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Your Big Event Cancelled? What about the Deposits?

We had been planning it for months. Everything was in place. Just three weeks to go before my daughter’s wedding. Then, like so many people around Minnesota, we got word that COVID-19 has claimed our event as a victim. In the aftermath of the cancellation, I was quite

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WEBINAR REPLAY – 10 Keys to Success in Negotiating IT Contracts

A complimentary webinar replay for healthcare IT professionals and in-house counsel presented by Raymond R. Bonnabeau of Hellmuth & Johnson In Ray’s experience, organizations acquiring technology in support of their primary services often find themselves saddled with non-performing (or under-performing) technology and little post contract

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Client Alert: HUD Issues Guidance on Assistance Animals

On January 28, 2020, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) issued its “Assistance Animals Notice” (Notice). The Notice includes two attachments: The first attachment recommends a set of best practices for housing providers (including homeowners associations) to better ensure compliance with the

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What’s a Transfer on Death Deed and Do I Need One?

A Transfer on Death Deed (TODD) is a Minnesota real estate document that transfers property upon death. Similar to a named beneficiary on a life insurance policy, upon the death of an individual, a TODD will automatically transfer real estate to a beneficiary without having

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Why Should I Register My Trademark?

Trademarks are one of the most overlooked assets of any organization.  A trademark is the way that customers remember and find your business, yet many owners do not take an easy step available to protect that important resource. Under US law, a company or individual

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Cabin on a lake

Cabin Fever? Keep It in the Family!

It’s that time of year — cabin fever! Everyone loves to escape to the lake on the weekends. What’s not to love? Family, friends, and good memories being made. However, what happens when the owner passes? The fun and memories do not need to end.

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When Did I Sign Up for this Association?

Every so often, I have a conversation with a homeowner that starts out something like this: Owner:  I got this letter that says I’ve been fined. Attorney:  That’s correct.  You violated the leasing restrictions in the Declaration. Owner:   Oh yeah?  Well, I never signed up to

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