Four Law Alumni Named to Prairie Business Top 40 Under 40

40 underFour UND Law alumni were named to Prairie Business Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2018 from North Dakota and western Minnesota.  Stacey Dahl, Lynn Slaathaug Moen, David Piper and Aubrey Zuger were selected from more than 125 nominations for the award.  The individual biographies below feature, in italics, a quote from their nomination form.

STACEY DAHL

Age: 37, CLASS OF 2008

SENIOR MANAGER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS, MINNKOTA POWER COOPERATIVE, GRAND FORKS, ND

Originally from Bismarck, ND, Stacey Dahl received her undergraduate degree in education in 2004 from the University of North Dakota. She received her Juris Doctor degree in 2008 from the UND School of Law.

Dahl served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 2005 until 2012. An attorney, she also is a former private practitioner and prosecutor.

In addition to overseeing public policy efforts for Minnkota, Dahl is co-leading the effort to explore the feasibility of Project Tundra, a proposed carbon capture project at the coal-fired Young station in Center, ND.

Dahl lives in Grand Forks with her husband and two children.

Stacey is a leader in our region’s energy industry. Her unwavering commitment to our member cooperatives has resonated with people in her community, in legislatures and at our nation’s capital. Her honest, integrity and common-sense approach have made her a true cooperative leader. We cannot think of anyone more deserving of this recognition.”

LYNN SLAATHAUG MOEN

 AGE: 34, CLASS OF 2009

PARTNER AND ATTORNEY, BRUDVIK LAW OFFICE, MAYVILLE, ND

Lynn Slaathaug Moen is a partner and attorney at Brudvik Law Office. She has played a key role in growing the firm from one location and four employees to eight locations and nearly 30 employees since the company’s inception in 2009.

Slaathaug Moen graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in business management and went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She joined Brudvik Law Office in 2010 and became the firm’s first partner in 2017.

She currently serves as a Mayville State University Foundation executive-board member and is a volunteer on the MayPort Community Club’s Winterfest committee.

She and her husband, Charlie, have two children.

Few women in our region are partners of a law firm; Lynn is one, and she has accomplished this at a very young age. She has been an integral part of the law firm’s growth, and when challenged, she’ll always choose the high road.”

DAVID PIPER

AGE: 35, CLASS OF 2009

ATTORNEY AND PRESIDENT, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM, DICKINSON, ND

David Piper serves as president at the Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm. He focuses his practice on real estate transactions in North Dakota and South Dakota, creditor’s rights in federal bankruptcy court, probate and estate planning and civil litigation.

Piper is licensed in North Dakota and South Dakota and is in the process of becoming licensed in Wyoming.

In addition to his leadership role at Mackoff Kellogg, he enjoys golfing and reading, as well as hiking and snowshoeing in the Badlands with his wife, Brittney.

He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, in 2006 and from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009, after which he joined Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm.

When our former managing partner retired after many years at the helm, the remaining shareholders unanimously elected David to the position because he had earned everyone’s trust. He has grown so much in the past two years as a leader, learning from the bumps in the road and handling each challenge better than the last. He is the guy everyone wants as their partner because he’s smart, capable, humble, compassionate and team-oriented.”

AUBREY ZUGER

AGE: 35, CLASS OF 2008

ATTORNEY, FREDRIKSON & BYRON, FARGO, ND

Attorney Aubrey Zuger is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, where she assists businesses and individuals in complex commercial and employment matters.

Zuger is a trial attorney, representing clients in court and in arbitration, as well as before federal and state agencies. She has handled multiple lawsuits with claims in excess of $20 million.

In addition to maintaining a busy private practice, Zuger provides pro bono services to those in need, including in asylum and family law matters, as well as to nonprofit organizations.

Zuger serves as the president-elect of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley.

Before joining Fredrikson & Byron, Zuger served as a law clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Aubrey was named shareholder less than 10 years after entering private practice following distinguished clerkships with the North Dakota Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.”

Read the full story in the December issue of Prairie Business.