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Overview of the CARES Act – Reporting Requirements, Investigations & Enforcements

Christianna Finnern will present a session on CARES Act reporting, investigations, and enforcement at the 2021 Health Law Institute hosted by Minnesota CLE on June 15-16, 2021. This session will discuss the details of the CARES Act pertinent to health law attorneys and health care organizations. Topics for discussion Understand the basics of the law ...


LeadingAge Minnesota 2021 Institute

LeadingAge Minnesota will host its annual Institute in a virtual format on May 18-21, 2021. The virtual Institute will include three keynote presentations, more than 100 breakout sessions for interdisciplinary teams and opportunities to connect with peers. David Aafedt and Gerald Fornwald are scheduled to present “How to Prevent Vicious and Malicious Ransomware Attacks” on ...

May 18-21, 2021


The Most Common Retirement Plan Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Tom Walker will address the MNCPA’s Audits of Employee Benefit Plans Conference on May 17, 2021, to discuss “The Most Common Retirement Plan Mistakes and How to Fix Them.” The MNCPA’s Audits of Employee Benefit Plans Conference provides the practical, up-to-date information needed to deliver efficient and effective audits for your clients. You’ll discover new ...

Monday, May 17, 2021

10:55 AM - 11:45 AM CT

2021 Affordable Housing Summit

Two afternoons focused on the development and financing of multifamily projects.

May 12-13, 2021

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Law Firm Alliance: Strategic Priorities Panel

David Aafedt and Tami Diehm will join a panel discussion at the Law Firm Alliance Spring Virtual Summit on April 23, 2021, to discuss strategic priorities for mid-sized law firms in the “new normal.” The panel will feature managing partners of LFA firms as they discuss how they have tackled issues like space planning, technology, ...

Friday, April 23, 2021

11:25 AM-12:00 PM CT

2021 Minnesota Environmental Institute

The 2021 Minnesota Environmental Institute will take place on Earth Day. It’s the yearly in-depth update you need to stay informed, with new cases, new laws and new ideas to improve your practice. The webcast will include: Annual Updates on air and climate change, water, environmental review and environmental rights, and CERCLA/MERLA/RCRA Basics Sessions Afternoon ...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT

PPP2 and the Employee Retention Credit: Questions Answered

Ben Klassen will be a featured guest speaker on a webinar, “PPP2 and the Employee Retention Credit: Questions Answered,” co-sponsored by Study Groups and The Below the Line Club on April 21, 2021. He will give an update on the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP2) and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), two ...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
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LEGISLATIVE TOP 5: April 9, 2021

Final Committee Deadline Today marks the final committee deadline—the day when all omnibus finance bills must pass out of committee and advance to the House Ways and Means Committee or the Senate Finance Committee. The only committees exempt from this deadline are the Capital Investment and Tax committees, as well as the Senate Finance and ...


2021 State of the Market: Brownfield Development, Trends, Resources and Forecast

Betsy Schmiesing will moderate a panel at the 18th Annual Brownfield Summit on April 8, 2021. The “2021 State of the Market” will address brownfield development, trends, resources and forecast, including: State of the Market-Brownfield Market Update, Trends and activity in Minnesota Brownfield Market, What types of development projects and sites are in the pipeline, ...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

8:00AM CT
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Legislative Top 5: March 26, 2021

Gimme a Break! Following a busy week and a handful of committee hearings today, the legislature will begin its ten-day break. The break officially begins on Saturday, March 27, and lasts until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6. While some legislators will enjoy the break, others will be putting the final touches on their proposed ...


Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Health Law attorney Christianna Finnern will co-present a webinar for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on March 24, 2021, with Joanna Dornfeld, Director of COVID-19 Response at the Minnesota Department of Health. With the steady increase in vaccine eligibility to more industries and employers, what role do employers play? Join this webinar to hear about ...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Privacy Legislation Race Heats Up After Virginia Law Passage

Data Privacy & Security attorney Nadeem Schwen was quoted by Bloomberg Law in an article about a number of consumer privacy proposals pending in state legislatures. Nadeem says the proposed “Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” was inspired by the Washington Privacy Act, and it “would give consumers the right to correct, delete, access, and opt out ...

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