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The Purchase Agreement: Part I

| March 1, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements, Real Estate Equity

Previously we discussed the importance of assembling a team of Key Players as a first step to any commercial real estate transaction. Once your team is assembled and discovered a suitable property, the next step is to draft and negotiate a purchase agreement that encapsulates the deal and protects your interest. A well-drafted purchase agreement […]


Revocation of Beneficiary Designations Upon Divorce

By: Jason Damberg , Kathryn (Katy) Graves | Minnesota Lawyer | February 10, 2014
Beneficiary Designations, Divorce Settlements

Kathyrn Graves and Jaime Driggs have some insight when it comes to the revocation of beneficiary designations upon divorce in a family law article in Minnesota Lawyer™. Read more at Revocation of Beneficiary Designations Upon Divorce.


You Can’t Take ‘It’ With You – How You Can Leave ‘It’ Behind

By: Christopher Burns | January 31, 2014
Wills & Trusts Agreements

Estate planning, trust and probate attorney, Christopher J. Burns, presented “You Can’t Take ‘It’ With You – How You Can Leave ‘It’ Behind” on February 20, 2014 as part of the 2014 Planning Well Seminar Series. The presentation covered basic estate planning tools such as wills, trust agreements, health care directives, and powers of attorney […]


Relocating with a Child Requirements

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | December 23, 2013
Domestic Relations, Relocating with a Child

The law governing out-of-state relocation of children changed in 2006 with the adoption of Minnesota’s removal statute, replacing the endangerment standard with an eight factor best interest standard and placing the burden of proof on the party seeking to relocate. Read family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs analysis in “What Type of Hearing […]


How to Treat Negative Equity in Real Estate

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | December 16, 2013
Domestic Relations, Real Estate Equity

Ever since housing prices plummeted, family law attorneys have struggled to determine how to treat real property with negative equity. Does it go on the balance sheet as a negative number or does it get valued at zero? With Middendorf v. Middendorf, the Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing how to treat real property with negative equity, an issue family law attorneys have struggled […]


Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | December 9, 2013
Adoption, Domestic Relations, Divorce Settlements

In their article, “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl,” family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs examined the recent United States Supreme Court decision addressing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The case involved the difficult issues of race, fathers’ rights, adoption placement, and Indian rights. Though it had the potential to provide a meaningful […]