Second Quarter 2019
Wage Theft and New Burdens on Minnesota Employers: Reporting and Disclosures and . . . Jail!
The Minnesota Legislature passed a somewhat watered-down “wage theft” bill which adds substantial disclosure and recordkeeping burdens on Minnesota employers. R ead about the new or altered requirements (or penalties) on employers effective July 1, 2019 . Read the article by Mike Glover and Stacey DeKalb.
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Preparing for and Surviving a Business Divorce
No one at the outset of a closely held company expects things to go south. But just like in a marriage, the best time to address what will happen if things do not go as hoped is at the outset when everyone is excited and working together. Instead of a pre-nuptial agreement, shareholders in a closely held company will want to include provisions regarding separation in a written buy-sell agreement. Read the article by Josh Feneis.
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Rule 5.5 Amendments Allow Temporary Practice in State
 New changes are coming to Rule 5.5 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys, which governs multijurisdictional practice and the unauthorized practice of law. The amendments are effective July 1, 2019 . The article appeared in the June 15, 2019 Minnesota Lawyer . Read the article by Lauren Nuffort and Michelle Kuhl.
Effective Compliance in Small-to-Midsize Businesses
Small-to-midsize businesses are not immune to compliance risks. To manage those risks, businesses must develop compliance programs that are specific and effective. That can be done by analyzing the five Ws (and one H) . Read the article by Bryan Feldhaus.
Breaking the Ice: Appellate Advocate Brings 'New Eyes' to Every Subject
 Kay Nord Hunt began working as an appellate advocate for Lommen Abdo before there was a Minnesota Court of Appeals. Hunt clerked at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for a year before joining the firm. Minnesota’s appellate court got its start the following year, in 1983. “I started arguing cases right when the [Minnesota] Court of Appeals came into existence,” Hunt said. “Nothing could be more valuable than that.” Read the Q&A which appeared in the May 29, 2019 Minnesota Lawyer .
Jesse Beier on Do-It-Yourself Wills
 We've been featuring videos about Lommen Abdo attorneys and our practice areas. In this edition Jesse Beier discusses why you should avoid DIY estate planning.
Firm News
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Bryan Feldhaus Earns Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certificate
Bryan Feldhaus recently earned a graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The courses focused on designing and maintaining a secure information technology system, managing privacy and security risk, and responding to data security and privacy concerns which will complement his professional liability, commercial litigation and compliance practice .

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St. Croix Economic Development Corporation Elects Officers & Directors
Cameron Kelly has been elected as a director for a three-year term on the board of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation at their annual meeting.

2019 Super Lawyers
Lommen Abdo attorneys are recognized by their peers in the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyer lists. Congratulations to Keith Broady, Phil Cole, John Crawford, Stacey DeKalb, Kay Nord Hunt, Jenneane Jansen, Cameron Kelly, Reid Lindquist, Mike Moline, Barry O'Neil and Roger Stageberg and to our 2019 Rising Stars: Bryan Feldhaus and Lauren Nuffort.
Lommen Abdo Selected as One of Top Three Best Law Firms in the
St. Croix Valley
St. Croix Valley Magazine is celebrating the créme de la créme in the St. Croix Valley in their "Best of" issue. Lommen Abdo was selected as one of the top three firms in the St. Croix Valley area.

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Lommen Abdo Adds Expertise and Depth with Attorneys Jenneane Jansen and Matt Hartranft
Jenneane Jansen focuses on motion practice and appeals, particularly in insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and administrative law. Jenneane’s experience encompasses the wide array of insurance coverage issues that can arise. Matt Hartranft works closely with owners and managers to assemble transactions for a wide range of businesses and ESOPs in the areas of business formation, contracts, shareholder/owner disputes, leveraged buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions for buying and selling business ownership interests and assets. 

Jenneane Jansen Receives MSBA Award
Jenneane Jansen has received the Minnesota State Bar Association's Professional Excellence Award. This award recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice and practice of law, efforts to promote access to justice, efforts to serve and govern the profession, and service of benefit to the community.  

Board Elections
Bryan Feldhaus, Jason Engkjer and Brent Johnson have been elected to a two-year term on Lommen Abdo's board. Mike Glover, Kathleen Loucks and Barry O'Neil continue their two-year terms and Marc Johannsen is serving his second year as President.

Estate Planning for Peace of Mind
Cameron Kelly presented on " Estate Planning for Peace of Mind " at Hutchinson Technology on May 2, 2019 during their Financial Wellness Week.
Civil Litigation A to Z
Kay Hunt and Bryan Feldhaus presented a live webcast for Minnesota CLE on Friday, June 21st, " Civil Litigation A to Z: The End Game -- Post-Trial Motions and Appeals ."
Does your company or trade organization need a speaker on a legal issue?
Lommen Abdo's attorneys are available to speak to your company or association on topics involving a number of legal issues. Suggested topics include issues such as:

  • Tips to improve your commercial collections
  • Help - What should I do if I think I'm a victim of identity Theft?
  • Bankruptcy preferences
  • Family law issues
  • Vaccine injuries
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Corporate compliance
  • Threats of piercing the corporate veil
  • Arbitration versus court proceedings
  • Trucking or transportation issues
  • Will contests and probate and trust disputes
  • Estate and business succession planning
  • And much, much more.

The cost of the presentation can vary depending on your specific requests. If you are interested in having a Lommen Abdo attorney speak to your company or at an association event, contact Margie Bodas at [email protected]  / 612.336.9329.
Let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters. 
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