MKEL has represented and advised public and private sector labor unions, employees, businesses and individuals since 1989.

As of July 1, 2015, the firm has ceased its practice of law, and its attorneys may now be contacted as listed below. 

Kathryn M. Engdahl left the firm and private practice in January,
2014, when she accepted a position as Contract & Enforcement
Officer with the Inter Faculty Organization. 
She may be contacted at or 651-227-8442, Ext. 17.

Jairus M. Gilden is semi-retired, but continues to act as counsel for
UFCW Local 536 in Peoria, IL. 
He may be contacted at or 312-286-1427. 

Richard L. Kaspari accepted a position as Benefits & Labor Law
Attorney with the Inter Faculty Organization in March, 2015, and   
also maintains a small private practice. 
He may be contacted at, 651-789-7799,
Ext. 12, or 612-619-1597.     

Maurice U. Lazarus continues his legal practice at 2356 University
Avenue West, Suite 230, St. Paul, MN 55114, advising and counseling
individuals and businesses in real estate matters, personal planning,
probate and trusts, business formation and organization, and business
He may be contacted at or 651-789-7799, Ext. 18. 

Robert D. Metcalf continues to practice union-side labor law with
the firm of Cummins & Cummins, LLP. 
He may be contacted at or 612-465-0108.