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January 2014 Archives

Key Considerations When Dissolving a Business Partnership

In September of this year, the former New York landlord of the now-defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, initiated a legal action against 450 of the firm's former partners. The landlord, 1301 Properties Owner, is suing for debts owed under their lease following the firm's collapse in May 2012. The former legal giant was headquartered on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas with a lease set to run until 2020.

Protecting Your Assets in a Hostile Divorce

In May of this year, reports emerged over the stalled divorce proceedings of actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. They have been locked in a hostile court battle over finances following a year of failed attempts to reach a negotiated settlement. It is crucial to take steps to protect your assets if your divorce is imminent and you fear obstructive conduct by your spouse. Experienced family lawyers in Minnesota can advise you on protecting your property.

First Steps for Setting up Your Minnesota Business

In September of this year, Forbes ranked Minnesota as the biggest gainer on its list of the Best States for Business. With its economic hub located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the state jumped 12 places to take 8th position in the rankings for best business state. If you are considering building your own business in Minnesota, the U.S. Small Business Administration recommends the following steps to launching a successful venture:

The Important Role of Your Personal Representative

In July of this year, reports emerged analyzing the last will and testament of James Gandolfini, the star of the popular Sopranos who passed away while on vacation in Italy just a month earlier. The publication of his will fueled a public debate over the wisdom of the will's drafting as far as taxes are concerned, with commentators arguing that the will could result in higher estate taxes being paid by the heirs than necessary. As co-executors, Mr. Gandolfini's wife, sister and lawyer are responsible for resolving any issues arising in the course of carrying out the deceased's testamentary wishes.

What Happens to My Pension and Retirement Assets After Divorce?

Dividing pensions and other retirement accounts upon divorce can be a very complex business. These assets can form a substantial part of your marital property, so it is crucial to take steps to ensure a fair and equitable division.

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