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John Holden

Minneapolis Employment & Business Law Attorney



John Holden’s practice consists primarily of counseling and representing individual and business clients on matters involving employment law, contracts, commercial real estate leases and general business law. John Holden has over twenty-five years of experience practicing employment and business law and worked as in-house counsel for a large international transportation company for ten years before starting his own business law firm. John Holden works with established businesses as well as entrepreneurs and growing businesses to assist with their legal requirements. He prides himself on understanding your business needs and responding promptly, efficiently and effectively.

John Holden can assist you right from the beginning, when you are deciding on a business form (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or another business entity), as well as during business growth. He can negotiate your lease, review franchise agreements and other contracts for your new business. He will draft employment policies and handbooks to get your small business off to a good start.

John Holden has extensive experience advising employers in how to comply with the complex employment laws. He provides businesses with counsel on hiring and firing procedures, and drafting employment contracts. He can assist your company in preventing, investigating and resolving employee complaints. He has investigated hundreds of employee complaints throughout the United States. He will work with you to develop policies and strategies to ensure corporate compliance with state and federal employment laws.

John Holden represents small businesses in commercial lease negotiations and can assist you whether you are looking at small commercial office space, retail space or industrial or warehouse space for your new business. He will assist your company negotiate favorable lease terms which provide economic savings to the company and protect the company against costly litigation.

John Holden has represented business and individuals before numerous state administrative agencies and in Minnesota State and Federal courts. 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 LegalCorps and has also worked with numerous non-profits. In his free time he coaches youth sports in Edina where he and his family live.

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.

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, 1987U.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., Suite 465
Edina, MN 55435

Telephone: (952) 345-8272
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