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Key changes in Minnesota trust law

By: Christopher Burns | Minnesota Lawyer | January 8, 2016
Wills & Trusts Agreements

Christopher Burns with Lloyd D. Stern developed a list of changes to Minnesota trust law that are generally effective as of January 1, 2016. In a comprehensive update of the law, the Legislature codified caselaw, adopted many provisions of the Uniform Trust Code and added a provision for decanting trusts. “Key changes in Minnesota trust […]

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The Top Five Financial and Estate Planning Priorities for Physicians

By: Christopher Burns | Minnesota MD News | August 7, 2015
Wills & Trusts Agreements

The recently published article in Minnesota MD NEWS, “Your Wealth-care Team: Partnering with Physicians to Grow, Manage and Transfer Wealth” describes how physician groups can benefit from financial and succession planning, and provides the top five financial and estate planning priorities for physicians. “It is generally fair to say that physicians are a well-educated, intelligent group […]

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Obtaining Mental Health Records When Litigating Custody

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | July 23, 2015
Child Support

The mental health of a party is often at issue when litigating custody or parenting time issues and medical records pertaining to a parent’s mental health can be important evidence. A recent decision from the Court of Appeals calls into question how to go about obtaining a party’s mental health records. Huber v. Vohnoutka, No. […]

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Exploring The New Minnesota Trust Code

By: Christopher Burns | Minnesota Lawyer | July 17, 2015
Wills & Trusts Agreements

The Minnesota Legislature recently enacted a new Minnesota Trust Code, with the assistance of a committee chaired by Chris Hunt of Fredrikson & Byron. The committee spent about 3,500 hours—yes, you read that right—over 4 and ½ years preparing the bill. Christopher Burns, attorney and Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Group at […]

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Should I Buy or Lease a Space? Consider these X-Factors!

| April 29, 2015
Commercial Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Matters, Real Estate Equity, Rent vs Own, Risk Management

It’s the burning question on the mind of many entrepreneurs – should I buy or lease a building for my business? Trulia recently ranked the top 10 U.S. cities where buying currently makes more financial sense than renting, and 9 of the top 10 were in the Midwest. The survey focused on residential property, but […]

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Pending Family Law Legislation

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | March 13, 2015
Child Support, Divorce Settlements

The 2015 legislative session is shaping up to be an interesting one for the family law community. Attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs cover the possible changes and impacts in Pending Family Law Legislation. “This legislative session is shaping up to be an interesting one for the family law community as several bills have been introduced covering a wide […]

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