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PKF has deep roots in Morden

PKF has deep roots in Morden
Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger articling student Levi Taylor and lawyers PJ Singh, and Gordon Hoeschen offer expertise in a variety of legal services. The Morden location is one of the longest running legal offices in the community.

The Morden law office today associated with the Winnipeg-based Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger has roots in the community going back over 90 years.

It became involved with that firm seven years ago when long time local partner Gordon Hoeschen decided to start cutting back on his practice.

"This office would be one of the longest running legal offices in Manitoba," noted Hoeschen, who came to Morden in 1976 and joined Jack Duncan and Ken Hanssen in the firm. He later partnered with Brent Stewart and then Ed Sloane. "I've been practicing for 43 years ... it’s been good ... it's been a great community, a vibrant community."

Hoeschen's practice has primarily focused on real estate, commercial and corporate law, wills, and estates.

"We're a fairly broad-based general practice that offers a lot of services," he said. "Every year, the office is busier ... it's a reflection of the amount of work that's being generated in the area."

Hoeschen said he sees many advantages to their association with Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger, as the firm offers a tremendous level of knowledge and experience that they can draw upon when needed.

"You need people who have that level of expertise," he said, pointing to the complexity of much of what they handle. "A real estate transaction is the biggest thing that most people do in their lives."

PJ Singh came here in 2013 to article under Hoeschen. Today his areas of practice cover commercial law, criminal law, residential real estate, as well as wills, estates and elder law.

Singh observed that the firm very much takes a proactive approach to address their client's needs.

"We all chose Law so that we could help people," he said. "You get a chance to know your clients, and when people see us again for other work, it means that we did our job well. It says that we continue to uphold the quality of work, and the values, of the lawyers who came before us and taught us our craft."

He also sees the advantages to the association with Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger.

"At the end of the day, the reason the law is so complex is because people are complex," said Singh. "Fortunately, we have partners who have taught the law for over 20 years, and others who have appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. That provides us with some incredible expertise to draw upon."

Now articling with the firm and working through their Winkler office, Levi Taylor echoed those sentiments.

"One of the benefits is having 20 or more lawyers in the Winnipeg office with wide ranging expertise," said Taylor, who grew up in the area. "For me, in my short time here, I’ve found that to be one of the most beneficial things for our clients and for me as I develop my practice."

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