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Navigating Difficult Board and Officer Strategy Decisions

Winthrop & Weinstine attorneys Tony Moch and Amber Kraemer will be speaking at the BankIn Minnesota Convention, July 31 – August 2, 2023. Their presentation is titled, “Navigating Difficult Board and Officer Strategy Decisions.” This presentation will provide directors and officers with a reminder of the key legal principles which should underly their decision making ...

July 31, 2023

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Minnesota’s Newest State Agency – the Office of Cannabis Management

This is the first post of many to analyze Minnesota’s recreational adult use cannabis legislation. Authors: David M. Aafedt, Gerald H. Fornwald, Peter G. Economou We are within days of adult recreational cannabis officially becoming a law here in the North Star State.[1] Competing bills have woven their way through dozens of committees in both ...

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5 Things to Consider as the Minnesota Legislature Decides the Future of Cannabis

With the Minnesota House passing its version of an adult-use cannabis bill this week, and the Minnesota Senate scheduled to debate—and potentially vote on—its own bill, here are 5 things to keep your eye on. 1. Differences are Narrowing.  In their original forms, the House and Senate bills were dramatically different, with some describing the ...


Navigating Third Party Vendor Contract Negotiations in a Challenging Environment

Winthrop attorneys Tony Moch and Amber Kraemer will be speaking on March 13, 2023 at the National Annual Convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America.  They will present, “Navigating Third Party Vendor Contract Negotiations in a Challenging Environment.” More community banks are engaging outside third party vendors to provide additional products and services to ...

March 13, 2023


Minnesota marijuana legalization won’t end federal pot problems for banks

Winthrop attorney Anton Moch was recently quoted in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in the article, “Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Won’t End Federal Pot Problems for Banks.” The legalization of marijuana in Minnesota seems likely, but federal rules may still keep banks out of the lucrative market. The article discusses how, at the advent of the ...


Board succession planning after a merger

Winthrop & Weinstine attorney Anton Moch was  quoted in an Independent Banker article on December 1, 2022 regarding combining As both sides of the table work out the details, post-merger board succession planning should be a key topic of discussion. It’s an aspect of the deal that shouldn’t be left until the last minute, although ...


Eide Bailly 42nd Annual Bank Seminar

Winthrop attorney Tony Moch will be participating on a Mergers & Acquisitions update panel as part of the 42nd Annual Eide Bailly Bank Seminar.  He will be speaking on November 3rd in Bloomington, Minnesota and on November 10th in Fargo, North Dakota. The banking industry is continuously changing as a result of recent legislative and ...

November 3 and November 10, 2022


Meet the Folks who Started Entre Bank, the Upper Midwest’s First de novo in 14 Years

Winthrop attorneys Tony Moch and Amber Kraemer will be attending the Bank Holding Company Association’s (BHCA) Fall Seminar: Aiming for M&A Success on October 2-3, 2022.  They will be moderating the panel, “Meet the Folks who Started Entre Bank, the Upper Midwest’s First de novo in 14 Years.” This one-day community bank M&A seminar will bring ...

October 2-3, 2022


Should your bank provide cryptocurrency services?

Winthrop Attorneys Anton Moch, Amber Kraemer, and Jack Koepke published an article, “Should Your Bank Provide Cryptocurrency Services?” on August 9, 2022 on, the premier online source for timely or breaking community banking news. The article explores how the “the decision depends on several factors, including federal and state law, the specific type of ...


How Can a Bank Implement a Successful Succession Plan

Winthrop attorneys Tony Moch and Amber Kraemer will be speaking at the ICBM Convention on August 4, 2022.  Their session is titled, “How Can a Bank Implement a Successful Succession Plan,” and they will lead the discussion around setting goals regarding succession planning. Step one: identify the purpose – officer recruitment, retirement, liquidity, general estate ...

Grand View Lodge
Nisswa, MN

August 4, 2022


Minnesota de novo Sets its Sights on Entrepreneurs

Attorney Anton Moch was part of the team that helped EntreBank become the first new de novo bank charter to be approved and opened in the seven-state FDIC region since 2008. In a recent BankBeat article, Tony shared his perspective on how culture plays an important role in success. Read the full BankBeat article.


M&A Lessons Learned in the COVID Pandemic and How We Apply Them Today

Tony Moch will present a session at the Bank Holding Company Association Fall Seminar on October 5, 2021. The presentation, “M&A Lessons Learned in the COVID Pandemic and How We Apply Them Today,” will look at some of the legal ramifications and regulatory implications that arose with respect to M&A transactions during the COVID period ...

Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

8:30AM - 9:25AM
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