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Minnesota Employers Must Revise Employment Applications by January 1, 2014

Now is the time to review your existing employment applications and bring them into compliance with Minnesota’s new “Ban the Box” law, which becomes effective January 1, 2014.  The new law prohibits all Minnesota private employers from inquiring into, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the applicant has been selected for an interview or, if there is not an interview, before a conditional offer of employment is made to the applicant.  The new law does not apply to private employers with a statutory duty to conduct a criminal history background check or otherwise take into consideration a potential employer’s criminal history during the hiring process, such as teachers, school bus drivers, alcohol and drug counselors and many others.  More…

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Lommen Abdo’s August/September 2013 e-newsletter

Lommen Abdo’s August/September 2013 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:
  • Minnesota residency may cost us more in taxes.
  • Steps businesses can take to reduce risk.
  • Is an international joint venture right for you?
  • Join us for the St. Croix Valley Rotaract Brew Review.
  • Meet Valerie Sims.
And there is a lot more news about Lommen Abdo and our clients. Click on the link above.  Please let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters.  Enjoy!
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News You Can Use: Gift tax changes, new civil litigation rules, changes in marriage law – what do they mean for you?

From Lommen Abdo’s Appellate Practice
MINNESOTA ADOPTS LOSS OF A CHANCE DOCTRINE
The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled on appeal that the case of Jocelyn Dickhoff could proceed to trial on the claims that her doctor was negligent in failing to make a timely diagnosis. “This decision is much bigger than just Jocelyn’s case. Minnesota today joins the growing number of jurisdictions (22) that have adopted some form of loss of a chance. Only nine have rejected it.” Read the press release, the Associated Press article or the Star Tribune feature More…

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News You Can Use: SOS, FMLA, MN Cup and More

Lommen Abdo’s March/April 2013 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:

  • Ever heard someone say that they can’t find their company on the Secretary of State website?  Here’s a clue as to where to look.
  • It’s the 20th anniversary of the FMLA.  How is it doing?
  • Do you have the next breakthrough idea?  Enter the MN Cup.
  • What makes appellate law different?  Listen to Kay Nord Hunt.

And there is a lot more news about Lommen Abdo and our clients. Click on the link above.  Please let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters.  Enjoy!

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News You Can Use: What Do You Want to Do in 2013?

Lommen Abdo’s January/February 2013 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:

  • Do you dream of opening a craft brewery?  Learn the 10 key steps to starting your own brewery in this article from The Growler.
  • Now that Congress has acted and the President signed the bill, what are YOU going to do with your estate plan?  Learn more about the key points in the new law that may affect you.
  • One consequence of this age of greater employee mobility is the proliferation of trade secret claims.  Are companies really suing their competitors just to learn trade secrets?  Find out more in this recent article that appeared on the web site of Corporate Counsel.

And there is a lot more news about Lommen Abdo and our clients. Click on the link above.  Please let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters.  Enjoy!

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News You Can Use from the Lommen Abdo Firm

From Lommen Abdo’s Corporate Practice
USING SELF-DIRECTED RETIREMENT FUNDS AS ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Traditionally, entrepreneurs seeking capital for their new venture—be it an operating enterprise or a more passive endeavor such as real estate investment—have had the option of choosing debt or equity financing. In today’s economic times, and in the wake of the financial troubles of the late 2000s, capital has been scarce due to tightened lending standards amongst banks and the decline of personal wealth amongst those in a position to invest. Read the article by Jeff O’Brien. More…

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News You Can Use: Gifting & Estate Planning at Edge of Fiscal Cliff

From Lommen Abdo’s Corporate Practice

TRANSFERRING ASSETS ON A TAX-EFFICIENT BASIS COULD BE IMPACTED BY FISCAL CLIFF

Several pending changes make year-end planning important, especially if your goal is to transfer assets to future generations or non-spouses on a tax-efficient basis. Read the article by Karen Schlotthauer on estate, gift and GST tax opportunities and what planning opportunities you can take advantage of. More…

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Lommen Abdo’s 2012 Super Lawyers

Phil Cole (Business Litigation/Professional Liability), president of Lommen Abdo, and Bob King (Personal Injury), chair of our PI practice group, and Kay Nord Hunt (Appellate), chair of our Appellate Section, are listed in Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers®, as determined in conjunction with the Super Lawyer selection process conducted by Minnesota Super Lawyers.  Ms. Hunt is also listed in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers.

Others on the Super Lawyers list include Bob Abdo (Business/Corporate); Roger Stageberg (Securities & Corporate Finance); Keith Broady (Business Litigation); Ken Abdo (Entertainment & Sports); Stephen Rathke (Personal Injury); Barry O’Neil (Professional Liability); Stacey DeKalb (Employment & Labor); Reid Lindquist (Personal Injury); Bob Donnelly (Entertainment & Sports); and Tom Jacobson (General Litigation).

Our Rising Stars are Valerie Sims (Professional Liability), Lee Hutton (Entertainment & Sports), Jeff O’Brien (Real Estate), Kate Westad (Personal Injury), Bryan Feldhaus (Professional Liability) and Brett Clark (Professional Liability).

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Lommen Abdo: News You Can Use: The 2012 “JOBS” Act

Lommen Abdo’s June/July 2012 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:

  • Lommen Abdo’s new attorney, Karen Schlotthauer.
  • Lommen Abdo’s inclusion in the Tier 1 Rankings by U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms.
  • The 2012 “JOBS” Act: Is “Crowdfunding” Right for Me?
  • Margie Bodas selected as a 2012 Industry Leader.

And there is a lot more news about Lommen Abdo and our clients. Click on the link above.  Please let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters.  Enjoy!

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Lommen Abdo Announces Association with Mikayla Che!

Mikayla Che, Attorney at Law, began an association with Lommen Abdo as a co-counsel in May 2012. She is a bilingual lawyer with a wealth of international practice experience (particularly in the U.S. and China). Ms. Che received law degrees in both China (Bachelor in Law) and the U.S. (J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School). She was a former pre-selected judge candidate in Shandong Supreme Court, and now is a licensed attorney in Minnesota, who associates with the Lommen Abdo Law Firm on a variety of matters. At the same time, Ms. Che works as legal counsel for the Valspar Corporation, the third largest paint company in the world, a position she’s held since 2007. She also works as legal counsel for the H.B. Fuller Corporation, a leading adhesive company in the United States.  More…

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