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Reliable Representation In Business Law

As a small business owner, we understand the importance your business has to you and your family. Apart from a home, a business is the single largest asset your family will own. Whether you are continuing an existing enterprise or starting a new venture, you need an experienced legal partner. As experienced business lawyers in Minnesota, we have assisted our clients in forming entities, acquiring and selling businesses, dissolving partnerships, advising ongoing operations and navigating litigation claims on behalf of their business.

Risk, both financial and personal, is part and parcel of being a business owner. We work with our clients to minimize risk, while being mindful of the entrepreneurial spirit that empowers change, innovation and success.

Get in touch with our team of skilled and experienced business lawyers in Minnesota today. Visit our contact page or call 651-505-2655.

When Litigation Is Unavoidable, You Need An Experienced Legal Team To Assist You In Protecting Your Business.

Disputes are often unavoidable in business operations. Retaining legal counsel does not draw a line in the sand between litigation and cooperative resolution. There are many considerations in resolving business disputes such as ongoing business relationships, community reaction and cost. Proactive engagement of these disputes can place you and your business in a better position to resolve issues and allow you more time to manage and grow your business.

When litigation is unavoidable, you need an experienced legal team to assist you in protecting your business. We are experienced litigators. As with all our cases, we develop a unique litigation strategy from the start of your case. Our strategy includes an ongoing analysis of the financial cost and projected benefits, so you have the tools you need to make sound decisions for your business.

Business Cases We Handle

Dealing with several facets of business law can be complex and frustrating without the help of legal professionals. You need the experience and resources of an established firm of business attorneys in Minnesota to address these matters logically, quickly and reliably.

Here are a few of the most common areas in business that our services are needed:

Business Litigation

Helping clients understand the litigation risks in business is one of the most important services we do for business owners. By elaborating that contributing factors, these risks can be avoided altogether. And when the need for litigation does come, we are there to deliver.

Shareholder Rights

If you encounter issues concerning promised dividends, voting rights, corporate positions or any other that fall under shareholder rights, we can help.

Business Formation

Starting a business can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. With our legal counsel, however, you can begin with confidence. This involves advice about taxes, regulations and the options available to you.

Business Contracts

We have a wealth of knowledge in drafting business contracts with consideration to Minnesota law. We are also experts at contract negotiations and litigation.

About Messick Law, PLLC

Messick Law, PLLC was founded by Steven Messick, a highly respected business lawyer in the state of Minnesota. Steven currently serves as a council member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Super Lawyers® has further recognized Steven as a Rising Star since 2019. As an experienced litigator, he is also a counselor and mediator who provides practical solutions to complex legal problems.

Attorney Steven Messick

Frequently Asked Questions On Business Law

Our business law lawyers at Messick Law, PLLC, have helped clients find the solution to their problems through practical and comprehensive means for more than 10 years. Over the years, we have heard all manner of questions, including:

Do you need an attorney for commercial transactions and licensing?

While you can set up commercial transactions and licensing for your small business without an attorney, there are many reasons you should not. An attorney can help negotiate transactions and licensing agreements to ensure you are not making a bad deal. With our legal counsel, we can help you navigate complex commercial transactions and licensing agreements and protect you from disputes, copyright and trademark infringements and environmental issues.

Where do mergers go wrong, and how can a business attorney help?

A successful merger can save costs on products and services and increase revenue over time. A merger can also help diversify target audiences and services, increase market shares, provide access to industry-leading talent and corner future market value. However, some problems can arise from a merger. The focus of a business may have an undesirable change and could lead to internal troubles because of clashing cultures or operational setups. Without a clear focus as to how a business should run after a merger, it could lead to failure.

One of our goals when you hire us is to identify potential issues that should be addressed before finalizing a merger deal. This involves thorough research into the other business’s financial records, past history, business operations, contacts, assets, intellectual property rights and other key information.

Can you help my business that operates in states outside of Minnesota?

Your business does not need to be tied down to Minnesota. If you are seeing clients reach out to you from other states, you may consider branching out your business operations. Operating a business in states outside of Minnesota can require extensive knowledge of business law. At Messick Law, PLLC, our attorneys can develop a business plan to ensure you are following all the applicable laws as you operate in other states.

Unique Solutions For Your Legal Concerns

Messick Law, PLLC is serving clients across the state of Minnesota. We advocate for clients in business disputes, developing solutions specific to each case. We consider all possible outcomes and work to ensure you get the best one possible. Contact us today at 651-505-2655.