Paul Quast of Halleland Habicht PA will be presenting this year’s Diversity Awards at the annual meeting for the Hennepin County Bar Association. The 2013 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will be held on May 17, 2013, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.
Halleland Habicht attorney Dan Schleck will serve as chairman of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association for the 2013-2014 season. Dan’s practice is focused on real estate, and he has a particular interest in the redevelopment of contaminated property and the use of public
grant funding. Dan can be reached at email@example.com or 612-836-5531.
Dan Schleck will moderate expert panel discussion on Environmental Issues in Frac Sand Mining. This featured session of the upcoming Energy and the Environment Conference at William Mitchell College of Law will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
On March 15, 2013, Natalie Wyatt-Brown won summary judgment for a client in a state court case involving claims of compelled self-publication defamation and sex discrimination. Ruling in favor of Halleland Habicht’s client, the Court held that the plaintiff had failed to show that she was compelled to publish any false, defamatory statements to potential employers. The Court also held that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate that she was terminated because she was female, where she was replaced by a woman, all of the decisionmakers were women and none of the male comparators engaged in similar misconduct. The Court particularly relied on the fact that the firm’s client has a history of hiring and promoting women, including in the C-suite.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Wahlund as an attorney with our firm. After graduating law school, Ryan clerked for a year for the Honorable Kevin G. Ross at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and worked as a litigator with another Minneapolis law firm before joining us. Ryan has an interest in all types of business and commercial litigation and also provides employment advice and litigation support. Ryan received his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from Bethel University.
Ryan can be reached at 612-836-5514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halleland Habicht attorney Dan Schleck will be leading two sessions for the 9th Annual Minnesota Environmental Institute. The Institute is hosted by the Minnesota State Bar Association Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, in conjunction with Minnesota CLE. Dan’s sessions will focus on Sustainable Energy Development and Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions. Please click here to view the brochure for this event.
Many states during the upcoming year will be working on new stormwater permitting requirements for construction projects. The Clean Water Act requires states or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new standards for management of run-off and storm water at both residential and commercial construction sites.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has started holding what they call stakeholder meetings to help in the development of these standards. MPCA will be using a general permitting approach to try to cover all projects, but certain individual projects will require individual site permits. For more information, contact Halleland Habicht attorney Dan Schleck (will link).
On December 14, 2012, Courage Center announced its intent to merge its operations with those of Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The merger is expected to be completed during the first half of 2013. Halleland Habicht attorneys, Keith Halleland, Ron Peterson, and Katie Gettman, are assisting Courage Center with the merger. For more information about the proposed integration and merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny’s operations, please read the joint press release, which you can access by clicking here.
Halleland Habicht attorney Dan Schleck spoke before Minnesota Department of Transportation contractors on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Dan’s presentation focused on Construction Law Basics, including types of contracts, important contract clauses, insurance, bonds, special subcontractor issues, and damages. Click here to view the powerpoint slides of Dan’s presentation.
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We are pleased to announce the addition of Paul J. Quast and Channon MacEachern to our firm. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in advising businesses on a variety of tax, contract and business matters. He also represents individual in their estate planning and probate matters. Channon has 20 years of paralegal experience focusing in business entity formation and administration, probate and estate planning. Paul received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and has a B.A. in Accounting, also from the University. Channon earned her bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University and a paralegal certificate also from Southern Methodist University.
Paul can be reached at 612-836-5543 or email@example.com.
Channon can be reached at 612-836-5516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.