Brexit’s Effect on Trademarks in the European Union

November 2019

While watching late-night television hosts comment on the political circus that is Brexit, it’s easy to consider it just a respite from our own political dramas here in the United States. However, Brexit will have real consequences on businesses operating in Europe in many ways. The effect of Brexit will be felt, even by US… Read more >

Limited Liability and the Business Aircraft Owner

October 2019

One of the most common concerns among first time aircraft buyers is the potential liability that comes with operating an aircraft. Certainly, the most common piece of bad advice given to first time aircraft buyers is, “just buy the aircraft in a separate limited liability company and you’ll never have any liability.” For numerous reasons,… Read more >

U.S. Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule to Take Effect January 1, 2020

October 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) just unveiled a final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime and minimum wage exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) workers. This rule raises the standard salary threshold to $684 per week, or $35,568 per year, for an employee to qualify as exempt. Effectively, this salary adjustment… Read more >

FMJ Adds a Tax Attorney to Transportation & Logistics Practice Group

September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Nathan Haynor has joined the Eden Prairie-based law firm as an associate in its Transportation & Logistics practice group. His practice will focus on commercial lending, structured finance, equipment finance and leasing, secured finance, and complex sales and use tax issues. Before joining FMJ, Haynor was a tax attorney… Read more >