Lommen Abdo's Excellence in Legal Malpractice Defense Carries on Throughout the Generations
Phil Cole has once again been named the Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants in Minneapolis. He has garnered that award in 2011, 2014 and 2019 in his 50 years of practice. Phil also recently became a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Phil is shown above (left) with fellow legal malpractice defense attorneys Barry O’Neil, Bryan Feldhaus and Lauren Nuffort. READ MORE
Lommen Abdo was voted as one of the finalists in the "2018 Best Law Firms of the St. Croix Valley"!
Thanks for your vote. We truly enjoy helping our St. Croix Valley clients meet their legal goals. Thanks for voting for us as one of the top legal firms in the St. Croix Valley. When you need a lawyer, come talk with us. READ MORE
Drilling Down: The Vaccine Act
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program after lawsuits against manufacturers threatened to cause vaccine shortages. In an effort to maintain a supply of vaccines, as well as develop new ones, this unique program was created. Read the Minnesota Lawyer article by Kathleen Loucks, which discusses preemption and jurisdiction, when a vaccine or administrator or manufacturer may be sued, which vaccines are covered and what compensation is due. READ MORE
Limit Risks and Keep Success Flowing With a Business Audit
Owners pour endless amounts of time and resources into growing their businesses. But, just like children, growing companies develop different needs as they expand. Sometimes it’s hard to see what a growing company may need to foster continued success. Conducting a business audit can help identify areas to target for improvement in a company’s operation, including corporate structure, potential liability pitfalls and tax considerations. READ MORE
With tax changes, do I still need estate planning?
When people think about estate planning, the estate tax is one of the first things that comes to mind. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 brought significant changes to the transfer of wealth, including increasing the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption amounts. This increase means that even fewer U.S. families will be required to pay federal estate tax. With that said, tax planning, while important, is not the only reason to establish an estate plan. READ MORE
Electronic Logging Devices: A Hacker’s New Window to Your World?
Electronic Logging Devices (“ELDs”) are now required for drivers of many commercial motor vehicles in the United States. ELDs are the electronic equivalent of a paper log used to record a driver’s working and driving time. The new mandate will result in hundreds of thousands of new internet connected devices and opens another opportunity for hackers to access, expose or destroy critical private or personal information. Hackers can severely disrupt or wholly-disable a motor carrier’s operations if not handled properly. READ MORE