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Sackett Law Firm Merges with Growing Midwest-Based Goosmann Law Firm

Jeana Goosmann, CEO & Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, is pleased to announce that Sackett Law Firm, a Northwest Iowa-based firm and former Goosmann Affiliate, has merged with Midwest-based Goosmann Law Firm effective March 1st, 2021. Now recognized as Sackett | A Goosmann Law Firm, located in Spirit Lake and Spencer, Iowa, is the fourth Goosmann office location in addition to Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Omaha, Nebraska. This merger welcomes a total of seven Sackett team members; three attorneys and four non-attorney staff.

Barry Shaw Sackett, the owner of Sackett Law Firm with a family legacy of over 100 years, is joining Goosmann as Partner alongside partners Joel Carney, Andrew Simpson, and CEO Jeana Goosmann. Since May of 2019, Sackett has served as Corporate Counsel at Goosmann while leading Sackett Law Firm. Sackett’s business focus and 28 years of legal experience stems from time as a business owner, chief financial officer, in-house counsel, and assistant county attorney. His practice areas include business transactions, entity formation, real estate, tax, estate planning, probate, and work as a certified mediator. Sackett is licensed in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and California.

Jeana Goosmann says, “Barry has been a long-time friend, referral source, and colleague. He knows how to get deals done and has an impressive and versatile business background. We brought Barry to the firm in 2019 as Corporate Counsel for his strategic thinking and he added value to our business leader clients. This led us to the decision to merge his firm, Sackett Law Firm, to become Sackett | A Goosmann Law Firm. This will allow our team to provide a greater service to Northwest Iowa clients and expand our reach in the region. We welcome all of the extremely talented team members we are adding through this merger.”

In addition to Barry Shaw Sackett, Attorney Lisa M. Steffen has joined the Goosmann team as a Partner leading the Spirit Lake Area. Lisa Steffen is an experienced trust and estate planning, real estate, business, and probate attorney who provides top-notch results for her clients. With ten years of rural general practice experience, Steffen has worked with agricultural businesses, farm families, real estate professionals, bankers, or business leaders helping them navigate the complexities of estate and business planning and real estate transactions. Steffen is licensed in Iowa and Massachusetts.

Attorney Kristine Willrett also joins Goosmann in the Spencer, Iowa office, she is an experienced real estate, commercial transaction, corporate, and estate planning attorney who helps business leaders, real estate purchasers, sellers, and lenders get deals done. Kristine is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota.

Alongside the attorneys, other Sackett team members joining Goosmann Law Firm include, Tax Paralegal Clarice Howard, Probate & Trust Paralegal Linda Storey, Administrator Cory Peterson, and Real Estate/Billing Staff Member Courtney Christensen.

“The merger of Sackett Law Firm and Goosmann Law is the culmination of lots of hard work and planning and I am very proud of the team that has made this happen. This merger will further strengthen our capabilities and reach for clients of both firms. The valuable working relationship I have had with Jeana and the Goosmann team over the years demonstrated what exceptional culture and structure of an organization can do to make the practice of law innovative and invigorating. By joining Jeana, Andy and Joel as a named Partner, we can all look forward to continuing to make big deals happen for our clients,” says Barry Shaw Sackett.

Sackett | A Goosmann Law Firm clients can expect the same exceptional service they received at Sackett Law Firm. Clients have the added benefits of a full-service sixty-member team behind them to navigate any legal issue. The Goosmann team keeps up with the pace of business with a goal of making no issue too big to conquer. Goosmann’s Midwest-based team and national reach gives clients added value and opportunities with their strong relationships across the nation with business leaders and attorneys. Goosmann is proud to be a certified women-owned business and member of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms. Goosmann Law Firm’s mission is “Worth It” and the firm values include culture, quality, positivity, productivity, and growth.

About Goosmann Law Firm

The Goosmann Law Firm helps business leaders win disputes, protect their wealth, and spend time on what’s worth it. They are one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States with locations in Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska, and Spirit Lake and Spencer, Iowa.