Posted 6/07/16 (Tue)
By Carrie Sandstrom
GK & Associates PLLC, a law firm based out of Williston, will hold a soft opening for its new Crosby office June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.
GK & Associates PLLC was opened in July 2015 by partners Jennifer Gjovig and Ron Kallemeyn, after the two practiced together previously at another law firm in Williston. The two are joined by Lucas Gjovig, Jennifer’s husband, who serves as a part-time attorney with the firm. He is the son of Divide County natives Markham and Lauren Gjovig.
The decision to open a branch in Crosby is based on the firm’s ties to the area and the general shortage of legal services in this area of the state, according to Jennifer.
“The stars have aligned for this Crosby office and we couldn’t be happier to start serving such a wonderful community,” Jennifer said in a press release.
The Crosby office’s day-to-day operations will be managed by Amber Haugenoe, who has served as a legal assistant for more than 14 years. Haugenoe said having an office in Crosby will give people access to local legal advice.
“People don’t want to drive to go see an attorney,” Haugenoe said. “They want something that’s in the area so that they can just walk in if they have a question, something that’s local that they’re confident in.”
Attorneys will be in the Crosby office on an “as needed” basis, according to Jennifer, although she said they will likely be there at least once a week, if not more.
Jennifer has been practicing law since 2006, getting her start as a litigator representing companies and individuals on a variety of legal matters. Kallemeyn has been practicing law since 1999 and served as an assistant state’s attorney before moving to private practice. Lucas has been practicing law since 2006. In addition to serving as a part-time attorney for GK & Associates, he also serves as general counsel for Go Wireline LLC.
GK & Associates handles cases in the areas of contracts, probate, estate planning, telecommunications, business law and planning, commercial and agricultural real estate matters, oil and gas law, water rights and consumer gun law. Although those are the areas the firm officially works on, Jennifer said that even if people aren’t sure the firm will be able to handle their specific case, they should feel free to ask, and the firm will try to help or direct them in the right direction.
“We just want to be a resource,” Jennifer said.
Haugenoe said if people have questions prior to the June 17 soft opening, they can call the firm’s Crosby number at 965-8811. The Crosby office is located at 106 N. Main St., and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Crosby’s legal needs are also served by the Pendlay Law Office, next door to The Journal.