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THE SUMMER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE!

July 17, 2019

Our summer newsletter was published today. You can read it by clicking on the link below. 

EXISTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES: WHEN A NON-PROFIT FEELS IT MUST SEPARATE IN TWO

June 05, 2019

Spin-offs happen in the for-profit sector quite frequently, and most often for financial reasons.  However, spin-offs in the non-profit sector happen much less frequently, and when one does occur, it is usually the result of an unfortunate sequence of events. 

 

This article explores the situations in which a non-profit board may want to consider separating their non-profit into two separate organizations

Click the link below to learn more.

IGNORE THE “BOILERPLATE” AT THY OWN PERIL

April 18, 2019

So-called boilerplate provisions are the “standard” clauses often lumped together at the end of a contract. If you ignore boilerplate language, you do so at you or your client’s peril.

Click the link below to learn more about this contract language which can and should be modified, and should definitely not be ignored. 

MINNESOTA MUSIC MONTH

April 12, 2019

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed the month of April to be "Minnesota Music Month"! The Minnesota Music Coalition and The Current will be celebrating and promoting all of the special Minnesota music events happening throughout the month of April. Thank you Governor Walz for recognizing the amazing work Minnesota musicians do every day to enrich our lives and culture.

MECHANICS OF MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT TAKE SHAPE

March 05, 2019

In 2018, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was enacted into law, it is the most significant overhaul to music copyright laws in decades. 

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Click the link below to learn how this could affect licenses for digital music services and distribution of royalties.

ATTORNEYS JANEL LABODA AND INGRID BJORKLUND JOIN MENDOZA LAW

February 21, 2019

Mendoza Law, LLC is pleased to announce that the services of attorneys Janel LaBoda and Ingrid Bjorklund are now available to Mendoza Law clients. 

Janel LaBoda

As a former shareholder at a major Minnesota law firm and former head of litigation for Minnesota-based H.B. Fuller, LaBoda brings nearly thirty years of litigation experience to helping Mendoza Law clients assess, prepare, pursue, and defend litigation claims.  LaBoda has successfully tried cases to decision in federal and state courts and in arbitration, and represents clients in motions, depositions, and settlement negotiations.  LaBoda has significant appellate experience, including arguments before the 7th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Ingrid Bjorklund

Bjorklund’s practice will focus on regulatory affairs, litigation, cybersecurity, data privacy, and identity theft. Bjorklund has over twenty years of experience working with governmental agencies, including roles at the Minnesota Legislature, Public Utilities Commission, Department of Commerce, Midwest Reliability Organization, and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

​TEXT-TO-911 IS HERE: LEARN HOW TO USE IT PROPERLY

January 22, 2019

Whether reporting a crime or an injury, 911 systems provide a quick and reliable way for Minnesotans to report emergencies.

Click the link below to learn more about Text-to-911 capabilities.

WORRIED ABOUT STATE REGULATION OF CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS ON THE INTERNET? DO THE CHARLESTON.

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, most states require charitable nonprofits to register with the state in which it is soliciting donations before it begins receiving donations. 

With relatively little effort a nonprofit can now create a website that reaches the entire United States and the rest of the world. But the opportunities provided for nonprofits by the internet also raise regulatory questions. Because a person anywhere in the world can now be “solicited” to donate with a click of a button, do nonprofits need to register in every state?

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