July 2012

Barna, Guzy & Steffen Announce Addition of New Shareholder

The Shareholders of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. announce that Angela M. Woessner has been named Shareholder.  Angela is a 2003 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  She began her career at BGS in 2004 as an associate in the Real Estate department after clerking at the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.  She concentrates her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate, including those related to the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of real estate. In addition to being named Shareholder, Angela was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in the area of Real Estate for the 5th time. Outside of work and work related activities, Angela is Co-Chair of Lanes for Friendship, Highland Friendship Club’s flagship..

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Barna, Guzy & Steffen Attorneys Named Super Lawyers/Rising Star

Barna, Guzy & Steffen would like to congratulate their attorneys named to the 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers lists.  This year, the law firm had five Super Lawyers and one Rising Star named to the lists.  The attorneys named Super Lawyers were: John T. Buchman/Personal Injury Michael F. Hurley/Banking Jeffrey S. Johnson/Real Estate Thomas P. Malone/Business Litigation Steven G. Thorson/Real Estate And their Rising Star is: Angela M. Woessner/Real Estate These attorneys will appear in the 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine distributed to attorneys in Minnesota and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. In addition, selected attorneys will also appear in the August 2012 issue of Mpls./St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business.  Super Lawyers are chosen using peer nominations and evaluations..

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Avoid Overheating This Summer

When its -25 degrees in mid-January most of us Minnesotans long for the days of Summer. Well, according to recent weather records and the length of time it takes my vehicle to cool off, summer is here. We have already had a few days when mercury has been at or near 100 degrees. Add the wind, humidity and you can get a heat index that can be dangerous. The heat is most dangerous to the elderly, children and anyone exerting a lot of energy outdoors. The following tips offer a good review of how to avoid heat exhaustion / stroke. Drink plenty of water. It is important to drink fluid, especially if you are out in the sun. Water is your best option. Do not..

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BGS Attorney Elizabeth A. Schading named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Barna, Guzy and Steffen Family Law Attorney Elizabeth Schading was recently named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The American Bar Foundation works to advance justice through research on law, legal institutions and legal processes. Some of their current research covers topics such as: end-of-life decision making, the value of early childhood education and tort reform issues. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and legal professors whose professional, public and private careers demonstrate outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and the principles of the legal profession. The Fellows encourage and support the research program of the American Bar Foundation. Liz celebrated this honor at a recent summer event at the home of Barbara J. Gislason, Esq., on July..

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