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A Practical Guide to Remote and Hybrid Workplaces

Winthrop attorneys Lisa Ellingson and Nadeem Schwen will present at the 2022 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute’s CLE, “Practical Guide to Remote and Hybrid Workplaces,” on August 11, 2022.  Their session is entitled “Overcoming Data Security and Privacy Challenges.” This seminar’s materials, A Practical Guide to Remote and Hybrid Workplaces, is a a must-have reference ...

August 11, 2022


2022 Health Law Institute

Winthrop attorneys David Aafedt and Christianna Finnern will be moderating and speaking at the 2022 Health Law Institute June 16-17, 2022. David will moderate a panel of senior Minnesota agency leaders at the 2022 Minnesota Agency and Enforcement Panel and Christianna will present “Mental Health Care Developments.”  For more information, please see the event website.

June 17-18, 2022


Women’s Leadership Council Interview

Winthrop & Weinstine Firm President and Shareholder Tami Diehm was featured in The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Council.  She discussed what being a leader means.  “Leadership, by its nature, means playing many different roles and balancing responsibilities. However, one of the most important aspects of leadership is establishing and maintaining company culture and demonstrating ...


Drafting for Incapacity: The Trustee’s Perspective on Trust Administration Challenges When Capacity Is at Issue

By: Jessica Timmington Lindstrom

Jessica Timmington Lindstrom will participate in a panel discussion at the 2022 Probate and Trust Law Section Conference on June 13, 2022. PROBATE AND TRUST LAW SECTION The panel of attorneys and trustees will discuss the importance of considering Grantor incapacity and how a Trust and its assets and distributions would be managed.  The panel ...

June 13, 2022


Legal and Financial Information for Caregivers

Jessica Timmington Lindstrom will be giving a presentation at the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness on June 11, 2022. This class will cover a legal and financial topics such as: powers of attorney, health care directives, wills, social security and other benefit planning, medical assistance elderly waiver, and more. An experienced elder law attorney, Jessica ...


Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay: What Employers Need to Do

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Pihart, Heather R. Bredeson and Rachel A. Brygger

The Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Law, also referred to as the “hero pay” law, was signed into law on April 29, 2022, setting forth criteria for eligible COVID-19 frontline workers to receive a one-time bonus payment of up to $1,500 from a state-funded pool. The payments are intended to reward and recognize individuals who continued ...


Attorney-client privilege: What you must know

By: Andrew S. Escher

Andrew Escher recently wrote an article in Upsize titled, “Attorney-client privilege: What you must know.” The article talks about the basics of attorney-client privilege and now recent changes to the law mean Minnesota businesses should be even more cautious and take affirmative steps to keep their confidential information safe. Read the article here.

Client Alert


By: Aimée D. Dayhoff, Laura A. Pfeiffer, Chelsea A. Ahmann, Olivia M. Cooper and Cianna G. Halloran

In this edition of WIT AND WISDOM OF WINTHROP, our Employment Litigation Newsletter, we take a look at what’s happening in the news regarding the increasing number of companies using hybrid work models, and related policies. We also review a recent win for employers at the Minnesota Supreme Court dealing with the burden-shifting framework for ...


A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanics’ Liens in Minnesota

Winthrop attorneys John Holper and Christina Rieck Loukas will be presenting a CLE on “A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanics’ Liens in Minnesota,” on May 31, 2022 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center.  Their session is entitled, “Best Practices in Foreclosing the Lien.” The CLE will be presented in person as well as virtual. For more ...

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370, Minneapolis

May 31, 2022


Legislative Top 5: May 24, 2022

Sine Die The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned sine die, and for many, it feels that is all that was accomplished this year. In spite of a global framework being agreed to—$4 billion each for taxes, spending and carry-forward—the details of a deal remained elusive. Compromise was reached for the tax bill and several of the ...


Legislative Top 5: May 13, 2022

Tick… Pursuant to the State Constitution, the legislature may not pass legislation after midnight on Sunday, May 22. Impacting the time pressure as well are the state party conventions. Republicans are meeting in Rochester now (Friday and Saturday), bringing an early end to legislative activity this week. The DFL State Convention is next weekend, also ...


Legislative Top 5: May 6, 2022

A Race to the Finish There are just over two weeks left in the 2022 Minnesota legislative session. The state constitution requires that the legislature adjourn on May 23.  The Governor has said he will not call a special session if the legislature doesn’t finish its work. The Big Bills and the Little Bills This ...

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