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Co-Parenting in COVID-19
Co-Parenting in the Era of COVID-19
When Governor Walz signed the initial Stay at Home Order on March 25, 2020, he made an important exception for two-household families -- that is, families who have experienced divorce or separation. Recognizing that parenting time schedules require a back-and-forth between two homes, the Stay at Home Order specifically exempted existing parenting time schedules from its terms. These are certainly extraordinary and stressful times for everyone, but for two-household families, the pandemic has created a unique set of challenges. More >
Disparate Impact
Are Your Company's Debt Collection Practices or Policies Creating an Impermissible Disparate Impact?
Your company is sued by a regulatory agency in a class-action lawsuit. The agency claims that your company's debt collection practices and policies cause minorities to be treated differently. Your company has no discriminatory intent. However, the agency contends that your company's practices and policies violate the Equal Credit Opportunity Act ("ECOA"). Your company then pays a six-figure civil penalty to resolve the claim of discriminatory conduct. This scenario is more common than you may believe. More >
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Team News
Midwest Real Estate News Lists Moss & Barnett Among Top Law Firms for Real Estate in 2020
We are pleased to announce that Midwest Real Estate News has named Moss & Barnett among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2020. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its "Best of the Best" edition, which ranks the industry's top law firms from 14 Midwestern states based on the number of real estate transactions in the past year that occurred within those states.  

 Timothy L. Gustin

"We are honored to be recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the leading real estate law firms in the Midwest. We are grateful for the many relationships that provide us with the opportunity to work on challenging and exciting transactions throughout the region."

Timothy L. Gustin
Chair, Moss & Barnett Real Estate Group


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Moss & Barnett's COVID-19 Resource Page

The COVID-19 virus is having significant and rapidly changing legal implications for both businesses and individuals. Moss & Barnett has created a resource page to provide information that may be helpful in your decision-making. We know that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone, and new challenges will emerge as this situation continues to evolve. Together, we are well-equipped to navigate these challenges and overcome these trying times.

Visit to learn more.
We're Proud to Recognize
J Deach
Secretary and Director
Selected by Twin Cities Business
Brian T. Grogan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Selected by
The Minnesota 500
B Schoenborn
Recognized by Minnesota State Bar Association
Comstock Construction
Moss & Barnett Client
Three New Attorneys Have Joined Our Team

Macey L. Muller

Macey is a member of Moss & Barnett's multifamily and commercial real estate finance and real estate teams. Her practice is primarily focused on representing lenders who originate and sell loans secured by multifamily real estate projects to secondary market investors, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Within this practice, Macey conducts title examinations, survey examinations and other due diligence, reviews legal opinions, and prepares loan documents. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Macey served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mark J. Kappelhoff in Hennepin County District Court. As a law student at the University of Minnesota Law School, Macey competed in the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court and was a Best Oralist Competition semi-finalist.Macey L. Muller
Macey L. Muller


 Megan J. Renslow

Megan is a member of Moss & Barnett's litigation team assisting businesses and individuals with commercial litigation disputes. Her litigation experience includes drafting of discovery and memoranda, deposition preparation and review, investigation and witness interviews, mediation, pretrial motion practice, and trial preparation. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Megan served as a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and was a managing editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. While in law school, Megan was a student attorney with the Restorative Justice Project and was a law clerk for the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office.Megan J. Renslow
Megan J. Renslow


April L. Will

April is a member of Moss & Barnett's family law team assisting clients in all family law related matters, including dissolution proceedings, paternity, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, orders for protection, and distribution of marital assets and debts. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, April clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth V. Cutter in Hennepin County Family Court, gaining valuable insight into the court's perspective on family law litigation. While attending the University of Minnesota Law School, April earned honors for legal writing, was a staff member and online editor of the Minnesota Law Review, and served as a student director of the University's Family Law Clinic.April L. Will
April L. Will

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Moss & Barnett Spirit of Giving

While we pursue our professional goals, we also endeavor to improve the quality of life in our communities and around the world. Members of the Moss & Barnett team apply the same dedication to service by making significant contributions of their time and resources to charitable organizations important to all of us.

The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities

The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe CommunitiesIn keeping with the Moss & Barnett tradition of helping out with relief funding for community crises and major natural disasters, our board of directors determined to contribute to The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities by matching employee contributions up to $10,000. The firm's employees stepped up to the plate and met that challenge, which the firm then matched. The Minneapolis Foundation recently announced that it has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support 40 community-based groups that are using a broad spectrum of approaches and strategies to serve Twin Cities residents in the aftermath of George Floyd's tragic death. We support and applaud the Fund for its community efforts to pursue justice, equity, and healing. To learn more, visit their website:


Breaking Free

This holiday season -- and for the past eight years -- the women attorneys of Moss & Barnett "adopted" families who are in the Women's Program at the non-profit Breaking Free. Breaking Free helps hundreds of women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our attorneys supply and wrap gifts and gift cards to fulfill each family's wish list, helping to ensure that these families have a joyful holiday. In addition to our women attorneys adopting Breaking Free families every holiday season, Moss & Barnett's employees donate their time and various daily items in need throughout the year. To learn more about Breaking Free, visit

Jana Aune Deach - Newsletter

"Breaking Free provides a comprehensive response to the complex problem of sex trafficking by providing services and housing to the victims, educating law enforcement and the judicial system, and raising public awareness. Supporting Breaking Free aids in the prevention of trafficking and implementing long-term social change."

Jana Aune Deach
Moss & Barnett Attorney
M&B Cares
While our ability to participate as in-person volunteers was limited due to COVID-19 considerations, M&B Cares was able to contribute to these service projects in 2020:
Familywise FamilyWise
M&B Cares collected healthy snacks and toys for FamilyWise, a non-profit organization that offers supervised parenting and safe exchanges between non-custodial parents and their children in a safe environment in one of its five locations.
Hope Academy School Supplies Hope Academy School Supply Drive
M&B Cares was pleased to again sponsor a school supply drive this year -- this time for a 1st grade classroom of 20 students at Hope Academy, a diverse K-12th grade inner city school located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sneakers For Soldiers Logo Sneakers for Soldiers
M&B Cares collected cash donations in support of Sneakers for Soldiers that provides athletic shoes to deployed combat troops from all branches of the military. The soldiers are able to select the brand and style that best fits their feet and their needs. We were able provide 21 pairs of customized sneakers to our brave men and women in the military.
Beyond New Beginnings Logo Beyond New Beginnings
M&B Cares made a cash donation to Beyond New Beginnings, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young families by providing safe, secure housing, programming, and high-quality child care to those currently enrolled or graduated from the New Beginnings program.
Hope Academy Book GiveawayHope Academy Christmas Book Giveaway

M&B Cares made a cash donation to the Hope Academy Christmas Book Giveaway so that each of the school's students would receive a set of two gift-wrapped books. Hope Academy is a private inner-city school serving urban youth located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Moss & Barnett Thank You Fall 2020
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