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The City of Lake Elmo names Eckberg Lammers as City Prosecutor

The Lake Elmo City Council approved a recommendation to move forward with a new city prosecutor and has selected Eckberg Lammers Law firm to fulfill that role.

Case Law Update: State v. Thompson

In State v. Thompson. the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the State cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test.

Did You Know - Cities May Acquire Real Property By Contracts for Deed

Cities frequently issue long-term general obligation bonds to provide funds to acquire real property, but another option is available.

Eckberg Lammers Launches New Employment Law Hotline Service

Called HR Counsel, the telephone hotline caters to businesses, municipalities and HR professionals in MN and WI.

Eckberg Lammers Attorneys Honored By Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine

Five attorneys receive 2015 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars designation.

What is an Irrevocable Trust?

An irrevocable trust is a separate legal entity, with its own tax identification number, set up by the Settlor (the trust creator) to hold assets. Once assets are transferred to an Irrevocable trust, they cannot be taken back, and the terms of the Irrevocable trust generally cannot be changed after the document is executed. Assets that are transferred to the trust are considered ‘gifts’ to the trust.…

What is a Revocable Trust?

Background

First, some recent changes to the Minnesota estate tax environment to consider:

1.  Minnesota had a gift tax for a short time – it has not been retroactively repealed

2.  Estate Tax exemption amount (the amount a person can pass on to heirs free of estate tax) is changing. It was $1 Million per person for a long time. Now it is rising as follows:

  • 2015…

What is a Will?

The purpose of a Will is to pass assets per your wishes, and to select the person you want to be responsible for distributing your assets.

Eckberg Lammers Law Firm Receives Canvas Health’s 2014 Outstanding Community Contribution Award

January 8, 2015 - Stillwater, MN: Eckberg Lammers Law Firm is proud to announce that it has been named Canvas Health’s Outstanding Community Contribution Award recipient for 2014.

The award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated, through its generous support and concern for the challenges in the community, which are central to the hope, healing…

The City of New Richmond names Nicholas Vivian, Eckberg Lammers Law Firm as City Attorney

December 19, 2014 - New Richmond, WI: At the recommendation of the Mayor and Finance Committee, the New Richmond City Council has named Nicholas Vivian, Eckberg Lammers Law firm, to fulfill the role of City Attorney.

This past October, the city sent out Request's for Proposal (RFP's) for attorney services and…

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