Larry Zielke

Managing Partner  Shapiro & Zielke, LLP 

Tell me a little about you: where are you from?
I grew in Onalaska, WI, near La Crosse. I attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison for my Undergraduate degree in Economics. Law School was completed in St. Paul at William College of Law.


Please describe what company you are with, your
job title, and what you do for this company.
I am the Managing Partner of Shapiro & Zielke, LLP. The firm was started by Nancy Nordmeyer in 1987 in the old Richfield Bank & Trust Building (now BMO Harris). I also serve as President of First Financial Title Agency of Minnesota, Inc., which is the sister company to the law firm.


What inspired you to join the Chamber?
I was a young Associate Attorney with a small Richfield Law Firm. I became involved in the 1980’s and served 10 years on the Board for the Chamber, including one year as the President(Chairperson) in 1994.


What do you do when you are not at
I live next to Prior Lake with my wife and two daughters. We are also Grandparents to my Son’s two boys, and we enjoy spending time on the lake with our extended family. I enjoy political biography and history for plessure books. When I have time, I get back to Wisconsin where we have some land in the ocuntry for recreational outdoor activities.