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 >

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 >