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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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Thinking of an LLC?

By: Clark Opdahl | Minnesota Business Magazine | February 7, 2017
Owning a Business

Thinking of an LLC? Be aware of changes in how Minnesota’s LLCs are set up. Read Clark Opdahl’s article featured on Minnesota Business Magazine’s website, Thinking of an LLC? which discusses why businesses need to be aware of new under-the-radar changes in how Minnesota LLCs are set up.

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Family Matters

By: Kathryn (Katy) Graves | Minnesota Business Magazine | July 21, 2016
Child Support, Domestic Relations, Divorce Settlements, Spousal Maintenance

Katy Graves highlights how the practice of family law has changed since she began practicing in the 1980s when family court cases were often lengthy and resolved by court decision. “Family Matters” was published in Best Lawyer Business Edition magazine, summer 2016.

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Pour carefully when decanting irrevocable trusts

By: Christopher Burns | Minnesota Lawyer | July 1, 2016
Wills & Trusts Agreements

Christopher Burns with Lloyd D. Stern highlight the concept of trust decanting, a new and useful vehicle, but it is not without its own traps and pitfalls, which warrant moderation and a careful approach. “Pour carefully when decanting irrevocable trusts” was published in Minnesota Lawyer on June 27, 2016.  

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