Douglas J. Smillie
Jun. 12, 2015

Supreme Court Addresses Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy

The Supreme Court, in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, makes decision that Chapter 7 debtor cannot void second lien mortgage, even if underwater.

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Jun. 3, 2015

Regional Business Leaders: Stay Informed of International Trade Deals’ Status

Regardless of your company’s size, or whether you export or import any goods, we all know that shipments do not always arrive on time or in one piece. There are many things that can go wrong.

Kenneth Charette
May. 8, 2015

Common Legal Mistakes Made by Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Starting a new business can be both exciting and daunting. Here are five common legal pitfalls that all start-ups should seek to avoid.

Joshua A. Gildea
May. 1, 2015

So Your Contractor Left You Stranded…

No matter what type of work you have done on your home, from decks to pools to new kitchen cabinets, you should be aware of your rights in the event of conflict with a contractor.

Steven T. Boell
Feb. 18, 2015

Preventive Care: Negotiating Leases in the Healthcare Industry

During the economic downturn, the healthcare industry remained strong in the leasing market for a variety of reasons, including the expansion of health care beyond traditional medical offices and hospital campuses. This trend continues. Negotiating leases on behalf of healthcare clients requires counsel to address a variety of unique industry-specific legal and operational issues, ranging […]

Joseph A. Bubba
Feb. 17, 2015

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital?

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital? Apparently so. In Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center v. Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that the Medical Staff had standing to sue the Hospital and that the Medical Staff Bylaws constituted an “enforceable contract” between the Medical Staff and […]