A Contract for Deed (C4D) is a way to sell and purchase real estate on an installment basis. It is perhaps most often used in residential real estate where the buyer cannot otherwise obtain traditional bank financing, and the seller is willing and able to in effect act as the buyer's "banker" for the transaction.
For various reasons, sometimes a person just wants to revoke a Will. Maybe your son just won the lottery and doesn't need the money, or maybe you are no longer comfortable with your friend taking care of your kids. How do you go about revoking that last Will?
You may have heard that there is a chance that the volcano lying underneath Yellowstone National Park may erupt in the near future and cover this area in ash. Then again, it might also not do so for another 1000 years. What does this mean for you? Well, for starters, it wouldn't hurt to have your estate plan up-to-date.
Tom Jacobson has been selected to the 2018 Minnesota Employment and Labor Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers' research team to receive this honor. This is the third time Jacobson has made this list. Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Jacobson is a shareholder at Swenson Lervick.
Swenson Lervick is happy to have helped bring the Minnesota Supreme Court to Alexandria. The Court was in town on October 4 and 5 as a part of its outreach program designed to not only give students a close look at how the Court works but also to give them a chance to observe the oral arguments in a real case (State of Minnesota v. Heinonen).
For anyone who established a limited liability company (LLC) prior to August 1, 2015, you probably received an email from the Minnesota Secretary of State recently letting you know of certain changes in the law. Effective January 1, 2018 all LLCs will be subject to the new Minnesota statutes chapter §322C.
A common theme in estate planning here in lake country involves what to do with the family cabin. Two frequently utilized options are a family cabin in a trust or limited liability company (LLC). Each method, as an estate planning tool, has its pros and cons depending on the specific circumstances.
When developing an estate plan, I often hear clients say, "I need a trust because I want to avoid that probate thing."