Bakke Norman: Attorney appointed to Polk County EDC

Polk County resident Adam Jarchow has a wide range of municipal and business law experience

SEPT. 19, 2011 | NEW RICHMOND, WI | Adam Jarchow, an attorney with the Bakke Norman Law Firm with offices in New Richmond, Baldwin and Menomonie, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation in September.

Jarchow said he is pleased to serve on the board and assist with its mission of serving to build and maintain a strong economic base in Polk County.

“As someone who represents small businesses and municipalities in Polk County and greater northwestern Wisconsin, I have seen firsthand the positive impact that a well-functioning economic development organization can have on job creation,” said Jarchow. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to help the EDC carry out its mission of growing Polk County businesses and jobs.”

A Clear Lake native, Jarchow practiced in a large Florida firm and with an international firm at its Minneapolis office before joining Bakke Norman. He and his wife, Barbara, live near Amery.

Jarchow has a background in finance, and said he especially enjoys helping business owners who have cultivated their own companies and are ready to sell or retire. He also works on mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, real estate transactions, private placement offerings, asset-based and real estate-based bank loans, workouts, entity formation and general contract negotiation and drafting. He also represents clients in the areas of bankruptcy, collections and creditor’s rights.

Jarchow’s business experience is an asset for his work with the Polk County EDC, says Thomas Schumacher, principal with Bakke Norman. “As the town attorney for St. Croix Falls and the village attorney for Luck, Adam has a range of knowledge and experience that benefits the economic well-being of Polk County and its business community,” said Schumacher.

Jarchow is the author of numerous municipal and business law alerts for the firm as well as a presenter at the firm’s legal topic seminars. After graduating with a degree in finance from the University of South Florida, Adam received his law degree from the University of Florida, where he was managing editor of its Law Review.

“The board of directors and I are very pleased and excited that Adam will be serving on the board for the Polk County Economic Development Corporation,” said Steve Healy, executive director of the PCEDC. “Adam will add the legal expertise to the board that we have not had in the past. With his legal expertise, his business experience and his sincere interest in building the economy of Polk County, he will add important depth to our board. As another Clear Lake native, I welcome Adam to the board and look forward to working with him.”

For more information on the Polk County EDC visit: Bakke Norman, S.C. provides a full range of legal services, including commercial business and real estate transactions, business, personal injury and intellectual property litigation, employment law, criminal and OWI defense, bankruptcy, elder law, and tax law. Clients include local to global businesses, corporations and organizations as well as individuals and families with needs ranging from personal matters to complex litigation. For more information contact Bakke Norman at 800.328.5630, visit or email [email protected].