Resources available and crisis management

With daily changes and developments with COVID-19 make sure you have a plan to continue or restart your operations. It is also wise to know you rights and your benefits under the CARES act and the programs available by the federal government. The SBA has an excellent...

Plotting a course in troubled times

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to occupy our daily lives it is important to plot a course through these times of uncertainty.  At times of crisis legal and economic planning is vital as we move through this uncharted territory and new normal. DeMakis Law continues...

Mineral Title in North Dakota

As a practicing oil and gas title attorney I get several calls on a weekly basis with questions regarding North Dakota minerals and how title is held.  There are several nuances to mineral ownership in North Dakota.  The issue raised the most by people is why the...

Wellness and Balance

Sometimes I run across articles, while aimed at attorney’s, are directly relevant to everyone.  Now that the holiday season is over and a new year is upon us its important to take time for your self.  Personal wellness is important to everyone, not just...

Planning your affairs.

As the year draws to an end now is a good time to evaluate your legal affairs and organize documents and plans in the case of a life changing event. It is never to early to have your affairs in order as life is unpredictable. No one ever plans to be sick or disabled....

Planning for the future of the farm

Planning for the future of the Farm Thinking about and executing estate planning is no easy task but it can be even more complex and emotional for farmers. The farm is a business, real property and personal property all mixed together and many situations arise whereby...

Real Estate Planning for the Future

In North Dakota if you have an ownership interest in real property that is not jointly held you are opening yourself up to having a probate procedure opened when you pass away. Under North Dakota law any interest in real property, be it surface or mineral, cannot be...

Transition Planning

As a smaller community and smaller state family owned or closely held business are the norm for us in Minot and in North Dakota. Unfortunately due to the smaller nature of the business and the communities they serve the fundamental step of transition planning is often...

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We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later for...