Assisting Clients With A Wide Range Of Business Needs

Whether you are starting your own business or running a successful company, it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced lawyer. At the law firm of Grannis & Hauge, P.A., our Minnesota business attorneys represent clients across Dakota County and the surrounding region.

In addition to assisting clients who are starting new businesses, we also provide a variety of tax preparation services. Our skilled team is highly experienced in providing tax appeals and audit representation. Additionally, we are prepared to guide you through the complexities of employment law. When necessary, our firm can also help you recover unpaid debts.

Providing Comprehensive Business Startup Services

Starting your own business and doing what you love for a living is the definition of the American dream for many people. Before you open your doors, however, it is important that you speak to a lawyer who can help you lay the correct foundation to give your company the best chance for a long and healthy future. We will review your business plan, your industry and other factors in order to give you our best recommendation about what type of business entity would best suit your needs.

Finding The Solution That Is Best For You And Your Business

It can be easy to overlook some key considerations in the process of starting up a new business. When you hire our firm, we pay attention to every detail, proactively recommending solutions for business issues that our experience has taught us are common among most businesses. However, we do not try to apply a one-size-fits-all approach to your legal needs. We look at all pertinent issues and develop a customized solution designed specifically to fit your situation.

Our business attorneys are Ward R. Anderson, Virginia A. Dwyer, Barry Wittenkeller, Jeremy Knutson, Vance Grannis Jr. and Paul A. Lindstrom. This skilled team has extensive experience in all areas of business formation and representation, including the following:

  • Choosing the right type of business entity to form, such as a limited liability company, "S-corporation" or "C-corporation," sole proprietorship or a general or limited partnership
  • Organizing the business, including drafting and filing of articles, drafting beginning resolutions, obtaining tax identification numbers and filing subchapter S-elections
  • Buy-sell agreements, member control agreements and business succession agreements
  • Litigation of commercial disputes
  • Acquisition and sale of business assets and real property
  • Preparation of asset purchase agreements and stock purchase agreements
  • Obtaining financing for operating the business and purchasing new assets
  • Negotiating and drafting lease agreements
  • Drafting of employment agreements and other contracts
  • Staying abreast of current legislation and its impact on your business
  • Advice to shareholders on limiting liability on personal guarantees and business leases

Call Now For A Consultation With An Insightful Lawyer

Contact our office to discuss your legal issue with one of our Minnesota business formation attorneys. You can either reach us by phone by calling 651-456-9000 or by email.