Attorney Amanda Bloomgren Named 2016 Rising Star

Bloomgren Hanson Legal attorney Amanda Bloomgren was named to the 2016 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers.  This is the second consecutive year Amanda has been named to the list. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.  More about the selection process can be found here. Congratulations Amanda!

Revisions to the Minnesota LLC Statute. What Does it Mean?

Screen shot 2013-08-16 at 10.29.43 AMOn August 1, 2015, the Revised Minnesota LLC Act will go into effect.  This law impacts all LLCs in Minnesota. This is the most significant change affecting Minnesota LLC law since LLCs were first permitted in Minnesota.

The Revised Act will automatically affect all LLCs formed in Minnesota on and after August 1, 2015 and will affect all LLCs in Minnesota as of January 1, 2018 at which time the old act will be repealed.  All previously formed LLCs can elect to be governed by the new statute prior to 2018 by taking affirmative steps to do so.

If you have an existing LLC, you should contact an attorney to discuss what steps you should take to update your documents. If you do not do so, you could run into a problem where effective 2018 your current documents do not operate in the manner you intended.  There is no time like the present to address the needed changes.

Significant aspects of the Revised Act includes the following changes: Continue reading “Revisions to the Minnesota LLC Statute. What Does it Mean?”

Sink or Swim Event – February 29, 2012

On February 29, 2012, Amanda Bloomgren and Katie Hanson will be speaking at the Business Girls Network, Inc. event, Sink or Swim.  The event will provide female small business owners the opportunity to do a self audit of their business practices and to took forward to growth and change in 2012.  In addition to the attorney’s of Bloomgren Hanson Legal, Molinar Financial, Practical Business Solutions and Nourish to Florish will be sharing their wisdom.

The event is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Gold Nugget in Minnetonka.  If you are interested in the event, feel free to contact us for more details.

Some Inspiration With Your Morning Coffee

The Minneapolis Star Tribune posted this article about a former law school classmate, Mike Hanson.  Mike recently succeeded in traveling the Appalachian Trail solo.  The remarkably cool part, he did it while being guided by voice GPS—Mike has been blind since birth.

Mike graduated a year ahead of me and I did not know him very well personally. During that first year of school, making it through each day seemed like a daunting success.  I would regularly see Mike working in the library or walking through the halls.  He was a good reminder that I could make it through the grind. Mike was doing it and he had the extra burden of not being able to read the cases or see the professors lecture notes in the same way I did.

Now, Mike’s achieved something that only a few people achieve by traveling the Appalachian Trail.  But the best part of the story, he got a job offer to be CEO of a business start-up because of his tenacity.  Five years out of law school (six for Mike) and he’s even more inspiring.  I better get some work done!


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