Incapacity Planning 101 – Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives

December 28th, 2015

Earlier this month Jen and Jayne, along with Epilawg colleagues Maggie Green and Jamie Held, presented a live webcast on Incapacity Planning 101: Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. This webcast is through Minnesota CLE, which provides continuing legal education to attorneys and judges throughout the state of Minnesota. Topics included when to use and the differences between a common law power of attorney and the Minnesota Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney; tax treatment of a power of attorney; provisions related to intrusive mental health treatment under a health care directive; alternatives to powers of attorney and health care directives; and practical uses for each document.

Sykora & Santini featured on Lawyerist Podcast

November 10th, 2015

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5th Anniversary Party

September 11th, 2015

Thanks to all who came out last night to celebrate Sykora & Santini’s 5th anniversary. It was a great event at the Aster Cafe and we look forward to another great celebration in another 5 years!! Thanks to everyone for their support.

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Sykora & Santini are Rising Stars for 2nd Year in a Row

July 9th, 2015

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Rising Stars are limited to no more than 2.5 percent of qualifying attorneys. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nomination and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

We are delighted to be included on this exclusive list again!

Jen Santini Receives State Bar President’s Award

June 29th, 2015

On June 26, 2015 at the Minneapolis City Center Marriott, Jen Santini was awarded the 2015 Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)’s President’s Award by the 2014-2015 Bar President, Richard H. Kyle, Jr. during the annual MSBA convention. Jen received the award for her dedicated involvement with the MSBA during the recent bar year, specifically highlighting Jen’s leadership of the New Lawyers Section. Congratulations, Jen!

Background, Basics and 2014 Changes: MN Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney

December 30th, 2014

NoImageAvailableSykora & Santini recently taught a continuing legal education (CLE) presentation for the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) on the Minnesota Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (MN POA). Click here for details on the MN POA and changes the MN legislature made to it in 2014.

The CLE is now available as an on-demand webcast through the MSBA. Here’s a link to purchase the webcast. Thanks to the MSBA for giving us the opportunity to present!

Delegates to the ABA YLD

August 7th, 2014

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Both Jayne Sykora and Jen Santini will be delegates from Minnesota at the annual assembly of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The assembly will take plan in Boston during the American Bar Association annual meeting August 8-10. As delegates, Jayne and Jen will have the opportunity to learn about and vote on a variety of resolutions the Young Lawyers Division is working on.

Super Lawyers Magazine names Sykora & Santini as Rising Stars

July 8th, 2014

SL-logo-270x65 Super Lawyers Magazine named both Jayne Sykora and Jen Santini to the Rising Stars list for the State of Minnesota. Rising Star is an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5 percent of qualifying attorneys. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nomination and evaluations are combined with third party research.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

We are delighted to be included on this exclusive list!

Our latest article: Exit Strategies for LLC Members

February 4th, 2014

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Sykora & Santini recently contributed an article to the Minnesota Women Lawyer’s publication, With Equal Right, called “Exit Strategies for LLC Members.” Check it out here.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2014

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