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Supporting Your Legal Needs During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Supporting Your Legal Needs During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean will maximize its ability to serve you virtually during this two-week period as follows. All Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean attorneys are equipped to work from home and will be available during the duration of the Stay-at-Home Order. Our office will have limited personnel on site to ensure our continued uninterrupted services in this Critical Sector.

Scam Alert and Tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General

Scam Alert and Tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General

We know that many of our clients are demonstrating their generosity by contributing to many different charities—tough times can truly bring out the best of us. Unfortunately, the opposite can also be true. I’ve already heard of scams seeking gift cards to help my “hospitalized” wife (she hasn’t been). Thus we want you to pass on these tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General if you are considering making a donation to help with Coronavirus issues.

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds $15 Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds $15 Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Originally posted by Andrew Moran of Lexblog , February 12, 2020. The Minnesota Supreme Court, the state’s highest court, decided to uphold the minimum wage ordinance which was enacted by the City of Minneapolis back in 2017 and which will eventually require...

Employer Alert: revised Form I-9 effective January 31, 2020

Employer Alert: revised Form I-9 effective January 31, 2020

Posted on LexBlog on February 6, 2020.  Written by James Jensen The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has again released a new and updated version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification document. Since November 1986, all U.S. employers...

SECURE Act Becomes Law

SECURE Act Becomes Law

From our friends at Business & Estate Advisers, Inc. in Wayzata : On December 20, 2019 the SECURE Act, which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” was signed into federal law. This Act includes the most sweeping changes to retirement...

2020 Tax Reference Guide

Our friends at Business & Estate Advisers, Inc. in Wayzata have put together the following 2020 Tax Reference Guide for our Wayzata law firm.  If you have questions about the impact of 2020 tax law on your estate plan, we'd be happy to discuss it with you. ...

4 Estate Planning Myths That Refuse to Die

4 Estate Planning Myths That Refuse to Die

An article from Forbes debunks 4 estate planning myths.

Have you considered how your estate plan meets the goals for not only your legacy but also the life you are living?

Whether you are starting an estate plan from scratch or have a reason to update the one you have in place, @Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean, PLC can help draft a plan that will achieve your goals. Celebrating 25 years in business, with over 125 years of combined experience, our attorneys have written estate plans ranging from simple to complex, for people in all sorts of economic situations.

How to Limit Your Minnesota Estate Taxes

How to Limit Your Minnesota Estate Taxes

Does Your Estate Plan Limit Minnesota Estate Taxes?  If Not, Here are Some Things for Married Minnesota Residents and Nonresident Minnesota Property Owners To Consider Minnesota is an equal opportunity estate taxing authority: it taxes residents and nonresidents...

Minneapolis Wage Theft Ordinance Effective January 1, 2020

Minneapolis Wage Theft Ordinance Effective January 1, 2020

The city of Minneapolis recently passed a new wage theft ordinance that is effective January 1, 2020. This is on the heels of the new Minnesota Wage Theft Laws that went into effect July 1, 2019. The city ordinance additionally requires employers to provide notice of...