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Fiduciary Duties Breach by Shareholders, Officers, Directors, or Partners

A fiduciary is a person required to act for the benefit of another within the scope of their relationship. A fiduciary owes a certain standard of loyalty or care toward another. What are the Consequences of a Fiduciary Breaching a Duty to Another? A fiduciary that breaches his or her fiduciary duty is liable for […]

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Minneapolis Business Attorney Aaron Hall, Minnesota

Minnesota Shareholder Dispute: What Are My Rights & Options?

Owners in a closely-held corporation owe duties to each other. An owner, or shareholder is subject to legal liability if he or she violates a duty owed to another owner, or shareholder. The duties owed can be complex. Fiduciary Duties Owed by Business Owners in Minnesota In Minnesota, the shareholders in a closely-held corporation owe […]

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Minneapolis Business Attorney Aaron Hall, Minnesota

Minnesota LLC Attorney: EIN, Business License, and LLC Renewal

Once you are past the basics of forming an LLC you need to ponder other practical considerations. Your business needs a bank account. You may need additional licensing for your business. You will need to renew your business on occasion, or at some point, you may wish to let it lapse. Business Bank Account and […]

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Minneapolis Business Attorney Aaron Hall, Minnesota

Minnesota Business Formation: Common Questions

Frequently, many of the same basic questions arise when forming one’s own business in Minnesota. Answers to the three most common questions are below. Location of the business – Can I Use My Home Office? Must your business have a physical address? Yes. However, you can use the address of your business’ virtual office. Virtual […]

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Minneapolis Business Attorney Aaron Hall, Minnesota

Minnesota Litigation Attorney: Should I File a Lawsuit?

As a Minnesota litigation attorney, I offer these tips to people considering suing someone. If you are considering a lawsuit (litigation), the cost and other options to resolve disputes may be worth examining. Lawsuits are often very expensive. In litigation, the goal is to beat the other side rather than work out a win/win solution, […]

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If I Win a Lawsuit, How do I Collect the Money?

Minnesota Debt Collections & Minnesota Judgment Collections After you win, the court’s judgment is valid for 10 years unless you renew it. Unfortunately, even though you won your case, you probably won’t immediately get your money from the defendant. In fact, you may never get it. A court order may say that the defendant owes […]

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How Can I Start a Lawsuit in Minnesota?

  (Before you enter into a lawsuit, you might want to read this article with some alternative options to beginning a lawsuit: Should I File a Lawsuit?) Do you want to sue someone in Minnesota without an attorney? Here are a few considerations to help you get started. Jurisdiction Do the Minnesota Courts Have Jurisdiction? […]

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Are My Injuries Serious Enough to Sue? | Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney

If you are wondering whether your injuries are serious enough to sue, they probably are not. For example, a cut, bruise, or minor flesh wound that heals after a few days is in the category of very minor injuries. At the other extreme are serious injuries such as permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, and injuries that […]

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Minneapolis Business Attorney Aaron Hall, Minnesota

How to Form a Minnesota LLC without an Attorney

If you want to start a small business, you can form a new LLC (limited liability company) in Minnesota without hiring an attorney. You will save the expense of attorney’s fees, but you also will not have the counsel of a business attorney and will have some other risks. The risks are explained at the […]

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Minnesota Noncompete Agreement FAQ

As a Minnesota business attorney, I am often asked questions related to Minnesota noncompete agreements. Below I explain an overview of Minnesota noncompete law and answer common questions. For related topics, visit nonsolicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements. Overview of Minnesota Noncompete Law A noncompete agreement may go by many names: non-compete clause (NCC), covenant not to compete (CNC), […]

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Limiting Fiduciary Duties in Minnesota Small Businesses

Minnesota business owners in a partnership may desire to limit the fiduciary duties they owe each other. They may ask their lawyer to draft a partnership agreement providing limitations on their duty to disclose to each other. They may also ask their lawyer to include a provision allowing the partners to compete with the partnership. […]

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Trademark & PPC Keywords, The Debate Over Adwords Advertising

The Minnesota Federal District Court is currently hearing arguments regarding whether a company can use Google AdWords to place ads on a SERP (search engine results page) when someone searches for a competitor’s name. In 2005, one court ruled that Google could permit competitors of GEICO insurance to target people who search for “GEICO,” but […]

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IRS Tax Debt and an Offer in Compromise

Some people find themselves in a situation where they cannot pay their IRS tax debt. For example, a taxpayer may owe taxes but cannot pay because the taxpayer has little money compared to the taxpayer’s debts. If the IRS is convinced that the IRS will probably not recover the amount owed, the IRS may make […]

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