Many people take title subject to mineral rights or other restrictions. Most people ignore the details and some worry too much. Here’s the basics you should know about your land or property you are looking to buy.
Minerals – Many titles, especially in Northern Minnesota, are divide... continue reading »
This article addresses issues from the standpoint of a prospective buyer, and it’s the first in a series of articles on Common Interest Communities (CICs), homeowners’ associations, and other aspects of planned developments. Our law firm has expertise in the laws governing CICs in Mi... continue reading »
In previous articles, we have explained why it is important to have an estate plan and have in place documents such as a will, power of attorney, and health care directive. This article explains what happens when you don’t have a plan in place when you pass away. So, what happens if you die wit... continue reading »
What comes to mind when we think of a lease agreement is often that first apartment we rented after high school or college. The first lease that I signed was a lengthy document on legal-sized paper with single-spaced paragraphs in small font. It contained words such as ‘term’, ‘security dep... continue reading »
Often a new business is started with high expectations of success and profits, perhaps on a national or worldwide scale. We imagine that our little company will grow into the next Honeywell, Microsoft, or dare we say Snapchat. Or we just imagine that our company will succeed in the town in which ... continue reading »
Unfortunately some of you will find out someday… Under Minnesota law, if there are multiple owners of real estate, any single owner may unilaterally start a partition action to force the sale of land. This is a very lengthy and expensive process as the Court must appoint referees who first va... continue reading »