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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 construction sites can pose many safety…

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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 break down the basic steps of selling a business and why…

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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 global enterprise or a…

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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. In fact, there are so many opportunities…

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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 your company; it’s a necessity….

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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 family’s financial future, as well as your legacy. What Is…

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Are Separate Bank Accounts Considered Marital Property?

Whether you’re about to head down the aisle, or already married, it’s important that you understand how your property, money, and other financial assets will be affected. Before we dive into this topic further, let’s…

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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 parent, sibling, or relative, requires help managing important…

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Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court

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

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 the differences between trial court and appellate…

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How Long Does A Father Have to File for Paternity?

How Long Does A Father Have to File for Paternity?

In a civil paternity case, a judge steps in to determine the legal status, rights, and financial obligations of a father to his biological son or daughter. These types of court cases typically arise when…

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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 employee that could potentially put your company…

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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 future success of your company. In the broader…

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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 you understand which deductions you qualify for, but to…

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Common Questions About Divorce and Taxes

Common Questions About Divorce and Taxes

As we head into a new year, most people can’t help but think about the approaching tax season. If you’ve recently separated from a spouse or filed for divorce, you’ll likely have questions pertaining to…

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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 responsibilities, experience, and other mutual benefits. Before signing any…

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Can You Write a Legal Contract Without a Lawyer?

We hear this question come up a lot. Whether it’s for your business or for personal use, drafting a contract that will protect your interests takes careful consideration. When creating a legally binding contract, one…

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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 a disagreement before an impartial…

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Common Misconceptions Surrounding Divorce

Common Misconceptions Surrounding Divorce

For some, divorce can sound like a scary seven-letter word, packed with many misconceptions about its proceedings and judicial process. Though no couple ever plans on getting a divorce, when it happens, it can cause…

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Why Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer During the Holidays?

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and if you’re a small business owner, that means busier workdays, larger crowds, and hiring seasonal employees just to keep up with demand! As you take on more workers—whether…

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How 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 prepping, the last thing you and your significant…

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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?

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 allocate and protect your assets may leave…

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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 the nuance that comes with contract law. For example,…

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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 of purchasing a new home, you engage with contracts on a daily…

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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. Estate planning is planning for how an…

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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 not you’ve known it. From the simplest transaction…

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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 if this option applies to your situation….

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Reasons to 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 with several other legal hang ups,…

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Understanding Child Custody Rights as a Father

Divorce can be a stressful and confusing time—even more so for couples who have children. Cases that involve child custody disputes usually question what rights father have. This is accomplished by evaluating the ability of…

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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 and complexity of your divorce proceedings can…

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Obtaining a Handyman License in Minnesota

Remodeling a Home? What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Handyman License in Minnesota

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 first one your friends or family call when something…

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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 decision is made, the next step…

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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 your care not only allows you time to determine how to…

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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 decisions for yourself, your health, and your…

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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. As noted, when a change needs to be made…

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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 to unexpected issues. Whether you or the customer initiates a change, it’s…

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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 are you doing to protect the assets…

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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 the best solution. According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch…

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401(K) and Divorce: What Can Happen to Your Savings?

No one ever plans for a divorce, but sometimes, you and your spouse find yourselves at the end of a relationship. Though this can be difficult to emotionally process, the financial implications are another matter…

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Are My Attorney Fees Tax Deductible?

(Not intended as tax advice) There are multiple reasons why an individual or business may require legal representation. And though you may settle or win your case, the cost to hire an experience law firm…

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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 course, there are certain drawbacks to consider before starting…

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Understanding the 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 unsure whether certain assets in your name…

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Top 3 Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan in the New Year

As a parent or grandparent, you may (or may not) be worried about your current estate plan. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major life event (i.e. marriage, divorce, childbirth, or death of a loved one),…

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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 entrepreneur should look for when choosing a small business lawyer. Industry…

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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 Amazon to building a free company…

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Filing a will contest to protect your family's rights

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 and Testament. The reasons for why a family member would…

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Expanding Your Small Business? How Employment Law Affects You

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 promoting a safe, equal opportunity work…

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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

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 wanted to further the discussion…

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The Basics of a Buy-Sell Agreement and Why You Need One

Preparing for the unexpected is key to running a successful business. If you are the co-owner of a company, it’s vital that you and your partner have a legally binding contract in place to protect…

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Deciding Whether a Divorce Attorney is Right for You

Filing for divorce is usually met with mixed emotions. Sometimes, the decision is mutual and other times it can be complicated. During this difficult time, however, you’ll need to decide whether hiring a professional divorce…

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

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 interpretation and contract drafting to…

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When It’s Time to Break Up 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 turn a relationship sour. And although…

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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 before they join hands in matrimony. Nevertheless, having a prenuptial…

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

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 family, or maybe opening a small business….

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Understanding Your Rights as an Independent Contractor

Being self-employed has its advantages. You can set your own schedule, avoid commuter traffic, and have the freedom to negotiate your prices. Of course, there are drawbacks to working for yourself—such as paying quarterly taxes…

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The Most Common Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Starting a business is an exciting time for any budding entrepreneur.  When all the pieces of your dream begin coming together, the last thing you likely want to be bothered by are complicated legal matters….

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Four 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 team of Minneapolis business lawyers takes pride in helping business…

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The 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 few instances, a living will wasn’t in place before…

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Building Your Business? Here’s what You Need to Know Before Breaking Ground

Making the decision to construct a building for your business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur. The many years of hard work have brought you to the point where you are able to build…

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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 more than the other and the couple…

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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 for many all over the world, it can present…

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Resolutions to Make for Your Business in 2017

This is the time of year when everyone is making resolutions to lose weight, spend less, and save more. New Years is a great time to make changes in your life and it’s also a…

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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

You might have heard people talk about litigation, arbitration, and mediation before and assumed they are interchangeable terms for a legal battle involving heated court room discussions and contracts that rival iTunes’s terms and conditions…

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Zoning Laws, Design Approval, Business Lending… Oh My!

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 to hit the dirt can take years….

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When Estate Planning, Don’t Forget Medical Assistance

In recent years, a common trend has emerged in the home care and assisted living industries as Baby Boomer reach retirement age. The majority of American adults underestimate their future needs for home care and…

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Mistakes in Contracts: What is there to Know?

“Mistakes happen.” You have likely heard this as a kid after knocking over a flower vase or as a teenage driver after backing into the garage door. The truth is that mistakes continue to happen…

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Things You Should Know When Starting a Business: 3 Types of Agreements

At any stage of business, contracts are essential. From signing a lease to hiring your first employee and even ordering a water cooler, contracts and agreements are unavoidable. While the small print for keeping the…

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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 freedom. The right legal representation you choose can…

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8 Documents Your Divorce Attorney Will Need

A wedding is one of the happiest days in an individual’s life. Unfortunately, sometimes marriage does not work out and the next step is divorce. Cases involving family law are an especially difficult and emotional…

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What is the Uniform Commercial Code and What Does it Mean for Your Business?

Everyday, KTF Law helps bring the dreams of business owners to life by guiding them through the new construction process. Anyone new to construction law is in for a brain numbing experience. It seems that…

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Minneapolis business lawyers, small business law

What’s an LLC and Why Should You Start One?

Anyone who has taken an “Intro to Business” course has likely heard the different types of business entities. You might even remember learning that LLC’s are typically the best option for small businesses. If you’re…

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Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Ask These Questions First

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 wondering where to begin. Typically,…

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Are Holiday Workers Legally Required To Get Paid More?

This is “go time” for retail stores as holiday shoppers across the nation scour the shelves to cross off every last item on their gift lists. Each year, the media loves to talk about which…

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The 3 Risks of Not Hiring a Contract Lawyer

Contracts are often associated with official business matters or high-profile athletes however; you may be surprised to know that contracts are a part of our everyday lives. From a user agreement on your favorite smartphone…

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Things You Should Know When Starting a Business: Buy-Sell Agreements

“Starting a small business takes work” may be the greatest understatement of all time. Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate and each day brings its own challenges and minor meltdowns. While every business is…

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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 at KTF Law, we’ll be the first to admit that…

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Should I Really Get a Prenup? Yes.

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, your gift registration is filed, and…

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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, but perhaps no one more than…

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

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 often broken and…

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Minnesota Law Firm for Small Business

From Contracts to Claims, Legal Support Benefits Your Small Business

Every small business faces legal concerns. Whether you need contracts and documents reviewed or need help with contractor or supplier disputes, protect yourself and your company with attentive legal support. As a small business owner,…

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Bring Your New Construction Venture from Plan to Reality with these Tips

Starting a new construction company or project? Consider these helpful tips to turn your dream into reality. 1) Stay on top of your finances: Bank Account – Make sure to set up a bank account…

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Questions about Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Answer These Critical Questions Before Writing a Will

Are you ready to write a last will and testament? A lot goes into this important document – consider these four simple questions before you get started. 1. Who do you want as the executor…

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Why You Should Avoid “Cookie-Cutter” Legal Services

Don’t get stuck with impersonal legal services. There’s nothing generic about your life –why should your legal representation be generic? It’s vital to find a lawyer who will advocate for your unique circumstances instead of…

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