We live in the age of information. Exponential gains in our ability to gather, store, and communicate information electronically define this millennium thus far. But as is usually the case, regulation of the risks associated with rapidly advancing technology has lagged behind. Most businesses, ...Read More
With a view towards closing a deal, legal due diligence occurs when a business attorney collects and analyzes information from a legal perspective and then makes recommendations regarding any action that should be taken.
This typically occurs during the period between signing the transaction (e.g. ...Read More
Modern farming is a business, and it is extremely common to see even small operations owning farmland in a partnership, LLC, corporation or trust. Even so, Minnesota law restricts the ownership of agricultural real estate by business entities and trusts.
Who Can Own Minnesota Farmland?
Minnesota’s ...Read More
Almost every area of finance and business has dramatically changed as a result of the digital revolution. Notarization has not been among them. If a document needed a notarized signature, it required an in-person meeting with a notary public present where the notary watches ...Read More
Notes On Bank M&A Trends And Considerations
We’ve come a long way from the dark days following the “Great Recession.” Overall economic growth has been steady if not spectacular. Interest rates have been held at historic lows, but are finally starting to rise. Tax reform ...Read More
What is a document retention policy?
A document retention policy is a plan outlining (1) what sorts of documents the operation will keep, (2) how they will be stored, and (3) how and when they will be destroyed.
Why is a document retention policy important?
Documents can ...Read More