In this article, I want to highlight two organizations that are central to promoting economic development in our local communities and region.
The Cass County Economic Development Corporation (Cass Co EDC) supports businesses throughout Cass County, and I’m proud to serve on its Board of... continue reading »
Associations are a common way to own land in Lakes Country for a couple different reasons. Probably the most common example is to address senior living arrangements where owners want to still own their own home but avoid lawn maintenance and other headaches of single family home ownership. Th... continue reading »
As the U.S. faced the growing public health and economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, Congress passed the CARES Act in March 2020. The goal of the $2 trillion relief package was to deliver economic assistance directly to families and businesses and as quickly as possible. We have all heard in t... continue reading »
You know the Benjamin Franklin quote “there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes.” All of my estate planning appointments have some consideration of taxes. We are faced with sales tax, income tax, estate tax, capital gains tax, gift tax and property tax to name a few. Even sma... continue reading »
I typically get a lot of clients who are confused when it comes to workers’ compensation claims and what it means if the claim is accepted or if it’s denied. This may sound like an easy distinction, but in the world of workers’ compensation, it is not always abundantly clear. This article w... continue reading »
In prior articles I’ve shared with you some information about the importance of estate planning for “non-traditional families”. This article is specifically covering the impact of owning real estate with another person who is not your spouse and the importance of addressing those ownership... continue reading »
In many of our law firm’s articles, we try to impress upon our readers the importance of completing an estate plan. We describe potential problems, conflicts and expenses that a well-drafted estate plan can help prevent and address, if necessary. For a small business owner, completing an estate... continue reading »
I represent a lot of landlords around the area and while some are very familiar with the eviction process, others are not. Today’s article will focus on the eviction process and how it’s current status in Minnesota due to COVID-19.
Back in March, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order... continue reading »
If you have answered the call to be your own boss and start a business, it’s important to understand the different roles a business owner plays. We sometimes describe this as ‘wearing different hats’ when owning a business. For each role, a business owner has distinct considerations and res... continue reading »
The idea of passing on a treasured family cabin to future generations can be very important for many families. Some families have been fortunate enough to have property that they have used for recreation, family gatherings and getaways for years in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The challenge for man... continue reading »