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Business Law

Business Organizations and Transactions:

Legal issues and pitfalls abound at every stage of a business’s existence, from the initial start-up to dissolution or sale of the company. It is important to have expert legal counsel assist you from the beginning, when you are deciding on a business form (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or another business entity), as well as further down the road. At Holden Law Firm, an experienced business lawyer will help you deal with the almost endless variety of legal matters that will, sooner or later, arise as you conduct business. We can advise you on what the law requires and also how you can seize opportunities and avoid problems in your business. We can assist you with these and other business law matters:

Business Law

· Limited liability company (LLC)

  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Subchapter S corporation
  • C corporation
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial real estate leases.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Negotiating and reviewing franchise agreements and uniform franchise offering circulars
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Non-Compete Agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Separation Agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Employment Agreements
  • Litigation

Employment Law For Employers:

Employers have serious legal resp

Employment Law

onsibilities to their employees, job applicants and labor force. These rules must be followed in order to avoid problems for their business. From the employer’s point of view, strategic employment law planning should be based on equal parts of prevention and cure. An experienced employment law attorney will show you and your human resources staff how to hire and fire employees in compliance with the law.

Investigating and responding to employee complaints properly is the key to avoiding lawsuits. Holden Law Firm provides investigation services for complex discrimination and harassment complaints by employees. Holden Law Firm conducts timely and objective investigations and provides a thorough investigation report providing information necessary to defend the company against litigation and avoid unnecessary legal costs.

Carefully drafted employee handbooks and/or employment contracts prepared by the Holden Law Firm will define the relationship you have with your employees, letting them know what you expect from them. This type of clarity will prevent many issues from turning into major problems.

We can assist you with:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, severance package negotiations, independent contractor agreements and non-competition agreements on behalf of businesses.
  • Counsel businesses on hiring and firing procedures, documenting and disciplining difficult employees.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment policies and procedures, and Employee Handbooks.
  • Investigating internal EEO Complaints, and assisting in compliance with EEO Laws by conducting workplace investigations. Drafting timely, detailed fact finding reports and identifying potential legal issues uncovered during the course of employee investigations.
  • Advising Employers on employment law compliance such as Title VII, FMLA, ADA, wage and hour laws, equal employment opportunity (EEO), random drug testing, unemployment compensation claims and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Conducting seminars on hiring and firing practices, coaching and counseling difficult employees.
  • Representing Employers in Unemployment Claims.
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation.

Commercial Real Estate Leasing:

Leasing commercial space, expanding or relocat

Commercial Real Estate Leasing

ing your business is an important decision that can directly impact the success of your business. Holden Law Firm will listen to your business needs and negotiate the best economic lease terms for your business. We will draft a lease so that it is structured for your specific business. Our clients include building owners, property management firms, business owners, multi-unit franchisees and restaurant owners. A commercial property lease must clearly and accurately represent the terms of the letter of intent negotiated between the parties.

Holden Law Firm can negotiate a lease so that potential problems in the future are avoided and ensure favorable terms for your business are included in the lease. Lease terms are often difficult for people to understand. Holden Law Firm has the knowledge and experience negotiate language that is favorable to your interest. If a lease is not negotiated properly, provisions can lead to conflicts and disputes over issues regarding exclusive use clauses, operating costs and common area maintenance (CAM), insurance limit coverage, defining the lease area, default, remedies, assignment, subletting, signage and other terms typically included in commercial leases.

We can assist you with these and other commercial real estate law matters:

  • Letters of Intent
  • Broker Listing Agreement
  • Industrial Leases
  • Retail Leases
  • Office Leases
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Evictions
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Lease Terminations
  • Litigation

Contact us to learn more.

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