Preparing for and Surviving a Business Divorce
Just like in a marriage, no one at the outset of a closely held company expects things to go south and end in divorce. But just like in a marriage, the best time to address what will happen if things do not go as hoped is at the outset when everyone is excited and working together. Instead of a pre-nuptial agreement, shareholders in a closely held company will want to include provisions regarding separation in a written buy-sell agreement (sometimes called a shareholder agreement, member control agreement, etc.). READ MORE
Lommen Abdo Adds Expertise and Depth with Attorneys Jenneane Jansen and Matt Hartranft
Lommen Abdo has expanded both its litigation and business practices with Attorneys Jenneane Jansen and Matt Hartranft. Jenneane Jansen focuses on motion practice and appeals, particularly in insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and administrative law. She frequently teams with general counsel and/or trial counsel to assist with complex issues and has successfully represented parties in many circuit, state and federal courts across the United States. Matt Hartranft works closely with owners and managers to assemble transactions for a wide range of businesses and ESOPs in the areas of business formation, contracts, shareholder/owner disputes, leveraged buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions for buying and selling business ownership interests and assets. READ MORE
Getting it done right or ready to fight, we mean business!
Whether you need to make sure it’s done right or you are ready to take on a fight, we’ve got you covered! Attorney Matt Hartranft can help from either the buy or sell side of an M&A transaction and can advise on general corporate matters such as formation, real estate matters, S-corp issues and more. Attorney Josh Feneis is a strong advocate when you or your business face a contract claim, a shareholder dispute, a breach of a non-compete or any other challenges that arise in the operation of your business. If you are looking for a law firm to partner with you on your corporate matters or your litigation disputes, talk with us. We mean business! READ MORE
How did these three get to be shareholders in 2019?
They focused on client successes (not their own). They helped our clients accomplish goals. And, in the end, they gave our clients peace of mind. While Lauren Nuffort, Cameron Kelly and Jesse Beier may have different practices, they share a philosophy of the “client comes first” and thrive on solving legal challenges. Lommen Abdo is proud to have them join the rank of shareholder. Not only are they smart, creative and hardworking, they are also great human beings with lives outside the law – someone you can feel comfortable with when you need a lawyer. READ MORE
Estate Planning is for Everyone
For most people, the term “estate” conjures visions of stately mansions, fountains, private jets, and other luxuries associated with the superrich. However, if you own anything when you die, you have an estate. Your estate includes personal property, real estate, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance, and business interests. Putting a basic estate plan in place can help ease the burden on your family, provides protection for minor children and establishes a plan in case of incapacity. READ MORE
Shoulder Injuries from Vaccines? Separating Fact from Fiction
Improper vaccine administration in which the injection is given too high in the upper arm can cause shoulder injuries such as bursitis and tendinitis. According to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, shoulder injury related to vaccine administration manifests in shoulder pain and limited range of motion. This article appeared in the Mitchell Hamline Law Review blog on February 17, 2019. READ MORE