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BGS Attorney David Schaps Receives North Suburban Gavel Association 'Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

May 28, 2019  |  BGS

Local Government and Employment Attorney David Schaps was recently awarded a North Suburban Gavel Association “Volunteer of the Year” recognition at an event on May 15th at the Roseville OVAL. Dave was among ten award winners from various volunteer and non-profit groups that operate in and around the Roseville Area. Dave was specifically chosen for his significant volunteer and pro bono work with the Roseville Area Optimist Club. The purpose of the North Suburban Gavel Association, founded in 1964, is to facilitate the communication and cooperation of community organization leaders in the north suburban Ramsey County area, to keep leaders informed about community activities, and to recognize outstanding volunteers. There are currently over 20 community organizations that participate in the Association including groups such as the League of Women Voters, Friends of Roseville Parks, and local chapters of the Rotary, Lions and Optimist Clubs. The North Suburban Gavel Association has given out Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards to between 5-10 people in the Roseville community for the past 40 years. Dave was nominated for the award by fellow Optimist Board member and colleague Craig Waldron. Dave’s volunteer work included establishing the Club both legally with the State of Minnesota and growing and serving the Club’s membership, which started with twenty nine founding…

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BGS Attorney Scott Lepak Named Anoka County Bar Association 2018 Attorney of the Year

November 12, 2018  |  BGS

Government and Employment Law Attorney Scott Lepak was named Anoka County Bar Association 2018 Attorney of the Year at the ACBA’s annual Fall Dinner, November 7th. Scott was recognized for his outstanding legal services and support to the community in his 30 year career as an attorney practicing in labor relations and employment matters affecting local government. Throughout his extensive legal career in Anoka County, Scott has provided unparalleled community focused legal service that has affected every citizen in the county during that time. As the chief labor negotiator for Anoka County, Scott has been a trusted advisor to the County on all labor relations matters for over three decades. Scott has also served as the labor and employment counsel for the Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP) and its Head Start program for over 30 years. He is the long time labor and employment counsel for the cities of Anoka, Blaine, Columbia Heights and St. Francis. He has also been the St. Francis City Attorney since 2000. During Scott’s tenure as the St. Francis City Attorney, the city doubled in size. In addition to his focused labor and employment practice areas, Scott also represents significant entities within the County as general counsel. Scott has served the citizens in the five cities (Blaine,…

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BGS Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 10, 2015  |  BGS

Barna, Guzy and Steffen would like to congratulate their attorneys named to the 2015 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 Bradley A. Kletscher/Business Litigation Steven G. Thorson/Real Estate And the Rising Stars: Timothy D. Erb/Real Estate Tammy J. Schemmel/Business Litigation These attorneys will appear in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine published in August 2015 and distributed to attorneys in Minnesota and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. In addition, selected attorneys will also appear in the August 2015 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. It is an honor to have attorneys named Super Lawyers/Rising Stars. This acknowledgement reinforces the firm’s continuing mission to be recognized as the best and most innovative law firm in their market.

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