Actively Addressing Life’s Major Events

Life is full of significant events. Estate planning can provide peace of mind and help your family through a number of important milestones. Birth of a child As we’ve often observed, most people tend to think of estate planning as only something the elderly need to think abou

February 23, 2023

Legalization at Light Speed

The past 6 months: During the 2022 Session, the Minnesota Legislature amended the definitions of Industrial Hemp and Marijuana legalizing THC products under pharmaceutical regulations. On July 1st, 2022 THC products became available for sale in Tobacco Shops, Gas Stations, and Hair Salons across the state.

By: Christina Benson  Date: February 20, 2023

Franchise Terminations

The day that all franchisees fear has come. You receive a termination notice from your franchisor. Perhaps this comes out of the blue, or perhaps there were previous indications. Regardless, now is not the time to sit back and wait for the termination to become effective.

By: Keith Marnholtz  Date: January 26, 2023

Why Should Financial Institutions Consider “Custom” Loan Documents?

Most financial lenders have a library of loan documents they can prepare in-house, and they are typically familiar and comfortable with those documents.Moreover, “form” loan documents usually integrate with the lender’s other systems, such as for loan administration, offering efficiency and reducing risk of data entry

By: Eric Sherburne  Date: January 26, 2023

Estate Planning for Snowbirds Who Have Homes in Multiple States

Tom Dove and Nancy Turtle married, made their home in Minnesota and raised children. As time went on, they grew tired of the long winters and began to dream of warmer climates. After their children graduated from college, Tom and Nancy purchased a condo in Arizona. Thus, the Doves became snowbirds.

By: Patrick Boley LL.M.  Date: January 26, 2023

FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5th the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicating that they intend to adopt a rule which, if adopted in its current form, would prohibit with only a few exceptions, private businesses from entering into or enforcing non-competition agreements with their workers.

By: Lida Bannink  Date: January 12, 2023