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What are the rules for businesses to engage in state elections?

The rules governing how businesses can engage in elections are complex and can create significant legal and political issues if they are not navigated properly. On August 25, attorneys Tami Diehm and Jordan Mogensen will join the Minnesota Business Partnership Deputies to discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of election laws in Minnesota. They will discuss ...

August 25, 2020

12:00 PM CT

2020 Minnesota Primary Results

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

What follows is an overview of the results of the August 11, 2020, primary in Minnesota.  Not every race is included; instead those races that involved incumbents, or were otherwise notable are discussed. US Senate Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith handily prevailed in her primary with 87% of the vote. She will face the former one-term ...


Legal Issues in Times of COVID19 and Civil Unrest

Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys Jim Dierking and Tami Diehm authored an article in SIGMA’s igm   magazine titled “Legal Issues in Times of COVID19 and Civil Unrest.” In the article, Jim and Tami discuss some of the multitude of issues that the gas and convenience store owners are facing, including insurance issues, employment issues, “force majeure” under ...

Client Alert

Walz Executive Order 20-20: Stay At Home

The afternoon of March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to stay at home. According to the order, “Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at ...

Client Alert

Remedies Under Real Estate Leases Due to “Force Majeure” – Some Practical Suggestions

By: Timothy M. Barnett

In these difficult times, we are certain that you are focused on the health and safety of your families and employees.  At the same time, we understand you are concerned about the devastating impact that restaurant or franchise unit closures due to COVID-19 will have on your business’s financial condition and your contractual obligations to ...

Client Alert

Walz Executive Orders: Price Gouging, DHS Waivers

At 2:00 today, March 20, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced three new Executive Orders. The first addressed price gouging, while the other two focused on ensuring that Minnesotans in need of services administered through and overseen by the Department of Human Services (DHS) are able to continue to access those services. Executive Order 20-10: ...

Governor Executive Order: Postpone Non-Emergency Surgeries and Procedures

By: David M. Aafedt

In the latest in a series of Executive Orders aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Minnesota’s health care system, Governor Walz today issued an order directing that all non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures – medical and dental – that utilize ventilators or personal protective equipment (PPE) be postponed. The prohibition ...


Keeping Your Corporate Veil Strong

Attorneys Tami Diehm & Jim Dierking explain why many of their clients in the fuel distribution business operate as part of a larger, integrated group of distinct businesses.


Campaign Finance Issues in Election Communications: An Explanation of the Current Legal Standard and Modern Trends

Winthrop & Weinstine Campaign Finance attorneys examine the increasing prominence of social media as the new frontier in election communication and advertising, and the renewed discussion of campaign finance regulations in the American electoral process.


Below the Line Club: M & A Trends

Attorney Tami Diehm presented on M & A trends within the petroleum marketing, lubricants distribution, and convenience retail industries.

Thursday, February 13, 2020


2019 Real Estate Institute

Attorneys Tami Diehm and Jon Hoganson will speak at the 2019 Real Estate Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

St Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102

October 31 - November 1, 2019

Client Alert

Minnesota Department of Commerce Issues Request for Comments for New Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation

By: David M. Aafedt

On September 30, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Department) published in the State Register its Request for Comments relating to an upcoming rulemaking relating to Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation. According to the Request for Comments, the Department is evaluating “rules needed to establish explicit requirements for licensure and renewal of PBMs ...

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