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Baldwin law office to close

Bakke Norman will be closing its Baldwin office and transferring attorneys and staff to the firm's New Richmond and Menomonie locations.

Attorneys Terry Dunst, Adam Jarchow and Tammy Skoglund and their support staff will move to the New Richmond office. Bob Richardson and his support staff, together with Richardson Tax and Accounting, will move to the Menomonie office.

Tom Schumacher, managing partner at Bakke Norman, explained the reason for the change.

"We are making this move to allow our practice groups to work more closely together and to better meet our clients' needs," he said. "It will allow us to expand the use of our investment in technology infrastructure, including enabling firm members to work remotely on a more frequent basis. It will also reduce the amount of bricks and mortar utilized to provide legal services to our growing and expanding client base."

Schumacher said the firm is seeing more client meetings occur outside physical offices, or "remotely" through technology, so more buildings aren't a requirement for conducting business.

"As we look to the future, we expect this trend will continue," he said.

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