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Non-Compete Agreements
Is the Future Uncertain for Non-Compete Agreements?
In November 2019, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joined officials from about 20 other states in requesting that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") adopt a new rule that would render non-compete agreements illegal for low-wage workers and where they were not specifically negotiated. More >
California Consumer Privacy Act
CCPA Compliance: What Your Company Needs to Know
Enacted in response to a growing concern regarding data privacy, the CCPA provides California residents with rights to the data that companies collect about them. The effective date of the CCPA was January 1, 2020. Unfortunately, the California State Legislature rushed the CCPA into law with broad language and limited guidance. Thus, it is crucial for companies doing business in California to understand how to comply with the CCPA. More >
Poison Pill
The Poison Pill in North Dakota's Mechanic's Lien Law
Most jurisdictions, including North Dakota, have a remedy for non-payment to those who provide labor or materials to improve real property. In North Dakota that remedy is called a construction lien. In most other jurisdictions, it is called a mechanic's lien. But North Dakota's mechanic's lien statute contains a poison pill provision that makes it dangerous for contractors to exercise that remedy. More >
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Alert Number 1 TriangleChanges to Bankruptcy Law Affect Farmers and Small Businesses
 The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 ("SBRA"), effective February 19, 2020, simplifies the reorganization process for certain small businesses. Procedures and fees required in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including the appointment of committees of unsecured creditors, the filing of a disclosure statement in connection with a debtor's proposal of a plan of reorganization, and the payment of U.S. Trustee quarterly fees, are eliminated under the newly created subchapter of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. More >
Alert Number 2 TriangleMoss & Barnett's COVID-19 Resource Page
 The COVID-19 virus is having significant and rapidly changing legal implications for both businesses and individuals. Moss & Barnett has created a resource page to provide information that may be helpful in your decision-making. We know that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone, and new challenges will emerge as this situation continues to evolve. Together, we are well-equipped to navigate these challenges and overcome these trying times. More >
Alert Number 3 TriangleThe Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act
 On December 20, 2019, The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted into law. The SECURE Act changed several retirement provisions, most notably:
  • For an IRA owner, the new required minimum distribution age is 72 (under prior law, it was age 70 ½).

  • Funds held in an IRA must now be distributed to a designated beneficiary within 10 years after the IRA owner's death.
  • Exceptions apply if the beneficiary is a surviving spouse, a minor child, or a disabled or chronically ill beneficiary. The new law limits the use of so-called "stretch IRAs" -- a financial strategy that allowed the designated beneficiary to receive IRA distributions over his/her lifetime.

  • Individuals may now contribute to an IRA after age 70 ½.
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Team News
Kevin M. Busch and Timothy L. Gustin Re-elected to Moss & Barnett Board of Directors
Kevin M. Busch and Timothy L. Gustin were recently re-elected to three-year terms as members of Moss & Barnett's Board of Directors.

Kevin serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the firm's financial services, business law, mergers and acquisitions, multifamily and commercial real estate finance, and energy and public utilities practice groups.

Tim serves as the firm's Chairman, chairs the firm's multifamily and commercial real estate finance and real estate practice groups, and is a member of the firm's financial services practice group.

Kevin and Tim will each continue practicing law on a full-time basis in addition to handling their management responsibilities.

They are joined on the Board by co-directors, John P. Boyle, Jana Aune Deach, Brian T. Grogan, and James J. Vedder.  More >
Kevin M. Busch
Kevin M. Busch

 Timothy L. Gustin
Timothy L. Gustin

Three New Attorneys Have Joined Our Team

Aaron P. Minster

A former law clerk to the Honorable Francis J. Magill, Aaron has experience in shareholder derivative actions, close corporations, real estate litigation, trusts and estates, construction disputes, employment litigation, trade secrets, malpractice actions, and property tax litigation. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds the organization's ANSI/ISO accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation. Being a former network systems engineer, software programmer, and data security consultant, Aaron is uniquely positioned to assist clients in the area of information technology litigation and related risk analysis.Aaron P. Minster
Aaron P. Minster


Mitchell D. Sullivan

Mitchell serves clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, hospitality, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, technology, and shipping. He advises his clients on a broad range of corporate, financial, and real estate transactions, including entity formation, shareholder and partnership agreements, contract drafting and negotiation, purchase and sale agreements, business succession planning, business governance, and real estate issues and transactions. Mitchell strives to fully understand his clients' business needs at every stage of a transaction, and then he delivers innovative and effective solutions to achieve their goals.Mitchell D. Sullivan
Mitchell D. Sullivan


Garrett M. Weber

Garrett proactively works with businesses to distinguish their products and services and to position them for growth. His expertise ranges from trademarks, branding, advertising and marketing, to complex contracts and transactions, licensing and technology. His skills transfer across industries from financial services, to food and beverage, retail, e-commerce, medical device, and manufacturing. In addition to his work on trademark registrations, Garrett also works to enforce trademarks through cease and desist letters, consent agreements, and administrative and court proceedings. He has successfully resolved disputes before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Garrett also has experience in all areas of intellectual property, including trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, copyrights, and litigation.Garrett M. Weber
Garrett M. Weber

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Founder and CEO, Mynul Khan, started Field Nation in 2008. Since then, more than 100,000 technicians and 7,000+ companies (including Fortune 500 clients) joined the Field Nation marketplace.  More >
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