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John Holden

Minneapolis Employment & Business Law Attorney



My practice serves the legal needs of individuals and small businesses throughout the Twin Cities and the surrounding communities. We regularly assist with issues related to ongoing employment and human resources law for individuals and small business.

A Skilled Employment Law Attorney for Individuals and Small Business

When you work with the Holden Law Firm, you gain access to an experienced attorney who helps you and your business approach employment and human resource needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Over the past 30 years, I have worked closely with individuals and businesses throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This includes serving as an attorney in private practice, a contract attorney for Northwest Airlines and in-house counsel for C.P. Rail. These experiences allow me to take on a wide range of challenges and help individuals and businesses develop proactive strategies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.

Through the course of my career, I have assisted with the following:

  • Investigating and resolving Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints and ensuring compliance with federal law.
  • Negotiated and drafted Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements and Non-Competition Agreements on behalf of businesses and individuals.
  • Orchestrated and investigated complex employment issues such as alleged violations of vulnerable adult act incidents, alleged CEO sexual harassment, anonymous harassing letters and numerous other employee complaints, incidences and problems.
  • Achieved favorable results representing business clients and individuals regarding employment disputes involving Title VII, FMLA, ADA, Wage and Hour laws, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Counseled businesses on hiring and firing guidelines, drafted Employee Handbooks, and other employment policies and procedures.
  • Negotiating and resolving numerous small business legal disputes
  • Reasonable hourly rate.

We are highly responsive to your needs, ensuring you get answers to your questions as quickly as possible.

Select General Counsel for Your Business

At Holden Law Firm, we’re available to represent a select number of small businesses and nonprofits that have ongoing employment counsel, contract review, lease negotiations, conflict resolution and litigation management needs. Through the counsel we deliver Holden Law Firm’s Select General Counsel Program can reduce turnover, improve employee morale, avoid costly litigation and reduce workers’ compensation and unemployment claims.

From our offices in Edina, our firm serves clients in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at 952-345-8272 or contact us online to learn more.

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law,
  • human resources legal advice
  • Severance Agreement Negotiation,
  • Employment Agreements,
  • Wrongful termination,
  • Unemployment compensation,
  • Business Formation,
  • Contracts,
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases,
  • Lease Negotiations,
  • Shopping Center and Office Leases,
  • Dispute Resolution,
  • Litigation.
Bar Admissions: Minnesota, 1987; U.S. District Court District of
Minnesota, 1987
Associations:Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association


William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota,
1987 J.D.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin,
1982 B.A.


6600 France Ave. South Suite 465
Edina, MN 55435

Telephone: (952) 345-8272
Facsimile: (952) 345-8273
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