The FAA and Drones: A Modern Day Dr. Frankenstein and His Monster? Hennepin Lawyer

January 2019

“In her novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, 18-year-old Mary Shelley’s sometimes strained relationship with her father, William Godwin, can be seen as the motivation for her story of a creator and his creation. While Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) quickly arose as an offshoot of the development of the airplane, and predate the… Read more >

Year-End Checklist

December 2018

Give Your Business the Best Chance of Success in 2019 2018 is nearly in the books. Businesses are busy winding up year-end obligations, professionals are preparing for the New Year holiday, and managers across the diverse aviation industry are making plans for 2019. While financial considerations tend to be front and center at year-end, it… Read more >

Considerations for Using an LLC to Own Investment Real Estate

November 2018

Over the past decade, more and more people have been looking to diversify their investment strategy beyond just putting money in their 401(k) or otherwise investing in the stock market. One alternative investment strategy has been nonprofessional investors purchasing single family or multi-family homes as investment properties. Often these individuals will directly purchase the investment… Read more >

Minnesota’s New Limited Liability Company Act and What it Means for Businesses

November 2018

Minnesota first adopted laws establishing limited liability companies (LLCs) as a new form of business entity in 1992. LLCs have been wildly popular ever since; in recent years, there have been approximately five new Minnesota LLCs formed for every new corporation. The combination of limited liability for owners and the avoidance of entity-level taxation is… Read more >

FMJ Named Best of The Best by Southwest News Media

November 2018

FMJ was chosen as the “Best Legal Firm” in Southwest News Media‘s Best of the Best Contest. This was the second year for Southwest News Media’s Best of the Best Contest, and there was a large increase in audience participation over last year. They received 8,600 nominations in 70 categories. When the contest ended Sunday… Read more >