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We proudly serve industry leaders and individuals who call the Twin Cities and the surrounding Metro their home. For years, we've helped our clients navigate the legal process, file important paperwork on time, and protect their assets with professional litigation and arbitration representation. 

We invite you to get to know our team and request a free consultation to learn more about how we can support you today and in the future.

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At KTF Law Firm, our team is committed to guiding Minnesotans through the legal process to help support, empower, and advocate on their behalf. From business owners to individuals and families, we work to ensure you receive professional legal counsel to help you make informed decisions that affect you professionally and personally.

From drafting and executing contracts to keeping you updated on new laws and requirements that affect how you operate your business, we'll help you stay in compliance and keep you moving forward.

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What Is UCC & Why Is It Important?

What Is UCC & Why Is It Important? Whether you’re new to owning a business, or you’ve operated your own company for decades, it seems that every city, county, and state has its own set…

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Common Business Legal Mistakes

Common Business Legal Mistakes Starting a new business is an exciting venture for any solo artist or entrepreneur. Coming up with the name, drafting a business plan, and getting your LLC are all important milestones…

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Why Hire a Contract Drafting Attorney?

Why Hire a Contract Drafting Attorney? Every small business will face legal concerns. Whether you need an expert to review new contract agreements and permits, or require legal counsel to assist with supplier or vendor…

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Estate Planning Tips

Estate Planning Tips As a parent and/or spouse, it’s your responsibility to ensure the financial security of your family in your absence. Estate planning is a “must-have” set of legal documents that help protect your…

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Basics of Buy and Sell Agreement

Basics of Buy and Sell Agreement Though we can’t predict the future, we can do our best to plan and prepare for life’s many curveballs. This is especially important if you run a small business….

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Tips for Ending a Business Partnership

Tips for Ending a Business Partnership As with any relationship, starting a small business with someone can be an exciting new venture. However, the financial strain of daily operations combined with strong egos can easily…

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LLC vs. DBA: Which Is Right for Me?

LLC vs. DBA: Which Is Right for Me? Anyone who has taken an “Intro to Business” course has heard about the different types of business structures available to entrepreneurs. The two most commonly asked about…

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Attorney vs. Lawyer [What’s the Difference]?

Attorney vs. Lawyer [What’s the Difference]? Though these two terms get used interchangeably, there’s actually a few key differences between what type of services you can expect from an attorney vs. a lawyer. Are lawyers…

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How to Start a Construction Company

How to Start a Construction Company Are you starting a new construction company, or looking for some guidance as you consider taking on a new construction project?  Before you begin, you’ll want to ensure you’re…

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Why Hire a Lawyer?

Why Hire a Lawyer? There’s nothing generic about your life—so why should your legal representation be cookie cutter?  In today’s ever-evolving world, finding a professional law firm you can trust is invaluable. You want one…

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Do Part-Time Workers Receive Holiday Pay?

Do Part-Time Workers Receive Holiday Pay? With the holiday season now in full swing, many small business owners may wonder about holiday pay, overtime, and paid time off. Below, we’ll discuss part-time workers specifically, and…

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Are Holiday Workers Legally Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Are Holiday Workers Legally Entitled to Overtime Pay? With November upon us, it is officially “go time” for retail stores—as Black Friday deals begin. Despite an increase in eCommerce and supply chain disruptions, the National…

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Top Small Business Legal Concerns

Top Small Business Legal Concerns Being a small business owner is full of both rewards and challenges. Along with the achievements of pursuing your passion and being your own boss, there are also the headaches…

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Hiring a Construction Lawyer [Expectations vs. Reality]

Hiring a Construction Lawyer [Expectations vs. Reality] If you work in construction, then you already know that most working sites are vulnerable to legalities. This could be due to federally-mandated restrictions, the potential for hazards,…

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Is It Time to Update Your Contractor’s Agreement?

Is It Time to Update Your Contractor’s Agreement? If you work as an independent contractor, then you already know how important it is to maintain a good rapport with clients—so they stay happy, and you…

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Are Construction Laws National or State-Level?

Are Construction Laws National or State-Level? Construction law involves all legal issues related to the planning, design, and construction of a building or structure. Because construction projects include multiple parties—not to mention the fact that…

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Should I Hire a Business Lawyer When I’m Ready to Sell?

Should I Hire a Business Lawyer When I’m Ready to Sell? Selling a business can be a stressful process—and it requires negotiation, contract drafting, organization of financial documents, and so on. Below, we’ll help you…

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What Is Business Law?

What Is Business Law? Though a broad term, business law is responsible for regulating commercial entities and their commercial transactions—covering the rights and conduct of those involved in commerce, trade, and sales. Whether you’re a…

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Free Legal Advice vs. Hiring an Attorney

Free Legal Advice vs. Hiring an Attorney With a world of information at our fingertips, it’s easy to think we can get all the news and advice we need in just a few easy clicks….

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Why Hire a Construction Lawyer?

Why Hire a Construction Lawyer? Planning residential or commercial construction? Whether this is your first time or you’re a seasoned builder, having access to a professional construction lawyer is more than a value add to…

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Drafting a Will vs. Estate Planning: Is There a Difference?

Drafting a Will vs. Estate Planning: Is There a Difference? The terms “will” and “estate planning” often get used interchangeably. But it’s important to understand their differences, and how they work together to protect your…

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3 Signs It’s Time to File for Conservatorship

3 Signs It’s Time to File for Conservatorship It can feel overwhelming to witness a loved one become unable to manage their own affairs—whether financial, personal, or both. If someone close to you, whether a…

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Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court

Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court: What You Need to Know

Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court Need to settle a dispute in court? Whether you require professional representation for a business disagreement or a complex dissolution, here is what you need to know about…

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How Much Does a Business Lawyer Cost?

How Much Does a Business Lawyer Cost?

How Much Does a Business Lawyer Cost? Any business owner will tell you the importance of consulting with a business attorney, especially if you run into a legal dispute with a client, customer, or former…

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What Are the Different Types of Business Law?

What Are the Different Types of Business Law? If you already own a business or you’re thinking of becoming a business owner, you may wonder how the different types of business law can impact the…

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Are Legal Fees Tax Deductible for Your Small Business?

Are Legal Fees Tax Deductible for Your Small Business?

Are Legal Fees Tax Deductible for Your Small Business? With the new year behind us, you may find yourself with questions about filing taxes for your small business. Working with a tax expert can help…

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Business Partnership?

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Business Partnership?

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Business Partnership? If you’re looking to launch a new business in 2020, you may find it more profitable to partner with another entrepreneur for added financial support, shared…

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The Process of Contract Arbitration

The Process of Contract Arbitration

The Process of Contract Arbitration If you’ve ever signed an employment contract, business agreement, or even a credit card application, you may have come across the word arbitration. Arbitration is a process that involves taking…

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How prenups can create a happy marriage

4 Ways Prenups Can Create a Happy Marriage

4 Ways Prenups Can Create a Happy Marriage Planning an autumn wedding? As your special day draws near, you’re probably feeling a strong mix of emotions. And with all your free time spent planning and…

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What Qualifies You to Receive Alimony?

What Qualifies You to Receive Alimony?

Emotions, stress, and all the legal considerations involved in divorce proceedings can take a toll on your mental and financial well-being. Understanding your rights and what you’re entitled to can also be confusing. One complicated…

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What does a trust administration officer do?

What Does a Trust Administrative Officer Do?

What Does a Trust Administrative Officer Do? As you get older, estate planning becomes an essential piece of your retirement goals, especially if you have family or loved ones you’re leaving behind. Considering how to…

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Is It Legal to Change a Contract After Signing?

Is It Legal to Change a Contract After Signing? For business owners and individuals alike, contracts are often considered rigid, consequence-imposing agreements that require stringent compliance. Though this outlook is not necessarily wrong, it lacks…

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What Are the Top 3 Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim?

What Are the Top 3 Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim? Contracts regulate what you do every day. From the simple task of purchasing groceries at your local market to the more complex undertaking…

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What Does an Estate Planning Attorney Do?

What Does an Estate Planning Attorney Do? Nearly everyone has an estate, including you. Your estate comprises everything you own, from your home, car, checking and savings accounts to your investments, insurance, and personal possessions….

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How Do I Find a Good Contract Attorney?

How Do I Find a Good Contract Attorney? A contract is a legally binding agreement, which can be in writing or oral. You’ve engaged with these types of documents in your everyday life, whether or…

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Is a Cohabitation Agreement Right for Me?

Is a Cohabitation Agreement Right for Me? Whether you’re planning to move in with your significant other or you’ve been living together for years, you may have heard the legal term “cohabitation agreement” and wondered…

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Reasons to Hire a Construction Attorney

Should I Hire a Construction Attorney? Successful construction projects require collaboration between multiple parties—from architects and contractors to owners and investors. With so many moving parts, any construction job has the potential for disagreements, along…

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How to Extend Your Parental Visitation Rights

How to Extend Your Parental Visitation Rights Going through a divorce can be difficult, even if both parties involved desire a mutual outcome. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have any children together, the stress…

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Obtaining a Handyman License in Minnesota

Handyman License in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

Handyman License in Minnesota: What You Need to Know You’re a self-sufficient person—especially around the house. Something breaks and you’re able to fix it, whether it’s the plumbing, electricity, carpentry, or masonry. Maybe you’re the…

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Understanding the Basics of Collaborative Law

Understanding the Basics of Collaborative Law

Understanding the Basics of Collaborative Law Choosing to file for divorce is never an easy decision. It can be stressful and emotionally exhausting. This can be due to a variety of reasons, but once the…

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Planning Long-Term Care Part II: Assets, Finances, and Cost of Care

Planning Long-Term Care Part II: Assets, Finances, and Cost of Care The cost of advanced care is expensive, and many people are unaware that Medicare doesn’t cover most long-term care needs, so planning ahead for…

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Planning Your Long-Term Care Options: Part I

Planning Your Long-Term Care Options: Part I Discussing long-term care with loved ones can bring up some emotional conversations, as it’s difficult to think about a time where you may not be able to make…

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Modifying a Construction Contract Part II: Change Order Initiation

Modifying a Construction Contract Part II: Change Order Initiation In last week’s blog post, we discussed certain instances that may require your construction project to implement a change order to the original scope of work….

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How to Effectively Modify a Construction Contract’s Scope of Work: Part I

How to Effectively Modify a Construction Contract’s Scope of Work: Part I Making modifications during a construction project comes with the territory. Your clients may request additions, or you may need to make changes due…

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Is Your Small Business’ Intellectual Property Protected?

Is Your Small Business’ Intellectual Property Protected? Every small business is unique. Whether you sell web design and development, women’s sport apparel, cookbooks, or wedding photography, your brand has its own original identity. But what…

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How to File for Conservatorship of a Loved One

How to File for Conservatorship of a Loved One When a love one is no longer able to make financial decisions on his or her own—due to age, mental health, or disability—a conservatorship may be…

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Independent Contractor Tips to Help You Avoid “Rookie” Mistakes

Independent Contractor Tips to Help You Avoid “Rookie” Mistakes Working in the “gig economy” has its benefits. As an independent contractor, you get to do what you love on your own terms and schedule. Of…

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Understanding the Basics of Marital vs. Non-Marital Property Interests

Basics of Marital vs. Non-Marital Property Interests Although emotionally stressful and financially burdensome, divorce is sometimes necessary. If you’re currently going through a legal separation, you may have heard the phrase “marital property,” but you’re…

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Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Small Business Lawyer

Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Small Business Lawyer In honor of this year’s annual celebration of Small Business Saturday, we at KTF Law Firm wanted to share some important qualities that every…

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The Trouble with Boilerplate Contract Agreements

The Trouble with Boilerplate Contract Agreements In a world of instant gratification, it seems only natural for entrepreneurs to rely on the internet for help with running a small business. From ordering bulk supplies on…

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Filing a will contest to protect your family's rights

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Will Contest

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Will Contest The passing of a loved one can be a traumatic time for a family—even more so, when there are discrepancies over the deceased’s Last Will…

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Expanding Your Small Business? How Employment Law Affects You

How Employment Law Affects Your Business Whether you’re starting a small business or expanding your current team of employees, it’s important that you understand employment law and how it may impact your employer-employee relationships. From…

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A child custody lawyer can help protect your family

Filing for Custody? Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

Hiring a Child Custody Lawyer In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of hiring an experienced divorce attorney to handle your complex dissolution of marriage, especially if children are involved. This week, we…

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Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Here Are Some Important Questions You Should Ask

Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Whether you own a start-up company or established brand, hiring an experienced attorney who specializes in business law can help you protect the longevity of your business. From commercial code…

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How to Keep the Romance Alive with a Prenuptial Agreement

How to Keep the Romance Alive with a Prenuptial Agreement The words “prenuptial agreement” seem to carry negative connotations for many people. It’s typically the last thing couples want to discuss or even think about…

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Planning a Wedding? Why Estate Planning Should Be at The Top of Your List

The Importance of Estate Planning for Newlyweds As you and your significant other prepare to exchange vows and begin a new life together, your thoughts about the future may include buying a home, starting a…

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Four Things to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting a Business

4 Things to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting a Business Here at KTF Law, we work with entrepreneurs and business owners every. From working to launch a new business to helping established companies grow, our…

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The 4 Things You Need Before Drafting a Living Will

4 Things You Need Before Drafting a Living Will Over the last few years, you may have heard the term “living will” in the media surrounding the news of many notable celebrity deaths. In a…

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Everything You Need to Know About Alimony

Everything You Need to Know About Alimony Alimony payments are a reality in many divorce cases today. Also known as spousal support or maintenance, alimony is most common in divorces when one spouse earns substantially…

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Are Legal Websites Really Cheaper Than Hiring a Lawyer?

Are Legal Websites Really Cheaper Than Hiring a Lawyer? In 2017, it seems like you can learn anything you want on the internet. While this explosion of information in the digital age has incredible advantages…

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Tactics to Protect Your Business Through a Breakup

Taking risks is intimidating, whether you’re committing to a budding relationship by pursuing marriage, quitting a long-time career to start a business, or all of the above. Some people elect to avoid uncertainties entirely, but…

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Litigation v. Arbitration v. Mediation: A Case of 3 Important Differences

Litigation v. Arbitration v. Mediation: A Case of 3 Important Differences You might have heard people talk about litigation, arbitration, and mediation before and assumed they are interchangeable terms for a legal battle involving heated…

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Zoning Laws, Design Approval, and Business Lending

Zoning Laws, Design Approval, and Business Lending Breaking ground on a commercial construction process is a long process. While there is quite a bit of pomp and circumstance around the groundbreaking, getting the first shovel…

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Is Choosing a Public Defender Right for You?

Is Choosing a Public Defender Right for You? Everyone can make mistakes. Dealing with the consequences of these mistakes is a time-consuming process that can involve heavy financial costs, but more importantly, jeopardize your own…

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Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Ask These Questions First

Hiring a Small Business Attorney For entrepreneurs starting their first business, the legal world can be an overwhelming mess. The mountains of paperwork to file, standards to meet, and books to keep can leave you…

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A Quick Lesson in Legal Jargon From a Law Firm

A Quick Lesson in Legal Jargon From a Law Firm Have you ever read through iTunes’ User Agreement and thought to yourself, what the heck does this all mean? Well you are not alone. Here…

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Should I Really Get a Prenup? Yes.

Should I Really Get a Prenup? Ahh… true love. You’ve finally found it and you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with that special someone. The ring’s been bought, a date’s been set,…

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Universal Advice For Child Custody Cases

Universal Advice For Child Custody Cases It’s a sad reality that 50% of children in America today will witness the breakup of their parent’s marriage. Divorce takes an emotional and physical toll on everyone involved,…

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Breaches of Contract: The Four Types and What You Need to Know

Breaches of Contract Contracts are a vital part of our world today and without them it is unlikely that businesses (or society for that matter) could function like they do today. Unfortunately, these contracts are…

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