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February 27th, 2023
Is Your Estate Plan In Order?
Have you been putting off estate planning because you’re still ‘young and healthy’ or have you neglected your estate plan since you initially set it up years ago? The reality is that estate planning is an easy objective to ‘take care of later’ or ‘set it and forget it’. Unfortunately, all too often the unexpected happens leaving people unprepared or underprepared. Whether you haven’t started the process or have not revisited your plan in a few years, now is the time to get back on track.
By Ben Ziemann
October 21st, 2020
Formalizing Your Business Structure
Whether it’s turning your favorite hobby into a business, leaving the corporate world to set up your own shop, or searching for investors to build your own manufacturing facility, one of the first steps any business owner should take is choosing the correct entity to form their business. This important step is easy to overlook or push off until a later date, however, by making a plan at the beginning of your business journey, you can save time and money while protecting yourself and your assets.
By Ben Ziemann
September 9th, 2020
Residential Landlord's Rights in Minnesota – COVID-19 Update
On March 23, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-14 (“Order 20-14”), which suspended residential real estate evictions, writs of recovery, and tenancy terminations during the peacetime emergency.  Order 20-14 prohibited a landlord from taking any action to evict a residential tenant unless the eviction action was brought where the tenant seriously endangered the safety of other residents or invoked Minn. Stat. §504B.171, Subd. 1, which prohibits tenants from using real property for controlled substances, prostitution, the unlawful use of a firearm, or storing stolen property. 
By Dave Buelow
July 30th, 2020
Minnesota's Face Mask Mandate
Bridge Law Group, Ltd. (“BLG”) seeks to help clients reduce risks and avoid unnecessary liability by providing proactive risk management advice. Our Visionary Counsel Upstream tagline is intended to encourage our clients to consult with us in anticipation of new business ventures, changes in circumstances, or the need for general guidance. In that spirit, we wish to ensure that our clients are aware of and understand the new mask mandate in Minnesota...
By Sam Stern
April 29th, 2020
Deadline to Appeal Property Taxes Extended to May 30
It does not take a crystal ball to predict that the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce or slow the growth of property values in Minnesota.  While the full impact of COVID-19 won’t be known for some time, if your property is already over-assessed or you are anticipating significant declines, then this is your opportunity to preserve your ability to seek a reduction in taxes payable in 2020.  Given how backed up assessors are, it is common to have to file multiple appeals over several years before cases are resolved.
By David Klink