Bert practices in the areas of insurance, corporate law and governmental affairs.
Prior to joining Lindquist & Vennum, Bert was an attorney with Maun & Simon and vice president of First Trust Company, Trust and Investment Administration (now U.S. Bank Trust).
His governmental experience includes serving as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives on five committees (Taxes, Judiciary, Banking and Insurance, Commerce, and Transportation). He also served as chief of staff to Senator David Durenberger in Washington, D.C., and was Minnesota’s Commissioner of Commerce—involved in regulation of insurance, banking and securities—in the Carlson administration. He was a member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission from 1999-2011, and served as Chair of the Finance Development and Environmental Committee and Vice Chair of the Management and Operations Committee.
Bert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mairs & Power mutual funds, UCare HMO and a former director of the LecTec Corporation, the American National Bank of St. Paul and the North Star Ice Company.
- Board of Trustees, St. Thomas Academy, past chair
- Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, past chair
- Children's Hospital of Saint Paul, past treasurer