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LLCs Must Prepare Now for Significant MN Rules Change

All Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) established before August 1, 2015, will be subject to a new Minnesota LLC law effective next January that will affect voting rights, financial distributions and duties. The MN Secretary of State’s office is urging each affected company to have its attorney review the firm’s articles of organization, bylaws and member […]

Controversial Twin Cities Sick Leave Laws Start Sunday

If your employees perform work in Minneapolis or St. Paul, regardless of where your business is located, pay attention to these two city ordinances. New Minneapolis and St. Paul ordinances start July 1 that require employers to provide paid sick leave and a $15/hour minimum wage to employees who work at least 80 hours per […]

2016 BATC Builders & Remodelers Show features growing MNCLS legal team

Minnesota Construction Law Service’s growing legal team was out in full force at the golf-themed 2016 BATC Builders & Remodelers Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 7.  Attorney Bill Gschwind was joined by associate Hugh Mulligan and Courtney Ernston, of counsel, immigration at the annual Minneapolis Convention Center event. A steady stream of […]

Minnesota Construction Law Services adds Immigration Counsel as Supreme Court DAPA Ruling Approaches

Minnesota Construction Law Services is dedicated to serving owner-operated construction firms. Because many construction companies are owned by or employ immigrants, we have retained immigration attorney Courtney Ernston to further serve our clients’ needs. It is especially important to have competent immigration counsel this year because the Supreme Court is scheduled to vote in June on […]

MN Contractors Now Must Use Attorneys for Mechanic’s Liens

Based on a reason court decision, only licensed attorneys are allowed to prepare and record mechanic’s liens for Minnesota contractors. This means liens prepared and filed by non-attorney collection agencies may not be valid and future liens certainly will be affected. Watch this brief video to learn more. Then contact Minnesota Construction Law Services to […]

MN Contractors Should Act Fast to Collect Bad Debt

As Minnesota sits in the middle of winter, many general contractors use this time to reflect back on completed jobs from the previous year and start planning for 2016. Part of that reflection includes jobs that were completed but the balance remains unpaid. The Commercial Collection Agency Association says that the probability of collecting on […]

RRP Lead-Safe Refresher Goes Online

Minnesota contractors who work on homes and child-occupied structures built before 1978 now will be able to update their EPA Certified Lead-Safe credentials online rather than participate in classroom refresher courses. But the new EPA rule published Jan. 21 won’t help firms facing March 31 renewals. Certification companies still are developing the digital programs or […]

MN Contractors: Avoid Mechanic’s Lien Pitfalls and Get Paid

Many general contractors and their subcontractors believe mechanic’s liens are legal instruments that ensure they will be paid for their work, if not immediately at least when the uncooperative property owner refinances or sells. Maybe, if you understand how they work, follow the rules, and recognize when they are the right collections tool. A mechanic’s […]

Hugh Mulligan, Minnesota Construction Law’s New Attorney

Hugh Mulligan served as a law clerk at Minnesota Construction Law Services while in his third year at William Mitchell College of Law. After receiving his JD degree last year, he passed the Minnesota Bar exam on his first attempt and was sworn in on October 30. We talked with the young Minneapolis resident about […]