Peace of Mind for the Frontline

10.30.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

Peace of mind for the frontline

Free Incapacity Documents Now Through February, 2021 for All Healthcare Workers

Minnesota, and our country at large, has been facing a healthcare crisis because of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 continues to challenge our hospital and health clinic systems, which places countless Minnesotan healthcare workers on the front lines of the battle against the disease every day. This impacts not only the medical professionals – doctors, nurses, paramedics, lab workers, and other staff – but also their loved ones and families.

As a community-oriented law firm, Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. wants to help these medical professionals by easier access to estate planning and incapacity-oriented documents. From November 2020 through February 2021, the Estate Planning Department of Henningson & Snoxell will be offering free incapacity documents (healthcare directives and powers of attorney) with every estate plan to all doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff.

Contact us today to find out more information!

At H&S, we follow required COVID-19 guidelines in all our interactions with clients, including wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing meeting spaces, and use of plastic dividers in our conference rooms.

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New Year Thoughts From CEO Jim Snoxell

01.08.2021 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

New year thoughts from CEO Jim Snoxell 2021

After the always busy end of one year and the beginning of the next I am taking a little time this Friday morning to reflect on 2020 and review my hopes for what 2021 may bring. Of greatest importance to all of us at Henningson & Snoxell is our appreciation for our many clients and friends of our firm. On behalf of all 40 of us at this firm, thank you so very much for entrusting us with your legal needs! Your positive response to the challenges thrown at all of us this year has been stellar, despite all of the stress and strain of the pandemic, adjusting to working from home, technology hassles, and economic uncertainty of the past 10 months.

Looking to 2021

The turn of the calendar to a new year does not mean all our 2020 difficulties will go away, and every year brings its own opportunities and challenges.  Nonetheless, the beginning of January feels like a fresh start and gives us a point from which we can feel encouraged to approach our responsibilities with renewed spirit and positive thoughts.

As we celebrate our 40th year as a firm, I wish all of us a joyous, peaceful, healthy, and blessed 2021!

Sincerely,

Jim Snoxell New Year Thoughts

Jim Snoxell

CEO/President of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

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The Boy Scouts of America, Bankruptcy, & its Impact on Host Sites

10.29.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

The deadline for filing in the BSA bankruptcy case: November 16, 2020

The Boy Scouts of America “(BSA”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 18, 2020 in the Federal Bankruptcy Court in the State of Delaware. This filing apparently occurred because of sexual abuse claims made against BSA.

This bankruptcy and these sexual abuse claims could also affect churches and other organizations that have:

  • held a Charter for a Boy Scout Troop
  • allowed a troop to meet in their building
  • in other ways helped a troop (i.e., through volunteers)

Boy Scout Troop “charter” holders or places that host Boy Scout Troops may find themselves included in cases seeking damages for sexual abuse or other claims. These charter holders and hosts could lose whatever rights they might have against BSA related to such claims if they do not file a proof of claim with the Bankruptcy Court. The deadline for filing a Proof of Claim filing in the BSA bankruptcy case is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 16, 2000.

What Could Happen if My Organization Doesn’t File a Claim in Time?

Without filing a General Proof of Claim by the above deadline, a charter holder or host would presumably lose whatever rights it might have to seek contribution or indemnification from BSA in any sexual abuse claims that might be asserted against it. A charter holder or host would also lose its ability to vote on BSA’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Simply put, if a Boy Scout Troop Charter holder or host does not file a proof of claim by the deadline, the organization may have no recourse against the Boy Scouts of America if any Scout sexual abuse claims are brought against it.

A General Proof of Claim and instructions for its use and filing form may be found here.

Organizations that hold a Boy Scout Troop Charter or host a Boy Scout Troop should consult their attorney for guidance about this matter and for advice about filing a General Proof of Claim.

Please contact us if you need advice about filing a Proof of Claim or have any questions regarding the potential impact of BSA’s bankruptcy on your Church.

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Elder Law Concierge Services

09.21.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

Adult children with elderly parents are experiencing stress like never before.

They are often caught between raising their own children, working demanding jobs, and navigating their aging parents’ complicated situations and needs.

Our firm offers a service that is specifically designed to assist busy adult children with their parents’ elder law issues. Our Elder Law Concierge Service is a full-service solution that involves hands-on, compassionate assistance by attorney and paralegal staff. Whether helping Dad get the care he needs after hip surgery, researching living and care options when Mom is no longer able to live independently, or working with staff to assess Mom’s needs and gaining her admission at a facility, we can help. We will help you determine the resources that are available and the process for obtaining them. We combine legal and practical knowledge to take a collaborative approach to gathering information and evaluating options. We focus not only on asset protections and legal capacity planning, but on dignity and quality of life.

We take the time to get to know your family and what is important to you.

We learn the nuances of family dynamics and try to anticipate problems that may arise. If problems do arise, we quickly address the issue. Having us in place as counselors and advisors will minimize the stress and burden on family members. We also establish relationships with service providers to create a network of support for our clients. This collaborative approach to assisting clients and their families creates a feeling of personal connection in a world where isolation is the new norm.

If your family is experiencing a stressful time because a loved one needs help at home or needs care at an assisted living or nursing care facility, don’t hesitate to call us. Let us take something off your plate. Leave the legwork to us.

We’ve got your back.

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Estate Planning is for Everyone – a Testimonial

08.18.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

Estate planning is for everyone - a testimonial

The following is an unsolicited testimonial from Chuck and Connie D.


“We have attended a variety of seminars conducted by Henningson and Snoxell.  All the seminars have given us great information and tools to use.  The seminars are free and the takeaway information and understanding is amazing.

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What is Medical Assistance?

06.11.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

What is Medical Assistance?

In Minnesota, Medicaid is called “Medical Assistance” or “MA”.  Under that umbrella, there are several different programs, but the one that we most often work with at Henningson & Snoxell is Medical Assistance for Long-Term Care Services (MA-LTC).  

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Henningson & Snoxell, LTD. Welcomes Attorney Rachell L. Henning to the Firm

06.05.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

New Attorney Rachell L. Henning

Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. is pleased to welcome Attorney Rachell Henning to the firm. Rachell is a member of the firm’s individual legal services department, with primary practice areas in Conservatorships, Guardianships,  Disability Law, and other areas of Elder Law.

Rachell managed a residential home for individuals with disabilities early in her career. While there, she advocated for the people she served. She worked closely with families and staff to ensure the residents received proper services. She worked alongside county financial workers, social workers, and others who handled eligibility decisions surrounding Medical Assistance and other state-run programs. Rachell built relationships with those individuals to understand the administrative end, and she is able to use this experience to advocate for her clients.

While attending law school, Rachell worked full-time as a Human Resource and Office Administrator at one of the largest law firms in South Dakota. She gained invaluable experience managing benefits, working with insurance companies, and assisting employees of all ages. She especially enjoyed working with older employees as they planned their retirement, helping them navigate the many complex decisions that retirement entailed.

Rachell is a member in good standing with the Minnesota State Bar Association. We are so happy to have Rachell as a member of our talented team of attorneys, each of whom focuses on a specific area of law and is committed to honest and effective legal counsel and representation.

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Emerging Legal Issues for Your Pregnancy Center & COVID-19

05.26.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

Pregnancy Centers and COVID-19

As pregnancy centers continue to provide essential services throughout Minnesota, it is crucial to develop and engage in appropriate protective measures specific to COVID-19. This will not only protect your clients, volunteers, and employees, but may also reduce your legal risks.

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