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Taking a Step from Graduate to Grown-up: Estate Planning and Other Considerations for your Recent Graduate

Taking a Step from Graduate to Grown-up: Estate Planning and Other Considerations for your Recent Graduate

By: Christopher Burns , Brigitt Orfield | June 18, 2018
Wills & Trust Agreements

Congratulations, proud moms and dads of new grads! Amidst all the festive parties and frenzied packing, be sure to add these other important preparations to your to-do list: Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, and Digital Property Authorization These legal documents are not just for “grown-ups” anymore. Having your adult children sign […]

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Protecting your Business: The Enforceability of Non-competition, Non-solicitation, and Confidentiality Provisions in Minnesota

By: Court Anderson , Benjamin (Ben) Hamborg , Eric Friske | May 16, 2018
Owning a Business

Two schools of thought tend to dominate the way employers and employees view the use of restrictive covenants—non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality obligations—in employment agreements. Some employers view restrictive covenants as just another contract provision, enforceable in court to the same extent as any other provision. Employers in this camp often make the mistake of inserting […]

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Estate Planning in the Digital Age: Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets

By: Brigitt Orfield | May 14, 2018
Wills & Trust Agreements

You likely spend a great deal of time on your computer, tablet and smart phone. But have you considered how increased use of these electronic devices could impact your estate plan? Estate planning is already complex, but it has become even more complicated in the digital age. You now need to carefully consider the implications […]

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Life Insurance: An Investment to Remember

By: Christopher Burns | March 28, 2018
Wills & Trust Agreements

Remember when you first decided to buy life insurance? Maybe it was when you got married, or started a family, or bought a house. Life insurance offers protection, by paying out a sum of money to your beneficiaries when you die. It can also serve as an investment that pays off after a set period. […]

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Protecting your Business Reputation Online

By: J.R. Maddox , Benjamin (Ben) Hamborg | March 27, 2018
Owning a Business

The Internet is a powerful tool for marketing your business and connecting with your customers. But it can also make you vulnerable to online attacks that could threaten your reputation and have a devastating impact on your business. To protect your business reputation, it’s important to closely monitor your online presence and learn what to […]

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Understanding the New Tax Law Changes: Considerations for Estate Planning

By: Christopher Burns , Stephen Hopkins , Maria Pitner | February 13, 2018
Taxes, Wills & Trusts Agreements

The new federal tax act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. While media coverage focused on cuts in the corporate tax rate (dropping from 35% to 21%) and adjustment to individual income tax brackets (now a top rate of 37%), there are other changes in the tax law that are important to understand […]

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