Lommen Abdo News You Can Use
May/June 2015
Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act 
Takes Effect August 1, 2015
The Revised Uniform LLC Act was passed by the 2014 Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dayton on April 11, 2014. Read the article by Jeff O'Brien which outlines some of the significant provisions of which Minnesota business owners should be aware.
Child custody puzzle pieces Minnesota Implements Significant 
Family Law Reform
For the first time in a number of years, the Minnesota Legislature passed a series of significant reforms in the area of family law. The omnibus family law bill (S.F. 1191) was signed by Governor Dayton on May 14, 2015.  Read the article by Marc Johannsen.
A Snapshot of the 2015 Minnesota Omnibus Liquor Bill: 
Five Important Changes...and the One That Got Away
On May 1, 2015, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed S.F. No. 1238, colloquially known as the 2015 "Omnibus Liquor Bill." The new law implemented five new and significant changes to existing Minnesota liquor laws.  Read the article by Jeff O'Brien.
Downloading Technology in Legal Practice:
Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct
Today's tech tools, including mobile devices, cloud computing and social media, represent the new era of legal service. With those tools lawyers are able to better serve clients through increased efficiency, visibility and responsiveness. But technology has also introduced new risks to legal practice. Read the article by Bryan Feldhaus.
Girl signing documents with mother
Parental Alert: Three Essential Documents
for Your Young Adult Children
Parents are often surprised to learn that they no longer have legal authority to assist with or make decisions for their children once they turn age 18. This may become problematic if a child is injured or incapacitated because parents will be limited when it comes to making medical decisions, gaining access to medical information and assisting children with their financial affairs. Read the article by Karen Schlotthauer.
Appellate Court Confirms Award to Child and Family 
From National Vaccine Injury Program
After ten years of litigation, Lommen Abdo clients Doug and Rhonda Paluck have prevailed in their request for compensation for their minor son for injuries he sustained as a result of receipt of childhood vaccines.  Read the article by Sheila Bjorklund.
Bryan Feldhaus and his son, Owen, after the graduation ceremony.
Bryan Feldhaus and his son, Owen,  after the graduation ceremony.
Bryan Feldhaus Attains LL.M. Degree in Corporate Compliance and Organizational Ethics
Attorney Bryan Feldhaus graduated with his LL.M. degree in Corporate Compliance and Organizational Ethics from the University of St. Thomas School of Law on May 9th. Bryan was part of UST Law's inaugural class in the LL.M. compliance program, which responds to the growing risk of compliance and regulatory-related obligations businesses of all sizes face.  More. 
New Twist on an Old Scam
Lawyers are used to taking urgent calls from clients requesting immediate assistance on important matters. But when the client calls to report that there is a warrant out for her arrest, the sense of urgency rises to a new level.  Read the article by Mike Moline.
Keith Broady answers the question What do you think distinguishes Lommen Abdo as a law firm in this ReelLawyers video Watch Us

We've been featuring videos about Lommen Abdo attorneys and our practice areas. In this edition Keith Broady answers the question "What do you think distinguishes Lommen Abdo as a law firm?"


Firm News
Jamie Johnson Shares Lessons Learned in 25 years of practice
This spring of 2015 marks several milestones in Jamie Johnson's life. Read the lessons he has learned relating to litigation and the practice of law. More.
Jeff O'Brien Contributes to Kare11 Story on Adrian Peterson
Jeff O'Brien was interviewed for a Kare11 news story on Adrian Peterson's return to the Minnesota Vikings.  Watch.
Lommen Abdo's ribbon cutting at their new Minneapolis headquarters
Minneapolis Open House
Lommen Abdo held an open house at its new Minneapolis headquarters on Wednesday, April 22nd.
Legal Minute Covers Hot Real Estate Topics
Jeff O'Brien is featured weekly in a segment called the "Legal Minute" on Minnesota Home Talk, at 7 a.m. Saturdays on ESPN 1500 AM. The show covers real estate topics with a network of industry experts. Visit our web site to hear Jeff talk about a wide variety of topics, such as Homestead Exemption from Judgments and Residential Property Disclosure Statements.
   News on Tap
Insight Brewery Best New Brewery Award
Insight Brewing was named Best New Brewery Minneapolis 2015 by City Pages in their Best Of Awards.
Jeff O'Brien Spoke at National Craft Brewers Conference
Jeff O'Brien spoke at the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 2015.  He spoke on a panel sponsored by Baker Tilly where they discussed "Brewery Operational Headaches: Ask the Experts."
Cases of Beer
Lommen Abdo's Adam Gislason, Jeff O'Brien and Christie Rothenberg Healey teamed up with Dan Schwarz, CEO of Lift Bridge Beer Company and President of the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild, to present a webinar on March 31st for Minnesota CLE entitled: "Cases of Beer - Recent Intellectual Property and Litigation Developments in the Craft Beer and Distillery Industries."
Read more News on Tap about Dangerous Man's new beer honoring The Electric Fetus, Lakes & Legends, Urban Growler, Dakota County Technical College's new Brewing certificate, 11 Wells Spirits, Lupine Brewing, Insight Brewing, Joseph Wolf Brewery and Jeff O'Brien speaking engagements.
   Music Notes
Lommen Abdo lawyers at SXSW Bob Donnelly, Ken Abdo, John Simson, Adam Gislason, Paul Bezilla, Tim Matson and Dan Young
South by Southwest (SXSW)
Lommen Abdo Law Firm again presented Legal Issues in the Music, Film and Emerging Technology Industries at the 2015 SXSW conference. Ken Abdo, Bob Donnelly, Tim Matson and Paul Bezilla, along with over 20 other industry leaders, presented 12 sessions addressing topics related to the current music, film and technology industries.  Lommen Abdo's lawyers are shown above at a SXSW event: (L-R) Bob Donnelly, Ken Abdo, John Simson, Adam Gislason, Paul Bezilla, Tim Matson and Dan Young.
Ken Abdo spoke at the ASCAP Expo on April 30th on "Adoption vs. Babysitting: How to Choose Between a Music Publishing and Admin Deal."
Read more firm news, including Bob Donnelly in the New York Times and Ken Abdo in the Grammy Foundation® newsletter.
2015 Business Law Institute
Phil Cole presented at the 2015 Business Law Institute by Minnesota CLE on May 4th.  He spoke on "Conflicts of Interest and Malpractice Issues for Business Lawyers."
Read more about seminars our attorneys are participating in.

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