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Phone: (507) 288-5567

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Business Law

Businesses need effective legal representation in succession planning, contract drafting and negotiation, buy-sell agreements, litigation, and employment law matters. If you are starting a new business, you need representation that you can rely on for entity selection, formation, and tax issues. 

...we understand business law,

we understand you.

Business Law Essentials

We represent established small and medium-sized businesses throughout Southeastern Minnesota. We also work with startup businesses and focus on efficiently helping you with the legal protections you need so you can get your business off the ground and running. 

Start-up Businesses

Starting a new business is challenging endeavor, but the legal aspects of it do not need to be. New business owners will need to decide what type of entity to use, where to have a principal place of business, how to be taxed, and identify the relevant terms of the formation documents. An experienced business attorney can help business owners plan for eventualities like death or disability, choose the right entity and taxation, and advise owners on employment matters. Our attorneys work to make the legal aspects of the business formation process relatively simple and cost-effective.

Business Sales & Succession Planning

Buying or selling a business can be an exciting time. For buyers, it is a significant financial risk with many moving parts. We can help you make an educated decision and advocate for your interests. Sellers of established businesses need to be sure they are getting the best price for what they built. Our attorneys can help sellers craft sale terms that work for both parties while minimizing your financial risk. Both buyers and sellers must plan for the tax implications, as well as the liability and financial risks of the transaction. We can help you identify the best methods for achieving your goals while managing the many different facets of a business sale. 

Business Disputes

Problems can arise for a business from inside or outside the business. Whether you are dealing with a business to business dispute, a customer complaint, an employment matter, the divorce of a business owner, or trouble with a business partner, you need effective legal counsel. An experienced business attorney can guide you through the options available to you. We seek to swiftly resolve business disputes and aggressively pursue your legal rights. Our attorneys also utilize alternative dispute resolution and can provide conflict resolution services through a qualified neutral or other mediators. 

Where to Start

When you are ready to speak to an attorney, you can contact us below or book an appointment online. If you'd like to speak to an attorney today, call our office at 507-288-5567. We look forward to working with you!

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