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Antenuptial (prenuptial) agreements are contracts entered into by a couple prior to their marriage. These agreements normally address property issues such as income, assets, and liabilities that may arise in the event of divorce or death. Occasionally such agreements protect the assets of the spouse who brings to the marriage considerably greater assets. Our attorneys…

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EMPLOYEE DUTIES TO THEIR EMPLOYER Employers of all shapes and sizes are requiring their Employees, whether at will or term, to execute employment agreements that clearly define the obligations and duties the Employee owes to the Employer both during and after the employment relationship. Some of the general duties encompassed in employee agreements include: To do what…

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It is all too common these days to hear of cases where a key man or woman in a Minnesota business, who has had access to the company’s confidential information, marketing strategy, product specifications, customer lists, and trade secrets, leaves the company either to join a competitor or to form a competing business, relying upon…

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“Green Card” is a common, well-known term in American vernacular, esteemed for the status it signifies, namely that of lawful permanent resident. What is less known, however, are the limits of the status, and the hidden dangers to the uninformed, particularly in the current political climate of fear and security. Though the color of the issued card…

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TRADEMARKS AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION FOR BUSINESSES If you own a business, it is likely you have one or more trademarks. The United States Patent and Trademark Office defines a trademark as being “a word, name, symbol or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from…

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Introduction These days it is all too common to hear of cases where a key person, and indeed increasingly, not seemingly “key” persons, in a Minnesota business whose access to the company’s trade secrets, confidential information, customers or customer lists, vendors or vendor lists, marketing strategy, product specifications, customer or customer histories or data; leaves…

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What is a will? A will is a document that provides the manner in which a person’s property will be distributed after death.  It must meet certain formal requirements as provided by each state.  If a person has a will upon death, that person is considered to have died testate.  Conversely, a person that dies…

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Under our adversarial system, whenever the court rules, there must be a winner and a loser. No attorney worth his salt will ever guarantee a victory. Therefore, in any case, you (the client) may end up on the losing side. In the unfortunate event of a loss, you will typically have a right to file…

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Some things bankruptcy can do: Eliminate the legal obligation to pay most or all of your debts. This is called a “discharge” of debts. Stop foreclosure of your home and allow you to catch up on missed payments. Stop repossession of a car or other property, or, in some situations, force the creditor to return…

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