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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
Elizabeth D. Davydov / Attorney
Mary ShearenMary Shearen
Mary E. Shearen / Attorney
Joel SchroederJoel Schroeder
Joel P. Schroeder / Attorney
Bernadette SenyanaBernadette Senyana
Bernadette Samali Senyana / Attorney
Craig KeplerCraig Kepler
Craig A. Kepler / Attorney

My mission is to help educate my clients so they can make the decisions that are best for them.

Mary E. Shearen’s practice includes estate planning, probates, trusts and wealth transfer for clients at all levels of wealth. She provides customized, client-friendly services for individuals seeking estate planning help or help with estate services, trustees needing help administering trusts and trust beneficiaries regarding trust issues.


I listen. I get to the heart of the matter. And I always try to score a win for our clients.

Joel Schroeder is a partner at Best & Flanagan, and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, and non-compete, trade-secret and other commercial litigation.  Named one of the top 100 lawyers in Minnesota by Super Lawyers, Joel defends companies in court and advises employers on the patchwork of federal, state and local employment laws.  He is retained by companies to conduct employment investigations when a neutral third party is needed.  He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, executives and a foreign government.  


I approach all matters as a trusted advisor aiming to assist clients in realizing their end goals through creative and proactive solutions.

Bernadette has experience in the legal departments of non-profit and corporate organizations providing guidance and support on a variety of matters including: negotiating and drafting agreements, corporate governance and registration, legal and industry compliance, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and protection, private equity, and government contracting. 


I enjoy pulling from my wide range of experience to craft unique, efficient, effective solutions that are driven in every case by the client’s end goal.

Craig Kepler is a real estate attorney with a great depth of experience in almost all phases of commercial real estate acquisition, development, leasing, and financing. raig is also a passionate advocate for and seasoned advisor to Minnesota public charter schools. He draws on his broad experience to advise charters on facility matters, formation and governance, charter contract matters, and other business operations matters.

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