Implications of the Otto Bremer Trust Decision for Private Foundations and their Attorneys

Event Description

Business Law Section Sponsored CLE

The Otto Bremer Trust case in Ramsey County District Court provides insights into the way that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is approaching public accountability, conflicts of interest, and other legal issues as they apply to Minnesota foundations. The April 29, 2022 ruling of Ramsey County Judge Robert Awsumb now becomes case law that is applicable to Minnesota’s philanthropic institutions. This CLE will provide an overview of the legal theories articulated by the Attorney General’s Office, and the view of the Court on those theories.  It will also include six takeaways for all foundation leaders and their counsel. 


Heidi Christianson | Sharehold & Firm President | Nilan Johnson Lewis


Case summary and takeaways:

CLE Credits:

1.00 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: TBD


Business Law Section Members: Free
MSBA Member not in the Business Law Section: $15*
Non-MSBA Member: $25
Law Student: FREE

Deadline to register: June 6, 12 pm. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: If you must pay by check, please mail with this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kara Haro


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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom