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MINNESOTA’S NEW STAY AT HOME ORDER – WHAT CHANGED?

On April 8, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-33 extending the stay at home period that was put in place by Executive Order 20-20 to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020.  Executive Order 20-33 and the guidance issued by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) contain some notable changes from the prior Order, which has been rescinded.

The […]

Apr 9, 2020|

MINNESOTA’S STAY AT HOME ORDER – COMPLIANCE IS MORE THAN LOOKING AT A LIST

On March 25, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 ordering all Minnesotans to stay in their homes until April 10, 2020. There are exceptions for certain personal activities identified in the Order (shopping for food and supplies, seeking medical help and caring for others among others). In addition, there is an exemption for “Critical Sector Work.”

To determine whether your business […]

Apr 1, 2020|

WAITING FOR THE CARES ACT?

THE SBA AND STATE OF MINNESOTA HAVE PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE NOW

While the loan and relief programs under the CARES Act are extensive, there are three programs that small businesses can access now—the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and Express Loan program and the State of Minnesota’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program.

SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM

This program offers […]

Apr 1, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Welcomes Amy Zhou and Abdulkadir Sharif to State Government Relations Team

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce Amy M. Zhou and Abdulkadir A. Sharif have joined the firm’s state government relations team for the 2020 Legislative Session. Amy M. Zhou is a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, studying Political Science and Urban Studies. She is currently taking a semester off of school […]

Feb 25, 2020|

LGN Partner Brian Clark has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the Peanut Farmer Antitrust Litigation

LGN Partner Brian D. Clark has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the Peanut Farmer Antitrust Litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint alleges that Birdsong and Golden Peanut coordinated with one another in violation of antitrust laws to underpay farmers for runner peanuts, the primary type of commercial peanut raised. As a result, peanut farmers have […]

Jan 9, 2020|

LGN Associate Stephanie Chen Recently Profiled in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice & MNAPABA Member Spotlight

LGN Associate Stephanie Chen was recently featured in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, where she provided tips and advice for law students, and described how TCDIP’s 1L Clerkship Program jumpstarted her career.

Ms. Chen was also featured in the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s monthly member spotlight, where she discussed the highlights of […]

Jan 7, 2020|

David Zoll Talks Environmental Impact Statement Process On Potential Twin Metals Mine

LGN Partner David Zoll was recently featured in an MPR news article where he was extensively quoted discussing the public review process for the proposed Twin Metals mine in Northeastern Minnesota. Mr. Zoll discussed the Environmental Impact Statement process & how they guarantee projects will be well-studied and thoroughly analyzed.

Mr. Zoll represents clients […]

Jan 7, 2020|

Karen Hanson Riebel Named Co-Lead Counsel in Capital One Data Breach Case

LGN Partner Karen Hanson Riebel has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the Capital One data breach cases, the multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia, in which over 100 million people were affected.

Ms. Riebel has served as co-lead counsel in three data breach MDLs, and has held leadership positions in several cases including Target and Yahoo!

Ms. Riebel […]

Jan 7, 2020|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Welcomes Kevin Matzek to State Government Relations Team

Lockridge Grindal Nauen (LGN) is pleased to announce that Kevin J. Matzek will be joining the firm’s state government relations team.

Mr. Matzek, a highly-regarded political and policy professional with 19 years of experience in and around state government, has served as Chief of Staff for the Senate Republican Caucus since 2012. As the caucus’s top staff person, he has led […]

Nov 14, 2019|

LGN’s Federal Relations Team Volunteers with Everyone Home DC

Members of LGN’s Federal Relations team took part in doing a deep clean of Shirley’s Place on Capitol Hill, a drop-in day center run by Everyone Home DC, a non-profit homeless resource and placement service. Shirley’s Place offers people experiencing homelessness a safe and dignified place to spend their day off of the street. Shirley’s Place provides access to showers, […]

Nov 13, 2019|

Nate Mussell volunteers in Texas with Samaritan’s Purse

Nate Mussell spent a week volunteering in early August in Rockport, TX with Samaritan’s Purse helping with the rebuilding efforts for houses that were severely damaged during Hurricane Harvey. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport as a Category 4 hurricane resulting in almost one quarter of the area residents losing their homes to extensive wind and […]

Sep 24, 2019|

David Zoll volunteers with Minnesota High School Cycling League

In May 2019, David Zoll participated in the Minnesota High School Cycling League’s Leaders Summit where more than 150 volunteer coaches met to discuss how to develop strong minds, strong bodies, and strong character through the sport of mountain biking. David has used this experience to help lead the Lakeville Mountain Bike Team and carry out the […]

Sep 20, 2019|