Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy, often referred to as “reorganization bankruptcy” is for businesses that want to keep operating but need time to restructure their finances. The filing of the bankruptcy case imposes an automatic stay on most collection activities of creditors. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy the debtor usually proposes a plan of reorganization or plan… Read more »

Pedestrian Traffic Accidents: A Growing Trend

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, people all over Minnesota have hit the streets, forming walking groups and other outdoor social-distancing activities. Though cumulative 2020 data is not available, from January to November in Minnesota 36 pedestrians have died as a result of Pedestrian Traffic Accidents, per Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Numbers have risen from… Read more »

Fighting for Families of those who died at Care Facilities from lackluster COVID-19 Regulatory Practices

Has the present COVID-19 crisis impacted you or a loved one who has died, been released to a hospital or home, or is residing at a nursing home? The renowned attorneys at Dudley & Smith are here to help! In these uncertain times, the one thing you should not be worried about is that your… Read more »

Have You Lost Money to a Licensed Contractor in Minnesota?

Have you lost money to a licensed contractor in Minnesota? Has a contractor walked off the job? Have they not completed a job you hired them to do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should contact Dudley & Smith! Dudley & Smith, P.A. is a full-service law firm with over 25… Read more »

Small Business Reorganization

            Small businesses that are unable to pay their debts have the option to file bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to reorganize their businesses and debt obligations. Recent changes to the Bankruptcy Code are designed to make it easier for small businesses to reorganize.             In August of 2019, the Small Business… Read more »

Homeowners Associations

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS Real estate developments are increasingly formed as Common Interest Communities in which there is individual ownership of homes combined with shared expenses for repair and maintenance, property management, some utilities, or shared areas. These Common Interest Communities may be formed as condominiums, townhomes, or coops. The management and governance of these communities are… Read more »

Noncompete Agreements in Minnesota and the Enforceability of Remedies Clauses

Restrictive covenants such as noncompete agreements are commonplace in today’s employment contracts. Minnesota’s large med-tech presence often lands departing employees in legal battles with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and other companies who have attempted to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets through restrictions in employment agreements. As one expects, a noncompete agreement… Read more »