Two of the region’s oldest law firms are merging. Blethen, Gage & Krause has been providing legal services in the Mankato area for over 120 years while Berens, Rodenberg & O’Connor has provided those services in the New Ulm area for over 90 years.

Berens Partner Jeremy Berg said each firm brings complimentary talents and a combination of veteran and rising attorneys to the merger, and combining the strength of both firms will provide clients with a broad range of legal talents to meet their needs and challenges, “while still providing the “Main Street” service that our communities expect.”

Blethen Partner Silas Danielson says they look forward to expanding their market and capitalizing on the abilities of all of our lawyers and staff. He called the merger, “A great opportunity for the Blethen and Berens groups.”

The merger will be effective July 1, 2018.   The merged firm will retain the use of their current names for the immediate future and their respective locations in Mankato and New Ulm. The combined firm will employ 19 attorneys and 24 employees.