Category: BGS in the Community

When the Government Goes Out of Business

April 11, 2019  |  Scott M. Lepak

The North Suburban Hospital District, a political subdivision representing the citizens of Blaine, Fridley, Hilltop, Mounds View and Spring Lake Park, quietly and gracefully ended its long existence on April 10, 2019. The Hospital District was formed in 1960 for the primary purpose of building and initially operating Unity Hospital in Fridley. At the time it was formed and for the next 50 plus years, the Hospital District provided its citizens with a locally focused and stand-alone hospital providing a broad range of services. In meeting its obligation to the citizens of the five cities, the Hospital District contracted with service providers who operated the hospital. In recent years, the Hospital District weaned Unity from relying on tax dollars and did not levy taxes on its citizens. With the advancement and consolidation of health care in the metro area, the Hospital District board determined that it accomplished its mission. Unity is a facility that has been significantly updated. The area is now served by two hospitals as well as multiple clinics providing a broad array of services. Health care is a regional rather than local issue and is less centralized. An individual can now go into their local clinic and receive care that was only provided in hospitals as recently as a decade…

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BGS Adds Experienced New Attorney to Real Estate/Banking Department

February 20, 2019  |  BGS

Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to our firm. Joseph J. Deuhs, Jr. brings to BGS extensive expertise in representing financial institutions and commercial real estate owners. He will work closely with attorneys practicing in the firm’s Real Estate/Banking Department as he works with existing and new clients. Deuhs joins BGS after practicing for more than 25 years at the law firm of Leonard, O’Brien Spencer Gale & Sayre, LTD in Minneapolis where he began as an Associate in 1990. His extensive legal expertise in providing representation to financial institutions includes decades of counsel in matters of commercial lending transactions, workouts, restructures, enforcement of creditors’ remedies and other banking matters. Deuhs also has experience in commercial real estate matters in areas including acquisitions, financing, development and leasing. His addition to the firm solidifies Barna, Guzy and Steffen’s commitment to providing its clients the assistance of qualified and experienced attorneys working within the highly regulated banking community. During his career, Deuhs has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbel AV rated lawyer. He is a 1986 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association the same year. He is also a member of the U.S. District…

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BGS Transportation Client Celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 2, 2019  |  Carole Clark Isakson

We love to help celebrate our clients’ successes! BGS attorney Jim Wills has been counsel for the Halvor Lines group of companies in Superior Wisconsin for decades, and BGS attorney Carole Clark Isakson has had the pleasure of assisting with various matters. On December 21, 2018,  Halvor Lines celebrated its 50th anniversary with sincerity and style at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, Minnesota. What an amazing and well attended event! The speakers highlighted the core beliefs of the company – treating its drivers well and acknowledging the critical role they play, finding new and innovative ways to serve customers, and being a positive influence on all its employees lives. BGS is proud to be a partner with Halvor Lines and its growing group of companies, and to have been included in the festivities!     

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