Our Brainerd, St Cloud, St Paul, and Minneapolis MN bankruptcy staff is here to help you through the bankruptcy process, assist our attorneys and keep all of our behind-the-scenes activities running smoothly and on schedule. Like the bankruptcy attorneys, the bankruptcy staff are given continued employment and pay raises on how well they treat clients- not production. They are scored on professionalism, kindness, helpfulness, and how well they deliver exceptional customer service.


Elizabeth Lopau

Operations Manager
Most people in the office call me Lizzie. I am the operations manager at Kain & Scott. My sole responsibility is to make the process of filing a bankruptcy at Kain & Scott as soothing and comfortable as possible. They say that "micro managing" is a bad idea, but I don't - especially when it comes to micro managing the client's experience with us - no detail is too small if it makes the process more painless for the client. FUN FACT: When I was 3 years old I was at the zoo when a monkey jumped on the cage right in front of me. It scared me so bad - it made me fiercely afraid of dogs for the next 10 years!?

Veronica Bistodeau

Office Manager
I get a smile on my face and sometimes tears in my eyes when I read the reviews from our clients telling us how we helped them get their lives back. It's important to me to be part of a team that cares about the people they are serving. I don't see my role at Kain & Scott as a job, but a way of life. FUN FACT: I enjoy hunting! I’ve hunted hogs in Texas and Antelope in Wyoming!

Stephanie Buerger

Intake Specialist
I am a care giver by nature. I have been told by several clients that when they first called Kain & Scott and heard my voice over the phone, they were immediately put at ease and felt comfortable opening up about their financial troubles. I am here to help soothe the pain and make the process as comfortable for the client as possible. FUN FACT: I once went sliding down a hill in the winter time and got stuck under a car.

Sonja Quaintance

Legal Assistant
Clients rely upon me to answer their questions, ease their stress, and help make their lives better. I never take that sacred trust for granted. I get a lot of satisfaction helping clients through the life of their chapter 13 plan and beyond. Don't tell my boss, but helping people through this process is rewarding enough - they don't even have to pay me! FUN FACT: I love hula hooping!

Lindsay Berthiaume

Legal Assistant
Being a good listener is important in this business. I like to hear the client story and then offer reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. When they say it is darkest before the dawn that is so true - I know - because I am part of that light you see right after the dark. That is why I love what I do. FUN FACT: I was named after the actress Lindsay Wagner better known as "The Bionic Woman"!

David Wilson

Legal Assistant
Making a client feel comfortable and optimistic about their bankruptcy outcome is most important to me. At a time when they are very anxious or nervous about their situation it’s hard to dismiss a client’s anxiety, I take great pride in helping them adjust and look past their current situation. FUN FACT: I was a stage rigger for the rock band KISS on their 2002 “Farewell” Tour!

Janet Maertens

Director of First Impressions
My goal at Kain & Scott is to help our clients feel confident that they are with the best in the business. Life throws out challenges and it is how you handle those challenges that defines you, not the fact that you have them. FUN FACT: The same doctor delivered my 5 older siblings so when my twin brother and I were born he gave my parents a 2 for 1 discount! I was the freebie!

Sarah Koenig

Director of First Impressions
Giving out a warm greeting and a smile isn’t just my job, it’s how I live my life. Whether in person or on the phone I make sure your experience with Kain & Scott is nothing but the best. As Director of First Impressions it is my goal to have you feeling comfortable and at ease from the moment you walk in the door until the time you leave. FUN FACT: I was born on my brothers 3rd birthday.

Brittany Milless

Guest Experience Specialist
Being part of such an amazing caring and compassionate team is the best feeling. Knowing that each individual that works on the client’s case truly has their best interest in mind. Our job is to reassure the client and assist them with integrity and respect to help relieve the stress so they can get back to a way of life without such a huge weight on their shoulders. FUN FACT: I am a 3 time All-American Cheerleader and I was on the All State Cheer team. Preforming in London and also the Capital One Bowl

Samantha Googins

Legal Assistant
Helping people has always been very important to me. That's why I enjoy working at Kain & Scott because I get the opportunity to not only help several people but also make a significant difference in their lives! Besides, my own family is no stranger to financial struggle, so I know first hand how wonderful it feels to have the weights lifted off your shoulders. FUN FACT: I’ve played softball since I was two years old.
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