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Through its Web site, Lynn Jackson offers a number of blogs tailored to the firm’s practice areas. These blogs are intended to provide useful information to our clients (and visitors) and are updated on a frequent basis. In some blogs, clients will be made aware of new developments in the law. Other blogs will provide practical advice on how to avoid certain pitfalls. The purpose of each blog is to provide content that offers real value to our clients and visitors. Please access any blog that may interest you within the Practice Group pages.

Thursday, 09 April 2020
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Buying, Selling, and Estate Planning while “Social Distancing”: Wheels in Motion Do Not Have to Screech to a Halt

The COVID-19 pandemic and “social distancing” is truly the one, and possibly the only, topic of discussion now. It blankets the news, all conversation, and of course your Facebook feed. The impact on society is undoubtedly one for the history…
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
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THOUGHTS FROM A WORKING-AT-HOME-ATTORNEY & MOM

COVID-19 has changed our entire way of living and working. In fact, as I sit here writing this post, I have one child on my lap eating an ice cream sandwich, another playing his 800th hour of Fortnite for the…
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
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Control, Access, and the Passing of Your Digital-Self upon Death

When it comes to estate planning and the discussion of passing a person’s assets to someone else upon his or her death, most people talk about real estate, cash, and bank accounts. They don’t think about their digital assets: audiobooks,…
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
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Updating your estate planning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a disease that has already spread throughout China and Italy, and that will likely spread throughout the United States. There are many concerns we cannot ignore during this Coronavirus pandemic: How will Coronavirus affect the economy? How…
Thursday, 12 March 2020
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Coronavirus and Contracts

In recent weeks, we’ve seen the effects of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) on our economy and society in many ways. In sports, as of the date of this writing, the National Basketball Association has suspended its season and many NCAA tournaments are…
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
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Women's History Month: Celebrating our own Barbara Anderson Lewis

March is Women’s History Month – a month to commemorate and draw special attention to the remarkable women who have played a role in shaping our nation through their work, actions, and words. And Lynn Jackson is proud to highlight…
Friday, 20 December 2019
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Hunting and Landowner Liability

For many South Dakota youth, hunting was a way of life growing up in our State. This was true even for those without access to private land owned by parents or relatives. It used to be that hunters could walk…
Friday, 06 December 2019
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The Importance of Documenting Business Agreements

In advising business clients, I find they often have “understandings” with people they do business with that are not completely or accurately documented in writing. The parties involved often “agree” to extend deadlines or change terms and never update (or…
Friday, 22 November 2019
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Transfer on Death Deeds Another Estate Planning Tool

On July 1, 2014, South Dakota enacted the Real Property Transfer on Death Act, which provides for the transfer of real property in the event of death. “TOD” (transfer on death) and “POD” (pay on death) account designations have been…
Monday, 28 October 2019
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“Yelp”-ing for Help: Online Reviews and Your Business

How many times have you consulted online customer reviews before booking an appointment at that new salon, ordering a sweater online, or deciding to try a new restaurant? According to a recent BrightLocal survey, roughly 86% of U.S. consumers consult…
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