Stinson Leonard Street

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150 South Fifth Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
Phone: 612.335.7222
Fax: 612.335.1657
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Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Federal Banking Agencies Explore Raising Threshold for Appraisals in Commercial Real Estate Transactions to $400,000

Federal regulators earlier this week issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to raise the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Treasury’s Recommendations for the Volcker Rule

The U.S. Department of the Treasury previously issued its first in a series of reports to President Donald J. Trump examining the United States’ financial regulatory system. The report included detailed recommendations regarding…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Tribal Arm Sovereign Immunity Factors

The Ninth Circuit, in U.S. ex rel. Fawn Cain et al. v. Salish Kootenai College Inc. et al., recently reversed a lower court's dismissal of a False Claims Act lawsuit by former Salish Kootenai College employees. The False Claims…more
 /  Education, Government Contracting, Indigenous Peoples

The Other Shoe Drops: An Update on DOLI Enforcement of Contractor Registration Requirements

In a move of interest to residential or commercial contractors working in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DOLI) recently began enforcing a 2012 requirement that all unlicensed contractors register with…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Commissioner Supports Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration

Reuters is reporting that SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar urged IPO companies to request relief from the SEC to include mandatory arbitration provisions for shareholder disputes. Commissioner Piwowar apparently made the comment…more
 /  Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Vermont Says Court Can’t Force Defendant To Start the Arbitration, Plus Arbitration Decisions from Other State Courts

I declare this the Summer of Arbitration. It’s not as sexy as the Summer of Love (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, btw http://www.sftravel.com/summer-love-2017), but there has to be some recognition of the avalanche of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

New SEC Chair Announces Guiding Principles

In remarks before the Economic Club of New York, new SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discussed eight guiding principles: Principle #1: The SEC’s mission is our touchstone. Investors and capital markets will suffer if the SEC strays…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Missouri Changes Law on Sales and Use Tax on Delivery Charges

On July 5, 2017, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed into law an amendment to the sales and use tax law that removes usual and customary delivery charges that are separately stated from the amounts subject to Missouri sales and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Missouri Court Holds Public Owner is Liable for Issuing Defective Contract Documents

Although the federal courts have followed the Spearin doctrine since 1918, it took Missouri just shy of a century to come on board. Under U.S. v. Spearin, it was held that when a government entity includes detailed…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

CFPB Shows Grit; Issues Rule Curtailing Financial Arbitration

The CFPB yesterday issued a consumer-friendly rule that is likely to significantly curtail the use of arbitration in consumer financial agreements. That rule has two major components. First, it prohibits institutions from…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

DC Circuit Vacates FERC Order on PJM's Capacity Market

Decision limits FERC's ability to modify rate proposals - In an opinion issued on July 7, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that Section 205 of the Federal Power Act "does not allow…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

CPA Can’t be a Whistleblower for Non-Public Entities

Reyher v. Grant Thornton, LLP analyzed whether an employee of a CPA firm is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act for lodging complaints with an employer about suspected illegal activity regarding…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

$15 Minimum Wage Passes Minneapolis City Council

Last week, Minneapolis’ city council passed a minimum wage bill, raising the minimum wage to $15 for nearly all employees through a phase-in process, which will be complete in 2022 for large businesses and 2024 for small…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Alleged Overcharge of Sales Tax on Food Triggers Missouri Lawsuits

Several putative class action lawsuits have recently been filed in the city of St. Louis alleging retailers have overcharged sales tax for certain food items. These suits seek refunds of payments made by consumers, punitive…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Be Careful What You Ask For: The Unintended Consequences of Creditor Remedies in Bankruptcy Cases

To anyone practicing bankruptcy law more than a month, the scenario of a lender secured by a lien against real property, as well as an assignment of rents (“AOR”) is pretty standard fare. Default on the debt occurs, threats (and…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential
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