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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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State Department Releases DV-2020 Results

Approximately 83,884 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney Aleida Conners Rejoins Fredrikson & Byron

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Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners has rejoined Fredrikson & Byron in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross-Border M&A and Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises (SURGE) Groups.

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Filling the LIBOR Vacuum

The likely end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is coming soon, but many banks have not taken adequate steps to protect themselves and their clients from a seismic shift that some have labeled “the next Y2K.”

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Not a Humdrum Affair: HMDA Changes and Controversies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering two significant changes to Regulation C, the implementing regulation of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (together, HMDA), which could lighten the compliance burden on smaller banks.

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New and Updated Wage and Hour Requirements Take Effect for Employers in Minnesota

The last few months have brought a number of changes, big and small, to what is required of employers in Minnesota. Here are some of the changes that Minnesota employers need to know to stay compliant in an ever-changing legal environment.

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U.S. Trade Update

China’s Ministry of Finance announced new tariffs of between 5 percent and 10 percent on $75 billion worth of imported goods from the United States, affecting products in the Midwestern states and deepening tensions between U.S. and China.

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Supreme Court Clarifies Treatment of Trademarks in Bankruptcy Cases

A recent Supreme Court decision resolves an important question regarding what rights a non-debtor licensee has to continue to use a trademark under a rejected lease and may also have broader ramifications on the rights of contract parties when a contract is rejected under Section 365.

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New Bankruptcy Laws Attempt to Assist Family Farming Operations and Small Businesses

Congress recently passed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 and the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, intended to make the Chapter 12 and Chapter 11 processes more accessible to family farming operations and small business debtors, respectively.

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Uses and Strategies—What Can Be Accomplished?

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is an important and powerful tool to address financial challenges that a company and its decision-makers may be facing. While the process has its challenges, understanding the rights afforded and strategic advantages available through the Chapter 11 process is critical.

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REITs and ESG: Why Social Responsibility Makes Business Sense

Committing to improving ESG profiles enables REITs to take advantage of long-term savings, among many other benefits including strong financial incentives, greater brand loyalty and positive public image, greater tenant retention and more.

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