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Michael Boulette Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®


Michael Boulette Highlighted on HCBA Connections

Attorney Michael Boulette was recently highlighted on HCBA Connections, a Hennepin County Bar Association blog that profiles local members for excellence in their fields. The profile showcased Michael's passion for family law and noted him as a recipient of the Minnesota State Bar President's Award. Congratulations, Michael! 


Nate J. Nelson Discusses Residency Issues on The Patriot

Nate was a guest on the July 16, 2017 Stockwell & Eldredge Radio Show, where he discussed residency issues. You can listen to the show here.

Congratulations to David Oxley, Director of Information Technology - 2017 MN Lawyer Unsung Legal Hero

Messerli & Kramer would like to contragulate David Oxley, Director of Information Technology, who has been chosen as a 2017 Minnesota Lawyer Unsung Legal Hero.This award is reserved for the state's most talented and dedicated legal support professionals who consistently go above and beyond in their roles for Minnesota law firms.

Dave has over 20 years of experience in the industry, is a Certified Legal Manager (CLM) through the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and is a long-time, actively involved member and past president of ALAMN (Association of Legal Administrators-Minnesota Chapter).

This year Dave also completed certification as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), which is one of the most sought-after designations for IT professionals. Information security management is an ever-changing environment and is a top priority for all companies. Dave is always motivated to bring the highest quality standards to our firm with respect to audit, control, and security of information systems. He understands the legal industry and knows how to manage and adapt technology to our firm’s needs and requirements.

Since Dave’s arrival at Messerli & Kramer, he has been a tireless worker. Whether hiring and mentoring his team, upgrading systems, improving processes, or simply supporting the firm’s attorneys and user needs, Dave does it with a “firm first” attitude. He takes great pride in ensuring the systems are always working for the firm’s busy attorneys.

“I've made a career of providing support and mentoring teams to best support a population of highly intelligent, logical individuals like our attorneys, and I’m well attuned to the deadlines faced and resulting sense of urgency needed when providing customer service to those attorneys,” Dave said when he first joined Messerli & Kramer. Now, looking back more than two years later, it’s easy to see that is truly Dave's attitude toward fulfilling his duties in the firm. He does whatever is necessary for the betterment of the firm and does it graciously and professionally without requiring praise or recognition. Indeed, that is our definition of an “Unsung Legal Hero.”

Dave will be honored by Minnesota Lawyer at a luncheon on September 7 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Congratulations, Dave!

Asure Software Acquires iSystems and Compass HRM

Congratulations to the attorneys who helped close a successful deal. Read the article here.

Bill Messerli, Founder of Messerli & Kramer, passed away.


Join us on June 21 for "Information Security and Privacy Basics for Today's Business Leaders"



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Information Security and Privacy Basics for Today's Business Leaders


June 21, 2017 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Messerli & Kramer Offices, Minneapolis, MN

1400 Fifth Street Towers | 100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1217


Small- to Mid-Size Business Leaders

Messerli & Kramer, in collaboration with Secure Digital Solutions, is pleased to announce an informational seminar to help small to mid-sized business leaders understand and address key information security challenges for the digital economy. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from industry experts in the ever-changing world of information security threats and vulnerabilities. Walk away with a solid foundation and practical tips for safeguarding your business information!

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.


Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of how your business is vulnerable.
  • Understand the negative impact of security breaches.
  • Recognize the basic principles for effective security.
  • Identify practical steps to protect your business.



  • Adam Stone, Principal Consultant,MBA, Fellow in Information Privacy (FIP), CIPM, CIPP/US, CISSP, ISSMP, HCISPP,Secure Digital Solutions, LLC
  • Draeke Weseman, Attorney, JD, CIPP/US, Messerli & Kramer, PA



Messerli & Kramer P.A. offers 11 distinct practice areas, including appeals, banking & finance, business litigation, collections & creditors' remedies, commercial real estate, corporate & business law, divorce & family law, employment, estate planning, government relations, intellectual property and technology. Established in 1965, Messerli & Kramer has offices in Minneapolis, Plymouth, Saint Paul, Bismarck, Milwaukee, and Omaha. For more information

Secure Digital Solutions, LLC(SDS) is a Minneapolis-based management consulting firm that partners with leaders to build and strengthen information security governance, risk oversight and data privacy programs. Our industry-leading platform,TrustMAPP®, provides clear metrics to determine performance and value of cyber risk investments that align to business goals.

Contract Draeke Weseman at (612) 672-3621 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Adam Stone at (952) 544-0234 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Debra Yerigan selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Family law for 2017 and Messerli & Kramer selected to U.S. News - Best Lawyer "Best Law Firms"

Debra Yerigan was again selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Family law for 2017 and Messerli & Kramer was selected to U.S. News - Best Lawyer "Best Law Firms" .  To read more, click here

Patrick Hynes has been selected as one of the Minnesota Lawyer's 2016 Up & Coming Attorneys

Patrick Hynes has been selected as one of the Minnesota Lawyer's 2016 Up & Coming Attorneys. To read more about this honor, please click here.