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You just want to move forward...

But it seems like no matter what you’ve tried, there’s no agreement. Whether it’s divorce, land issues, protecting the family farm, or any other agreement, conflict can escalate quickly. By now, you might be wondering if you’ll ever get out of the fight.

At Legal Edge Solutions, we know how disagreements can wreak havoc and create loss. We’ve seen it in our own lives and it in our clients’ lives, so we take it personally. We also know there’s a better way to find resolution and protect your future. With almost 30 years of law experience, our results show we aren’t afraid of your situation. No matter how high-takes or messy it seems to be.

The legal edge process has been seamlessly designed to fit your individual situation.

Here’s what you can expect: 

First, you’ll Request an Appointment. We’ll ask you some questions to make sure there isn’t a conflict of interest that would prevent us from working with you.

Then we’ll schedule an Initial Consult. We’ll walk through all elements of your situation, one step at a time. You’ll know exactly what to expect from the process, from us, and your investment. Whether you decide to retain our services right away or sometime in the future, this foundational planning session is unlike the preparation you will get anywhere else.  

Finally, we’ll schedule a design meeting where we get to work so your life can start moving forward again.

Don’t spend another day worrying about this. Let us help you find the right solutions so you can move forward with life again.

Sandra K. Kuntz

Legal Edge Solutions lawyer Sandra Kuntz

Attorney and Mediator

Disagreement and dispute can destroy the most important relationships. While many people see my tough exterior, what they might not realize is that I’m fighting hard to bring people together.

I’m driven by the life events that have defined who I am today. From losing my younger brother to a vehicle accident and a best friend to domestic violence, to building and managing my own businesses and navigating my own divorce. I’ve sued people and I’ve been sued. I know how challenging legal disputes can be, and I bring all of that experience and empathy to my clients.

You’ll benefit from my experience:

  • I graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a BS degree in Public Administration and received my JD degree, with distinction, from UND School of Law.
  • I am licensed to practice law in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.
  • After 20 years of practicing and managing a large firm, I ventured out in 2012 to establish Legal Edge Solutions, as the first dedicated conflict resolution center in southwest North Dakota.
  • I’m a qualified neutral 3rd party for family law, oil and gas, and civil mediation.
  • I serve as a mediator for the ND Department of Agriculture and have recently completed training
    for Family Arbitration.

I’ve focused my career by continuing to provide legal services in the areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, oil and gas, and I currently serve the cities of Medora, South Heart, and Belfield as their municipal attorney.

I served on the North Dakota Disciplinary Board for five years, continue to mentor young attorneys, and serve as faculty for multiple Family Law and ADR conferences.

You’ll relate to my work ethic:

I was born in Bowman, ND and lived on a large ranch with my parents working as hired ranch hands. From as young as I can remember, I grew up around horses and the cattle business. Work was required of every member of the family, sun-up to sundown, and you helped friends, family, neighbors, or complete strangers until the work was done.

After tragedy struck and my mom lost her brother to a farm tractor accident, my family moved and struck out on our own 40-acre parcel in the middle of a wheat field in Billings County, which became the place my family still calls home. I’ve grown up in the midst of a farming/ranching culture in which funds were only as expendable as your work ethic and mother nature cooperated to get you through the four seasons of calving, seeding, haying, and harvest.

I know North Dakota and family business. I know what it means to face challenges, and I’m energized by empowering my clients to find resolution and maintain it long after the season for lawyers and courtrooms.

Melissa Chruszch

Legal Edge Solutions lawyer Melissa Chruszch

Succession Planner and Paralegal

I was born and raised in Dickinson, ND, daughter to hard working parents who were deeply involved in the oil & gas industry and dedicated to their work. From a young age I understood the unique culture the industry expects, as well as the complexities it can produce for land and mineral owners. My family also owned and operated an equine facility with a breeding program. That is one of my greatest loves and it’s a program I still passionately manage today.

As an independent young woman, I attended the University of North Dakota where I continued to hone the work ethic and resiliency my parents instilled. I worked my way toward a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Philosophy as well as a B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies with a minor in Political Science. I also held leadership positions in my sorority, where I learned the complexities of working with people who hold a variety of opinions.

We all know that life isn’t easy, but I believe we can find the good in the most seemingly impossible situations. In my mid 20’s, I became a caregiver for my mother as she went through two kidney transplants. Just a year later, my father passed away. I left my work with the 8th Judicial District of Colorado District Attorney’s Office to return home to help manage the ranch and oilfield service company, while working in a local law firm. Meticulously handling transactional cases, probates, litigated matters, and family law cases, I juggled my career and the family businesses. I again became sole caregiver while my mom battled lung cancer.  When she passed away in 2013, I inherited the sizable estate as well as its debt.

As I was navigating that difficult time, I received a lot of bad advice. It cost me time and money, but it’s where I learned incredible lessons about how families can successfully pass the baton from one generation to the next. I developed a passion for succession planning and with the support of Legal Edge Solutions, I was able to become an IFTN Certified Succession Planner and create a new service offering to help others.

I’m dedicated to my work because so many events from my life have led to this opportunity to serve others with my talents and experiences. But when I’m not at work…you’ll find me traveling, attending live music events, or pro sporting events. I enjoy winding down with a glass of red wine, and I’ll almost never turn down an opportunity to buy the right sorrel horse. I understand how precious life is and how important our people are. I see each of our cases as an extension of that understanding.

Don’t spend another day
feeling stuck.

Gain the legal edge so you can move forward to brighter days.