Growing Your Business During Changing Times – Managing Partners

Breakfast with Bakke NormanAdam discussed, “navigating issues with business partners.”

Adam works primarily with business clients on a wide variety of legal issues. With a background in finance, Adam especially enjoys assisting business owners who have cultivated their own companies and are ready to sell to retire and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Adam also works on mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, franchise issues on behalf of franchisors and franchisees, real estate transactions, private placement offerings, bank loans (both asset-based and real estate-based), workouts, entities formation, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and general contract negotiations and drafting.

Adam’s business clients include small family-owned businesses, banks, large corporations, and farms of all sizes.

Adam utilizes his business experience in his work for local municipalities. He is the town attorney for St. Croix Falls and Prairie Lake and the Village attorney for Luck, Almena, Balsam Lake, and Haugen. He has extensive experience dealing with issues related to municipal law, including frac sand mining. He also represents clients int he area of bankruptcy, collections and creditor’s rights.

A Clear Lake native, Adam practiced in a large Florida firm and with an international firm in their Minneapolis offices before joining Bakke Norman.

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Growing Your Business During Changing Times – Building Strong Leadership Teams

Breakfast with Bakke NormanSteve provides insight on building strong leadership teams.

Steve Wilcox is President of Resultants for Business, Inc. (RFB), a non-traditional business advisory firm focusing on Strategic Execution, implementing and facilitating the framework and tools proven to accelerate growth and drive value. RFB is also uniquely qualified to facilitate Business Transitions, Exit Strategies and Succession Planning.

After graduating from the University of River Falls, Steve started a business career that included building various horticulture and backyard businesses over a 25 year period.

Steve and his wife Terri have “co-preneured” all their companies together, developing skills in sales, marketing, operations, and business management systems critical to the success of growing organizations.

A balance of family, business and community service keeps Steve active. Steve served the Twin Cities community in a variety of roles.

For more information on Steve Wilcox and Resultants for Business, visit: http://theresultants.com

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Growing Your Business During Changing Times – The Affordable Care Act – Implications for Employers

Mark discusses action items for employment under the Affordable Care Act: Preparing for 2014.

Breakfast with Bakke NormanMark Kinney is an employee benefits attorney who designs products and services for the health care industry. He advises national vendors of heath savings accounts (HSA’s), cafeteria plans, wellness programs, and other innovative providers of health and welfare benefits.

Representative clients include Fortune 500 employers, state and local governmental entities, venture capital funds, and start-ups. Mark has 20 years of experience in his field. Before starting his own firm in 2010, Mark was a partner with the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Witney.

Over the past several years, Mark has been deeply involved in advising employers and health care industry stakeholders on risks, opportunities, and compliance obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). He is a frequent speaker on ACA compliance and implementation topics.

Mark was recently listed in Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication based on evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers around the U.S.

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Farm Equipment / Implements of Husbandry Law Update

The gap between the current weight and width restrictions governing farm equipment on roads and the realities of today’s farming operations continues to make news. We had alerted you to the ongoing issues with these laws at our Breakfast with Bakke Norman seminar and in a Farm Alert. A WQOW-TV piece on August 15 further highlighted the concerns. Tim O’Brien, who represents farmers challenging the current regulations, spoke about the problems facing farmers who bought equipment believing it could be legally operated on the roads.

The Department of Transportation is considering the rules and is holding town hall meetings around the state. In this area, a meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Chippewa County Courthouse. Interested farmers are encouraged to attend.

Breakfast with Bakke

Breakfast with Bakke NormanBakke Norman has been presenting free education seminars in a series called, “Breakfast with Bakke” since August 2011. Each quarter a popular topic is chosen, typically focusing on a specific business and experts from that field present the latest information at the seminar.

The seminar begins with networking and a free breakfast for guests. There is a panel discussion following the presentations where guests can ask specific questions of the speakers.

Future Seminars

If you have questions, please contact Janet by email at jking@bakkenorman.com or by phone at 715-246-3800.