2017

Limited Liability Companies and a New Minnesota Statute

The Minnesota legislature has adopted a new statute governing limited liability companies, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322C.  On January 1, 2018, all 322B LLC’s will be automatically converted to 322C LLC’s.  This conversion could result in significant inconsistencies in the LLC governing documents which could cause problems in the future.  Therefore, we are advising all 322B LLC’s to amend their Articles of Organization and adopt Operating Agreements which would avoid any inconsistencies.   If you would like more information, call Dan Ganter at 763-783-5127.

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How A Well Trained Dog Can Save Thousands

In the United States, dogs are the most popular choice of pet in family households, due to their companionship and loving nature. They are treated as a member of the family and some dogs even run the household. This is why many dog owners turn to training to control their dogs and create a healthy environment for the whole family to enjoy. Training your dog is not only great for making sure your four-legged friend walks nicely on the lead or doesn’t have any accidents in the house. Teaching your dog the right behavior can actually save you thousands of dollars. And we don’t mean from buying new your furniture. Unfortunately, every year in the US, there are around 4.7 million dog bites..

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Hey Dad… about your car…

The story I’m about to tell you is true. There I was, on a beautiful sunny day in 1983 driving through the Notre Dame student parking lot in my father’s beautiful sky blue 1969 Corvair convertible. What an understandably excellent mood I was in! And then…. Not. That great day was destroyed in an instant by a horrible crash and heavy scraping noise. I didn’t know what had happened, but I was fairly sure it wasn’t good, so I stopped the car, shut off the engine, and walked to the back (from whence the horrible noise had come). And there I saw it – the unexpected sight of the car engine ON THE GROUND!!! I had no plan in place for this sort of disaster..

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New Associate Attorney Joins BGS

Barna, Guzy & Steffen LTD. announces the addition of a new associate to our firm. Tyler W. Eubank has joined the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law department. He will be working closely with attorneys practicing in the firm’s growing Litigation/Employment Law area serving existing clients and enhancing the firm’s ability to serve our community. We are happy to welcome Tyler back to BGS as he previously worked in our Litigation/Employment Law department as a law clerk while attending law school. After graduating and receiving his JD, Tyler worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable Tammi A. Fredrickson. Before attending law school, Tyler spent 6 years living and working in Taiwan as an English Teacher, Intercultural-Manager and Area Trainer. Tyler graduated summa..

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Sunday Liquor Sales in Minnesota

As a Wisconsin to Minnesota transplant over 30 years ago, I am periodically reminded of how unique Wisconsin and its citizens really are when viewed from outside its borders.  One of my law partners recently told me her Scottish husband was in Louisiana, and a local there, on hearing his accent, asked if he was from Wisconsin. Yesterday my mom and dad were eating lunch in the grocery store deli area in Wausau Wisconsin when a group of school kids arrived with their teachers.  Obviously a field trip, the teachers ushered the kids toward the fruit section to explain the different fruits and vegetables.  In the course of the discussion it was apparent that the kids were drifting off to look at the fresh donut..

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