Cabin Planning 2019

May 2019

Next weekend is Minnesota’s “unofficial” start to summer as many head north to their cabins and lake homes. There are an estimated 124,000 seasonal home land parcels in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, with cabins making up many of the residences in counties such as Cook, Aitkin, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, and… Read more >

Fafinski Mark & Johnson Recognized by 2019 Chambers USA

May 2019

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a leading annual legal guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the U.S., listed Fafinski Mark & Johnson’s General Corporate & Business and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups in its 2019 edition. FMJ is listed in Chambers USA Corporate/M&A for Minnesota as a “Recognised Practitioner,” which… Read more >

Change is Coming: International Commercial Terms (Incoterms®) 2020

April 2019

What Are Incoterms®? Incoterms is an abbreviation for “International Commercial Terms.” Incoterms are commonly used in equipment leasing and sale industry to define the delivery and redelivery locations and the transactions between the parties with respect to importation, exportation, costs, risk and obligations. Incoterms are developed by the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) and the… Read more >

Minnesota Manufacturing Training Programs

April 2019

As a firm that has represented manufacturers throughout the years, we have found that training programs through the Minnesota Jobs Skill Partnership have tremendously helped manufacturing companies and their employees to retrain manufacturing workers and expand work opportunities for potential employees. Below are a few of the DEED Training Grant Programs that the State provides… Read more >

Help for Farmers Facing Flood Damage and Financial Stress

April 2019

Just last fall we were talking about the record number of farm bankruptcies due to low crop prices. Now, many farmers are suffering losses due to widespread floods throughout the Midwest caused by heavy snow and rain, and a significant number of farmers have lost their barns when the heavy snow caused the roofs to… Read more >