Category: BGS in the Community

BGS Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 9, 2013  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Barna, Guzy and Steffen would like to congratulate their attorneys named to the 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers lists. This year, the law firm had five Super Lawyers and two Rising Stars 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 the Rising Stars: Angela M. Woessner/Real Estate Timothy D. Erb/Real Estate These attorneys will appear in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine to be published in August 2013 and distributed to attorneys in Minnesota and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. In addition, selected attorneys will also appear in the August 2013 issue of Mpls./St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. Super Lawyers are chosen using peer nominations and evaluations which are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The firm recognizes that it is an honor to have attorneys named Super Lawyers/Rising Stars. This acknowledgement reinforces their continuing mission to be recognized as the best and most innovative law firm in their market.

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Employee Spotlight: Eny Maldonado-Johnson, Paralegal

June 26, 2013  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

BGS Criminal/Personal Injury Paralegal Eny Maldonado Johnson joined the firm in 2008 as part of a firm wide effort to increase our abilities to serve our greater community. She speaks fluent English and Spanish and offers translation skills within our firm, particularly within our Personal Injury and Criminal law practice areas. Eny moved to the United States from Ecuador and now makes her home with her family in Andover, Minnesota. She graduated from North Hennepin Community College in the Spring of 2009 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She offers Spanish/English translation services to all BGS areas of practice, however, she works most closely with Criminal/Personal Injury Attorney Adriel Villarreal who is also fluent in both English and Spanish. We asked Eny to write for our community blog page and she submitted this piece about the importance of volunteerism. Why Volunteer? by Eny Maldonado-Johnson There are many answers to the question, “why is volunteering important?” Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change lives, including your own. Even though this is not something you will get paid for, the benefits can actually be greater than money. It is an important way to create a healthy community. During times of disaster, people need help; if you are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed by the news…

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BGS Grows with Addition of New Lawyer

May 21, 2013  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Barna, Guzy & Steffen Ltd. announces the addition of a new associate to the firm. Jennifer C. Moreau has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment Law practice area. The firm is excited to welcome Jennifer and hopes that adding this new associate attorney to the existing team will be beneficial to current clients and assist with the growth of new clientele. BGS’ Commercial Litigation attorneys are experienced trial lawyers able to represent clients in state, federal and the appellate courts on issues such as: business disputes construction issues and mold information technology security issues unfair competition contract actions non-competes employment defense and counseling unlawful detainers collection and insurance law other complex litigation cases Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, 2007, magna cum laude. She was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2007 and was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota bar in 2013. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and of the Anoka County Bar Association. Before joining BGS, Jennifer was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Robert B. Varco and Hon. Mary A. Yunker, Minnesota District Court, 2007-2013. She lives in Coon Rapids with her husband and two children.

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