These materials have been prepared by Joseph G. Maternowski of Hessian & McKasy, P.A. for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. Do not send Hessian & McKasy information or documentation first speaking with one of our lawyers to obtain authorization to send information to us.

Unsolicited information sent to the firm or any member of the firm by any means by persons who are not clients of the firm are not subject to any duty of confidentiality on the part of the firm. You should not send any confidential information to us until such relationship has been formed.

Time-sensitive material should not be sent to the firm without verifying receipt by the intended recipient.

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

The information on our web site has been prepared by Joseph G. Maternowski of Hessian & McKasy, P.A. for informational purposes and is not legal advice. The views expressed on this website are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer, Hessian & McKasy, P.A. Hessian & McKasy will not accept requests for legal advice over the Internet. You should not rely on any information contained herein in evaluating any specific legal issues you may have without seeking professional counsel.

Your use of our web site and/or sending email to Hessian & McKasy or to one of our lawyers does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship is not created except by a written acknowledgment of such an engagement signed by a member Hessian & McKasy. Do not send us information about your legal issues until you speak to one of our lawyers and obtain authorization to do so. Hessian & McKasy will not consider or treat any unsolicited emails or information sent to us or to any of our lawyers by individuals seeking legal advice or other non-clients to be confidential. Hessian & McKasy reserves the unconditional right to disclose or use any such unsolicited e-mails or information for any purpose.

To the extent that any professional rules require: Hessian & McKasy, P.A. designates its principal offices as 400 Campbell Mithun Tower, 222 South Ninth Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 (USA) and the lawyer responsible for this website to be Joseph G. Maternowski.

Communications With the Firm

An attorney-client relationship with any of Hessian & McKasy’s attorneys represents an attorney-client relationship with the firm and all of its attorneys.

Such a relationship is not established until after this firm first completes an internal review for conflicts of interest that might preclude such a relationship. Until an attorney-client relationship is established, information communicated to the firm should be limited to the accurate identification of the potential client and all related and opposing parties pertinent to the subject matter.

To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS in Circular 230, we inform you that, unless we expressly state otherwise in this communication (including any attachments), any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or other matter addressed herein.


Communications to anyone in the firm of information about yourself, your business or your personal affairs will not be protected under the attorney-client privilege unless and until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

NOTE: **Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.

Privacy Policy

Hessian & McKasy does not sell or rent your information to any third party.

By providing any personal information to us on this website, however, you do consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the firm’s commitment with respect the handling of your personally identifiable information.

Information We Collect Automatically. If you browse through the website or download information, our servers will automatically collect certain information. This information includes the: (a) name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) browser software you use and your operating system; and (c) Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to this website. We will use information that we automatically collect to manage and improve our website to make it as useful as possible for guests like you. None of the information we automatically collect is tied to other personal information you may provide to us in accordance with this IMPORTANT NOTICE.

Information You Choose to Provide to Us. Hessian & McKasy only gathers and retains personal information that you voluntarily submitted. For example, if you choose to complete and submit one of the forms located on our website to register for conferences or register to receive information, we will retain the information you submit to process and respond to your inquiry or request. After that response, the information you submitted will be retained for our records. We will not disclose the identifying information you provide to us without your consent, except (a) as required by law, (b) to our independent contractors who host and maintain our website and email services, and (c) to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for the firm. If we change the manner in which we use or retain personal information you provide to us, we will update this Privacy Policy.

Opting Out of Receiving General Communications. Unless you opt out of receiving such materials, we may send you information by email or postal mail to the address(es) you submit to us through our website or otherwise. Such information may include newsletters, notifications of changes in the law or other information that may interest you.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that a web-site can place on your computer’s hard drive for record keeping or other administrative purposes. We do not use Cookies on this website; however, Cookies may be used at certain sites accessible through links on our website.

Links to Other Websites. The firm does not endorse and is not responsible for the information, practices or privacy policies of websites operated by others that may be linked to or from our website. If you decide to access a third party’s website that may be linked to or from this website, you should familiarize yourself with that website’s privacy policy. How to Contact Us. If you have questions about how we use the personal information you submit on this website or about this Privacy Policy, please contact Joseph Maternowski at Changes to this Privacy Policy. We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review this policy regularly. We will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but the date of the most recent revision will be stated in the policy.