Meet Jeff Gunkelman, O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss’s Newest Attorney

Jeff GunkelmanO’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is proud to announce the newest member of our team, Jeff Gunkelman. Jeff is an excellent attorney who focuses on matters pertaining to small business, real estate and personal estate planning.

The O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss team is excited to have Jeff join our team of attorneys. Here’s a little background on our newest team member:

Q: Why did you choose to become an attorney?

A: The thought of becoming an attorney never crossed my mind until my junior year of my undergraduate education. I knew I wanted a job that presented new challenges every day and where I could assist people in fulfilling their goals.

I met with a few transactional attorneys in Fargo and learned more about what they do on a daily basis. It was after speaking with the attorneys that I knew I wanted to take on the challenges of law school.

My decision was confirmed when I served as a clerk for the East Central Judicial District, following in the footsteps of Tatum, Tracy and Sara. When I was working as a law clerk for the 8 East Central judges, I realized that becoming an attorney was exactly what I wanted to do.

Q: What is your educational background?

A. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Banking and Financial Economics from the University of North Dakota and my J.D. from UND School of Law.

Q: Why did you choose to join the Kennelly O’Keeffe Team?

A: I chose to join O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss because the team is full of high energy attorneys who enjoy their jobs.

Q: What is your favorite area of law and why?

A: My favorite area of the law is corporations and LLCs. I really enjoy working with clients who are trying to set up their own company and then watching that business grow and have a positive impact on the area.

Q: What is the best part about your job?

A: My favorite part of the job is working with awesome attorneys and an excellent support team. They all make coming to work every morning easy.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: In my spare time I enjoy relaxing at the family lake cabin, golfing, snowmobiling, and cheering on the Sioux hockey team.

Learn more about Jeff’s educational background, professional memberships and more at his attorney profile.

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