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January/February 2016
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Let's Get Charitable in the New Year
On a temporary basis since 2006, IRA owners have had the ability to exclude up to $100,000 from gross income for distributions paid directly from their IRAs to a qualified charity.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) is a new law which became effective on December 18th and has made this IRA charitable rollover provision permanent. Read the article by Karen Schlotthauer.
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Have You Made New Year's Resolutions for Your Business?
The start of a New Year means the annual ritual of making New Year's resolutions. Aside from personal resolutions, have you considered any resolutions for your business? If not, here are three that you should consider. Read the article by Jeff O'Brien.
Common Eviction Mistakes to Avoid
It's no secret that Minnesota's landlord-tenant laws are weighted heavily in favor of tenants. As a result, a seemingly straightforward eviction action is fraught with legal pitfalls for an unsuspecting landlord.  Read the article by Jeff O'Brien which appeared in Simply Residential Property Management Magazine.
Clients Prevail on Damages in Encroachment Case,
Remand to Decide Whether Building Must Be Removed
Lommen Abdo lawyers Kay Nord Hunt and Michael Moline recently won a real estate boundary dispute case that provides new precedent for analyzing trespass damages related to encroaching buildings. Read the article by Mike Moline.
Bryan Feldhaus discusses how compliance relates to civil litigation in this ReelLawyers video.
Bryan Feldhaus on Compliance Claims
We've been featuring videos about Lommen Abdo attorneys and our practice areas. In this edition Bryan Feldhaus discusses how compliance relates to civil litigation.  
Firm News
Mike Moline and Kathleen Loucks, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
New Shareholders
Kathleen Loucks and Mike Moline were elected shareholders of Lommen Abdo. Kathleen Loucks is a litigator who focuses on business and construction defect litigation, as well as medical malpractice and insurance coverage disputes. Mike Moline concentrates his trial practice on construction defects, commercial litigation and first-party insurance coverage claims. More.
Prenuptial Agreements
Karen Schlotthauer authored an article for the Aging But Dangerous blog on prenuptial agreements titled "Love is in the February Air."
Albertville Attorney at Home in Valhalla
Jeffrey O'Brien has become a go-to-guy for Vikings legends. In the aftermath of another heartbreak, he shares some fun stories about Team Purple in a North Wright County Today article.
Jeff O'Brien, Lommen Abdo, with original Valhalla client and childhood hero, Tommy Kramer.
Jeff O'Brien with his original "Valhalla" client and childhood hero, Tommy Kramer.

I'm fond of saying that it's hard to call what I do work. Not only do I have the distinct privilege of representing some of Minnesota's finest breweries and distilleries, but over the past several years I have established in niche in representing a handful of retired Minnesota Vikings legends. More.
Toys for Tots
Lommen Abdo closed it's tenth annual Toys for Tots campaign on December 18th and we're happy to report that $781.08 and 55 toys were donated this year.
Toys for Tots Donations 2015
This donation helped kids in our communities who would otherwise have gone without.
Notable Verdicts in Minnesota Lawyer
Minnesota Lawyer included a recent Lommen Abdo case in an article titled, "Notable Verdicts: organ transplants gone wrong, botched surgeries, bad priests."  Kathleen Loucks represented the patient's heirs. More.
Jeff O'Brien Included in ABA's LLC & Partnership Reporter
Jeff O'Brien's article on the New Minnesota Revised Limited Liability Company Act was included in the November 2015 ABA's LLC & Partnership Reporter. Read the article.
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   Entertainment Buzz
GRAMMY Nominees
Lommen Abdo is proud to represent the following 2016 GRAMMY nominees:
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, soloist for "Past Present"
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield for "Past Present"
  • Best Blues Album: John Primer & various artists for "Muddy Waters 100" (for the estate of Muddy Waters)
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: various artists for "Selma" (for Jason Moran, composer) 
   News on Tap
New Beverage Clients Open for Business
2015 was another milestone year for Minnesota breweries as the number of open breweries in the state surpassed 100, a sharp increase from the five breweries open just ten years ago. It was also a busy year for Lommen Abdo's beverage clients, several of whom opened during the year. More.
Wayzata Brew Works
Wayzata Brew Works was featured in an article which appeared in the Sun Sailor, "On tap: A peek into Wayzata Brew Works." 
Dan Young
Dan Young presented at Business Practices and Liabilities for Owners, Officers & Board Members of Closely Held Businesses by Minnesota CLE on "Small Company Governance in a Big World."

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