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Michael A. Bondi Richard J. Kelber and Christopher D. Stall
A new business faces many challenges during the start-up process and spending time and money just to select a name for the business entity may seem like a waste of time and energy.  More >
Owners of Minnesota LLCs formed under the old law ("Old LLCs") have been allowed to voluntarily subject themselves to the new law from August 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.  More >
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Kevin Busch and Tim Gustin Re-Elected
Kevin Busch and Tim Gustin

Kevin M. Busch and Timothy L. Gustin were recently re-elected to three-year terms as members of our Board of Directors.

Kevin serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer, is the chair of the firm's Commercial Department and banking and commercial transactions team, and is a member of the business law; mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance; and multifamily and commercial real estate finance teams.

Tim serves as the Chair of the Board, is the chair of the firm's multifamily and commercial real estate finance team, and is a member of the firm's banking and commercial transactions and real estate teams. More >

Dean King Sztainer Shareholders
Aaron Dean, Susie King, and Taylor Sztainer

We are pleased to announce that Aaron A. DeanSusan A. King and Taylor D. Sztainer have been elected shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2017.

Aaron is a member of the firm's litigation team. His 20-year legal career spans all facets of the construction industry.

Susie is a member of the firm's wealth preservation and estate planning team. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust, guardianship / conservatorship, and elder law.

Taylor is a member of the firm's litigation, accountant law, employment law, and creditors' remedies and bankruptcy teams. She is a business attorney focusing on litigation. More >

Multifamily Building

We are pleased to announce an expansion of the firm's service offering with the creation of a new practice area devoted to Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Finance.

The team of 17 attorneys provides advice to financial institutions throughout the United States on commercial real estate lending investments -- negotiating and structuring deals, preparing loan documents, examining real estate due diligence, closing loan transactions, and advising on loan servicing events. More >

Debra L. LaTerza
Debra L. LaTerza
Debra L. LaTerza, a paralegal with our accountant law and litigation teams, was recently certified as a Minnesota Certified Paralegal (MnCP). Debbie supports and assists the firm's attorneys in all phases of the litigation process and her extensive experience includes assisting in-house attorneys and working with outside counsel, litigation support specialists, and vendors.

In June 2014, the Minnesota Paralegal Association announced its voluntary certification program to establish a standard of competency for paralegals in Minnesota. The program is an opportunity for Minnesota paralegals to validate their qualifications and offers a credential to paralegals who meet certain education and experience requirements.

Paralegals are key elements of the firm's practice teams, assisting the firm's attorneys in providing efficient, cost-effective solutions to the legal needs of our clients. More >

Jana Aune Deach
Jana Aune Deach
Moss & Barnett is honored to once again support Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) as a Silver Partner for 2017. MWL is an association of more than 1,300 attorneys, judges, law students, legal employers, and others who are dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. The professional development of women attorneys is a major focus of Moss & Barnett, and we actively promote the recruitment and professional growth of our female professionals.

We are also honored to announce that Jana Aune Deach, a member of our board of directors and a shareholder in our family law team, has been selected to be Moss & Barnett's attorney representative on the newly formed MWL Partner Leadership Council. More >

Todd J. Anlauf
Todd Anlauf
Todd J. Anlauf has joined the firm's multifamily and commercial real estate finance, real estate, and banking and commercial transactions teams. Todd represents financial institutions throughout the United States in their commercial real estate investment lending. He negotiates, structures, documents, and closes complex transactions, including multiple property portfolio loans, multiple jurisdiction portfolio loans, and leasehold financing transactions. More >


David D. Cherner
Dave Cherner
David D. Cherner has joined the firm's creditors' remedies and bankruptcy team. Dave counsels creditors, debt buyers, collection law firms, collection agencies, and other businesses engaged in accounts receivable management on compliance with federal, state, and local credit and collection laws, as well as compliance and risk management strategy. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Dave served as corporate counsel and director of state government affairs for ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, and as the chief compliance officer for a nationwide accounts receivable management company. More >


Matthew A. Korogi
Matt Korogi
Matthew A. Korogi has joined the firm's multifamily and commercial real estate finance, real estate, and banking and commercial transactions teams. Matt is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist and represents institutional and life insurance lenders and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate financing on a national scale, with particular emphasis on title and survey review and other due diligence matters. More >


Joshua P. Oie
Josh Oie
Joshua P. Oie has joined the firm's litigation and accountant law teams. Josh's practice spans many areas of civil litigation and business law. As a litigator, Josh focuses primarily on complex commercial disputes, construction litigation, tort claims, accountant law cases, and appellate work. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Josh was an attorney and shareholder at a firm in Billings, Montana.
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Jeffrey S. Waldron
Jeff Waldron
Jeffrey S. Waldron has resumed his practice in the firm's business law; mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance; and wealth preservation and estate planning teams. Jeff assists companies in all phases of the business life cycle, including formation, operation, acquisition, and ownership succession. He advises clients on a variety of matters, including contract drafting and analysis, tax planning, corporate governance, and other general business issues. More >

Nicholas D. Tautges
Nick Tautges

Nicholas D. Tautges
Nick Tautges,
during deployment

Nicholas D. Tautges, Chief Personnel Specialist (U.S. Navy) and Moss & Barnett Accounts Payable Specialist, recently returned safely from Qatar and Kuwait. This was Nick's third deployment (Bahrain and Afghanistan were prior duty stations).

In Bahrain, Nick worked as a Boots on Ground (BOG) Analyst and was in charge of tracking all Navy personnel movements. His daily reports were used as talking points on CNN by the Commanding Admiral, Vice Admiral Gortney, and were viewed by personnel all the way to the President of the United States. More >


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.

Every year, Breaking Free helps an average of 400-500 women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. This past holiday season -- and for the fourth year in a row -- the firm's women attorneys "adopted" three Breaking Free families for the holidays. Our attorneys supplied gifts and gift cards according to each family's "wishes," helping to ensure that these families had a joyful holiday. In addition, members of the firm continue to donate various daily items in need such as pots and pans, silverware, and women and children's clothing. More >

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Left to right: Betsy Kiernat, Terese West, Marcy Frost, Katherine Pasker, Jana Aune Deach, Jennifer Reussé, Marsha Stolt, Cindy Ackerman, Taylor Sztainer, Kelly McGinty, Nicole Swisher, Sarah Doerr, Caroline Simonson (not pictured: Kathy Allen, Maggie Garborg, Beth Gliedman, Susie King, Nancy Kiskis, Brittney Miller, Cecilia Ray, and Susan Rhode)
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