Blethen, Gage and Krause is pleased to announce that Jeff Grace has joined the BGK team as an Associate Attorney. Jeff Grace joined BGK after working as an in-house trial attorney for a national insurance company. Jeff’s practice involved insurance defense, representing both individuals and the company in all phases of litigation. He gained significant trial experience, successfully litigating both bench and jury trials. Jeff’s practice is focused on general litigation and insurance law.
Julia Ketcham Corbett has been reelected to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is the area’s integrated chamber of commerce and economic development organization that supports and promotes the economic growth and vitality of its members and the regional marketplace. Julia has been a Board Member of GMG since 2009 and has served on their Executive Committee since 2011. This will be her second term serving as Board Chair.
Blethen, Gage & Krause is pleased to welcome our newest associate attorney Paul Shneider. Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a Managing Editor on the Minnesota Law Review. While in law school, Paul sought out practical experience to supplement his legal education. He completed an externship with federal Judge Richard H. Kyle and served as a certified student attorney in the Civil Practice Clinic. Paul developed expertise helping businesses and nonprofits by serving as a research assistant to corporate law Professor John H. Matheson and volunteering with LegalCORPS, which offers pro bono business law
BGK Partner Ben McAninch was recently featured in the Free Press' "Salute To Local Leadership". The article highlights Ben's work with Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN where he serves as Affiliate Board President. "With Ben at the leadership helm, the Habitat ReStore is currently undergoing a large expansion project... The current HFSCMN ReStore is leading the state in sales growth and adwarded the "Best Practice Award" from Habitat MN for holding the highest sales increase in 2012." As stated in the article, Ben is thrilled to be a large stake-holder in this important piece of Habitat history and is
Blethen, Gage and Krause is pleased to announce that Partners Christopher Roe, Beth Serrill, and Kevin Velasquez have been selected as 2013 Minnesota Rising Stars by Minnesota Law and Politics. This is a prestigious honor as no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state are named to the list. The selection process is rigorous. Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through