Lommen Abdo News You Can Use
July/August 2015
Vacation home Vacation homes: What are your options for keeping it in the family?
Do you have a vacation home that you would love to keep in your family? Here are some ideas to ponder to make that happen! First, you need to ask whether your family members are interested in owning the vacation home. If so, are they interested in owning it together? Read the article by Karen Schlotthauer.
Balancing Compliance and Legal Risk:
Compliance Policies and the Attorney-Client Privilege

A unique challenge that companies face in the current regulatory environment is balancing compliance and legal risk. While those risks are often coextensive, they may also conflict. Read the article by Bryan Feldhaus.

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Is that Employee Really an Employee?
On July 15, 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation analyzing how the Fair Labor Standards Act's definition of "employ" guides the determination of whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the law. Read the article by Stacey DeKalb.
The Unexpected Oil Spill
Most businesses assume that if they don't handle hazardous materials they have little risk for toxic waste spills. But as longtime Lommen Abdo client Dennis Diaz of BGD Companies found, an environmental disaster can strike any time.  Read the article by Mike Moline.
Marc Johanssen discusses the 2015 Minnesota best interest factors in family law in this ReelLawyers video. Watch Us 

We've been featuring videos about Lommen Abdo attorneys and our practice areas. In this edition Marc Johannsen discusses how the "best interest" factors in family law changed in the 2015 Minnesota legislative session.


Firm News

Dan Young Represents BMTM in Sale

BringMeTheNews, LLC has sold it's Minnesota-based local digital and broadcast news curation operation to Northern Lights Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies.  Dan Young was the legal advisor to BringMeTheNews in the sale.  Read the press release.
Lommen Abdo's 2015 Super Lawyers & Rising Star
Phil Cole (Litigation) and Kay Nord Hunt (Appellate), chair of our Appellate Section, are listed in Minnesota's Top 100 Super Lawyers, as determined by Minnesota Super Lawyers.  Kay Nord Hunt is also listed in the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. Twelve additional Lommen Abdo attorneys are on the Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.  More.
Lommen Abdo's 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Star
Jeff O'Brien Analyzes the Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Jeff O'Brien wrote an article analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions for North Wright County Today"Making Sense of the U.S. Supreme Court's Recent Decisions, 2015 Edition."  Read the articles:
Board Elections
Congratulations to Marc Johannsen, Tim Matson and Jeff O'Brien who were each elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Lommen Abdo. More.
Jeff O'Brien Interviewed by KARE 11
Jeff O'Brien, who represents several retired Vikings players, was interviewed for a KARE 11 news story, "Star RB Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings."
Read more firm news, including the Attractive Nuisance Tour, golf sponsorships. 
   Entertainment Buzz
Lommen Abdo Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary Producing SXSW CLE

Lommen Abdo will again produce the continuing legal education program in conjunction with the 2016 SXSW conferences.  Two sessions have been set for the Interactive conference and sessions for the Film and Music conference are in the works. More.

Ken Abdo Contributes to ABA Journal article on Termination Rights
Ken Abdo contributed to an ABA Journal article on copyright termination rights concerning the hit song "YMCA." Read the article, "Jury sides with 'the cop' in copyright question over a Village People hit."
Minnesota TV & Film Board Great Big BBQ
Lead by Minnesota TV & Film Board Member, Christie Rothenberg Healey, Lommen Abdo was honored to be Premiere Sponsors at their Great Big Minnesota BBQ on June 26th. 
Adam Gislason Elected Chair of MSBA Arts & Entertainment Section
Adam Gislason was elected chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Arts and Entertainment section in June.
Ken Abdo in William Mitchell Alumni Feature
Ken Abdo was was chosen for an Alumni Feature by William Mitchell College of Law. More.
   News on Tap
Lommen Abdo's June 2015 Hoppy Hour with Bent Brewstillery
Lommen Abdo held its first "Hoppy Hour" on June 11th! Dangerous Man Brewing Co. came to the Minneapolis office with growlers -- chocolate milk stout, IPA, coffee porter and a peanut butter beer -- and spoke about their business and expansion plans! Great conversation and great beer with Jeffrey O'Brien, Rob Miller and Sarah Bonvallet.

For our second "Hoppy Hour," Bent Brewstillery gave us a sampling of their beer and gin (and tonics). We loved the entrepreneurial enthusiasm! Great way to finish the work day.

Modist Brewing in Business Journal
Modist Brewing received its first press in a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article, "Dangerous Man's head brewer plans $1M brewery in North Loop."
Read more News on Tap about Jeff O'Brien's presentations on brewery issues. 
Kay Hunt on Big New Decisions at the U.S. Supreme Court
Kay Nord Hunt will be speaking on August 19th at a Minnesota CLE seminar entitled "The U.S. Supreme Court's Big New Decisions."  Kay will be presenting on four cases concerning the First Amendment.
Stacey DeKalb and Tom Dougherty on Corporate Equity in Divorce
Stacey DeKalb and Tom Dougherty presented a lunch seminar in the Advanced Family Law Series by Minnesota CLE on June 29th.  They spoke with Marilyn Michales, Thomas Harjes and Lymari Santana on "When Corporate Equity Interests Are Marital Assets - Treatment in Divorce."
Read more about seminars our attorneys are presenting.

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