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Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to congratulate Partner Barry Vermeer on being included in the 22ndEdition of The Best Lawyers in America!


Barry has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Minneapolis Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as "Lawyer of the Year."

Barry concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with a strong emphasis on professional liability defense. He has extensive experience in handling matters ranging from complex medical malpractice claims to employment litigation. He has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist b the Minnesota State Bar Association. In 2012, Barry was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Gislason & Hunter Legal Issues for the Building Industry

Wednesday April 29, 2015
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Gislason & Hunter Employment Law Conference

Monday April 20, 2015

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Andrew Tatge to present CLE on Financial Tracing in Divorce

April 16, 2015

Live Teleconference being presented by the National Business Institute. Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts credit is available. Click here to learn more or register by calling: 800-931-3140.

Four Gislason & Hunter LLP Attorneys to Present at Annual Real Estate Institute

Four Gislason & Hunter LLP Attorneys will be presenting at the annual Minnesota CLE Real Estate Institute to be held November 13 and 14, 2014 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

Jeff Braegelmann will be presenting on "The Right to Use and Dispose of Water on Farmland." Reed Glawe and Kaitlin Pals will be teaming up to present "Succession Planning for Agriculture Land." Tim Tobin will discuss "Premises Liability in Minnesota."

For information on registering for the event go to:

Jeff Braegelmann Reed Glawe
Jeff Braegelmann Reed Glawe
Kaitlin Pals Tim Tobin
Kaitlin Pals Tim Tobin

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Brock Alton and Matt Frantzen have been named Partners in the firm.

January 4th, 2015

Brock Alton serves in the Insurance Law and Employment Law Practice groups and is located in the Minneapolis office.

Matt Frantzen serves in the Medical Malpractice group and is located in the Minneapolis office.

Gislason & Hunter Attorneys to Present National Business Institute Webcast

Andrew Tatge and Kaitlin Pals, Attorneys with Gislason & Hunter LLP will present:

Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce
National Business Institute Webcast
Monday September 22
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To register to go:

Andrew Kaitlin
Andrew Tatge Kaitlin Pals

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Barry Vermeer has been named to the distinguished Best Lawyers List

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Barry Vermeer is Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Gislason & Hunter LLP and both are also consistently named to the annual Super Lawyers list.

Barry Vermeer

2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Nominations

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce 13 Attorneys have been named to the distinguished Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys to the list using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Super Lawyers List includes:

Dustan Cross Michael Dove
Dustan Cross – New Ulm Office Michael Dove – New Ulm Office
Dan Gislason Steven Tillitt
Dan Gislason – New Ulm Office Steven Tillitt – Minneapolis Office
Tim Tobin Barry Vermeer
Tim Tobin – Minneapolis Office Barry Vermeer – Minneapolis Office

Rising Stars List includes:

Matt Berger Matthew Frantzen
Matt Berger – New Ulm Office Matthew Frantzen – Minneapolis Office
Cory Genelin Angela Nelson
Cory Genelin – Mankato Office Angela Nelson – Minneapolis Office
Andrew Tatge Jennifer Waterworth
Andrew Tatge – Mankato Office Jennifer Waterworth – Minneapolis Office

Eide Bailly LLP and Gislason & Hunter to Host Business Summit

Business owners and business leaders are invited to attend the Southern Minnesota Business Summit hosted by Eide Bailly LLP and Gislason & Hunter LLP. Additional information can be found here.

Matt BergerMatthew Berger Named A Partner

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Berger has been named a partner in the firm. Matt focuses his practice on agriculture law, banking and appellate and civil litigation.

Prior to joining Gislason & Hunter in 2008 as an associate attorney, Matt served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lorie Skjerven Gildea, the Honorable Paul H. Anderson and the Honorable G. Barry Anderson at the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Matt received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude in 2007 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law; he is also a 2002 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Iowa.

In addition to his busy law career, Matt is actively involved in the New Ulm Rotary Club and New Ulm Municipal Band. He and his wife have three daughters and reside in New Ulm. Matt will be practicing out of the Gislason & Hunter office in New Ulm.

Tim Tobin

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To Announce That Tim Tobin, A Partner With The Firm, Has Been Named To The Firm's Executive Committee

Mr. Tobin has been with the firm in the Minneapolis office since 1983. His practice areas include insurance coverage and defense work, construction, and general civil litigation. He is consistently named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, a rating service of outstanding lawyers. He is a frequent legal seminar instructor and has served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law teaching insurance law. He is a 1981 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law.

Partner Receives Honorary American FFA Degree Michael Dove

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Michael S. Dove, a partner with the firm will receive the Honorary American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Louisville Kentucky on November 2.

The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

The national FFA organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve success that, in turn, contributes directly to the overall well-being of the nation.

For more information contact:

Maureen Gustafson
Marketing Director
Gislason & Hunter LLP

2013 Real Estate Institute Presentation

Gislason & Hunter attorneys Reed Glawe and Kaitlin Pals will be presenting at the 2013 Real Estate Institute on Thursday, November 14. Their presentation will focus on succession planning after the recent federal estate law changes and even more recent Minnesota gift tax enactment.

Reed Glawe Kaitlin Pals

The Real Estate Institute will take place November 14 and 15 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. To register go to:

Wade Wacholz


Gislason & Hunter attorney Wade Wacholz will present DRAFTING LLC AGREEMENTS at the Minnesota Held Business Conference on October 29 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center, 600 Nicollet Mall. Wacholz specializes in corporate finance and acquisitions law, estate planning, and business organizations. For more information on business conference go to:

Will Heaston To Present At Academic Conference At Georgia Tech In October 2013

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Will Heaston, a clerk for the firm's Des Moines office and student at Drake University, has been selected to present his research paper: "Towards an Institutional Model of Organizational Corruption Controls: The Case of FIFA." The presentation will take place at an academic conference at Georgia Tech in October 2013. Will's goal is to have the paper published and serve as a writing sample for Ph.D. programs he will be applying to in the future.

Gislason & Hunter LLP Attorney Andrew Tatge To Present A National Webcast On DIVORCE FOR FARMERS

Andrew Tatge

The webcast is being offered through the National Business Institute as a continuing legal education course for attorneys working with farmers in the divorce process.

Andrew Tatge is a partner with Gislason & Hunter and chair of the Family Law Practice Group. In addition to family law, Andrew represents business owners and professionals in disputes, including dissolving businesses, theft, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other contractual and business tort claims.

For information on participating in the webcast contact:
Laurie Johnston
National Business Institute

Wade WacholzGislason & Hunter attorney Wade Wacholz to present at the Business Law Institute on Wednesday, May 8, at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center. Mr. Wacholz will be presenting on: Issues with Complex LLC Arrangements - Member Control Agreements. The Business Law Institute will be held May 7 and 8, 2013, and will cover new laws, new cases and offer 35 small group sessions on a variety of timely topics. For more information contact:

Minnesota CLE


Gislason & Hunter LLP To Sponsor THE BABY & KIDS EXPO

Gislason & Hunter is pleased to serve as the ACTIVITY SPONSOR for the 6 th Annual Baby & Kids Expo to be held:

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Verizon Wireless Center

Mankato, MN

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Baby & Kids Expo targets families that are planning to have children to approximately age 9 on a variety of health topics, activities and youth opportunities.

Attendance is free in order to encourage all families, including at-risk families to attend the event and gives families a day to spend together at no charge.

For over 75 years, Gislason & Hunter has been providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients throughout the Midwest. Additional offices are located in New Ulm, Minneapolis, Mankato and Des Moines, Iowa.

Gislason & Hunter has a long history of building lasting relationships with clients, attorneys and employees. Many of our clients have been with the firm for decades. Our firm is dedicated to excellence in providing clients with superior results and being engaged in the communities in which we work.

Loree Nelson

Gislason & Hunter Attorney Loree Nelson To Present CME Program

Tuesday, March 26, Loree Nelson will be presenting on the topic of:

Legal Effects of Documentation and Related Issues

At Professional Solutions Insurance Company

For more information call: 515-244-6199

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To Announce That Two New Partners Have Been Elected

Cory Genelin

Cory Genelin

Phone: 507-387-1115
Fax: 507-387-4413

Andrew Tatge

Andres Tatge

Phone: 507-387-1115
Fax: 507-387-4413

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To Announce The Election Of Attorney Daniel Beckman To The Firm's Daniel BeckmanExecutive Committee

Mr. Beckman is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and has been practicing with Gislason & Hunter since 1988. His practice focuses on small and medium-sized businesses where his work for these clients includes commercial litigation, real estate, leasing, business and estate succession planning, and collections.

The Gislason & Hunter Executive Committee is the elected governing body of the firm and is made up of four members who in addition to Mr. Beckman include Dustan Cross, Gary Koch and Barry Vermeer. The firm, which has over 40 attorneys, was established in 1937 and has offices in New Ulm, Minneapolis, Mankato, Hutchinson, MN, and Des Moines, IA.

Barry Vermeer Has Been Admitted To American College of Trial Lawyers

Barry VermeerBarry G. Vermeer has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Vermeer became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 1,070 persons during the recent 2012 Annual Meeting of the College in New York, New York.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,838 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The college strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Barry Vermeer is a partner with Gislason & Hunter LLP and has been practicing for 32 years. The newly inducted fellow is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Gislason & Hunter In MRCI Grand Prix

MRCI Grand Prix
A team made up of attorney Chris Sandquist and G & H employees Derrick Greiner, Brian Malone, Julie Donner and Michaela Reynolds participated in the annual MRCI Grand Prix racing competition held in Mankato.

MRCI is a work source center for adults with disabilities that assist in work skills training and employment placement. The annual Grand Prix raises funds and awareness for the valuable programs conducted by MRCI.

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To announce 2011 Super Lawyers

Nine Gislason & Hunter attorneys have been named to the distinguished list of 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

The Super Lawyers selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool, evaluation of candidates by the research department and peer evaluation by practice area.

Minnesota FFA Foundation Recognizes High Level Supporters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2011) - The Minnesota FFA Foundation recognized high-level donors during the State FFA Convention. Through the support of donors, the Minnesota FFA Foundation provides [ Read More...]

New Ulm Medical Center Receives Generous Donations For New Cancer Center

NEW ULM, Minn. (April 12, 2011) - The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Cancer Center Capital Campaign has reached 43 percent of its goal, thanks to many generous donors who have gotten the [ Read More...]