MMB Welcomes New Associate Heather Balgaard

Monroe Moxness Berg is pleased to announce that Heather Balgaard has joined the firm as an associate in the estate and trust practice. Heather’s practice is focused on representing individuals and closely held businesses in the areas of estate planning, succession planning, and wealth preservation including: wills, trusts, retirement planning, asset protection planning, business succession, […]

MMB Attorneys Selected to Minnesota’s “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars”

Monroe Moxness Berg is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been listed in Minnesota’s “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” listings for 2021: Super Lawyers John Berg — Mergers & Acquisitions Rick Gibson — Mergers & Acquisitions Dennis Monroe — Mergers & Acquisitions Rising Stars Joshua Mason — Intellectual Property Super Lawyers selects […]

MMB Welcomes New Associate Kendall Salter

Monroe Moxness Berg is pleased to announce that Kendall Salter has joined the firm as an associate in the corporate practice. Kendall assists clients with a wide range of real estate, business, lending, and finance-related transactional matters, as well as with trademark work. A former journalist, Kendall is a dedicated researcher and enjoys confronting and […]

Athletic Gaines Minnesota

Athletic Gaines, a training program specializing in basketball and sports performance, has made its way to Edina, Minnesota. Founded by a well-known trainer of football and basketball pros Travelle Gaines, the program operates two training gyms in California. The new local facility, Athletic Gaines Minnesota, opened its doors in April. We chatted with our clients, […]

Dennis Monroe Comments on Crowdfunding Opportunities in
Restaurant Business

Dennis Monroe is quoted in the recent Restaurant Business online article “As Financing Dries Up, Companies Turn to Crowdfunding.” The article suggests that as traditional funding sources like banks and large investors are pulling back from funding restaurants, crowdfunding may be gaining some new life. Because there are plenty of consumers out there who have […]

Minneapolis and St. Paul Minimum Wage Ordinance

I. Summary of Minneapolis’ Minimum Wage Ordinance 1.Timeline Effective Dates Small Business (100 or fewer Employees) Large Business (More than 100 Employees) July 1, 2019 $11.00 $12.25 July 1, 2020 $11.75 $13.25 July 1, 2021 $12.50 $14.25 July 1, 2022 $13.50 $15.00* July 1, 2023 $14.50 Index to inflation July 1, 2024 Equal to Large […]

MMB’s Attorneys Discuss Twin Cities Craft-Brewing Market Opportunities, Trademarks

In a recent interview with Foodservice News, John Remakel and Marcus Urlaub, who co-lead Monroe Moxness Berg’s craft brewing legal practice, answer questions about the Twin Cities craft brewing market opportunities. They offer advice on how aspiring craft-brewing business owners could differentiate themselves in this increasingly saturated market. They also discuss the fundamentals of trademarking […]

Jeff Shea and Pat Weller Discuss New Tax Bill’s Impact on Real Estate Industry

In the February issue of Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Jeff Shea and Pat Weller consider the impact of the new tax reform bill on commercial real estate industry. The article discusses expensing increases under Section 179 of the tax code, enhanced bonus appreciation, and modifications to 1031 like-kind exchanges. Read the full article.

Leaving specific assets to specific heirs can be an estate planning no-no

Planning your estate around specific assets is risky and, in most cases, should be avoided. If you leave specific assets — such as a home, a car or stock — to specific people, you could end up inadvertently disinheriting someone. If it must be done, careful planning and monitoring is necessary. Unintended consequences Here’s an […]