Lawyer Magazine_Winter 2020

catering specifically to stressed out, well-off attorneys who want to combine the ultimate stress relievers of sailing, yoga and goats in one moderately priced afternoon. Ten percent off for St. Thomas alumni. Tony Toepfer reports that professionally, he returned to solo practice in February 2019, survived and thrived despite COVID-19 and opened up a newphysical office space in June 2020 (see picture of vanity plate below)! He continues a primary practice in family law, including a variety of neutral work (parenting consultant, parenting time expediting, custody evaluations, etc.). In his personal life, Tony’s son reportedly negotiates “far too well” for his age, and the family is proud to announce they have put a compost pile in the back yard. Franz Vancura , partner at Brown, Krueger & Brown in Long Prairie, is proud to announce his rise in the golf ranks as the area’s 2020 Double Eagle Third Flight Champion.When not golfing, Vancura spends his time in a newly-built sauna at his cabin and designing billboards for the Todd County DFL. We salute the Class of 2011’s 2020 SuperLawyers and Rising Stars: Justin Bruntjen of Decerto Law LLC; Amanda Crain of Halunen Law; Jenna Eisenmenger of Heimerl & Lammers; Ryan Else of Brockton D. Hunger P.A.; Angela Follett of Fish & Richardson P.C.; Amy Freiman of Hills Legal Group Ltd; Molly Gherty of Felhaber Larson; Charlie Nelson of Ballard Spahr; Ross D. Stadheim of Halunen Law; Pamela Steinle of Steinle Law PLLC; Tony Toepfer of Toefer at Law PLLC; Chris Vatsaas of Chestnut Cambronne PA; and Michelle Vesole of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC.

officiated by Margy’s sister and blessed with music by Zach’s parents, followed by a gourmet meal of Jimmy John’s at the state park picnic area. The couple was showered with numerous hugs from their three nieces and one nephew.

Phyllis (Mma) Welsh started her own social media agency (Red Fox Social) and photography business (mei mei photography), venturing fully into creative consulting. Congratulations, Phyllis! Fun fact: Phyllis set up my (Meghann’s) Facebook page in law school as I was too old to have ever heard of such a thing. It was a work of loveliness in more innocent times, before our parents ruined the platform and it became overrun by Russian bots. Phyllis, lead us to what is next! (Do we have to Tik-tok?) MatthewWilcox and Kelly Gundersen JD ‘09 welcomed a daughter this summer, Lauren Katherine. Congratulations! We miss you all and wish you well. Please keep sharing your updates and sending your greetings. Stay safe, sane, and healthy until we meet again. Meghann and Garin Class of 2011 Send your 2011 class notes and photos to Amanda Crain or Pamela Steinle at (ust2011classnotes@ Congratulations to Dr. Angela Follett , who was named to the 2020WomenWorthWatching in STEM list. Angela is a principal at Fish & Richardson (Minneapolis), with a national practice focusing on patent prosecution, portfolio development advice, and strategic patent counseling. She represents clients in the life sciences, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries located across the country and around the world. Peter Glessing is excited to announce his engagement in September to Pari Cariaga.

The proposal occurred on a boat on Lake Minnetonka (pictured above). Peter continues as an Associate at Lockridge Grindal Nauen focusing on communications for government relations clients. Susan Grassel and Jake Grassel JD ’09 welcomedMadeleine Sophie Grassel into their family on May 14, 2020. Big brother JJ (5) and big sister Lucy (2 ½) were beyond excited and the entire family (pictured below) is still adjusting to life as a family of five during COVID-19 times.

Tony Nagorski recently left his consulting practice at Ernst and Young to help develop the State and Local Tax practice in Minneapolis for the global CPA firm of BDO. Tony leads the sales and use tax practice locally, and advises businesses and their stakeholders on the broad-reaching tax impacts of multi-state operation. Congrats to Jacqueline Schmitt and husbandMatt on their first son, Jonah Bernard Schmitt (pictured below), born March 18, 2020. He looks adorable!

Michael Klosowsky is now a Chicago Immigration Court Judge. From 2016 to 2020, Michael served as assistant chief counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, in El Paso, Texas. From 2011 to 2016, he was an associate attorney with Klosowsky LawOffice, PLLC, in Sugar Land, Texas. Michael is pictured below on the day of his (socially distant) investiture ceremony. Congratulations, Judge Klosowsky!

Have you ever doneYoga? What about Goat Yoga?What about Goat Yoga on a Boat? In addition to St. Croix Legal Services, AdamTerwey is busy hobby sailing and hobby farming and is considering starting a new business, St. Croix Boat andGoat,

Congrats to Zach Krogman , who married the lovely Margy in a small, socially distanced ceremony (pictured below) at Mirror Lake State Park on May 16, 2020. The nuptials were

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