BGS in the Community

The Unknown Hero (Eaters)

The July 4 holiday has also become known as the Super Bowl of eating with the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. These contest winners receive fame and fortune to go with their impressively expandable stomachs. But there is an anonymous collection of individuals that move through life without fanfare or profit in their chosen pursuit – these are the marathon eaters. Today, July 6, 2017, Barna, Guzy & Steffen’s own marathon eater Scott Lepak finished his 8 month quest to eat all 31 sandwiches on the Nelson Cheese and Deli menu in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. When asked why he decided to tackle all of the sandwiches on the menu, Scott said “When I started going here in 1991..

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BGS Participates in MTA’s Trucks and Toys 2016 Event

The BGS Transportation Law Department is carrying on the tradition of involvement with a great cause – the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) Trucks and Toys event. This event provides toys for disadvantaged children and teens all over the state of Minnesota, through the efforts of MTA members like BGS. This year BGS attorneys and staff enthusiastically jumped in to the shopping challenge, and even helped load a truck! The MTA has been running this event for more than 20 years, and this year twenty three MTA members around the state collected toys and cash (used to buy more toys). The MTA coordinates with many charities throughout the state, and this year partnered with even more groups to donate even more toys. Here..

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Anoka Halloween Ambassador Candidate Samantha Meyer

In keeping with our mission to support the community in which we are located, Barna, Guzy & Steffen is sponsoring a candidate in the 2016/17 Anoka Halloween Ambassador Scholarship program. Samantha Meyer is a senior at Anoka High School this year and maintains a GPA of 4.01, along with participating in many extracurricular activities and sports. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Rock Climbing Club, Lacrosse, Concert Orchestra, and dance and is involved with her church. She also works at Stoney River Assisted Living in Ramsey. Her creativity shines in this spooktakular decorated BGS pumpkin she created to recognize BGS for her sponsorship and was on display at the Sponsor Dinner on Oct. 20th. Samantha sent the gift back..

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Therapeutic Horses Helping People in Oak Grove: Stable Pathways’ Story

BGS Legal Administrative Assistant Sarah Thies has been volunteering with Stable Pathways for five years and serves on their Board of Directors.  She became involved with the group after hearing about the need for volunteers to help lead the horses and walk along side the riders. Stable Pathways is located at Oak Haven Farm in Oak Grove, MN . It provides equine-assisted activities for people living with physical and cognitive challenges under the careful direction of either a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Certified Instructor or a Minnesota licensed Occupational Therapist. Sarah says that therapeutic horseback riding helps riders “organize” body and brain. Sarah explained that the horse’s gait is most similar to a human gait so riding provides a..

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Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. Announces Addition of New Attorneys to Firm

BGS is pleased and excited to announce that it is expanding and welcomes two new attorneys and staff who will bring in opportunities in two new areas of practice; Transportation Law and Computer and Software Law. Attorneys James H. Wills and Carole Clark Isakson from Kalina, Wills, Gisvold & Clark have joined the firm effective May 1, 2016. They bring with them their extensive experience in the areas of Transportation law, Computer and Software law, and Corporate law and will also help expand our practice in existing areas. Also joining the firm will be Jackie J. Campbell who will act as Legal Administrative Assistant for Jim and Carole. James H. Wills was a founding..

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