Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Precedent-Setting Decision for FMJ Client in Nathan McGuire v. Bowlin et. al.

September 2019

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a favorable decision for FMJ client, Nathan McGuire. The Court held that a high school basketball coach is not a “public figure” under the First Amendment, and, therefore, could bring a defamation lawsuit against parents who had defamed him. McGuire, the former Woodbury High School girls’ basketball coach, was represented… Read more >

FMJ Welcomes New Associate in General Corporate & Real Estate Practice Groups

August 2019

We are pleased to announce that Anthony (AJ) Kupstis has joined the firm as an associate in our General Corporate & Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate practice groups. Before joining FMJ, Kupstis was a law clerk at a commercial law firm in Edina, Minnesota where he gained experience in both commercial and residential… Read more >

Back to Basics in the Wake of the Capital One Data Breach and Other Data Breaches

August 2019

News of data breaches are nowadays an almost daily occurrence. Consumers are becoming increasingly more frustrated, disoriented, and paranoid when faced with the growing “you’ve been breached” phenomenon. Companies of all types and sizes fear being compromised in a data breach. Other than reputational risk, the financial costs of a data breach to an organization… Read more >

Supreme Court Case on Registration of “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks

August 2019

While trademarks are an essential part of our nation’s commerce and often represent a material portion of a company’s value, legal issues regarding trademarks don’t often reach the United States Supreme Court, and if they do, those cases aren’t normally very interesting to the layperson (as opposed to us trademark attorneys). However, the Supreme Court… Read more >

Jim Seifert, Head of FMJ’s Manufacturing Practice Group, Discusses Emerging Technologies in Twin Cities Business

July 2019

Head of FMJ’s Manufacturing practice, Jim Seifert, is quoted in the July edition of Twin Cities Business magazine. The article, “Everything is Interconnected” discusses how emerging digital technologies are making it easier for businesses to find talent, organize workloads, engage with customers and vendors, and make deliveries. Jim discusses these technologies from a manufacturing perspective…. Read more >