Moss and Barnett Advocate Summer 2022
Tales from the Crypt(o) - Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency
Mainstream interest in cryptocurrency has skyrocketed over the last few years. Despite digital currencies plummeting nearly $2 trillion in value since peaking in late 2021, the market continues to grow. As of May 2022, one in five Americans invested, traded, or used cryptocurrencies. An estimated 46.5 million more Americans are expected to invest in cryptocurrencies for the first time this year. MORE >
Updates to the Minnesota - Nursing Mothers Statute
Employer-employee relationships have changed in recent years. Lockdowns, retirements, the “great resignation,” and calls for flexible and remote work have impacted many employees. A group particularly affected by these changes is working parents — especially those who recently gave birth. MORE >
You Got Served with a Subpoena Now What
Subpoenas are an important part of the litigation process in any case. In civil cases, parties are entitled to broad discovery of relevant information under state and federal civil procedure rules. Subpoenas are an effective and useful tool to obtain documents or testimony from people or entities that are not directly involved in the lawsuit as a party. MORE >
There’s No Place Like Home - Interest Rate Hikes and the Housing Market
On June 15, 2022, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point in an attempt to combat inflation. This was the steepest interest rate hike since 1994. Subsequently, on July 27, 2022, the Fed again raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percent, and it is unlikely the last. Policymakers anticipate additional rate increases over the remainder of the year. MORE >
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Recent amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code (codified as Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 336) provide an immediate remedy for lien notices (financing statements) filed with the intent to harass or defraud a debtor — known as “revenge liens.” The filing system the Minnesota Secretary of State utilizes creates a public notice of liens against a debtor’s personal property upon the filing of a financing statement. MORE >
Scam Warning Sign
Deceptive and misleading solicitation letters are on the rise and often target newly registered businesses. Scammers frequently pose as government entities, including the Secretary of State, or refer to laws, like the Uniform Commercial Code, to trick unsuspecting business owners into providing confidential information or paying fees for unnecessary services. MORE >
We’re Proud to Recognize
Jana Aune Deach
Professionalism Award | 2022
Lawyer
Awarded by Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Section
Alex R. Schoephoerster
North Star Lawyer | 2021
Lawyer
Awarded by Minnesota State Bar Association
Moss & Barnett is pleased to announce that Susan A. King and Caroline A. Simonson have been appointed Adjunct Directors to the firm's Board of Directors effective May 1, 2022. The adjunct director program is intended to train future leaders of the firm. MORE >
Susan A. King
Caroline A. Simonson
Moss & Barnett Saint Cloud Office Interior View
Moss & Barnett St. Cloud Office Interior View
Moss & Barnett’s St. Cloud office location recently completed an update and renovation of their interior space. The improvements include upgraded meeting spaces to better accommodate our clients both in-person and virtually, additional work space for our growing professional team, and the creation of flexible workspace areas that allow our team and other professional service providers to collaborate with ease in serving our clients. MORE >
Jessica assists entrepreneurs in structuring new businesses for growth and risk management. She structures commercial contracts such as employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and master sales or service agreements for private companies and entities such as tribes and local and state government agencies.

Jessica also advises clients on estate and wealth preservation planning. She facilitates efficiently passing along assets through multiple generations while ensuring institutional knowledge and values are passed on as well. She has experience helping families administer trusts and estates even when challenging family dynamics exist. MORE >
Jessica M. S. Brigman
Business Law
Wealth Preservation and
Estate Planning
With special congratulations to Susan Rhode, listed on the Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers lists for 2022; Jana Aune Deach, listed on the Top 50 Women and Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers lists for 2022; and Jim Vedder, listed on the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers list for 2022.
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