In 2023, Peterson, Kolker, Haedt and Benda, LTD (PKH&B) is celebrating a tradition of legal excellence that began a century ago. Generations of business owners, farmers and families in Southern Minnesota have relied upon the attorneys at PKH&B to see them through difficult times, with practical, caring guidance. With an approach founded on “finding solutions one client at a time,” the firm endures as a trusted source of legal services and a community mainstay that fosters the values locals hold dear.
PKH&B is home to an experienced and collaborative group of attorneys who bring varying perspectives to the legal solutions they craft. Through its network of relationships with practice-specific law firms, vendors and experts, PKH&B provides large-firm support that is both local and affordable.
Shareholder Stephanie A. Haedt is the firm’s managing attorney and a native of the region who has practiced law since 2003. Her practice centers on employment law, family law, corporate/business law and civil litigation. A leader in her profession and community, Haedt has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year, Top Women Attorney in Minnesota, and Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year.
“We pride ourselves on representing multiple generations of businesses, families and farm operations,” she says. “The bottom line is we take care of people. A lot of these are third-generation farmers and business owners. They may reach out because they are dealing with an employment situation, and also have a parent who needs nursing home care or a child who is contemplating divorce or marriage. Within our firm, we all have different strengths, and our goal is to have the client taken care of and resolve their unique situation. Sometimes that means working with an outside firm that has a specialty or putting a client in the right hands to help resolve their situation, like a local banker or accountant.”