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Topic: The Mediation Process - Start to Finish
Come for an overview of the mediation process, from scheduling to conclusion, and get a glimpse of what an actual session looks like. Learn how paralegals can assist during all phases of the mediation process.
Speaker: Eva Cheney-Hatcher, J.D.
Eva Cheney-Hatcher, J.D., is a founding partner and shareholder of Cheney-Hatcher & McKenzie Dispute Resolution Center, PLLC. Ms. Cheney-Hatcher has been selected by her peers as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota and as a Super Lawyer since 2015. She has also been recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer. Ms. Cheney-Hatcher is a 1991 graduate of the
University of South Dakota School of Law, and a 1988 suma cum laude graduate of the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with degrees in English and Business, and recently completed the Health Care Compliance program at Mitchell Hamline Law School. She is licensed in South Dakota, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. She has been an ADR Neutral and providing ADR services since 1995, and shifted her private practice to full-time ADR work in 2009. Ms. Cheney-Hatcher is a qualified in all of the ADR methods, both neutral and adjudicative, in Family and Civil. She has extensive experience as a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral. She is a frequent Continuing Legal Education instructor and keynote speaker, as well as a published author.
Reminder: Our meeting time has changed to the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Parking: Use the Armory Lot, located on Second Street NW, across the street from the Castle to the north. Parking spaces are numbered, and a pay station is located at the southeast corner of the lot.
Lunch: Box lunches available from Jimmy Johns for $13. If you would like lunch ordered for you, please e-mail email@example.com with your sandwich, chip and cookie request by Tuesday, Feb. 4th. Checks payable to Brenda Nash-Eickhoff. See website for menu: https://www.jimmyjohns.com/menu/#/
This event is available for in-person attendance only.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
Cost: Members - Free
Non-Members - $15
Topic: 1031 Basics - When and How to Complete a Successful 1031 Exchange
An Overview of Tax-Free Exchanges of Real Estate under I.R.C. § 1031.
Speaker: Paul Linstroth
Paul J. Linstroth represents business entities and their owners and executives on a wide range of commercial issues, from tax-related matters to complex business transactions. With more than 30 years of experience, Paul has a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented in planning and structuring business, tax, and financial transactions. He has deep experience in tax matters related to structuring mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and the taxation of real estate transactions.
Remote attendance is available.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please register no later than February 7, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Deceased Taxpayers – Getting the Information You Need From the IRS
Join us for a discussion with Internal Revenue Service stakeholder liaison Karen Brehmer on requesting information from the IRS for a deceased taxpayer. Learn how to use, complete and file IRS Forms 2848, 8821, 56, 4506 and 4506-T to obtain relevant tax information necessary to administer an estate and prepare tax returns.
If you’d like to submit a question for Karen ahead of time, please send it to email@example.com no later than January 31, 2020.
Speaker: Karen Brehmer, Stakeholder Liaison, Communications & Liaison Division, Internal Revenue Service
Karen Brehmer represents the IRS at outreach events working with tax professionals and small business organizations, as well as in conjunction with other Federal, State and local government agencies.
Karen has been employed with the IRS for over 30 years. She has served as a customer service representative, a tax collector, and spent the last ten years in education and outreach. She regularly speaks at meetings and workshops, both face-to-face and via webinars, on tax topics that are relevant to the given tax professional or small business audience.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and Speech/Communications.
CLE credit has been requested.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shelly Doerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Update on Minnesota Family Law Rule Changes
This CLE will address updates to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure and Practice with regard to family law made in 2019, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Speaker: David Gapen
David brings passion and pragmatism to his practice of family and juvenile law. He has an active practice spanning the gamut of family and juvenile court in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. David approaches each case with fresh eyes and an understanding that every family is unique. He believes in crafting solutions to fit each family, not fitting families into preconceived categories. David has represented clients in challenging cases from northern Minnesota, to the Twin Cities Metro, to rural Wisconsin. He understands that litigation is frequently not the right answer for a family, but will zealously pursue it if no other options exist. David welcomes difficult cases, and enjoys the challenge presented in new or frequently changing areas of law. David is a qualified neutral under Rule 114. He offers mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) services.
Areas of Practice: Adoption, Appellate Law, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Custody and Support, Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS), Divorce, Third Party Custody, Grandparents’ rights, Foster parents’ rights, International Family Law, LGBT issues, Paternity, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and, Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation
Professional & Community Activities: David is a member of both the Minnesota and Wisconsin State Bar associations, as well as the Hennepin County Bar Association. He has presented many Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs including at Minnesota’s Family Law Institute and at a national symposium on custody evaluations in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been named a Rising Star every year since 2010 by the Minnesota Super Lawyer’s Organization. He volunteers his time for the Volunteer Lawyer’s Network & is a former board member for Southside Family Nurturing Center. Additionally, David was on the board of the Minnesota chapter of the Gift of Adoption Fund from 2005 to 2012.
Education: David earned his B.A. in philosophy from the UW-Madison in 2000. He graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004 where was recognized by the Minnesota Justice Foundation for his public service. While in law school he was in the International Moot Court, was a member of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Review, and participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic.
Personal: David enjoys living in Roseville with his wife, children, and dog. He likes to visit local restaurants, dog parks, and festivals. David enjoys riding his bicycle, cooking, reading, and doing home and garden projects.
Please RSVP by February 21, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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