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What is an entity? In the eyes of the law, an entity is a person that is separate from other businesses or individuals. An entity is a business, and it allows the business to act as its own person outside the direct connection to the owner. Legal entity formation is the business equivalent to giving […]
We Don’t Serve Contractors, We Work Alongside Them Minnesota Construction Law Services (MNCLS) is a law firm that doesn’t just serve contractors, we are personally involved in the industry right alongside them. We don’t sit looking down from skyscrapers downtown, instead, we visit with our clients at their job sites. We focus on the individual […]
Bill Gschwind, MNCLS Principal Attorney and Founding Partner, was recognized as the 2020 Housing Industry Leader of the Year! The award is provided by Housing First Minnesota, a trade association that is the leading voice and advocate for affordable housing in Minnesota. The majority of Housing First Minnesota’s members are home builders and remodelers Bill […]
What does the Minnesota Wage Theft Prevention Act mean? Over the past few years, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has shifted the foundation of construction. With the announcement of new legislature in 2019, the Minnesota Wage Theft Prevention Act has fundamentally altered the traditional methods general contractors and independent subcontractors operated on. […]
On July 1st, 2020, Courtney Ernston, MNCLS Attorney, became a partner of Minnesota Construction Law Services alongside Bill Gschwind, Founder and Principal Attorney. While the public announcement is recent, the plan has been years in the making. From the beginning when Courtney joined the firm in 2017, Bill and Courtney formed a balanced partnership. Courtney […]
It has been months since Covid-19 started to loom over the world. During this period, we have seen numerous new situations arise that would have otherwise been irrelevant during a non-pandemic time. One of these situations that is particularly relevant to the nature of construction is Covid-19 liability. On July 27, 2020, the US Senate […]
MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 21, 2020 – Minnesota Construction Law Services (MNCLS) partner, Courtney Ernston, has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor and are selected through exhaustive evaluations and research by the Super Lawyers […]
We have drafted these sample documents to be a guide for your policies that must be implemented on June 29th, 2020 per the Minnesota requirements.  These documents are meant to be a guide and you should tailor these to your own business practices.  Particularly, the highlighted portions must be inserted based on your own business. […]
We are excited to announce that attorney Courtney Ernston has been selected to join the board of a local non-profit organization called Hearts & Hammers.  Hearts & Hammers is an organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals in Minnesota that need help with some of their exterior projects.  H&H focuses on veterans, seniors, individuals with […]