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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
    (
    J.D., 1968)
  • University of St. Thomas
    (
    B.A., 1964)

Memberships

  • Ramsey County Bar Association, former director

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Bert J. McKasy

Partner

4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-2439
F (612) 371-3207


Bert McKasy practices in the areas of insurance and governmental affairs.

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 Environment Committee and Vice Chair of the Management and Operations Committee. He was appointed by the Minnesota Senate to serve on the University of Minnesota Regent Selection Advisory Committee.

Representative Experience
  • Represents at the legislature and before numerous legislative committees the following entities: health care company, glass company, insurance company, municipal power agency, automobile manufacturer, power equipment manufacturer, and a cooperative services provider. 
  • Works with the following legislative committees in the Senate and the House: Commerce, Environment, Finance, Health, Human Services, Judiciary, State and Local Government, Transportation, and Taxes.
  • Has represented 24 different insurance companies on regulatory, investigative and disciplinary matters at the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
  • Has represented dozens of licensed insurance agents and real estate agents on disciplinary and licensing matters at the Department of Commerce.
  • In addition to representing clients at the Minnesota Department of Commerce he has represented a variety of clients before the following State Agencies: Agriculture, Employment and Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Labor and Industry, Management and Budget, Metropolitan Council, Natural Resources, Pollution Control, Revenue, and Transportation. Also at the Metropolitan Airports Commission primarily with the Management and Operations Committee dealing with Requests for Proposal.

Community Involvement
  • Board of Trustees, St. Thomas Academy, past chair
  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, past chair
  • Children's Hospital of Saint Paul, past treasurer