you with the right professionals to effectively and efficiently handle your legal and business needs. Whether you need a specific attorney or a team of professionals, we stand ready to do what it takes to effectively and efficiently meet your needs and work towards the best solution.


Our Commitment to Client Service

Small or large, one person or many, each client receives responsive, individual attention. Our clients can be absolutely assured that they and their legal matters are treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism.


Our Excellence and Professionalism

As legal matters become increasingly complex, specialization is essential to providing quality legal service. Many Barna, Guzy & Steffen attorneys are certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as specialists in their practice areas.


Our Integrity

Trust, dedication and professionalism are essential to the success of any business relationship. We believe these ingredients are the essence of integrity, and we strive to nurture these values within our firm. For more than 75 years, the attorneys at Barna, Guzy & Steffen have been committed to providing comprehensive legal services within the framework of professional excellence.

Barna, Guzy & Steffen has enjoyed long associations with many of its clients and new clients are always welcome. Please call us. We are ready to put our experience and dedication to work for you.

Posted by Jeffrey Johnson

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