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What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Means for Minnesota Employees and Employers

These are strange times. The nation is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and individuals and business owners alike are left with feelings of fear and uncertainty. However, in an attempt to assist those affected by COVID-19, Congress introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed this […]

Work-Life Balance as a Small Business Owner

I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about the balance between my professional and personal responsibilities. For good reason: My wife and I are expecting our first-born any minute now (as I type this I am keeping my phone in view just in case). I keep asking myself, “How do I successfully meet […]

Why I Won’t Buy You Lunch: Keeping Legal Services Affordable

The restaurant was new to me and so was the food and drink: Russian dumplings, escargot, and horseradish-infused vodka helped us law students ask two practicing attorneys the burning questions new students ponder but are rarely afforded the chance to ask.  We laughed over funny stories of law school, one round of drinks turned in […]

Why I’m Not Scared of Robots…yet.

Recently, writers and speculators have cried aloud, predicting the end of the lawyer profession.  The Atlantic used such inflammatory words as “Rise of the Robolawyers” to title their feature article in April. Maybe after reading this, images of terminators in suits carrying briefcases comes to mind?  No? For many in the legal profession the onslaught of […]

A New Year, a New LLC: Changes in MN Law

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018!!! In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted changes to the laws governing LLCs formed and operated in Minnesota.  The change will repeal Minn. Statutes §322B and enact §322C, aligning Minnesota law with some national standards for LLC governance. Any LLC formed after August 1, 2015 was most likely formed under the new […]