Valuation Methods for Income-Producing Properties in Minnesota

Parker Daniels Kibort represents clients appealing commercial property tax assessments. Commercial property owners commonly challenge tax assessments for four reasons:

Minnesota’s CROWN Act Prohibits Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Styles

Minnesota's recent passage of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act marks a major victory for anti-discrimination and equality efforts in the workplace.

Employment Severance Agreements get Very Complicated

In recent years it’s been more likely than not that a separating employee (whether voluntary or involuntary) will receive a severance agreement from his or her employer, which contains a general release of legal claims.

Minnesota Legislature Takes Aim at Employment Non-Compete Agreements

In recent years, more and more employers have required their workers to sign non-compete agreements, which forbid the workers from taking new jobs at other companies in the same industry after leaving the old employer.

The Federal Trade Commission Proposes Banning Noncompete Agreements for Workers

On January 5, 2023 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a ban on non-compete agreements, which would free up workers to take new jobs with competing companies, or start their own competing businesses, without fear of being sued by their former employers.

Why Your Financial Advisor Will Not Likely Recommend Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon

If you have been on planet earth over the last several years you know cryptocurrencies have been all the rage, with Bitcoin’s price reaching an all-time high of more than $63,000 in April of 2021 after rocketing up from only $8,000 the year earlier. 

Standing in Minnesota Court Debt Collection Cases

Plaintiffs sometimes opt to bring claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) in state court, even though the FDCPA is a federal law prohibiting abusive collection methods nationwide. Because state court FDCPA cases remain the exception, rather than the rule, questions of standing are still generally resolved by...

Frustrated Agreements

Businesses enter commercial contracts based on expectations (or guesses!) about future market conditions. Some expectations are inherently uncertain. Will demand for a product grow? How much? Will new competitors emerge? If uncertain events play out differently than hoped and a contract becomes unprofitable, the business is usually out of luck. ...

The Uniform Law Commission Publishes Final Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act

The Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) recently published the final Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act (“Act”). Restrictive employment agreements – or restrictive covenants – are agreements that restrict an employee from working after the employment relationship ends.