Fourth Quarter 2019
Employers: Evaluate "White Collar" Employees for Overtime Exemption
Effective January 1, 2020 a US Department of Labor rule takes effect increasing the minimum salary level required to qualify "white collar" workers for an overtime exemption. This change applies to employers seeking to exempt workers in the executive, professional and administrative wage classes. Read the article by Stacey DeKalb and Mike Glover.
When Attorneys Are Sued by Non-Clients: The Immunity and Privilege Rule
The general rule is that a lawyer is liable only to his or her client and not to third persons in legal malpractice lawsuits. On occasion non-clients assert claims that are not for legal malpractice against attorneys relating to conduct of the attorney within the course and scope of rendering legal services to a client . Read the article by Keith Broady, Kathleen Loucks and Lauren Nuffort.
Make Good Decisions During the Turmoil of a Family Law Case
Lommen Abdo’s family law group, including attorneys Marc Johannsen and Josh Feneis, was profiled in the September 2019 edition of the St. Croix Valley Magazine. Divorce, adoption, custody disputes, estate planning: Lommen Abdo is well-equipped to handle these family law issues and many more. They focus on taking the emotion out of the case to help you make the right decisions . Read more.
The Importance to You and Your Family of Having an Estate Plan
Congress designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week in 2008. A 2019 survey shows 57% of adults in the U.S. have not prepared any estate planning documents. Many respondents mistakenly believed it was not necessary because they did not have many assets . Read the article by Cameron Kelly.
Jamie Johnson on Firms With Multiple Locations
 We've been featuring videos about Lommen Abdo attorneys and our practice areas. In this edition Jamie Johnson discusses why a client should use a branch office firm with offices in Minneapolis and Hudson.
Firm News
Creig Andreasen Joins Lommen Abdo, Focusing on Real Estate and Banking
Creig Andreasen knows a good deal when he sees one. He’s been helping clients acquire and sell real estate and other business ventures his entire career. Creig looks beyond the documents associated with a transaction to understand how they fit with a client’s long-term goals and strategy. He works to find creative solutions to complete transactions while minimizing potential risk .

2020 Best Lawyers in America
Four Lommen Abdo attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion on the list of 2020 Best Lawyers in America:

  • Bob Abdo, corporate;
  • Kay Nord Hunt, appellate and Bet-the-Company litigation;
  • Barry O’Neil, real estate litigation and professional liability defense;
  • Phil Cole, legal malpractice defense and personal injury litigation defense.

Trusts 101
Cameron Kelly is speaking at an NBI seminar, " Trusts 101 ," on December 17, 2019 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
The Importance of Business Succession Planning
Cameron Kelly will present " The Importance of Business Succession Planning " to the Hegerty Group on October 24, 2019.
Misrepresentation or Omission in Applications for Insurance
Lauren Nuffort and Jenneane Jansen presented the " Misrepresentation or Omission in Applications for Insurance " webinar on October 15, 2019 as a part of Minnesota CLE's Insurance Law Essentials series.
Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy
Kay Nord Hunt and Barry O'Neil spoke at the 2019 Bankruptcy Institute by Minnesota CLE on October 4, 2019. Their topic was " Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters ."
Reservation of Rights & Duty to Defend
John Crawford presented " Reservation of Rights & Duty to Defend " webinar on October 2, 2019 as a part of Minnesota CLE's Insurance Law Essentials series.
Types of Real Estate Ownership
Cameron Kelly presented " Types of Real Estate Ownership " on October 2, 2019 as a part of the Real Estate Strategies for Estate Planning & Medical Assistance Practitioners seminar by Minnesota CLE.
Voting Law & Today's U.S. Supreme Court
Kay Nord Hunt presented on " Voting Law & Today's U.S. Supreme Court - What Are the Constrains on Political Gerrymandering? " on August 22, 2019 as a part of Minnesota CLE's webcast series, 2019 U.S. Supreme Court Update.
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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