Blethen, Gage and Krause is pleased to announce our newest partners, Paul Shneider and Kimberly Literovich.

Paul Schneider Associate Mankato

          Paul R. Shneider

Paul’s practice focuses on helping businessesnonprofit organizations, and individuals with their legal needs.

He advises closely held businesses on many issues, including: entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, dissolution, and day-to-day business issues.  As part of his practice, Paul helps businesses with succession planning and individuals with estate planning to transfer wealth and minimize disruption to the business.

His diverse real estate practice includes representation of clients in real estate transactions, easement issues, and development negotiations.  Paul also provides title examinations, title opinions, and title insurance.  He frequently works with homeowners’ associations and benefits from practical experience owning a condominium.

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     Kimberly A. Literovich

Kimberly brings substantial experience with her to Blethen, Gage & Krause having served with the firm of Shermoen & Jaksa in International Falls for eight years in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, and small business.  

A large segment of Kim’s practice is devoted to drafting individually-tailored estate plans which benefit her clients and their families for years to come.  Whether it’s a simple will, power of attorney or health care directive, or a more complicated trust or cumbersome probate matter, Kim eagerly and efficiently serves her clients.  Kim’s familiarity and background in working with medical assistance planning has also proven to be a valuable asset to her clients.  She also provides experienced legal advice in the areas of title insurance, title searches, and real estate closings. 

We are proud of our new partners’ contributions and dedication to the firm and their clients!      

Both Paul and Kim can be reached at 507-345-1166 or by email at or