JUNE WEBCAST EXTRAVAGANZA
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June Webcast Extravaganza

Minnesota CLE’s June Webcast Extravaganza is here! Earn up to 39.5 credits, including 7 ethics and 5 elimination of bias credits as you enjoy a diverse and entertaining mix of programs from popular presenters. This package includes the full-day Rock & Roll Law program as well as all of the webcasts in the Hot Topics in Real Estate Law series. Register for this valuable Extravaganza today!

Times listed are Central Time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Advising Clients in Uncertain Times
When your clients are dealing with big, complex projects in uncertain times (whether due to globalization, technology, COVID, changing regulations, or other factors) they may feel confusion, dependency, frustration, anxiety, stress, and even anger. In the midst of these feelings, they will look to you for sound advice. These circumstances require you to display certain insights and skills, which your presenter Carolien Moors will cover during this presentation. This engaging and practical session provides insights and tips to:

  • Understand people’s unique responses to uncertainty.
  • Support your client by applying basic advising reminders.
  • Apply strategies that help you and your client deal with uncertainty.
  • Apply critical thinking tips and strategies that help provide sound advice.

Carolien Moors; HardTalk Biz Coaching


Tuesday, June 1, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
How to Avoid Residential Real Estate Purchase Disasters (and What to Do When They Occur)
The current residential real-estate market is clearly a sellers’ market. Houses are barely hitting the market, if they even make it to listing, before multiple bidders vie to snatch them up with offers tens of thousands above the asking prices. To sweeten their offers, hopeful buyers place significant earnest money on the table and may even waive key buyer protections. Among other things, buyers are waiving house inspections contingencies, bidding without reviewing complete disclosure statements, and sometimes even foregoing in-person walkthroughs—bidding on houses sight-unseen. In this market, important red flags are being missed or, worse still, ignored completely.  If there are no surprises—a gamble given the age of many homes on the market—everyone walks away happy. But what happens when something goes wrong? Decisions buyers make on the front end of the home-buying process will have a significant effect on their legal rights and remedies after closing. Buyers may live to regret heeding to the bidding hysteria generated by the current marketplace. The purpose of this presentation is to explain what buyers should be looking for before they put in that purchase agreement. Because things can go wrong even when all reasonable precautions are taken, we then discuss what buyers can do when disaster strikes. 
– Bryan J. Huntington; Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
– Rob A. Stefonowicz; Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tax Issues in Choice or Change of Business Entity
Choice of business entity has a significant impact on after-tax profit while a change of business entity can result in significant and unintended tax consequences. Utilizing a case study approach, Mark will compare the federal and state income taxation of business entities through the lifespan, including: Sole Proprietorships; Single Member LLCs; Partnerships and Multi-Member LLCs; PLLC, LLP, PA, PC; S Corporations;  and C Corporations. Topics include:

  • Business Formation
  • Business Operations
  • Owner Compensation
  • Distributions to Owners
  • Change of Entity
  • Sale of Business
  • Liquidation of Business

– Mark A. Sellner; Sellner Tax Consulting LLC


Friday, June 4, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Jess Birken Just Wants to Help: The Life-Changing Magic of Online Scheduling
The pace and practice of law has gotten overwhelming. Online scheduling is a real solution technology offers. Calm anxious clients. Reclaim your day. Love networking meetings. Yes, online scheduling can do all this for you! Learn how to save time, generate revenue, get more positive reviews on Google and avoid client complaints by automating appointments and consultations.  Jess Birken will show off how to get started with Acuity Scheduling.
– Jessica L. Birken; Birken Law Office PLLC


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Broker and Agent Liability – The Things That Happen and Is There a Problem?
Real Estate Agents and Brokers can be a vital part of the selling, buying or leasing of real property.  However, the legal and contractual obligations of Agents and Brokers is commonly misunderstood. In this scenario-based session, you will learn what are and are not the duties and responsibilities of Real Estate Agents and Brokers. What are the common causes of action and the defenses? Also, explore problems and pitfalls that can arise in real estate transactions and how then can be addressed.
– David J. McGee; Tomsche, Sonnesyn & Tomsche, P.A.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00 – 3:15 p.m.
An Early Look at the Policies of the Biden Administration
Join our panel of experienced practitioners for insights into the policies of the Biden Administration in key areas. Specifically:

  • Environmental – Dave Zoll & Rachel Kitze Collins
  • Immigration – John Medeiros & Sam Myers
  • Employment – Courtney Blanchard
  • International business and trade – Nelson Dong

– Nelson G. Dong; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– Sam Myers; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– John T. Medeiros; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– Courtney M. Blanchard; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– David J. Zoll; Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
– Rachel A. Kitze Collins; Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.


Thursday, June 10, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Understanding Agricultural Foreclosures – Including Farmer-Lender Mediation and Rights of First Refusal
This presentation will explore the unique aspects and requirements regarding agricultural foreclosures. You will learn:  

  • The applicability of the mandatory mediation requirements under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act
  • Mediation procedures and requirements
  • The process and procedures for foreclosing agricultural properties by advertisement or by action
  • The right of first refusal for agricultural land

– Michael S. Dove; Gislason & Hunter LLP


Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Advanced Patent Law and Litigation: Developments in Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings
In 2020, nearly half of IPR petitions were denied institution and of those about 40% were denied institution for discretionary reasons.  With Fintiv/NHK Springs, General Plastics, and the various PTAB rule changes under former PTO Director Iancu making IPR institution increasingly challenging, it is more important than ever to have a well-planned IPR strategy.  In this seminar, we will explore insider tips and strategies for getting your IPR instituted and for surviving IPR as a patent owner. We will also discuss the forthcoming Supreme Court decision in Arthrex, other constitutional challenges to the IPR regimes on the horizon, recent developments and trends involving IPRs at the Federal Circuit, and what to expect under the Biden administration for IPR reform and rule changes.
– David J.F. Gross; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP & Guests 


Thursday, June 10, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Waiting with Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter
Join us for this first installment in our new bi-monthly series, "Waiting with Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter."
– Nadine T. Graves; Hennepin County Adult Representation Services, Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline, and host of “The Waiting Room” podcast
– Emily R. Baxter; Director, We Are All Criminals


Friday, June 11, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Law: Music Copyright Through Led Zeppelin
You need schoolin’ and we’re not foolin’! Join Jim Jesse for a rollicking review of all things legal AND rock ‘n’ roll. After a career spent practicing law and writing and recording music, Jim has the insider’s view of music copyright law and the ethical issues involved in representing bands and artists. Learn valuable lessons from the trenches and enjoy some music along the way! This course focuses on the music, trials and tribulations of Led Zeppelin, then turns to the Beatles and Stones for an analysis of ethical issues.
– Jim Jesse; Rock n’ Roll Law


Thursday, June 17, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 
Using TODDs to Transfer Real Estate – Current Issues and Avoiding Missteps
Jennifer Carey will review best practices for using transfer on death deeds to transfer real estate as part of an estate plan. She will also address recent developments and discuss how lawyers can avoid making mistakes when drafting TODDs.
– Jennifer L. Carey; Hanft Fride


Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Representing a Fiduciary or Heirs with Tax Controversies
Lawyer and tax professional Claudia Revermann shares advice for representing fiduciaries or heirs who are involved in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service or with their state revenue agencies.
– Claudia Revermann; Revermann Law


Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
New and Revised Uniform Conveyancing Blanks – The Forms and What Is Important in Them
Under Minn. Stat. § 507.13, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is tasked with approving and maintaining Uniform Conveyancing Forms, which are forms pertaining to the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.  Learn the important provisions in these forms and how to utilize the forms correctly.  Also, discover what’s new in the forms and what changes are on the horizon.   
– Chad E. Novak; Alliant National Title Insurance Company


Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Unique Issues and Pitfalls in Farm Divorces
Unique issues and pitfalls relating to valuation, cash flow, taxes, debt, farm programs, experts, and other issues exclusive to divorce cases involving farming operations.
– Sonja Trom Eayrs; Barnes & Thornburg LLP
– Jill I. Frieders; O’Brien & Wolf – Attorneys at Law
– D. Patrick McCullough; McCullough & Associates, P.A.


Friday, June 18, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
How to Talk to Children (of Any Age) about Wealth, Inheritance and Family Legacy
Experienced estate planner Caitlin Abram explains the importance of addressing concepts of wealth, inheritance and legacy with children so they can fully appreciate their parents’ estate planning goals and strategies. She will share tips for raising and discussing these important topics with children of all ages.
– Caitlin E. Abram; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Tuesday, June 22, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Diversity and Inclusion: Power and Privilege
This presentation will help you: 

  • Gain an understanding and insights into the layers of power and privilege 
  • Recognize your own privilege and biases that may lead to blind spots
  • Learn more about the nuances of “-ism’s” and oppression and how these are informed by our past at both a societal and personal level 
  • Identify how multicultural discrimination impacts well-being
  • Understand the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility
  • Develop skills to approach work and life with increased cultural humility

– Mariah Olvera, M.A.; CARE Counseling


Tuesday, June 22, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Estate Planning Strategies for a Pandemic: Leveraging Uncertainty in a Locked-Down World
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of “business as usual,” and estate planning is no exception.  In this one-hour course, we will survey major changes that have occurred in the wealth transfer landscape, discuss anticipated alterations to the federal estate tax regime, and look at options for helping clients navigate this unprecedented environment.  Specific topics addressed will include: (1) counseling clients on tax and economic uncertainty; and (2) leveraging lifetime transfer techniques for historically low interest rates, such as intra-family loans, spousal lifetime access trusts (“SLATs”), grantor retained annuity trusts (“GRATs”), and installment sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts (“IDGTs”).
– James R. Thomson; Lathrop GPM LLP
– Kara P. Gray; Lathrop GPM LLP


Tuesday, June 22, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Update on Minnesota’s Eviction Suspension
The CDC Eviction Suspension Order runs through June 30 and Minnesota’s Emergency Executive Order 20-79 continues to extend on a monthly basis. Learn more about these orders and hear updates on a number of recent relevant court decisions.
– Larry McDonough; Senior Minnesota Counsel, National Anti-Eviction Project – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


Wednesday, June 23, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Appellate Practice
Join Katie Barrett Wiik and Jon Schmidt for the next installment of the quarterly Appellate Practice Webcast Series.
– Jon Schmidt; Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
– Katherine S. Barrett Wiik; Best & Flanagan LLP


Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Legal Responders – The Pandemic and Racial Equity
2020 was a year that presented a host of new challenges and highlighted several existing ones within the civil legal system in Minnesota. Our panelists will share how their organizations have responded to these challenges thus far, and how we all can find opportunities to promote equal justice in our communities.
– Veena Iyer; Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of MN
– Kwame Osafo-Addo; Manager, Entrepreneurs of Color Program at Legal Corps
– J. Singleton; Program Manager, Legal Services State Support
– Dori Streit; Executive Director, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
– Rachel Sterling; HOME Line, COVID-19 Eviction Response Coordinator and Housing Attorney
– Roy Ginsburg, J.D.; Strategic Advisor to Lawyers and Law Firms


Tuesday, June 29, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Build Your Practice: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Business Development
Attracting new clients and producing additional revenue is more important – and more difficult – than ever. The economy is unstable; competition is intense. That’s why it’s essential to ramp up your business development efforts to gain every possible advantage. This practical multi-media session delivers proven methods to build your practice within professional and ethical parameters while you earn ethics credits. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the best ways to connect with potential clients and referral sources
  • Maximize networking within your comfort areas 
  • Create higher visibility for your practice
  • Spend your marketing and advertising dollars wisely
  • And much more! 

– Roy S. Ginsburg; Attorney and Coach/Consultant


Tuesday, June 29, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Construction Defects and Disputes – Focus on the Right to Inspect and Repair
When a construction defect arises, tensions between the parties inevitably rise too. The builder is defensive. Their reputation is on-the-line. The project owner—whether a commercial developer or the owner of a new “dream home”—is upset. Their project did not go as planned. Among the first questions asked are (1) whether the owner has any warranty rights, and (2) whether the builder has the right to repair the defect, even if the owner would prefer not to allow the builder back on-site. Many times, both sides are quick to seek an amicable resolution to avoid a fight. Both sides want to complete the project and move on. Too often, however, the parties forget (or ignore) critical inspection and evidentiary preservation issues, which can create lasting repercussions in litigation if the defect is not remedied.  This presentation will begin with a brief overview of construction warranties in Minnesota, followed by an in-depth discussion of a builder’s right to inspect and repair a defect, as well as the parties’ joint obligation to preserve evidence.
– Kyle W. Ubl; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
– Mark W. Vyvyan; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Understanding Stress, Trauma, Addiction and Bias in the Legal Profession
Practicing law is stressful. Plus, lawyers are often exposed to traumatic events. Stress and trauma exact physical, emotional, and mental tolls on our wellbeing. This program examines the effects of chronic and acute stress, the four types of trauma, and the role bias and stigma play in our ability to manage our wellbeing effectively through challenging times.
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
– Bob Schuneman; Outreach Coordinator, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyer


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Liar, Liar: What to Do When Your Client Lies
Whether they are afraid, confused, embarrassed, or just plain no good, clients sometimes lie to their attorneys and others. Those lies can have serious ethical implications for lawyers who do not deal with them appropriately. This seminar will help you apply the ethics rules to these uncomfortable situations.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: Conflicts in Representing Multiple Parties
Perhaps the most-often missed conflicts are those arising from the representation of more than one client in a matter. Learn how to spot these conflicts, understand the impact on confidentiality and privilege, draft waivers, and handle disputes amongst clients.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Multi-Jurisdictional Practice: Do You Have Boundary Issues?
Attorneys who represent clients in other jurisdictions have to be careful not to cross the line into the unauthorized practice of law. This seminar will provide a map that lawyers can use to avoid crossing into dangerous ethical territory.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 39.5 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Advising Clients in Uncertain Times
1.0 standard CLE credit

How to Avoid Residential Real Estate Purchase Disasters (and What to Do When They Occur)
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Tax Issues in Choice or Change of Business Entity
3.0 standard CLE credits

Jess Birken Just Wants to Help: The Life-Changing Magic of Online Scheduling
1.0 standard CLE credit

Broker and Agent Liability – The Things That Happen and Is There a Problem?
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

An Early Look at the Policies of the Biden Administration
3.0 standard CLE credits

Understanding Agricultural Foreclosures – Including Farmer-Lender Mediation and Rights of First Refusal
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Advanced Patent Law and Litigation: Developments in Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings
1.5 standard CLE credits

Waiting with Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter
1.0 standard CLE credit

Rock ‘n’ Roll Law: Music Copyright Through Led Zeppelin
6.0 standard CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics credit

Using TODDs to Transfer Real Estate – Current Issues and Avoiding Missteps
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Representing a Fiduciary or Heirs with Tax Controversies
1.0 standard CLE credit

New and Revised Uniform Conveyancing Blanks – The Forms and What Is Important in Them
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Unique Issues and Pitfalls in Farm Divorces
1.0 standard CLE credit

How to Talk to Children (of Any Age) about Wealth, Inheritance and Family Legacy
1.0 standard CLE credit

Diversity and Inclusion: Power and Privilege
2.0 elimination of bias credits

Estate Planning Strategies for a Pandemic: Leveraging Uncertainty in a Locked-Down World
1.0 standard CLE credit

Update on Minnesota’s Eviction Suspension
1.0 standard CLE credit

Appellate Practice
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Elimination of Bias: Legal Responders – The Pandemic and Racial Equity
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Build Your Practice: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Business Development
3.0 ethics credits

Construction Defects and Disputes – Focus on the Right to Inspect and Repair
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Elimination of Bias: Understanding Stress, Trauma, Addiction and Bias in the Legal Profession
2.0 elimination of bias credit

Liar, Liar: What to Do When Your Client Lies
1.0 ethics credit

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: Conflicts in Representing Multiple Parties
1.0 ethics credit

Multi-Jurisdictional Practice: Do You Have Boundary Issues?
1.0 ethics credit

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$495.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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