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Communication for Public and Private Partnerships

Public and private partnerships represent “creative alliances” formed between a government entity and private developers who seek to achieve a common purpose. Other organizations to join in such partnerships could also include,…

Reflection, Reopening, and Resilience: Bringing the Workforce Back Practical Considerations

May 27, 2021 - Stillwater, MN:

As COVID cases decline and restrictions in many states, including Minnesota, lift, employers are starting to bring employees back or, at least, starting to think about…

Stay Informed and Safe this Election Day

In a year that has not failed to surprise and exhaust us all with each new day, 2020 is also a presidential election year. As we inch closer to Election Day on November 3, we wish to remind you that fair and safe elections…

The Evolution of Stillwater Area Mock Trial Team

Mitchell Sell, the newest attorney addition to Eckberg Lammers, has had ties to the firm since 2013. After taking a law and justice at Stillwater Area High School in 10th grade, Mitchell and a few friends…

Case Law Update: United States Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Public-Sector Union Dues are Unconstitutional

The United States Supreme Court overturned 40 years of precedent by ruling that mandatory public-sector union dues are unconstitutional.

2017 Federal Employment Law Developments

As is expected with any change in administration, 2017 was a busy year for federal employment law developments. Below are ten of the major developments:

1. Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order is revoked.

In March President Trump signed a bill into law which overturned the regulations implementing former President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Fair…

Why Minnesota Mortgages Contain Maturity Dates

With many Wisconsin institutions extending credit into the Twin Cities, we have received questions regarding Minnesota mortgages. Unlike Wisconsin, most Minnesota mortgages contain maturity dates. Lenders are questioning why Minnesota mortgages contain maturity dates, what the purpose of the mortgage maturity date might be, and how extensions of these maturity dates should be addressed.

Maturity…

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.

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.

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