We are just past the 1 year "anniversary" of the COVID shutdown. In some ways it has felt more like 10 years, in other ways it is unbelievable how fast that year went. Since I last sent a summation of what areas of work I am actively representing clients on a number of matters have resolved and new ones arisen. Here are some examples:
- Represented a shareholder in the buy out of here interests in a restaurant in North Branch.
- Settled an estate of Hugo man who passed with two homes, fairly substantial security assets, and 3 children, 1 of whom had unfortunately passed but left a surviving son.
- Commenced litigations for a Little Canada company against customers who are retaining insurance payments instead of paying for final invoices.
- Representing a trustor and beneficiary in an adversarial attempt to supplant her rights to trust assets in Washington County.
- Finalized three estate plans for Hugo and Lino Lakes residents.
- Supported a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court for it to hear a dispute over the interpretation and application of a conflict of interest ruling by the court of appeals.
- Prepared a real estate purchase agreement for a sale between private parties.
There is a bit of an increase in business disputes between owners. That would be either members of an LLC disputing business aspects or shareholders of a corporation working on a purchase or sale of one owner's interests. I think it is a result of some business doing extremely well, thus there being cash available to fight over. That is not always the case, but it seemingly much more common than owners fighting over ownership of a business that does not have any money.
We are here, safely working, ready if you need us.