Media Room

Gislason & Hunter publishes a variety of newsletters on current legal issues and topics. We also conduct several educational seminars for our clients and continuing legal education programs for our colleagues in the legal industry. Information on these activities is listed in the media room. There are also a variety of press releases regarding our charitable and community work and individual articles on our attorneys that have been recognized for excellence in the legal industry.

Food Fundraiser

Pictured: Kim Harris, Tammy Domeier, Sharon Sanford, Barb Oberle, Laurie Weier

Funds Raised For Area Food Shelf

The employees of Gislason & Hunter LLP hosted a lunch on March 26 where cash donations were accepted and the law firm matched the dollars collected. The donation totaling $1,108 was presented to Sharon Sanford of the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf.

Gislason & Hunter LLP To Open Hutchinson Office

16 Washington Avenue West, Suite 104
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Hutchinson inside wallGislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that the firm will be establishing an office in Hutchinson, Minnesota. 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.

The Gislason & Hunter Hutchinson office will open Jan. 1, 2013, and will be located in the historic Jorgensen Hotel.

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To Announce That David Hoelmer Has Joined The Firm As An Of Counsel Attorney

Dave Hoelmer

David comes to Gislason & Hunter with extensive experience acquired from a 34-year career with AgStar where he also served as General Counsel of AgStar since the early 1990s. During that time, he also served on Governor Tim Pawlenty's Livestock Advisory Task Force. He worked closely with a variety of Ag organizations in seeking passage of laws related to agriculture in Minnesota. He is also a CLE lecturer on agricultural issues.

Mr. Hoelmer is a graduate of Minnesota State University - Mankato, magna cum laude, and from William Mitchell College of Law.

He also serves on a variety of professional boards, which include: Farm Credit Legislative Committees in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and on the national level; a board member of the Minnesota Association of Cooperatives and its successor organization Cooperative network; and a board member of 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, a farmer's health care cooperative.

Mr. Hoelmer will be focusing his practice on business development activities for the firm with the agriculture and business industries.

Marlin Kunard Honored For 50 Years Of Service

Marlin KunardGislason & Hunter attorney Marlin Kunard is being honored by the Minnesota State Bar Association for 50 years of legal service. A dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26 with Supreme Court Justice Lorie Gildea serving as master of ceremonies.

Marlin is graduate of St. Olaf College and Northwestern University School of Law. He began his career as an Assistant County Attorney before moving into private practice where he specializes in estate planning and trust issues. Many of his clients have been with him through the decades and he is now working with the second and third generation of those families.

In his career, he has received awards for distinguished service on the Minnesota State Bar Association's Board of Governors and an award for professional contribution to the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Kunard was selected to the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers by Law & Politics in 1999 and 2000, and was appointed a Special Municipal Judge for North Mankato.

Attorney A.R. Pfau III served as Marlin's mentor and provided some sound advice, "keep your shoes shined and read a little Shakespeare every day."

Dove Chairs Minn. FFA Foundation Board

ROSEMOUNT - Michael Dove of New Ulm, an attorney with Gislason & Hunter, was recently elected chair of the Minnesota FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.

Other officers elected include vice-chair, Ken Goulart of Eden Prairie; secretary, Lisa Moorhouse of Forest Lake; treasurer, George Peichel of Fairfax; executive sponsors board chair, Brad Schloesser of St. Peter; and past chair, Kristin (Campbell) Harner of Northfield. [ Read More... ]

Dustan Cross

Dustan Cross Recertified As Civil Trial Law Specialist

The Minnesota State Bar Association announces the recertification of Dustan J Cross of Gislason & Hunter LLP as an MSBA Board-Certified Trial Law Specialist. The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field.

Gislason & Hunter Hosts Ag Law Panel At Drake Law School

Six attorneys from Gislason & Hunter participated in an educational panel at Drake Agricultural Law Center for agricultural law students on Feb. 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The center is internationally recognized for providing opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce market and utilize agricultural products. The Drake Law School supports an array of courses, publications, conferences and research initiatives, and created a certification program in food and agricultural law. Students learn about legal issues involving the full scope of food and agriculture, including marketing and finance; biotechnology; international trade; tax planning; soil and water conservation; land use and environmental issues; food safety and federal farm programs. The center also hosts international law scholars to study food and agricultural law and policy in the U.S.

For over 75 years, the law firm of Gislason & Hunter has worked closely with the agriculture industry to represent the constituency in issues impacting the local family farm to large international agricultural entities. The attorneys participating on the Ag law panel all have an extensive background in agriculture law. The majority of those participating grew up on farms. Topics covered by the panel included:

  • Agri Finance - Michael Dove
  • Estate Planning and Succession Planning for the Family Farm - Reed Glawe
  • Sales and Acquisitions - Jeff Braegelmann
  • Food Safety, Environmental Issues and other regulatory issues - Dustan Cross
  • Working with an Ag-focused Law Firm - David Kim
  • Production Agriculture and Allied Industries - Gary Koch

Daryn McBeth the Executive Director of AgriGrowth and a graduate of the Drake Agricultural Law Center was also a member of the panel. Daryn provided an overview of his previous work as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for the Ag industry and his current work with AgriGrowth, a trade group for all agricultural associations.

A reception followed the panel event allowing students time to ask questions and network with the attorneys.

Loree Nelson and studentGislason & Hunter Attorney Loree Nelson (Des Moines office) and Ag Law student Jesse Ramirez at the Reception
Gary and DeansDrake Professor Neil D. Hamilton, Gislason & Hunter Attorney Gary Koch and Dean Allan Vestal at the Reception

Gislason & Hunter LLP Is Pleased To Announce The Addition Of Three New Associate Attorneys

Allison Garrison
Allison Lange Garrison - Minneapolis Office
Email | 763-225-6000

Allison received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She will be focusing on general litigation and business matters.
Kaitlin Pals
Kaitlin M. Pals - New Ulm Office
Email | 507-354-3111

Earned her Juris Doctor with highest distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. Kaitlin previously worked as a Law Clerk for Gislason & Hunter and served as a Judicial Extern for the United States District Court in Northern Iowa. She will be focusing on general litigation matters.