FMJ Continues to Expand: Firm Adds Eighth New Attorney in Twelve Months

September 2018

We are pleased to announce that attorney Schaan Barth has joined the firm as an associate in our HR & Employment and Litigation practice groups. This hire will mark eight new attorneys joining FMJ since August 2017, which is one of the largest increases in growth in the firm’s history. Barth’s practice will focus on representing clients… Read more >

Focus on the 2017 Tax Act and Aviation – Part I

August 2018

Caution: What You Don’t Know About Bonus Depreciation Can Cost You The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) made a big impact on the aviation world in multiple ways. For one, it eliminated 1031 exchange treatment of aircraft, prohibiting aircraft sellers from deferring gains and depreciation recapture on aircraft sales. Seemingly in exchange,… Read more >

FMJ Adds New Associate in the New Ulm Office

July 2018

We are pleased to announce that attorney Kate Graham has joined the firm as an associate in its Agriculture and Trusts & Estates practice groups. Graham will join the New Ulm Office where her practice will emphasize estate planning, farm succession planning, elder law, and agriculture and food law. Before joining FMJ, Graham received her… Read more >

Letters of Credit: All Are Not Created Equal

July 2018

Standby Letters of Credit (LOC) have long been a tool used in commercial aircraft leasing; affording a lessee the ability or option to provide a lessor an LOC in lieu of paying a cash security deposit or periodic cash maintenance reserves. For the lessee (the applicant), the LOC frees up its cash for other purposes… Read more >

Thirteen FMJ Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers List

July 2018

We are proud to announce that over 40% of our attorneys have been named 2018 Minnesota ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars.’ Congratulations to our “Super Lawyers” (Heidi Carpenter, Bob Fafinski, Kevin Johnson, Donald Chance Mark Jr., Shannon McDonough, Pat Rooney, David Runck, Pat Shriver, and Sharon Van Dyck), as well as our “Rising Stars” (Nathan… Read more >