Real Estate Law

Expanded Heating Assistance Now Available in Minnesota

As many in our community are all too aware, the price of heating our homes is skyrocketing this winter. Our Real Estate Attorneys would like to share this important link with information regarding heating assistance to those in need. Governor Dayton Expands heating Assistance Program to Help More Minnesotans ..

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Developers and Builders Beware: Tips From an Association Attorney

In 1994, the Minnesota Legislature adopted Minnesota Statutes Chapter 515B, the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (often referred to as “MCIOA” or “Chapter 515B”). Chapter 515B governs most townhome and condominium developments created after adoption of the chapter. Chapter 515B requires certain developers and/or builders of a townhome or condominium project to provide to any buyer a disclosure statement when a unit is sold to the buyer. A disclosure statement basically requires disclosure of material matters regarding the development. The disclosure statement has been required since inception of Chapter 515B and is not generally noteworthy or a change to common practice. However, it is noteworthy that due to a recent legislation error, most builders and developers are unaware that they may also be required to..

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Angela Woessner Appointed to Local School’s Board of Directors

Angela M. Woessner, a shareholder who concentrates her practice in all areas of commercial real estate law, and graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall, has been appointed to the board of directors of Cretin-Derham Hall for a three year term. Cretin-Derham Hall is a Catholic, co-educational high school, co-sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, committed to Christian values and academic excellence in grades nine through twelve. Angela is also a board member of the Cretin-Derham Hall Alumni Association. Real Estate Attorney Angela Woessner..

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Highland Friendship Club: Lanes for Friendship 2013

The Highland Friendship Club of St. Paul will hold its seventh annual Lanes for Friendship with Joe Mauer and other special guests at AMF Saxon Lanes in Little Canada on November 9, 2013. BGS Real Estate Attorney Angela Woessner is co-chair of the event. This event will benefit the Highland Friendship Club which is a 501 (c) non-profit. Started in 2002 by parents wanting to offer young adults with disabilities new opportunities for friendship and events, this group now serves more than 250 teens/young adults with disabilities. Lanes for Friendship fundraising event will offer these members a chance to meet and bowl with team sponsors and special guests. Special guests of the event include: Paul Molitor (MLB Hall of Fame, MN Twins) Joe Mauer (MN..

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The Septic System Quagmire: Septic System Regulation in Minnesota

The rules regarding septic system regulation in Minnesota can be confusing and costly for those buying or selling property. Despite the amount of development and state and local governments’ best efforts to provide city sewer and water for most metropolitan areas, there remains mostly private septic systems in outstate and many areas of the metro. Septic systems are highly regulated by both state and local governments, as a faulty system poses both environmental and health concerns. Septic systems are essentially an on-site wastewater management system in areas with no public sewer system. Due to the widespread use of septic tanks in both residential and commercial areas, understanding the regulation of septic systems in Minnesota is crucial to ensure compliance with the law and to..

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