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Ten things to consider when negotiating a Commercial Lease

1. The initial draft of a Commercial Lease will mostly favor the landlord. There is no standard commercial lease form and a there are many opportunities for tenants to negotiate better lease terms to give them some protection. 2. It is important to know the local commercial rental market by […]

What is CAM?

Most commercial retail leases are triple net leases. This means the landlord passes through the Landlord’s expenses to maintain the common areas to the tenants on a pro-rata basis. These expenses generally include real estate taxes, property insurance and CAM. CAM is an acronym for "Common Area Maintenance." It is […]

Legal Services

The Holden Law Firm provides high quality counsel and legal services to business owners, employers, landlords, and tenants. Located in the Twin Cities, The Holden Law Firm helps clients find optimal solutions to business legal issues they face. We advise clients on the best approach to ensure compliance with the law. […]

Forming a Small Business

For the small business owner looking to form a business the best option is to either operate as an LLC or a Minnesota S Corporation. The greatest advantage is that both provide limited liability for the owners, which means that the owners are not personally liable for business debts and […]

Business Registered Agent

Holden Law Firm can assist businesses in making the necessary filings with the Minnesota Secretary of State in order to remain in good standing, preserve liability shields and avoid corporate veil piercing claims, and can assist with annual meeting minutes which record the business activities of the company. Holden Law […]

Learn to Negotiate Anything

"Getting To Yes" by Roger Fisher and William Ury is a powerful and persuasive argument for principled negotiations. Anyone dealing with situations of conflict should read this primer on principled negotiations. The authors have designed a systematic method of negotiating and dealing with conflict. The method of principled negotiation emphasizes […]

Non-Compete Agreements

Non-competes have become commonplace in the workplace and are used to protect the employer's business, confidential information and trade secrets.  In Minnesota, employment non-compete agreements are looked upon with disfavor and are cautiously considered, and carefully scrutinized. However, non-compete agreements are enforceable if they serve a legitimate employer interest and […]

Form A Minnesota LLC Today

Many solo business owners chose to forego filing as a Limited Liability Company or creating a Corporation, and instead operate as a sole proprietorship.  If your business is owned and controlled by one person and you do not file with the Minnesota Secretary of State, you will be considered by […]

Why Use A Lawyer To Start Your Business

If you use an online legal document service provider, be aware that the online provider cannot provide legal or financial/tax advice. Some online legal document services provide a wealth of information on their websites, allowing you the opportunity to learn more about your legal issue and help you to prepare the document on your own.  However, these online services can only provide […]

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