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What is a Cohabitation Agreement? Do I Need One?

A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal document that is designed for unmarried couples who wish to purchase property together. The agreement can detail the percentage or amount of each party’s contribution to the purchase as well as outline each parties’ responsibility of expenses and improvements.

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Business Owners: Are You Misclassifying Your Workforce?

Business owners misclassifying their employees as independent contractors is a common issue, arising frequently in Minnesota and elsewhere. By following the guidelines outlined below, your business can avoid having to face some expensive headaches in this area of law. Generally, an individual is considered an

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Wealth Transfer Strategies to Consider in an Election Year

With a push by the Democratic party to return federal estate taxes to their historic norms, taxpayers need to act now before Congress passes legislation that could adversely impact their estates. Currently, the federal estate and gift tax exemption is set at $11.58 million per

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Altered States: Providing Remote Therapy to Clients in Other States

This article provides guidance for Minnesota therapists who would like to provide remote therapy to clients in other states. The Covid-19 pandemic has produced an increased demand for therapy while making it unsafe to conduct therapy in-person.  These contrary realities have led to a real-life

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Collection Amidst COVID

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop. While unemployment rates are slowing dropping, they are still well above where they were pre-COVID-19. Millions of people have been furloughed or laid off.  Many are underemployed, earning far less than they were at their

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Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (“GRAT”) is one of the leading wealth transfer techniques. It is ideal for clients who want to move wealth out of their estate without paying taxes, and it is a remarkably simple concept. Now may be the best time to incorporate

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Alert: Additional COVID Plan Requirements

As we have noted in the past, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry has required all businesses to implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (“COVID Plan”).  Under recent Executive Order 20-81 issued on July 22, 2020, all COVID Plans must now be revised.  Specifically, all

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