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Nebraska Passes Law Allowing CPA Firms to be ESOPs

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One of the questions I receive on a regular basis is:  what sorts of companies can be ESOP-owned?  That is a very nuanced question, but in terms of industry, the answer is almost any kind.  However, on a state by state basis, some professional service firms may only be owned by an owner (or owners) who are also licensed to be a professional in that state.  The most common examples are lawyers and doctors (which generally means that neither law firms nor physician practices may be ESOP-owned, in most states).  But CPA firms are often a different story.  That is, in many states, CPA firms can be partially owned by an ESOP trust.  

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DeWitt Attorney Spotlight — Jack Atnip, III

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Jack Atnip is a Business and Finance attorney with 20 years of experience.  He is a partner with DeWitt and practices in the Minneapolis office. Jack’s areas of expertise include representing businesses and lenders in commercial transactions and litigation, with a special emphasis on cybersecurity issues; as well as collections and judgment enforcement and generally handling all forms of creditor/debtor matters, including tax debt resolution, as discussed further below.

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Game Over Before it Begins - Right at the Waters Edge? Understanding Maritime Law in Nome, Alaska

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For many decades, with lower gold prices, mining has, for the most part, been left to the giants of the industry who have the financial resources to invest in operations on a massive scale, recovering insane quantities of gold to make the sheer volume of it an economically feasible enterprise.  But now, with gold prices topping $1,500 an ounce, a new gold rush has taken shape as the allure of striking it rich with finding just a few ounces has proven irresistible.  And with cable T.V. shows like Discovery Channel’s “Bearing Sea Gold,” gaining explosive popularity, these days it seems as though everyone and their brother (literally) is striking out to try their luck at making a fortune.

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The Wild West of CBD: Minnesota’s New CBD Laws

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Throughout Minnesota, storefronts are popping up selling hemp-based CBD products. These products include everything from lotions, tinctures, edibles, and even “bath bombs.” What is CBD and how is it different from delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? What is CBD derived from? Can I get in trouble for buying or selling CBD products? Can I get in trouble for crossing state lines with CBD? How can I set up a business that sells these products? These questions are broad and raise complex, fact-specific questions that require particularized solutions. This article aims to provide generalized answers pertaining to Minnesota’s new CBD legislation that will generally go into effect on January 1, 2020. 

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