Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter
Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter Fall 2019 Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter
Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter
Moss & Barnett Fall 2019 Newsletter
Whose Followers Are They? Establishing Ownership of Company Social Media Accounts
It is common for businesses to designate an employee to manage and provide content for their company's social media accounts (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). However, many businesses are unaware that, along with transferring control over their social media accounts, they may also be transferring valuable property rights.  More >
How the Private Sector Can Help Solve the Affordable Housing Problem
How the Private Sector Can Help Solve the Affordable Housing Problem
The United States is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Supply is falling far short of demand, and rents are reaching historic highs. According to data from Apartment List, nearly half of all renters in the country spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, and one in four renters spends at least 50 percent of his or her income on rent.  More >
Hurry Up Faster on Bid Protests
Hurry Up Faster on Bid Protests
The state and its political subdivisions spend huge amounts of money on construction projects every year. As a general matter, those public contracts must be competitively bid, and Minnesota has a robust body of law governing the bidding process. Underlying these laws is the assumption that, without legal mechanisms to protect the integrity of the bidding process, fraud and favoritism would run rampant.  More >
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Alert Number 1 Triangle Changes to Minnesota Deed Tax
  Minnesota imposes a tax on each instrument that conveys an interest in Minnesota real estate. Currently, if the consideration for the conveyance, minus the amount of liens that continue after the conveyance, exceeds $500, the tax is $.0033 ($.0034 for Hennepin and Ramsey counties) of that net consideration. If the net consideration is $500 or less, a minimum tax of $1.65 ($1.70 in Hennepin and Ramsey counties) is imposed.  More >
Alert Number 2 Triangle Minneapolis Adopts Ordinance Imposing Additional Requirements on Employers
  Many employers are aware that, on July 1, 2019, Minnesota law was amended to require that Minnesota employers provide a written notice with specified content to each new employee at the outset of the employment relationship. This statute has been referred to as the "wage theft" statute.  More >
Alert Number 3 Triangle VoIP Telephone Remains Beyond the Minnesota Commission's Jurisdiction
  On October 21, 2019, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ("MPUC") appeal regarding whether states can regulate Voice Over Internet Protocol ("VoIP"). The MPUC argued that the digital telephone is analogous to traditional telephone and that the FCC's refusal to regulate VoIP left the door open for states to assert jurisdiction.  More >
Team News
Attorney Devlan Sheahan Joins Our Team
Devlan focuses his practice on construction law, specifically assisting businesses and individuals involved in construction disputes and litigation. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Devlan was a judicial law clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals for two years where he drafted bench memoranda and opinions on civil and criminal matters. In law school, Devlan interned for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the Wisconsin DOJ - Civil Litigation Unit, and the Wisconsin Public Defender's Office, where he argued dozens of hearings in state court. Devlan SheahanDevlan Sheahan
Real Estate News Lists Moss & Barnett Among Top Law Firms for Real Estate in 2019
We are pleased to announce that Midwest Real Estate News has named Moss & Barnett among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2019. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its "Best of the Best" edition, which ranks the industry's top law firms from 14 Midwestern states based on the number of real estate transactions in the past year that occurred within those states.  More >
Midwest Real Estate News Lists Moss & Barnett Among Top Law Firms for Real Estate in 2019
We're Proud to Recognize
Brian T. Grogan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Selected by
The Minnesota 500
Shannon M. Heim
Appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Kristi L. McMahon
Certification by the Minnesota Paralegal Association
Jared Kamrowski
Moss & Barnett Client
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Moss & Barnett Spirit of Giving
While we pursue our professional goals, we also endeavor to improve the quality of life in our communities. Members of our Moss & Barnett team apply the same dedication to service by making significant contributions of their time to charitable organizations important to them and their families. Here are just some of the organizations to which Moss & Barnett team members donated their time over this past year:
ActiveCentral MN
Advocates for Human Rights
Agape Christi Academy
Anderson Center
Angel Foundation
Anoka Hennepin School District
Armatage Elementary School
Armstrong Cycle Club
Association of Legal Administrators - Minnesota Chapter
Athlos Academy
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities
Bloomington Traveling
Baseball Association
Boy Scouts of America
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Spirit of Giving Breaking Free
Breaking Free
This holiday season - and for the past seven years - the women attorneys of Moss & Barnett "adopted" families who are in the Women's Program at the non-profit Breaking Free. Breaking Free helps hundreds of women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our attorneys supply and wrap gifts and gift cards to fulfill each family's wish list, helping to ensure that these families have a joyful holiday. More >
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M&B Cares
M&B Cares, a firmwide initiative that supports and coordinates our team's volunteer work, participated in a number of service projects in 2019:
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Our firm's employees purchased and donated supplies for cleaning kits for homeless youth transitioning into new housing at The Link, a nonprofit working with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice.
Care Packages Care Packages in Support of Our Military
To show our support for the courageous men and women who serve our country, M&B Cares shipped 30 care packages to a designated military unit to arrive in time for the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays.
Happy Hr Squared Happy Hour Squared
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends participated in this innovative monthly event to make over 2,000 sandwiches that were handed off to Allan Law's 363 Days Food Program to feed the hungry on the streets that night.
Breaking Free Annual BBQ Breaking Free Annual BBQ
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends volunteered to provide and serve food at Breaking Free's annual summer BBQ. Breaking Free is a nonprofit that helps hundreds of women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation.
Hope Academy Hope Academy School Supply Drive
M&B Cares sponsored a school supply drive for the 6th and 7th grade students at Hope Academy, a private inner-city school founded in 2000 as an opportunity-equalizer for at-risk, urban youth located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Out of Darkness Out of Darkness Twin Cities Walk
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends walked in the Out of the Darkness Twin Cities Walk in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and joined a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Walk for Water Twin Cities Walk for Water
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends walked in the Twin Cities Walk for Water in support of Water Mission. The funds raised will help deliver clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas.
Christmas Book Giveaway Hope Academy Christmas Book Giveaway
M&B Cares made a cash donation to the Hope Academy Christmas Book Giveaway so that each of the school's students would receive a set of two gift-wrapped books. Hope Academy is a private inner-city school serving urban youth located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Holiday Thank You 2019
Moss & Barnett
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