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Holden Law Firm ( Areas of Practice )

Areas of Practice

Holden Law Firm counsels individuals and small business on employment law and business law matters in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburban area.


Employment and Business Law Attorney

John Holden

Employment and Business Law Attorney for Individuals and Small Business.

5200 Willson Road, Suite 150 Edina, MN 55424

John Holden’s practice consists primarily of counseling and representing individual and business clients on matters involving employment law and general business law. He prides himself on understanding your legal needs and responding promptly, efficiently and effectively. John Holden has practiced employment and business law for thirty years and worked as in-house counsel for two large international transportation companies before starting his own employment and business law firm.

John Holden assists employees, independent contractors and small businesses negotiate, draft, review and comment on all types of employment agreements between employees, independent contractors and businesses. He has extensive expertise in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, consulting service agreements, confidential or nondisclosure agreements, severance agreements, non-competition agreements and any and all other related employment agreements.

John Holden has represented employers and employees in sex, race, disability, age discrimination and harassment cases and unemployment cases before administrative agencies, and filed in State and Federal Courts, and the Minnesota Appellate Courts.

John Holden is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience advising and representing businesses in a wide range of employment law matters arising under federal, state, and local laws. He has developed a reputation for providing practical and business-based approaches that facilitate prompt and constructive solutions on behalf of small and medium size businesses. He has a demonstrated track record of providing legal expertise that helps companies reduce turnover, improve their work environment, reduce claims, and prevent costly litigation – all provided through services offered at affordable rates.

John Holden provides effective and practical legal advice based on sound business judgment, and ability to identify and avoid issues before they become a liability.

John Holden is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. John Holden regularly volunteers his time for start-up businesses and minority businesses as a volunteer attorney for numerous non-profits.

Holden Law Firm is available to represent a select number of small to medium size businesses who have an on-going need for employment counsel, contract review, lease negotiations, conflict resolution and litigation management in order to help your business. Holden Law Firm’s Select General Counsel Program can help your business be successful and avoid costly litigation.

John Holden can assist with the following:

  • Areas of Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources Legal Advice
  • Severance Agreement Negotiation
  • Employment Agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Business Formation
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Lease Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution, and Litigation

Employment and Business Law Library

  1. U.S. Department of Labor
  2. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  3. (EEOC)
  4. Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules
  5. Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  6. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  7. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 FAQ
  8. Federal Code
  9. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  10. Federal Courts

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Recent Blog Posts

21. Jul

Independent Contractor Agreeme...

Many businesses use independent contractor agreements when working with consultants, independent contractors or vendors.  This relationship can be extremely beneficial to the business as opposed to hiring employees. Some of the benefits to the employer include: Not having to withhold federal taxes Not having to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes Not having to pay […]

07. Jun

Minnesota Non-Compete Agreemen...

Non-Competes have become commonplace in the workplace in Minnesota and can be burdensome to employees and an effective way for employers to protect their business, employees, confidential information and trade secrets.  It is a myth that non-competes can’t be enforced against an employee and prevent the employee from working in a job that competes with […]

21. Apr

Severance Agreements...

Using Severance Agreements: A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and an employee. In most situations, the employee will be giving up his or her right to sue the employer and the employee will be provided additional compensation, benefits or other consideration for giving up this right. The employer and employee can agree […]

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