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..
As they have done for many years, the members of the BGS transportation department attended the Minnesota Trucking Association’s annual conference in August. This year’s conference was held at Cragun’s resort in the Brainerd area, and BGS is proud to have been a silver sponsor of the event. Front Row: Jim Wills & Carole Clark Isakson Back Row: Jackie Campbell & Nicole Wiebold To say that trucking is a significant industry is an understatement… with a very very few exceptions EVERYTHING spends time in the back of a truck. Trucks may haul goods from origin to destination, or deliver or pickup the goods from a dock, airport or railroad yard. This will not change, and as populations increase and online retailers promise ever faster delivery..
Barna Guzy and Steffen attorney Carole Clark Isakson recently represented the firm’s transportation department and attended the regional conference of the Transportation Lawyers Association (“TLA”) in Chicago. The TLA is an independent bar association, comprised of in-house, government and private practice attorneys. Its members assist providers and commercial users of domestic and international logistics and transportation services, in all modes. Because TLA members are all attorneys, one of its primary purposes is to keep its members ahead of the constant changes in the specialized legal environment governing all aspects of the supply chain and passenger travel. TLA members come from all over the country to attend these educational conferences. This year’s TLA conference included discussion of cross border shipments, continuing implementation of electronic logging..
The Transportation Department at BGS is involved with many transportation related organizations, and recently joined the Duluth Superior Transportation Association (DSTA). The DSTA has more than 100 active members in a variety of transportation industries, including aerospace, rail, trucking, logistics, and maritime. Within those industries DSTA members include transportation companies, manufacturers, commercial shippers, supply chain managers, and government agencies. In addition to regular meetings that focus on transportation-related topics, the DSTA also sponsors tours of facilities that are of interest to members and group activities. In keeping with its mission to enhance the community, it also offers scholarships and sponsors community events. Carole Clark Isakson and Jackie Campbell of BGS recently enjoyed attending the DSTA holiday dinner and auction at the Black Bear Casino..
Jackie Campbell became a member of Barna Guzy & Steffen in 2016 when two attorneys for whom she had worked for more than twenty-five years joined the firm. Over many years of working with transportation lawyers, including Jim Wills, Jackie became essential to the team and gained a base of impressive knowledge about the unique industry. Knowing the law isn’t as critical as knowing the way the system works and the intent of the regulations; Jackie would tell you it also has a lot to do with knowing who to call (and call.. and call!). In July of 2017, Jackie’s expertise was put to the test when she was called on to help an important Minnesota trucking client regain its illustrative safety rating. The company was..