Barbara has been a paralegal with the firm since 1978 handling probate and estate administrations of all sizes, preparing estate and trust tax returns, drafting documents, working with personal representatives and trustees in managing their accounts and assisting them with their responsibilities, which is a very rewarding part of her career. 
 
Barbara is also the bankruptcy paralegal and her responsibilities include working on personal and corporate cases for Chapter 7 and 11’s, meeting with clients, preparing petitions, schedules, applications and various forms, filing documents with the bankruptcy court, assisting attorneys in all areas and working with court personnel and trustees.
 
Barbara oversees the preparation of our annual audit response letters for our corporate clients for their annual reports, coordinates with attorney and accountants meeting deadlines.



Education

North Dakota State University, 1975  B.A.
University of Minnesota, 1978  Paralegal Program


Professional Associations & Memberships

American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc.
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
International Paralegal Management Association
     Minnesota Chair, 2010-present
Minnesota Paralegal Association
     Member, 1979-present
     President, 1995-1996
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota School of Business 
    Paralegal Advisory Board
National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
     Records Coordinator, 2000-2015
     Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-present
     Treasurer, 1996-1998