Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking areas.  The rules also prohibited riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, and more in the property’s common areas.   A Greenbrier owner is the custodian […] The po...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the obvious disappointment and perhaps anger which comes from […] The post I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit appeared first on Bernic...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA) applies to all CICs formed after June 1, 1994 515B.1-102 (a); and All condominiums formed previously formed (515B.1-102(b)(2). A townhome […] The post What You Nee...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • The Role of the Treasurer in a Homeowners Association

    It is that time of year again – association budgets are going to be on almost everyone’s radar soon, and they are one of the core elements of any association. For a budget to be effective and the budget process to go smoothly, the treasurer of the homeowner association needs to ensure that they know […] The post The Role of the Treasurer in a Homeowners Association appeared first on Bernick | Lifs...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very interested in a certain condominium.  She was told by a realtor that the building was for “adult living”; it was advertised […] The post The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exe...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another homeowner association used; my irrigation guy, who I have used for ten years, recommended; was […] The post Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work appeared first ...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Business

    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule mostly focuses on updating the salary and compensation levels for employees that work more than 40 hours a week. More […] The post The Overtime Final Ruling: What ...

Bernick Lifson P.A.

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  • Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Directors

    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA), a board of directors has authority over the affairs of an association and may […] The post Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Directors ...

  • Super Bowl Trademark Rules: What You Should Know

    The nation is turning its attention to the NFL playoffs, which will lead to one important game: the Super Bowl. The league has a trademark on the words “Super Bowl” that it has no qualms about protecting. In the coming weeks, you might notice companies running advertising promotions related to “The Big Game” or “The […] The post Super Bowl Trademark Rules: What You Should Know appeared first on Be...

  • Is My Website Putting My Chiropractic License at Risk?

    In the age of the smartphone, perhaps the most important tool of any business is its website. It is often the first interaction with patients and consumers and provides the business the chance to advertise its services and distinguish itself from the competition. But in the field of chiropractic care, advertising to prospective patients is […] The post Is My Website Putting My Chiropractic License...

  • Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!

    Bernick Lifson, P. A. is excited to announce our newest attorney, Mitch Chargo. Mitch comes to Bernick Lifson with over 23 years of experience related to real estate litigation and real estate transactional work. He has worked with clients in all aspects of real estate including owners, lenders, purchasers, borrowers and more. Recently he has […] The post Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — No...

  • The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this paperwork in order will further legitimize your business and save you from a devastating backlog of disciplinary action. So, first thing’s first: […] The post The Legal Side...

  • Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Business

    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer. Whether you are seeking out a new lawyer or already have one, there […] The post Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Business appeared fi...

  • The Legal Side of Launching a Business

    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax implications, ownership recognition, and must follow laws specific to your type of business (along with other industry and general […] The post The Legal Sid...

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