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This post is the fourth and final (for now) part in a multi-part series on Minnesota’s Adult Use Cannabis Law. Feel free to check out Parts 1-3 here, here, and here. The last post talked about medical cannabis. This next post will focus on the implications of recent news coverage (like this one from the AP) about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) intention to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.

Before we get too
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This post is the third part in a multi-part series on Minnesota’s Adult Use Cannabis Law. Feel free to check out Part 1 and Part 2. The last post talked about adult use cannabis businesses and what various licenses will be available. This next post will focus on adjacent products and industries impacted by the adult use cannabis law: medical cannabis and hemp.

Let’s start with medical cannabis. Medical cannabis has been legal in Minnesota since 2014.
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This post is the second part in a multi-part series on Minnesota’s Adult Use Cannabis Law. Feel free to check out Part 1. The last post provided an overview of Minnesota law related to possession, use, self-growing, and gifting, which is the extent of adult-use cannabis Minnesota law allows for pre-2025. This blog post discusses what is supposed be ahead for cannabis businesses in Minnesota (starting in 2025). I will add the quick disclaimer that much of
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With a certain holiday going on this past weekend: 04/20, some readers, particularly ones in or near Minnesota, might be wondering where things stand with Minnesota’s recreational cannabis law (the law refers to it as “adult use cannabis”). This post, and the next several that follow it, will address where things currently stand, where things are supposed to be going, and how this relates to related products and laws, such as hemp-derived THC and medicinal marijuana.

Before getting
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The renewal deadline for municipal liquor licenses is coming up soon and because of the coming changes to Wis. Stat. Ch. 125 (2 weeks away!) we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what wineries are supposed to do this year with their license renewals – renew, or not renew?

Our suggestion is not to renew. Once the changes to Wis. Stat. Ch. 125 go into effect on May 1st, wineries will have to (eventually) relinquish their municipal licenses, so
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Lots of provisions are looked at prior to a contract being signed, some at signing, and others not until afterwards when there is a problem. Representations and warranties are ones that can be important at each of these stages. Each of these are used to properly place risk and expense. They do so by showing who is “holding the bag” whenever bad things are discovered. Representations and warranties let you know what facts the other side is willing to
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I’m a little busy.

Most of our clients know my name from receiving invoices, but with 20 years of banking experience, I do a lot of complementary financial activity behind the scenes as well. I document passthrough expenses, reconcile our financial activity internally to make it easier for our accountants, and ensure that the attorney’s time entries are proofread so they appear in an organized, consistent format for the clients on their invoices. I also handle the accounts receivable,
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I feel gratitude commemorating two enriching years at Ogden Glazer + Schafer (“OG+S”) as a Paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice. As I reflect on this milestone, I am struck by the journey, the career shift and finding myself in an environment that fosters growth, champions values of DEI, continual learning, and collaboration. Influential author Brené Brown reminds us, “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change” and this change left me feeling unsure yet eager to delve
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We are excited to share with you a Forensics piece by our high schooler, Carter.
P.s. – He’s going to State!

Democracy lives in the people, democracy is the people, democracy is our best hope. This is a quote of Vice President Kamala Harris, and I think her words are undeniable. Democracy, an idea entrenched in the United States. An idea that the United States has helped spread all over the world. But what truly holds a democracy together?
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I truly thought my hiatus from Corporate Transparency Act blog posts was going to run longer than this. However, recent events compelled the original three-part series (see those original parts here, here, and here) to grow into four parts.

So, what’s all the hubbub?

On March 1, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama granted an injunction sought by the National Small Business Association [NSBA] to prevent the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
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I suppose this blog post could be called “All Good Things Must Come to an End.” As part of our series on the changes to Wis. Stat. 125 under Assembly Bill 304 (“AB304“), today we are focusing on some big changes coming down the pipeline for wedding barns and other wedding venues. Read on for more information.

Historically, wedding barns and other venues that leased space for events and allowed customers to bring their own alcohol operated under the
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We help people with contracts that buy and sell their products and their businesses, license their products and their intellectual property, and lots of other things that lead to the question of “What do I charge?” Our first answer tends to be “That’s more of a business question than a legal question.” But that answer doesn’t fit our goal of “Be the reason it works.” And to completely bail on the question doesn’t accurately reflect that it is partially
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As a firm of trademark and alcohol attorneys, it’s always a thrill when those two topics collide, especially on a major stage. We had one of those great moments of serendipity last week.

The story begins with Diageo, the company that owns Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, a brand of whiskey that might be familiar to our whiskey-drinking readers. In 2017, Diageo sued W.J. Deutsch & Sons, the owner of the Redemption Whiskey brand. The suit centered around allegations of trademark
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In follow up to my previous post about the forthcoming (new and improved) Wis. Stat. Ch. 125, I wanted to write a quick post about changes and enhancements to the ability for alcohol producers (breweries, wineries and distilleries) to contract manufacture in Wisconsin.

Historically, only breweries were able to contract manufacture for other breweries in Wisconsin. In practice, this meant that a brewery with excess capacity could contract with another brewery in need of product, and produce it
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This is a personal rant. I’ll admit it right off. This is Erin Ogden’s opinion, and I am oddly overly vehement about it. The topic? Flow state.

What?! Yeah. Flow state. Read or listen to any productivity how-to and it will tell you about the magical state of “flow.” You must reach it. It is a wondrous place where every light is green, every library book is available for check out, and every size is in stock. If you
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part 3 of 3

This post is the third and final part in a series on the Corporate Transparency Act. Feel free to check out Part 1 here  and Part 2 here. The last two posts talked about who the beneficial owners are under the Corporate Transparency Act (Act). This post will focus on the “company applicants” are (more on that later), as well as when and how to file the reports under the Act.

Let’s focus on
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