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Lommen Abdo Elects New Board Members

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July 15, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (July 2019) - Jason Engkjer, Bryan Feldhaus and Brent Johnson have each been elected to a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board. Mike Glover, Kathleen Loucks and Barry O’Neil continue their two-year terms and Marc Johannsen is serving his second year as President.

Jason Engkjer was elected to a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board of directors. He is the co-chair of Lommen Abdo’s transportation law practice. His practice is primarily devoted to commercial litigation and corporate planning and transactions with a unique experience in transportation law. He represents a diverse array of clients ranging from small closely held companies to multi-national organizations on a nationwide basis, but primarily in the upper Midwest. His clients include national motor carriers and brokers, banking institutions, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Jason is active with the Minnesota Trucking Association, North Dakota Motor Carrier Association and Transportation Lawyer’s Association. He is a former board member and general counsel for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and continues to actively support the organization. Jason is also a current board member and general counsel for Farm Rescue and Farm Rescue Foundation. He regularly provides volunteer pro bono legal services through LegalCORPS and currently serves as an ethics investigator for Hennepin County’s Fourth District Ethics Committee. Jason has also been listed as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers.  Jason attended the University of Kansas and William Mitchell College of Law.

Bryan Feldhaus was elected to a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board and he also serves on the firm’s compensation committee and succession planning committee. Bryan enjoys providing clients with counsel to protect and enforce their interests in business litigation, shareholder/partnership litigation, insurance coverage disputes, professional negligence matters and intellectual property litigation.  He also works on appellate matters in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  A growing area of his practice is as compliance counsel. Bryan recently earned a Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certificate from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  He has also obtained an LL.M. degree in Corporate Compliance and Organizational Ethics from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, which degree focused on the intersection of corporate law, business and organizational ethics. Bryan has been recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer and perennially as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers. Bryan attended the University of St. Thomas and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
 
Brent Johnson was elected to a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board of directors and he also serves on its finance committee. He is passionate about helping businesses and individuals achieve success and solve problems.  Brent – who lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, and works out of our Hudson office – has practiced in the St. Croix River Valley and beyond for the past 20 years.  Brent assists clients with day-to-day operations and transactions. He also enjoys helping entrepreneurs start up and organize their businesses, preparing partnership and shareholder agreements and resolving shareholder and business disputes. His clients include orthodontic, dental and chiropractic practices, insurance agencies, product manufacturers, technology companies, restaurants, building contractors and individuals with a vision.  Brent also has a vibrant commercial and residential real estate practice, assisting with real estate sales, purchases and leases. He enjoys working with individuals, developers and real estate agents related to purchases, sales, title problems, land subdivisions and governmental approvals. He represents real estate brokerages, agents and homeowners associations.  Brent was included in the Wisconsin Leaders in the Law in 2010 and served on the board of the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust.  He is also a member of the Hudson Daybreak Rotary.  Brent attended the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law.

Mike Glover is serving his second year in a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board of directors and is co-chair of Lommen Abdo’s transportation law practice.  Mike practices in transportation law, business – both transactional and litigation, employment and creditors’ rights.  He counsels users and providers of transportation services on interaction with governmental regulators, enforcement officials and other stakeholders including large shippers, insurers, and fulfilment providers. Mike serves on the Automated Vehicles Task Force Committee, a cross discipline Minnesota Trucking Association committee exploring the issues facing MTA members, and the trucking industry in general, regarding the various levels of automated vehicles. Since 2016, he has also been a board member of the MTA.  Mike attended the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Kathleen Loucks is serving her second year in a two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board of directors and she also serves on the firm’s succession planning committee. Kathleen practices in legal malpractice defense, plaintiff’s medical malpractice, vaccine injury law and construction litigation.  She is admitted in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Kathleen and her co-counsel, Edward Milstein, successfully obtained a $1 million verdict for the plaintiff in a 2015 organ transplant case. Kathleen volunteers for Simpson Housing Services, Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Minnesota Innocence Project. She received a Client Satisfaction 10 Best Female Attorneys Award by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016 and 2017. She attended the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law.

Barry O’Neil is serving his second year in the second two-year term on Lommen Abdo’s board.  He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©. He represents professionals in malpractice claims with an emphasis in legal malpractice. Barry’s practice also involves the resolution of complex commercial disputes, employment-related issues and insurance claims. He is an experienced commercial litigator in areas such as contract, shareholder, partnership and business competition disputes; both in trial and arbitration settings. Barry is the practice group manager of Lommen Abdo’s Litigation Practice Group. He has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.  Barry attended Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law.

Marc Johannsen was elected president of Lommen Abdo in June of 2018.  Marc practices in the area of family law, handling divorce, business valuation issues, custody disputes, parenting time, child support and spousal maintenance, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, domestic abuse hearings, antenuptial agreements, paternity actions, adoption, grandparent rights, and post-trial motions. Marc practices in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He was Mayor of Vadnais Heights from 2011 to 2016 and Acting Mayor from 1998 to 2011. He recently was recognized by the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his volunteer work and awarded the nomination-only Silver Beaver Award. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. He attended Carroll College and the University of Minnesota School of Law.