Attorneys

Charles J. Peterson

CPeterson@Mackoff.com

TEL (701) 456-3210

FAX (701) 227-4739

Since teaming up with Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm in 1990, Chuck has provided prompt, efficient legal service to clients in various practice areas including oil and gas law, real property law, commercial law and creditors’ rights, as well as estate planning and probate. Chuck's current emphasis is representation of landowners and mineral interest owners addressing various issues resulting from the oil and gas development in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana.

He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the state bars of ND, MT and SD. He has served on the Disciplinary Board of the North Dakota Supreme Court and on the North Dakota Supreme Court Services Administration Committee.  Chuck has been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Practice Areas

Oil and Gas
Commercial Transactions
Real Estate
Creditors’ Rights/Collections
Estate Planning & Probate

Education

B.A., Dickinson State University, 1979
J.D., University of Montana, 1983 Magna Cum Laude

Professional Memberships

State Bar Association of North Dakota
State Bar Association of Montana
State Bar Association of South Dakota
American Bar Association
USFN
ALFN
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Court Admissions

North Dakota, 1983
Montana, 1983
South Dakota, 2008
United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 1983
United States District Court, District of Montana, 1983

  

Jason J. Henderson

JHenderson@Mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

Jason J. Henderson joined the Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm in 2009. Jason specializes in legal matters relating to mortgage default servicing, real estate, commercial transactions, business entities, estate planning, oil and gas, and taxation. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota; his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law; and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Jason is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, as well as the United States Tax Court.

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Commercial Transactions
Estate Planning & Probate
Taxation
Mortgage Default Servicing                                                                                                                                                       Corporations/Partnerships/Limited Liability Companies

Education

B.A., summa cum laude, Concordia College, 1997
J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2000
LL.M (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 2002

Professional Memberships

State Bar Association of North Dakota
American Bar Association
USFN
ALFN

Court Admissions

North Dakota, 2000
United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2001
United States Tax Court, 2001
Montana, 2010
United States District Court, District of Montana, 2010
South Dakota, 2011
United States District Court, District of South Dakota, 2011

 

David C. Piper

DPiper@Mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

David joined Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm in December of 2009.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, 2006, and his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009.  David focuses on real estate foreclosures, litigation, bankruptcy, as well as corporation formation.  David is licensed to practice law in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.



Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Creditors' Rights/Collection
Foreclosure
Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                                         

Education

B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2006
J.D. from University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009

Professional Memberships

State Bar Association of North Dakota
State Bar Association of South Dakota

Court Admissions

Minnesota 2009
North Dakota 2010
South Dakota 2010

 

Casey J. Kostelecky

Ckostelecky@mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

 

Casey J. Kostelecky joined the firm in 2011.  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011.  She will focus her practice in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Oil and Gas, and Litigation. 

 

 

Practice Areas

Real Estate 
Estate Planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Probate                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oil and Gas                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Commerical Transactions
Business Formations   
Creditors' Right and Collections
Family Law

Education

B.A., The University of North Dakota, 2007                                                                                                                                                                  J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011

Court Admissions

North Dakota 2011
Montana 2013
South Dakota 2012                                                                                                                                                                                   

Professional Memberships

State Bar Association of North Dakota 

 

Cassie R. Dellwo

CDellwo@mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

 

 

After spending two summers clerking for Mackoff Kellogg, Cassie joined the firm as an attorney in 2011.  Cassie received her Bachelor's of Arts from Jamestown College in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law in 2011.  Cassie has a particular interest in working with farmers and ranchers.  To help prepare her for that endeavor, Cassie participated in and was Co-President of the University of Montana Schools of Law's Rural Advocacy League during law school and interned at the Office of the General Counsel for the USDA during her final year of law school.  She hopes to continue working in the world of Agricultural law as her practice develops

Practice Areas

Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Oil and Gas                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Commerical Transactions
Business Formation                                                                                                                                                                                                          Creditors' Right and Collections

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Jamestown College, 2008
Juris Doctorate, University of Montana School of Law, 2011

Court Admissions

Montana, 2011                                                                                                                                                  
United States District Court, District of Montana, 2011
North Dakota, 2012
United States District Court of North Dakota, 2013

Professional Memberships

State Bar Association Montana                                                                                                                                                                                      American Agricultural Law Association
State Bar Association of North Dakota

 

 Elizabeth A. Ebert

    eebert@mackoff.com

    TEL (701) 227-1841
    FAX (701) 227-4739

 

Elizabeth A. Ebert joined the Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm in 2011. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Saint Thomas, in Saint Paul, Minnesota; her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Elizabeth focuses her practice in the areas of general litigation, oil and gas law, foreclosure, and family law. Prior to joining Mackoff Kellogg, Elizabeth served as a volunteer clerk for the Federal Public Defenders in Fargo, ND.   

Practice Areas

General Litigation
Criminal Defense
Oil and Gas
Creditor's Rights
Family Law
Business Law
Estate Planning and Probate
Assistant State's Prosecutor for Golden Valley County, ND

Education

B.A., University of Saint Thomas, 2008
J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2011

Court Admissions

Minnesota 2011
North Dakota 2012
Montana 2013
South Dakota 2013
United States District Court of North Dakota 2012

Professional Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association 
South Dakota State Bar Association
Montana State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Assoication

 

   Christina M. Wenko

    cwenko@mackoff.com

    TEL (701) 227-1841
    FAX (701) 227-4739

After working with Mackoff Kellogg for a year and serving as a law clerk for two summers, Christina M. Wenko joined the firm as an associate attorney in August 2012.  Christina attended Dickinson State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History.  Christina attended the University of North Dakota School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor.  During law school, Christina was active in oral advocacy and trial advocacy programs.  In her third year of law school, she served as a Member at Large on the Moot Court Association Board, was a finalist at the Regional Trial Team Competition in Spokane, Washington, served as a teacher's assistant for trial advocacy, interned with the Grand Forks State's Attorney, and upon graduation was elected to the Order of the Barristers.  In September of 2013, Christina was selected to serve as a member of inquiry Committee West.  In June of 2014, Christina was chosen to serve as the Chair of Inquiry Committee West.  Christina has also received the honor of being selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under Age 40.  In September 2014, Christina also received the honor of being selected by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Under 40" Attorneys for the State of North Dakota. 

Practice Areas
Litigation
Family Law
Real Estate
Estate Planning and Probate
Business Formations
Commercial Law
Creditors' Rights And Collections

Education
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Dickinson State University, 2008
J.D., Cum Laude, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012

Court Admissions
North Dakota 2012
Montana 2013
South Dakota 2013
United States District Court, District of North Dakota 2013

Professional Memberships
State Bar Association of North Dakota
State Bar Association of Montana
State Bar Association of South Dakota

 

Haylee M. Cripe

hcripe@mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

Haylee M. Cripe joined Mackoff Kellogg in October 2013 with a year of experience practicing commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.  Haylee graduated with her Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota's School of Business and Public Administration, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law.  During law school, Haylee competed on two national moot court teams, and was an award winning speaker at the School's internal moot court competition in 2011.  She also served as Treasurer of the Moot Court Association board.  At Mackoff Kellogg, Haylee will focus her practice on commercial transactions, litigation, taxation, estate planning, real estate, and oil and gas law.

Dickinson is Haylee's hometown, so she places an emphasis on being an active member of the community.  Haylee currently serves on the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Best Friends Mentoring Program.  Haylee also serves as Chair of the Dickinson Area Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
Commercial Law
Business Formation
Litigation
Taxation
Estate Planning
Oil and Gas

Education
B. Acc., University of North Dakota School of Business and Public Administration 2009
J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law

Court Admissions
North Dakota 2012


Professional Memberships
State Bar Association of North Dakota
American Bar Association

 

Patrick D. Hope

phope@mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

Patrick joined Mackoff Kellogg in 2014 upon its merger with Maus & Nordsven.  He received his B.A. from Carleton College in 2007 and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law  in 2010.  While Patrick’s primary focus is on litigation, both civil and criminal, he considers himself the attorney equivalent of a utility infielder, ready to play where he’s needed.

In the community, Patrick is a member of the boards of both the ARC and the Dickinson Community Band, is the Secretary of the Roughrider Country Kiwanis Club, is a member of Sneak Pique Productions, and writes about video games for the Dickinson Press’s Our Town section, where his column is syndicated by Forum Communications..

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Collections
Commercial Transactions
Criminal
Municipal
Oil and Gas
Real Estate

Education
B.A., Cum Laude, Carleton College, 2007
J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2010

Court Admissions
North Dakota 2010

Professional Memberships
State Bar Association of North Dakota
American Bar Association

 

Jared D. Larsen

jlarsen@mackoff.com

TEL (701) 227-1841
FAX (701) 227-4739

Jared D. Larsen joined Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm in August 2013 after spending the previous summer as a law clerk.  As a Wyoming native, Jared attended the University of Wyoming for both his undergraduate and graduate education, receiving his Juris Doctorate in May of 2013.  Spending most of his adult life in various areas of the energy industry, Jared is well acquainted with the technical, historical and legal aspects of oil and gas, which is his primary focus in the practice of law, but is building experience in real estate based litigation and collections.  Jared is licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.


Practice Areas
Oil and Gas
Real Estate
Creditor Rights/Collections

Education

B.S., University of Wyoming
J.D., University of Wyoming, 2013

Court Admissions
North Dakota 2014
South Dakota 2014
Montana 2014
United States District Court, District of North Dakota 2014
United States District Court, District of Montana 2014

Professional Memberships
State Bar Association of North Dakota
State Bar Association of Montana
State Bar Association of South Dakota

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