Moss & Barnett Opens St. Cloud Office


Five lawyers and five professional staff will focus on business law, transactions, and estate planning.

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

Moss & Barnett 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 GroganPresident of Moss & Barnett. “This team’s expertise and commitment to client service will further strengthen our private business, real estate, 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.”

Brian 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. Brian 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.

Rob 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. Rob 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.

Shannon 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.

Alex 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. Alex 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.

We are very pleased to welcome the entire St. Cloud team to Moss & Barnett.

From left to right: Attorney Kendra Bader, Office Services Coordinator Michelle Lawrenz, Attorney Alex Shoephoerster, Paralegal Jena Albright, Attorney Bill Syverson, Paralegal Anna Leonard, Attorney Brian Schoenborn, Paralegal Sandy Fussy, Attorney Rob Schumann, and Business Development Director Shannon Wiger

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