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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Question of the Day: CDC Guidance for Office Buildings

Is there specific guidance for employers to manage COVID-19 in office buildings?

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Question of the Day: New OSHA Alert on Worker Safety

I am bringing employees back to the workplace. What safety measures should I have in place?

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Dust Off Those Pandemic Plans: Addressing Human Capital in Business Continuity Planning

COVID-19 has reinforced the need for banks to consciously plan for disruptions of their most valuable asset—human capital.

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Recent Changes to Retirement Plans

On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the SECURE Act) was signed into law, bringing with it a number of significant changes to qualified retirement plans.

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Securities Law Issues Resulting from “Desktop Transactions”

In order to assist its shareholders with obtaining liquidity, many community bank organizations engage in what are often referred to as “desktop transactions.” Although a long-standing practice, these transactions pose real risks for the bank and its personnel under securities laws.

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Mexico’s Reopening–Initial “Traffic Light” Map

Mexico’s reopening starts June 1 and the Mexican government has published the initial map of the “traffic light” system.

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USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Filing Deadlines; Trademark Deadline Extension Expires May 31, 2020

The USPTO has extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and pay certain fees. Additionally, trademark-related deadlines extended under the CARES Act will expire on May 31, 2020.

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IRS Extends Renewable Tax Credit Safe Harbors

The IRS issued Notice 2020-41 which provides some welcome relief to wind project developers struggling to construct and place their projects in service in the face of construction, interconnection and procurement delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Check Your Texts or Emails Lately? You May Have Just Agreed to Sell Your House

Depending on the circumstances, parties exchanging electronic messages may unwittingly create a binding contract to buy or sell real estate.

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Advertising, Marketing & Trademark Attorney Jacob Abdo Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Jacob M. Abdo has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Advertising, Marketing & Trademark, Intellectual Property and Sports & Entertainment Groups.

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