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ICYMI: My Thoughts on the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings – Justice & Drew 3.22.17 #TCNT

  Yesterday morning I stepped into my “Lawyer Extraordinaire” persona with Justice & Drew to discuss the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and, in particular, the questions posed to Judge Gorsuch by Minnesota’s

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Election Law for Homeowners Associations (Inspired by a True Story)

My wife and I pride ourselves on being politically aware and active.  Each election cycle we display a handful of lawn signs for our favorite candidates in our front yard.  In the past we’ve displayed signs for our preferred candidates

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Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Proposed Minneapolis Ballot Initiatives

Thursday morning I appeared on KTLK’s Justice & Drew to discuss the recent decisions of the Minnesota Supreme Court which overturned two lower court rulings that allowed two proposed Minneapolis City Charter amendments on the November 8 general election ballot.  One

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Basics of Residential Leasing: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute, June 21, 2014

        My most recent Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute covered the basics of residential leasing in Minnesota.   A lease is both a conveyance of the right to possession of real property and a contract under which a

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The Essential Elements of a Business Plan

  A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues.   Executive Summary   The executive summary is often

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Riparian Rights: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute, June 14, 2014

  Residing in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” sometimes poses unique legal issues for Minnesota real estate owners who own property adjacent to water.  My June 14 Legal Minute covered the rights of lakeshore owners, which are known as “riparian rights.”

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): The Business Forum Show, June 8, 2014

      On the June 8, 2014 edition of The Business Forum Show, Kevin Hunter and I discussed a unique method of selling your business to your employees; that is, via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or “ESOP” as

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Gap Financing for Breweries – Special Guest Post by Annie Deckert, Decklan Group

    NOTE: Through the course of representing over two dozen breweries in Minnesota and beyond, I’ve learned a little about what it takes to start a brewery.  No matter where you look in researching your plans, you will come

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Homeowners Association Basics: Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute, June 7, 2014

  The June 7, 2014 Minnesota Home Talk Legal Minute touched on a topic near and dear to my heart; namely, homeowner associations. I have written a lot on HOAs over the years.  Why?  Because I have a lot of material

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Contract Law Basics: The Business Forum Show, June 6, 2014

  On the June 6, 2014 edition of The Business Forum Show, Kevin Hunter and I discussed a basic building block of business law:  contracts. Here’s a bit more of the technical details of Minnesota contract law:   A contract is

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