ABOUT US

Bridge Law Group, Ltd. offers aggressive, efficient and personalized representation to clients entrusting us with their legal issues. We represent all sizes of businesses, and their owners, in transactional matters, proactive legal strategy, dispute resolutions and debt collection actions. We also represent individuals and assist in addressing their employment, real estate and estate planning concerns. Bridge Law Group clients represent a wide variety of economic sectors, including financial, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, construction and commodities. While most our services are provided in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we hold a license to practice in California and work with local counsel to represent clients in other jurisdictions.

What distinguishes Bridge Law Group from other law firms?

Our relationship with our clients begins with our deeper understanding of what our clients want from their lawyers, both within and outside the practice of law. Another differentiation from most practitioners comes from the knowledge many of our attorneys gained from being business owners and experiencing the humility of dependency on lawyers and on the dictates of a well-meaning, yet imperfect legal system. Our clients look to Bridge Law Group for freedom from the anxieties and outside interruptions suffocating their ambition and creativity, which made them successful in the first place.

How does Bridge Law Group reduce these anxieties and interruptions to take the pressure off?

We begin with a core value that is shared by the entire Bridge Law Group team: the client is everything; everything is about the client.

Second, we recognize the complexity of our clients’ needs, and actively direct them to holistic solutions. We do not view ourselves merely as document drafters or litigators; we actively care about achieving our clients’ objectives.  This often involves stepping away from applicable core legal issues and broadening the focus to look at an overall best solution for a client.

Third, we adapt the way we work to best suit each client, not the other way around. The last thing clients have time for is to adapt to their lawyers’ customary way of doing things. For example, if a client wants to know the legal game plan in a simple summary form, then Bridge Law Group uses the requested format to deliver information, regardless of the usual style of the lawyer. 

Fourth, we know that time necessarily invested in a transaction, dispute and, worst case, litigation is inherently disruptive for clients. From the client’s perspective, work leading up to a transaction is a necessary evil to the real business objective, which is the actual transfer of goods and services. Disputes and, certainly, litigation sap creativity and entrepreneurial drive; nobody in the world went into business to spend their time preparing for a trial. Bridge Law Group engages in several practices to ease disruptions and minimize litigation.

From the first time that we speak with the client we work hard to get our hands around their objectives by taking the time to actively listen and ask questions, rather than just starting the clock and diving into due diligence and drafting documents. Another practice, unless our clients direct otherwise, is to never negotiate the parties’ business agreement nor to otherwise “over-lawyer” the legal terms. Lastly, if the other party’s counsel is impeding the progress of the matter, we promptly remedy this by scheduling a conference call with all parties and their counsel to discuss the points of contention. This usually quickly puts the transaction back on track.

Our Valuable Team Members

Dave Buelow
Dave BuelowPresident
Dave’s greatest satisfaction in life has come through helping others reach their maximum potential. These accomplishments have come both in the form of helping others make their businesses a success as well as providing employees with the opportunity and mentorship to advance within his companies.
Sam Stern
Sam SternAttorney
Sam Stern has been an attorney for nearly 40 years. He practices primarily in the area of business law, representing a range of clients from entrepreneurs to “mom and pop” operations to large corporations.
Tom Cross
Tom CrossAttorney
Tom has been in the business law practice for over 40 years. The ability to explain the legal ramifications of each circumstance in a fashion that is easily understood by our clients and relating those truths directly and inoffensively is the gravamen of the business attorney.
Dave Klink
Dave KlinkAttorney
Dave Klink is a litigator with broad experience in business, real estate, and banking law. He represents clients in property tax appeals, eminent domain actions, nuisance lawsuits, landlord-tenant disputes, creditor-debtor disputes, employer-employee disputes, and other litigation.
Scott Manthei
Scott MantheiAttorney
“Get the client the best result as efficiently as possible.” It’s a mantra that has served Scott Manthei well for his approach to law ever since he started his legal career.
Samantha Malik
Samantha MalikManaging Paralegal
It was an “aha!” moment. Sam was a sophomore in high school taking a criminal justice class when she discovered her calling. “I knew what I wanted to do with my life.
Beverly Everson
Beverly EversonAttorney
Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying, “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” For the most part Beverly does not believe in luck, but that hard work will insure that whatever the project from a refinance to a closing on a new development, hard work to insure a successful outcome. This naturally must go hand in hand with a good dose of creativity.
Jennifer Manthana
Jennifer ManthanaBookkeeper
Jennifer gets real joy out of life when she watches her children play basketball or soccer. It’s her favorite way to take advantage of her “free time,” something rare when you have four kids, pets, a job, and a home. Jen says that it’s her kids that she considers her finest accomplishment.
Alexandra Harroun
Alexandra Harroun Paralegal
Alexandra graduated from Hamline University with a degree in Legal Studies, Business Management, and acquired an American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate.
Ben Ziemann
Ben ZiemannLaw Clerk
Ben joined the Bridge Law Group team while completing his studies for a Juris Doctor degree at Mitchell
Hamline School of Law.

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