Get Informed with Informed IP

by Sean McCarthy

As a business person, you no doubt are aware that bankruptcy effects the state of trade. In day to day operations, when providing goods or services to a struggling entity or individual you know, getting money due from your customers can prove to be difficult.

Think you have an idea? Like a really good idea? Well, it may be worth nothing if you don't get the proper protection in place. But how do you know if you need protection? And another question: how do you know what kind of protection you need? A patent? Trademark?

The good news is, we came up with an idea of our own. It's called Informed IP.

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Preference Claims! Not feeling “preferred”?

by Brooke Perez

As a business person, you no doubt are aware that bankruptcy effects the state of trade. In day to day operations, when providing goods or services to a struggling entity or individual you know, getting money due from your customers can prove to be difficult.

Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive some funds from your customer prior to its filing bankruptcy. Just when you were thanking your lucky stars for the little amount money you were able to receive from your customer prior to its bankruptcy filing, you receive the dreaded demand letter from the bankruptcy trustee in the mail and it hits you in the face like a splash of cold water. You’re being told you have to give it back any money received from 90 days prior to your customer filing bankruptcy.  And it's not some sort of bad joke, either.

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Minnesota: A Guide to Tax Credits

by Stuart Gutwein

At Gutwein Law, we understand navigating tax credits can be difficult. So, we've put together a list of tax credits for Midwestern states to help you get started. In today's blog post, we'll explore Minnesota, home to our first out-of-state office.

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Client Profile: How Bio Town Ag is combining livestock production with energy, sustainability.

by Stuart Gutwein & Chris Shelmon

The concept of sustainability is virtually unavoidable in today’s world. Less open space, fewer natural resources, more mouths to feed, and a number of state and federal regulations to navigate. But even under these circumstances, Bio Town Ag, Inc. (BTA) is finding ways to improve the way we produce food, fuel, and fiber, all while revolutionizing sustainability in agriculture.

BTA is a multigenerational farm located in Reynolds, IN, a rural community, where farming is a way of life. BTA's farm operations consist of cattle and hog production, which also doubles as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Its cattle and hog production, combined with the neighboring row crops, are a microcosm of the area's agricultural interests and resources.

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Indiana: A Guide to Tax Credits

by Stuart Gutwein

At Gutwein Law, we understand navigating tax credits can be difficult. So, we've put together a list of tax credits for Midwestern states to help you get started. Today's post? I'll walk you through our firm's home state, Indiana.

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