Articles by Laura J. Hansen

Financial Scams and Elder Financial Abuse

Unfortunately, we live during a time when financial scams are everywhere. Criminals target us with wide-ranging schemes through our cell phones, social media, and the mail. The ultimate goal is to steal money from us. We are well beyond the annoying phone calls from telemarketers at the dinner ho... continue reading »

How to Avoid Unintended Consequences

In previous articles, we have stressed the importance of a completing an estate plan, one that is tailored for you and your family. We have explained the positive benefits of putting key estate plan documents in place and how to integrate your assets through retitling and beneficiary designations... continue reading »

Best Practices for Small Businesses #7-12

Eryn Slagle, a senior at the University of Minnesota Duluth, assisted in the writing of this article. When starting and operating a small business, it’s important to adopt best practices that will help make your business successful, profitable, and to avoid conflict and disputes. In today’... continue reading »

Best Practices for Small Businesses – #1-6

Eryn Slagle, a senior at the University of Minnesota, assisted in the writing of this article. When starting and operating a small business, it’s important to adopt best practices that will help make your business successful, profitable, and to avoid conflict and disputes. In today’s arti... continue reading »

Estate Taxes

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently proposed a budget for 2022-2023 with the goal of raising revenue and providing relief to those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it ‘Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget. The budget calls for an increase in several taxes, and, specifically, a... continue reading »

Business Entities – Annual Reminders

As you prepare for tax season and end of year planning, it’s also time to complete your annual renewal for your business entity with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Annual renewals are required for corporations, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, cooperatives, and limited/l... continue reading »