Personal Injury from Dog Bites

May 17, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Dogs are friendly creatures and have even been tabbed as “man’s best friend.” Unfortunately, there are certain instances and situations where that may not be the case. Being attacked by a dog or any animal is a traumatic experience for victims and can leave them seriously injured. Dog bites are persistent incidents across the United States, and it is important that victims know their rights when this situation arises. Continue reading our blog as we navigate you through the legal process of a personal injury from dog bites. Dog Bite Statistics According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. About one in five people who are bitten require medical attention, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely than adults to be bitten by dogs. What to Do if You’re Bitten by a Dog If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Dog bites can be serious, and it’s important that you get the wound treated as soon as possible to avoid possible health issues. You should also report…

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Corporate Transparency Act Part 2 Beneficial Owner – Exercising Substantial Control

April 14, 2023  |  Georgia Kellogg

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) was enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021 as part of the federal government’s initiative to crack down on illicit activities. Effective January 1, 2024, most new and existing entities registered to do business in the United States will be mandated to file a report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) disclosing information about the entity’s beneficial owners. The CTA defines a beneficial owner as any individual who, directly or indirectly, either exercises “substantial control” over the company or owns or controls at least 25% or more of the company’s ownership interests. An individual may directly or indirectly own or control the ownership interest of the company through various means, including joint ownership with one or more persons, through another individual acting as an intermediary, custodian, or agent, as a trustee, beneficiary, or grantor of a trust or similar arrangement, or by means of ownership or control of one or more intermediary entities that separately or collectively own or control the ownership interest of the company subject to reporting. “Substantial control” is exercised over the company if the individual 1) serves as a senior officer of the company; 2) has authority over the appointment or removal of any senior officer or a majority of the board…

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Herman L. Talle Retirement

February 15, 2023  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Attorney Herm Talle is a well-known figure in Anoka County legal fields and has practiced since 1959. Herm joined Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. during a merger in 1991 with the intention of winding down his practice. That practice continued for another thirty-two years. Herm finally decided to retire on January 31st, 2023. During those final 32 years Herm counseled many young attorneys and taught them how to be good lawyers. Full of history, knowledge and a unique insight on legal practice, Herm routinely made everyone’s day brighter at BGS just by showing up and being part of the team. His stories will be missed dearly, and we wish him all the best in retirement at long last. Congratulations Herm! Well done and well-earned retirement.

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