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 »

Welcome Justin Alderman to Our Team

Dudley and Smith is excited to welcome Justin Alderman to our team as our newest attorney.  Justin is an Illinois native who has called Minnesota his home for the past 8 years since he attended the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to making the Land of 10,000 Lakes his home, he received his Bachelor’s… Read more »

Tax Considerations for Your Pet Trust

If you have set up a pet trust for the care of your pets after you are    no longer able to care for them, or if you are interested in doing so,  you may want to consider the following information regarding the  taxation of this type of trust. There are a few types of taxes… Read more »

I Want a Pet Trust, but How Do I Fund It?

When making your estate plan, you may wonder how you will ensure your beloved pets are taken care of after you’re gone. With a pet trust, you can designate money to be used for the benefit of your pets, so that a chosen caregiver is not burdened with your pets’ expenses. There are several things to… Read more »