Dial Back, Minnesota: Effects on Homeowners Associations

2020-11-25T15:58:32-06:00

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that he was dialing back Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated plan is a reaction to a continued rise in all relevant metrics, including number of cases, rate of positive tests, and use of hospital capacity.

Dial Back, Minnesota: Effects on Homeowners Associations2020-11-25T15:58:32-06:00

All Minnesota General Contractors Must Create a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

2020-06-25T16:59:06-05:00

The Department of Labor and Industry Requires All Minnesota General Contractors Create a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Following Governor Walz’s executive orders, all General Contractors in Minnesota (and any business engaged in the construction trades), must develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The plan will outline the obligations and duties of the General Contractor in regards to the safety of…

All Minnesota General Contractors Must Create a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan2020-06-25T16:59:06-05:00

Collections During Covid-19

2020-06-15T19:42:54-05:00

As we slowly creep into June, it sometimes feels like we have been taking it “day-by-day” forever.  That there is no “business as usual.”  Many are left with lingering questions about the state of financial affairs for their business and what the next 60, 30, or even 3 days look like. There are constant news reports regarding COVID-19.  Among them…

Collections During Covid-192020-06-15T19:42:54-05:00

Virtual Practice During the Pandemic

2020-06-10T13:40:53-05:00

Many states continue to be governed by some version of a “stay-at-home order” that prohibits normal social and work gatherings, including courthouses.  This has led to nearly every event imaginable taking place virtually over video conferences platforms like Zoom.  There have been virtual graduations, birthday parties, funeral services, happy hours, business meetings, and more.  As lawyers, we have also utilized…

Virtual Practice During the Pandemic2020-06-10T13:40:53-05:00

Turning the Dial: Updated Recommendations and Requirements for HOAs during COVID-19

2020-06-10T13:38:53-05:00

It’s that time of year when common interest communities across Minnesota are starting to open pools and other outdoor amenities. On Friday, June 5, Governor Tim Walz announced Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, including a gradual turn of the dial to allow cautious and safe re-opening of certain venues and facilities. Under Phase III of the Stay…

Turning the Dial: Updated Recommendations and Requirements for HOAs during COVID-192020-06-10T13:38:53-05:00

Covid-19 & Insurance Appraisals

2020-05-28T14:44:29-05:00

Summertime means insurance appraisals are in full swing in Minnesota.  Like many things, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused additional and unexpected issues as individuals wrestle with social distancing and other safety issues.

Covid-19 & Insurance Appraisals2020-05-28T14:44:29-05:00

Covid-19 & Estate Planning

2020-05-18T13:22:08-05:00

We’re going to beat this virus.  We will get back to normal.  In the meantime, however, everyone should take the appropriate and prudent steps to ensure their estate plans are in order. 

Covid-19 & Estate Planning2020-05-18T13:22:08-05:00

COVID-19 and the Need for Electronic Meetings

2020-05-12T16:09:43-05:00

COVID-19 and the related stay-at-home orders have brought to light challenges to common interest community associations. One issue that has come up often is how HOAs should conduct board meetings and member meetings in a way that protects the safety and welfare of its members while also ensuring that the association can continue to operate. Board Meetings Minnesota non-profit corporations,…

COVID-19 and the Need for Electronic Meetings2020-05-12T16:09:43-05:00

COVID-19 Preparedness Plans in Minnesota for General Contractors

2020-05-07T15:41:06-05:00

Under the Governor’s Order on April 23, 2020, some businesses can re-open their offices so long as they follow certain guidelines set by the State to create a safe workplace.  Specifically, office workers who are essential to the business can return to work if they follow a “preparedness plan” that addresses the following issues: Work from home is required whenever…

COVID-19 Preparedness Plans in Minnesota for General Contractors2020-05-07T15:41:06-05:00

During this Uncertain Time of COVID-19

2020-03-13T19:18:20-05:00

Dear Clients and Friends, During this uncertain time of COVID-19, the health and well-being of our team members, clients, and their families is of the utmost importance to us. As details of this outbreak continue to develop, we want to make you aware of the measures we are taking. First and foremost, Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC (the “Firm”) wants to…

During this Uncertain Time of COVID-192020-03-13T19:18:20-05:00