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December 5th, 2014

Julie Nagorski to Serve as Legal Trainer for Legal Services State Support

Julie Nagorski has been asked to provide training through Legal Services State Support.  She will present training on February 6, 2015 regarding Repairs and Tenant Actions, with which she has significant experience in representing both landlords and tenants.  Legal Services State Support is a project of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, an association of seven Minnesota regional legal services programs, and a portion of its mission is to educate poverty law advocates.  Since she began practicing law, Julie has routinely provided significant services on a pro bono basis to assist low-income Minnesotans and appreciates this opportunity to educate other attorneys in this important component of landlord-tenant law.

November 19th, 2014

Chris Wendland and Julie Nagorski will Present at the Rochester Public Library’s “Wit, Wisdom & Wine” Fundraising Event

On January 17, 2015, Chris Wendland, who sits on the Board of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, and Julie Nagorski will provide an entertaining and interactive presentation entitled “I’ll take ‘Weird Laws’ for $400, Alex” at the annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraising event sponsored by the Rochester Public Library Foundation.  The presentation by Chris and Julie will draw on unusual, outdated, or downright weird laws and ordinances that presently exist or formerly existed in various cities throughout the State of Minnesota and beyond.  Proceeds are used to support the mission and vision of the Rochester Public Library Foundation.  For more information, or to register to attend this fun event, please see http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/supporting/foundation/WitWine.html.



November 18th, 2014

Wendland Utz Employees Ring the Bells for Salvation Army

Wendland Utz employees and their family members and friends participated in the Salvation Army Rock the Red Kettle event on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  The Firm appreciates the opportunity to assist the Salvation Army in its important efforts.  The Firm, with only nine employees, helped foster and kindle the spirit of giving, bringing 23 volunteers to staff the effort throughout the day.  If you are interested in giving to the Salvation Army online, please see http://www.onlineredkettle.org/RochesterSAStaff.

November 7th, 2014

Mark Utz and Julie Nagorski to Present at Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Mark Utz and Julie Nagorski have been asked to present courses at the upcoming “Handling Real Estate Issues in Estate Planning” CLE seminar.  Mark, as co-chair of the course, will present a seminar entitled “Conveyance of Real Estate with Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Transfer on Death Deed,” while Julie will present a seminar entitled “Fraudulent Transfer Concerns in Estate Planning.”  The CLE will be held in Minneapolis on January 15, 2015, and replayed in numerous locations throughout the state, including in Rochester on March 20, 2015.  For more information, please see http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=102281501.

October 26th, 2014

Jennifer Brennan Joins Wendland Utz as Associate Attorney

Wendland Utz, Ltd is pleased to announce that attorney Jennifer Brennan, a native of La Crescent, Minnesota, has joined the firm.  In addition to significant academic accolades and a strong background in litigation, Brennan brings with her practical experience in successfully owning and operating a small business.  Before her association with the firm, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Civil Division of the Second Judicial District, State of Minnesota (Ramsey County).  Brennan will be practicing in the areas of litigation, business law, estate planning/administration, and employment law.  The firm is excited and delighted to welcome Jenny to its ranks.