News & Events

Habitat for Humanity 2017

BGS continued its tradition of working on a Habitat for Humanity home this year. It is the fourteenth year we have helped this wonderful charity. Working on the project were attorneys Scott Lepak, Dan Ganter, Tammy Schemmel, Nicole Wiebold, Timothy Erb, Kenzie Corrow and staffers Brian Harvison, Tracie Davis, Valerie Mettayer, Terry Pahl, Laurel Randall, and Brenda Rodriguez. This year’s project was prefabricating walls at the panel plant in Minneapolis. The prefabbed walls are then delivered to Habitat sites for assembly. The BGS team constructed enough walls to build one-half of a house!

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Sunday Liquor Sales in Minnesota

As a Wisconsin to Minnesota transplant over 30 years ago, I am periodically reminded of how unique Wisconsin and its citizens really are when viewed from outside its borders.  One of my law partners recently told me her Scottish husband was in Louisiana, and a local there, on hearing his accent, asked if he was from Wisconsin. Yesterday my mom and dad were eating lunch in the grocery store deli area in Wausau Wisconsin when a group of school kids arrived with their teachers.  Obviously a field trip, the teachers ushered the kids toward the fruit section to explain the different fruits and vegetables.  In the course of the discussion it was apparent that the kids were drifting off to look at the fresh donut..

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Shareholders at Barna, Guzy & Steffen Hold Annual Meeting and Elections

The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. held its annual meeting March 25, 2017 at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids. The meeting included a gathering of the Board of Directors, a State of the Firm given by William F. Huefner, reports from the Practice Group Managers and elections. The Board of Directors re-elected William F. Huefner as Firm President and Chairman of the Board; Charles M. Seykora was re-elected as Treasurer, and Bradley A. Kletscher was re-elected as Secretary. Adriel B. Villarreal and Tammy J. Schemmel were re-elected for three year terms on the Board of Directors. Re-appointed as Practice Group Managers were Michael F. Hurley (Real Estate/Corporate) and Joan M. Quade (Litigation/Municipal); Adriel B. Villarreal was named Practice Group Manager..

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BGS and the Canada-Minnesota Business Council

Barna Guzy & Steffen is a member of the Canada-Minnesota Business Council (CMBC), a Minnesota-based volunteer organization established in 1994 to support the commercial, economic, and cultural relationship between Minnesota and Canada. BGS attorney Carole Isakson recently attended an event hosted by the CMBC, featuring an intelligent and insightful presentation by global investment research firm TIS Group Inc. CMBC works closely with the office of the Consulate General of Canada in Minnesota, and at the event Ms. Isakson was pleased to meet and converse with Canadian Consul General Khawar Nasim. The Minneapolis office of the Consul General covers Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. According to the CMBC, trade between Minnesota and Canada now exceeds $20 billion dollars annually, with..

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Seminar by BGS Attorney Carole Clark Isakson Successful

BGS attorney Carole Clark Isakson continues her long tradition of partnering with Forius NACM North Central to educate trade creditors in the bankruptcy area. Forius NACM North Central, a proud affiliate of the National Association of Credit Management, is dedicated to serving the needs of commercial credit professionals. Why Does Forius work with Carole? Forius President and COO Toni Nuernberg said , “Carole always brings a wealth of information to our members. After her most recent presentation, I asked members for feedback. They said Carole provide relevant information that is easy to understand and somehow manages to make what could be a “boring topic” come to life. Our members love her!” Forius members attended Carole’s seminar on October 11, 2016 at the Forius..

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