Law firm announces name change

Anastasi & Associates changes to Anastasi Jellum, P.A.

Banking and commercial lending law firm Anastasi & Associates changed its name to Anastasi Jellum, P.A., Jan. 1, company officials announced.

The name change enhances the firm’s established brand, known particularly among financial institutions, with the name and strong reputation of longtime shareholder Nicholas C. Jellum.

Following a trend of shorter, catchier law firm names, the addition of Jellum’s last name represents the combined leadership potential of Jellum and fellow attorneys and shareholders Joshua D. Christensen and Garth G. Gavenda, who join founder and managing shareholder David C. Anastasi at the leadership level.

“This is an exciting milestone for our firm,” Anastasi said. “Changing our name is symbolic of an era of expanded leadership at Anastasi Jellum, which we believe stands to only strengthen our team’s ability to do excellent legal work on behalf of financial services clients.”

For more than 15 years, Anastasi Jellum attorneys have concentrated primarily on all aspects of banking law, including commercial loan documentation, regulatory compliance, loan collections and workouts, and banking litigation. Counting more than 70 financial institutions as clients, Anastasi Jellum is a member of Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA), Community Bankers of Wisconsin (CBW) and Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA).

The firm also has a growing practice devoted to government guaranteed lending, including SBA and USDA transactions, and is a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and the National Association of Development Companies.

In addition to the firm’s name change and expansion of leadership, Anastasi Jellum also has a new logo, website and email domain.

Anastasi Jellum, P.A. was founded by Dave Anastasi and his wife more than 16 years ago. Anastasi Jellum also provides business counseling, mediation and commercial litigation services to corporate clients. Visit Anastasi Jellum’s website at for more information.