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Coronavirus Impact and Assurance: Yes! We are still open for business!

As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.  So far, not one client or staff member has become infected based on contact at this office and we will continue with safety protocols in an attempt to keep it that way. My office will continue to put the safety of our staff and you as our top priority. We do greatly appreciate your cooperation in conducting business in a safe fashion by utilizing current technology. Regardless of what happens, we will continue to take care of all of your legal needs.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

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EVICTION UPDATE

| Feb 8, 2021 | Firm News

One of the exceptions to the current eviction moratorium is if the owner, or a family member desires to move into the property. I have seen one judge make the determination that if the property is held in some type of corporate structure, LLC, partnership, etc, that the owner/family member exception does not apply, the reasoning is that a business cannot have family members. I do not think this is a logical interpretation of the law as most small landlords now use some type of corporate ownership structure for tax and liability reasons, and I do not expect most judges to follow that decision and deny the exception to any owner who uses any type of business ownership structure for their property, but, the risk is there. If you are looking to evict during the moratorium to allow yourself or a family member to move in, or for another exception to the moratorium, get good legal advice, which may include making a change to the ownership structure of your rental property.

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