Real Estate Law

Attorney Thomas R. Wentzell joins Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. announces the addition of a new associate to our firm. Thomas R. Wentzell has joined the firm’s Real Estate and Banking Law departments. He will be working closely with attorneys practicing in the firm’s growing Real Estate and Banking areas serving existing clients and enhancing the firm’s ability to serve new areas of the community. Tom was a law clerk for Barna, Guzy & Steffen’s Business and Employment Law Litigation group from January 2012-April 2013 while he was completing his law degree at University of St. Thomas School of Law. He is returning to the firm from his recent position as a Compliance Analyst at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis. Tom graduated cum laude from University..

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Thorson, Seykora, and Erb Re-certified as Real Propert Law Specialists

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) announces the re-certification of Steve G. Thorson, Charles M. Seykora and Timothy D. Erb of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. as MSBA Board Certified Real Property Law Specialists. This Certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review, and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field and can use the designation of specialist to advertise their credentials. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Criminal..

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BGS Lawyers Assist in Planning New Construction at Unity Hospital

BGS Real Estate Attorney Kristi Riley and Labor Attorney Scott Lepak have been working with their client, North Suburban Hospital District, to coordinate the construction and development of the new Transitional Care Unit at Unity Hospital in Fridley. The project is expected to be completed late November/early December 2014 and will be a great benefit to the surrounding community and patients at Unity Hospital.

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Retaliation for Mobile Home Park Tenants Demanding Their Rights

Mobile homes, or manufactured homes, are abundant across the United States. As of 2008, 3.7% of the total housing in Minnesota was made up of manufactured homes. U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey; Tab. B25024. In 2009, the Metropolitan Council, a Minnesota regional governmental and metropolitan planning agency, published its first report since 1988 with regard to Manufactured Home Parks in the Twin Cities. Metropolitan Council, MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS IN THE TWIN CITIES, January 2009. According to the report, manufactured homes make up 1.4% of all homes in the seven-county metro area. Anoka County alone has twenty-four (24) parks, which is more than one in four of the metro area’s total manufactured home parks. Mobile Home Owner Concerns Many choose to live in a..

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Water Well Regulation in Minnesota

The majority of Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water, and more than one million Minnesotans have private wells. In Anoka County, 30% of residents are served with water through a private well on their property. In order to ensure public safety and the protection of precious water resources for the large number of Minnesotans who rely on well water, the Minnesota Department of Health (“MDH”) is tasked with the regulation of the construction of new wells, private or public, as well as the inspection of all existing wells and the sealing of unused wells. Understanding the rules which govern water wells in Minnesota is important not only to ensure that your well is up to code and your water is..

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