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

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.

This CLE is approved for credit through September 20, 2024.

Heidi Christianson | Shareholder & Firm President | Nilan Johnson Lewis

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 471142

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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