As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and with both mandates and precautions, we are providing a brief update on our operations.

WE ARE HERE FOR ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Our phones are being answered and we will be working remotely, mainly through email. Know that we are staying on top of the developments throughout the economy and locally.

We realize each client, each business, and each industry will feel the effects in different ways, and our attorneys are prepared to help you navigate this territory, or to just lend an ear. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this pandemic, and we wish for everyone to remain healthy and safe as we work through these challenging times. We are all in this together, and we will get through it together.

While things are moving fast, we will actively follow the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state/local governmental agencies to revise plans and make decisions accordingly.

Our primary concern is for our friends, clients and neighbors – everyone please stay safe and calm. We stand ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have, so please do not hesitate to reach out. Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis PLC

DURING THE GOVERNOR'S "STAY AT HOME" PERIOD, ALL REQUESTS FOR EXAMINER SERVICES MUST BE MAILED TO P.O. BOX 67, PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372. DOCUMENTS CANNOT BE DELIVERED PERSONALLY OR BY UPS/FED EX, OR COURIERS. CALL US AT 952-447-2131 WITH FURTHER EXAMINER QUESTIONS.

About Us Practice Areas News and Events Our People Testimonials Make Payment Contact Us
SERVING PRIOR LAKE AND THE TWIN CITIES SOUTHWEST METRO FOR OVER 40 YEARS
Separator Decoration

Welcome to Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC

The mission of Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC is to provide efficient and effective representation of our clients in the areas of real estate, small and large businesses, wills, trusts and estates, probate, as well as construction and commercial litigation. We strive to be highly respected with recognized expertise in our core practice areas.


Our Practice Areas


Why Choose Us

arrows pointing together

Reason 1 – Experience

With more than 40 years serving the South Metro, and over 70 years of combined attorney experience, HGC PLC attorneys are prepared and best situated to provide each client with the best possible result. Our attorneys have been recognized by numerous attorney review publications, including Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in Minnesota, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of the attorneys in the state.

arrows pointing together

Reason 2 – Specialization

We know our niche, and we're good at it. We stick to our known areas of expertise, so you know that your attorney won't be learning on the job when representing you or your company. Our staff is a group of bright and talented individuals who enhance our practice and our clients experience.

arrows pointing together

Reason 3 – Responsiveness and Agility

By choice, we are a smaller law firm. This allows us to offer individual and business clients of all sizes the legal expertise, attorney access, and ability to respond quickly to changes in circumstance - something that is not always readily available at larger firms. We have more time to devote to each client and we have issue-specific experience with business and commercial law, business organizations, business contracts, employment law, estate planning, probate administration, real estate, construction law, and business litigation – all of which adds up to tremendous value and real-world savings for our clients.

arrows pointing together

Reason 4 – Community/Giving Back

We strive to be leaders in our communities and believe in using our skills to make life better, when possible, for our neighbors and friends.

Our People

Our firm is comprised of four attorneys, Bryce Huemoeller, Allison Gontarek, Anton Cheskis, and Mark Ostlund. Attorney Bryce Huemoeller started the firm in Prior Lake more than 40 years ago, and the firm is known for creative thinking and a down to earth approach to problem solving. Bryce, Allison, Anton, and Mark together have more than 70 years of legal experience. Our excellent support staff are highly knowledgeable and experienced in our niche practice areas. We pride ourselves on community involvement, including membership and leadership positions in the Rotary, Prior Lake and Savage Chambers of Commerce, and Prior Lake-Savage Area Educational Foundation.
Bryce D. Huemoeller Bryce D. Huemoeller
Allison J. Gontarek Allison J. Gontarek
Anton Cheskis Anton Cheskis
Mark W. Ostlund Mark W. Ostlund

Contact Us

Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC
16670 Franklin Trail, Suite 210
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Google Maps

Phone: (952) 447-2131
Fax: (952) 447-5628
Email: hg@priorlakelaw.com



News and Events

Anton Cheskis attends 5 Questions Friday with KW Integrity Realty to discuss the current real estate law environment. Anton Cheskis did an online Q&A with commercial real estate broker Chad Heer from KW Commercial. The link to the 5 Question Friday episode can be seen by visiting: https://chadheer2.kw.com/2020/06/12/5-question-friday-real-estate-attorney/ To visit the YouTube video directly, please visit https://youtu.be/62LEtBvrPKU
CERTAIN MINNESOTA COUNTIES OFFER RELIEF: SUSPENSION OF PROPERTY TAX LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devasting economic impact of Minnesota property owners. Certain Minnesota counties have adopted resolutions to provide some level of property tax late payment relief for certain qualifying property owners. These resolutions vary from county to county, and a huge percentage of Minnesota counties have adopted no relief programs to date.

Minnesota Statute 279.01 mandates that yearly property taxes shall be paid one-half on May 15 and one-half on October 15 th . Because property tax payments are mandated by state law, only the state legislature has the legal authority to suspend or delay any statutory deadline or obligation. As of May 1, 2020, the state legislature has not undertaken such an action.

Under Minnesota Statue 279.01, individual counties do have the authority to suspend penalties for late payments upon a finding that such penalties are "unjust and unreasonable."

As of May 1, 2020, the following Minnesota counties have adopted policies suspending late payment penalties (click the link for a detailed analysis of each county's program):

  1. Ramsey County
  2. Hennepin County
  3. Dakota County
  4. Washington County
  5. Olmstead County
  6. Crow Wing County
  7. Houston County
  8. Kandiyohi County
  9. Mower County
  10. Sherburne County
  11. Steele County
  12. Winona County

Taxpayers should consult their local county government unit regarding any late payment penalty suspensions which have been adopted. It is vital for taxpayers to understand that there are still serious legal implications to failing to pay taxes or paying property taxes late. Taxpayers should consult with a qualified attorney regarding their how their individual situations would be impacted.

DISCLAIMER: This Blog/Web Site is made available by the lawyer or law firm publisher for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and the Blog/Web Site publisher. The Blog/Web Site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.

Allison J. Gontarek to Co-Present about Estate Planning Allison J. Gontarek will be co-presenting on March 12th at an Estate Planning seminar. The event is sponsored by Wings Financial Advisors and Wings Credit Union. EVENT INFO: Prior Lake Library 16210 Eagle Creek Avenue SE, Prior Lake MN 55372 Thursday, March 12th, 2020: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Co-presenting at the event will be Dan Battcher, a Wings Financial Credit Union Advisor Dan Battcher Financial Advisor / Wings Financial Advisors 14985 Glazier Ave Apple Valley, MN 55124 Tel 952-997-8267

Client Testimonials

border decoration

"What a relief it was to find Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC, when I was in need of legal help. Not were they professional, they knew what they were doing! They took care of me and my situation, with grace and in no time. This firm is extremely knowledgable, sophisticated, and produces top results to say the least. They made my experience comfortable, and smooth. Not only did they met my expectations, they exceeded them! I wouldn't go to anyone else for legal matters."

Past Client
Prior Lake

"When faced with a complicated living situation, Allison Gontarek helped me review my options for breaking a residential lease. Her counsel was highly professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. I wholeheartedly recommend Allison Gontarek's legal services."

Past Client
Savage

"I retained Anton Cheskis to represent me in a civil matter. He is a knowledgeable and professional attorney. His presentation was outstanding and my case was won. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to get an upper hand in a courtroom."

Past Client
Prior Lake

SuperLawyers MSBA 60+ Years Of Practice Rotary Chamber of Commerce Savage

CONTACT US

Phone: (952) 447-2131
Fax: (952) 447-5628
Email: hg@priorlakelaw.com

Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC
16670 Franklin Trail, Suite 210
Prior Lake, MN 55372