PR 2018 No. 18

Moss & Barnett Opens St. Cloud Office: Five lawyers and five professional staff will focus on business law, transactions, and estate planning

Minneapolis, MN (July 9, 2018) – Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association, is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2018, the partners, associates, and professional staff of the St. Cloud office of Stinson Leonard Street have joined Moss & Barnett. The firms are cooperating on a smooth and amicable transition.

Brian J. Schoenborn, William R. Syverson, and Robert L. Schumann will join Moss & Barnett as shareholders. Shannon M. Wiger will join the firm as Business Development Director. Kendra K. Bader and Alex R. Schoephoerster will join the firm as associates.

“We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues and their outstanding professional staff to Moss & Barnett,” said Brian Grogan, President of Moss & Barnett. “This team’s expertise and commitment to client service will further strengthen our private business, real estate, and wealth preservation and estate planning groups. We are particularly excited to open our new St. Cloud office and become part of the vibrant communities in that area.”

“We are delighted to join Moss & Barnett,” said Brian J. Schoenborn, “which we believe is better aligned with the strategy of our St. Cloud office. As our St. Cloud team assessed the needs of our clients and friends, and the opportunities for growth and impact, it became obvious that Moss & Barnett was the perfect fit. It is a firm filled with outstanding attorneys with ideal capabilities, who care deeply for their clients and provide superior service. They also provide strategic counsel to their clients and are very entrepreneurial and forward thinking.”

Schoenborn counsels individuals, families, and business owners on business succession planning, wealth preservation, and estate and trust administration. He also provides general counsel representation to private and family businesses within the manufacturing, high technology, and sports and entertainment industries. He advises on business transactions, business growth and development, and real estate development, and he is deeply involved in and advises on sports business and sports facility development throughout the Midwest. Schoenborn received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from St. Cloud State University.

Syverson advises clients on general corporate and business law matters, including financing, operations, contracting, strategic planning, taxation, and mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He received his J.D. from the University of North Dakota and his B.S. from Northern State University.

Schumann advises family businesses and closely held private companies on start up planning and business formation, business reorganization, business sales and acquisition, family succession planning, and other matters. He has extensive experience in representing both buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, including both stock and asset transactions. Schumann received his J.D, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Cloud State University.

Wiger is committed to helping the next generation of businesses develop and thrive, along with collaborating with colleagues, clients, and partners across all industries to achieve shared success. She is passionate about facilitating connections that add value, allow clients to capitalize on opportunities, and further grow their businesses. She serves on several boards regionally, including the Central Minnesota United Way, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, and is an Advisor at Great North Labs. She is also deeply engaged in several Greater Minnesota initiatives focused on economic impact, including co-chairing Hockey Day MN 2018, multiple historic redevelopment projects in the St. Cloud area, and is a co-founder of the Great North Gener8tor and Fifth Ave Live projects in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She will continue to be based in St. Cloud, but will lead the entire firm's business development and client relationship functions.

Bader counsels businesses and entrepreneurs on all stages of business formation and governance, and she advises privately held companies through the full range of legal issues they confront on a regular basis, including shareholder relationships, statutory compliance, drafting and review of agreements, and other general legal and business concerns. She received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Schoephoerster advises clients in the areas of corporate law, general business practices, and estate planning. He provides general counsel services to private and family owned companies, and he represents business clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters including start up and formation, corporate governance and operating agreements, selling the business and acquiring new businesses, and business succession planning. Schoephoerster received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Saint John’s University.

From left to right: Attorneys Alex Schoephoerster, Kendra Bader, Bill Syverson, and Brian Schoenborn, Business Development Director Shannon Wiger, and Attorney Rob Schumann

About Moss & Barnett

Moss & Barnett, a Professional Association, is a proven leader in business law and litigation services. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, the firm’s attorneys and professional staff are committed to delivering best in class client service and outstanding legal counsel to clients throughout the upper Midwest and around the country. Moss & Barnett and its attorneys have been named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers every year since the first year of that rating, in 2010. Moss & Barnett was established in 1892. For more information, visit


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