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Property Tax Forfeiture

What is Property Tax Forfeiture? Property tax forfeiture is a process where the state takes ownership of real property if property taxes are not paid.  When property taxes are not paid in the year due, the taxes become delinquent as of January 1 of the following year.  Those holding liens… Read more »

2014 Legislative Session Update

This year the Minnesota legislature made some significant changes to laws which affect banking and lending. The following is a brief summary of some noteworthy changes adopted by the legislature during its most recent session: 1. Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act Effective January 1, 2015,… Read more »

Important Power of Attorney Alert!

Powers of Attorney – New Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney Effective January 1, 2014  This is a follow-up to our Advisor article sent on June 18, 2013, “Powers of Attorney – What You Need to Know About the Current Requirements and Upcoming Changes.” The full… Read more »

Important UCC Alert!

2010 Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code go into effect Monday, July 1, 2013.   We are sending this as a follow-up to our The Advisor article sent on April 16, 2013, “What to Know about Filing UCC Financing Statements under the 2010 Amendments.” The full article can be… Read more »

Powers of Attorney- What You Need to Know About the Current Requirements and Upcoming Changes

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed legislation modifying and clarifying the Minnesota Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (“SSF POA”), which is found in Minnesota Statutes § 523.23. This article will focus on what a power of attorney can and cannot do, the four parts of the… Read more »

What to Know about Filing UCC Financing Statements under the 2010 Amendments

In 2010, a review committee finalized several changes (“2010 Amendments”) to the Uniform Commercial Code’s Revised Article 9.  The 2010 Amendments have been enacted by the State of Minnesota, and will go into effect on July 1, 2013.  Although only eight other states have… Read more »

Membership Interests in a Limited Liability Company as Collateral

A limited liability company (“LLC”) is one of the most commonly chosen entity structures used by new businesses today. LLCs are owned by its members, who hold either membership units or membership interests. Membership units/interests consist of both financial and governance rights,… Read more »