Diligent, Dedicated and Dependable Representation of Businesses
Conscientious counsel for small to large companies
Cannot afford your own general counsel, but need dependable, regular advice and guidance? Regardless of the size or type of business, there are bound to be times when you will need a qualified business attorney to review or draft contracts, help you navigate complicated legal matters, or resolve disputes in your favor. We provide dedicated legal support to businesses of all sizes in Minnesota and across the country and have been doing so for more than 26 years. We are committed to protecting your interests and meeting your ongoing legal needs, whether you are starting a new business; negotiating a contract, lease, buy/sell, compensation agreement; or resolving a partnership, member, or shareholder dispute. For more than 26 years, we have excelled as trusted legal advisers to a wide variety of businesses by learning each of our client’s industries and regularly monitoring legal and business developments within those industries so that we can proactively craft personalized solutions to help you stay ahead of potential problems.
Skilled advocacy to address each business’s ongoing legal needs
From the initial planning stages to the day-to-day management of your company, we are available to advise you of your legal rights and duties as a business owner, executive, and employer, and to help you develop strategic plans to resolve any issues that may arise as your business grows and evolves. We have several years of experience representing startups and established businesses, sole proprietors and partnerships, corporations and LLCs, as well as family-owned businesses in a wide range of matters including:
- Business formation — If you are creating or restructuring a business, we can advise you of the various frameworks available, such as general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, C-corporation and S-corporation. We can help you consider factors such as recordkeeping requirements and tax treatment as we carefully weigh the pros and cons of each business structure against your goals, expectations, resources and liabilities. We assist clients in preparing and filing the appropriate business formation paperwork and in developing thorough business succession plans to prevent companies from falling apart following an owner’s death, incapacitation or retirement, or in the event that a dispute arises among owners.
- Contracts and agreements— If you need a reputable lawyer experienced in contract law to draft or review a binding legal document, such as contracts with vendors or suppliers, an employment contract, noncompete agreement, or purchase contract, let us help you minimize the risk of future disputes by making sure the necessary terms are clearly established. You can trust that we will represent your best interests by ensuring that you fully understand your contractual rights and obligations.
- Dispute resolution— We have a long history of successfully resolving business disputes through mediation, arbitration and in the courtroom. Whether you are engaged in a disagreement with a partner, shareholder, associate, employee, contractor, subcontractor, vendor, supplier, customer or competitor, we can take appropriate action to resolve the issue through settlement or litigation.
Careful planning can help business owners avoid missteps and potential disagreements. However, when a dispute arises, prompt action is usually necessary and already having an established relationship with an experienced business attorney that has an understanding of your business will be beneficial.
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We are dedicated to developing long-term relationships and delivering personalized service and honest counsel to businesses of all sizes. To discuss how we can help you achieve your current and long-term business goals through strategic legal planning and, if necessary, strategic litigation, please call us at 952-835-4709 or contact us online.