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Washburn Law Journal Blog Posts From 2022

Ad Astra Per Notarius: 2022 Kansas Notary Law Updates

Steve Johnson | May 12, 2022 | Read this blog post

Summary: Kansas has a new notary law. The COVID-19 pandemic, a once-in-a-century force majeure, was a catalyst for legal change. To protect people from exposure to the COVID-19 respiratory virus, Kansas and other states temporarily waived the notary’s traditional physical presence requirement. The new notary law mostly replaced the old notary law with fresh or expanded definitions and rules, and applied starting January 1, 2022, including to notaries commissioned before 2022. This post explores some highlights of the new law.

Farm Economic Issues and Implications

Professor Roger A. McEowen | May 9, 2022 | Read this blog post

Summary: A firm understanding of the economic context within which the farmers and ranchers operate is necessary for both tax planning and financial planning. The creation and dissolution of legal entities, the restructuring of debt, and the use of various legal devices for the protection of assets from creditors and preserving inheritances cannot successfully be accomplished without knowledge of agriculture that transcends the applicable legal rules. 

Crop production, energy issues, monetary policy, issues in the meat sector and unanticipated outside shocks have farm-level impacts that professional advisors and counselors need to account for when representing farm and ranch clients.


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