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January 7th, 2015

Cartways Are Still Relevant in 2015

Cartways are all about access to property, an issue of regular concern for property owners.  Although other means of acquiring access are used with more frequency and, thus, are more commonly known, cartways today provide an alternative option for access acquisition.  General information concerning cartways is provided in the attached materials.

Cartways are Not Just for Oxen!

Julie N. Nagorski
Attorney, MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist
Wendland Utz, Ltd.
Julie@wendlaw.com
507-288-5440

December 21st, 2014

Accidental Landlords Beware!

Frequent inquiries that I receive are from property owners who have become residential landlords due to market forces rather than intentional planning.  While waiting for the market to recover to facilitate a sale at a desired or, at least, palatable price, many residential property owners turn to renting their property in the interim.  In some cases, an owner bought and moved into a new home before selling the former home.  In other cases, two individuals both own homes and move in together, leaving an extra property to be occupied.  These owners find themselves to be accidental landlords and can face a host of issues that are ripe grounds for liability.   Some of the areas for attention for accidental landlords are addressed in the attached materials.

Issues for Accidental Landlords

Julie N. Nagorski
Attorney, MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist
Wendland Utz, Ltd.
Julie@wendlaw.com
507-288-5440

November 19th, 2014

Chris Wendland will Present at the Rochester Public Library’s “Wit, Wisdom & Wine” Fundraising Event

On January 17, 2015, Chris Wendland, who sits on the Board of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, and Julie Nagorski will provide an entertaining and interactive presentation entitled “I’ll take ‘Weird Laws’ for $400, Alex” at the annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraising event sponsored by the Rochester Public Library Foundation.  The presentation by Chris and Julie will draw on unusual, outdated, or downright weird laws and ordinances that presently exist or formerly existed in various cities throughout the State of Minnesota and beyond.  Proceeds are used to support the mission and vision of the Rochester Public Library Foundation.  For more information, or to register to attend this fun event, please see http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/supporting/foundation/WitWine.html.

 

 

November 18th, 2014

Wendland Utz Employees Ring the Bells for Salvation Army

Wendland Utz employees and their family members and friends participated in the Salvation Army Rock the Red Kettle event on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  The Firm appreciates the opportunity to assist the Salvation Army in its important efforts.  The Firm, with only nine employees, helped foster and kindle the spirit of giving, bringing 23 volunteers to staff the effort throughout the day.  If you are interested in giving to the Salvation Army online, please see http://www.onlineredkettle.org/RochesterSAStaff.

November 7th, 2014

Mark Utz to Present at Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Mark Utz has been asked to present courses at the upcoming “Handling Real Estate Issues in Estate Planning” CLE seminar.  Mark, as co-chair of the course, will present a seminar entitled “Conveyance of Real Estate with Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Transfer on Death Deed,” while Julie will present a seminar entitled “Fraudulent Transfer Concerns in Estate Planning.”  The CLE will be held in Minneapolis on January 15, 2015, and replayed in numerous locations throughout the state, including in Rochester on March 20, 2015.  For more information, please see http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=102281501.