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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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Understanding Minnesota’s Face Covering Requirement for Performers

UPDATED 11/20/2020 Effective Friday November 20th at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, December 18th at 11:59 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Health recommends cancelling all performances and rehearsals that would involve in-person attendance. In any event, no audience is permitted in the concert venue if performances

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Is Association Living Right for You?

The kids are all grown—and showing no signs of moving back in with mom and dad. The new job requires lots more travel. Dealing with lawn mowing and snow-blowing just isn’t appealing. There are lots of reasons buyers may find living in a townhome or

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Employer Alert: Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms the ‘Severe or Pervasive’ Standard in Workplace Harassment but Indicates Standard Must Evolve To Reflect Changes in ‘Societal Attitudes’

On June 3, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court in Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc., affirmed the “severe or pervasive” standard, which employees must establish in workplace harassment or hostile work environment cases under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA). This standard has been used and

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