As a business owner, you need a legal partner that understands your position and is invested in your success. One of our firm’s founders, Michael Kennedy, has started, owned, and operated several ventures and therefore has firsthand knowledge of the issues and challenges that business owners face.
At Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., we regularly help Minnesota business owners overcome obstacles, resolve conflicts, and achieve their goals. Our Eagan business lawyers have over 65 years of combined legal experience and can tailor our services to meet your venture’s unique needs. We want you to feel confident in knowing that your company’s legal affairs are in good hands so that you can focus on successfully running your business.
Our trusted legal team regularly assists entrepreneurs and business owners with:
- Business entity formation
- Purchase and sale agreements
- Succession planning
- Business tax planning
- Income, employment, sales tax audits
Buying or selling a business entity is a complex endeavor with numerous financial and legal considerations. Our wealth of real-world experience, as well as extensive business and tax law knowledge, allows us to provide sophisticated advice to clients contemplating these transactions.
Our firm can help you identify acquisition targets, conduct due diligence, negotiate terms, draft contracts, and close the deal. We will work to protect your financial and legal interests throughout each phase of the transaction.
Starting a New Business in Minnesota
If you are considering starting a new venture from the ground up, you will need legal representation that understands and respects your priorities. One of our founders has built several businesses from scratch and knows what it takes to achieve a successful, sustainable launch.
The business entity you choose will impact how your company is taxed, how it operates, and how it is structured. After reviewing your short- and long-term goals, we will leverage our in-depth tax and accounting knowledge to help you select the entity type that best suits your needs. We can also help you draft the contracts that will serve as the foundation for your business, including the applicable incorporation/organization documents and bylaws. We can help form and register and maintain a variety of business entity structures.
Full-Service Legal Representation
Some businesses will face occasional legal problems or decisions that warrant legal review. Our team at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. can be retained to provide day-to-day advice and representation. We are also available to help on a case-by-case basis. We are proud to have formed many lasting relationships with businesses throughout the state (and beyond) by delivering sound guidance and straightforward legal solutions.
Our Eagan business attorneys can assist with:
- General contract preparation and review
- Commercial leases
- Meeting minutes and matters of corporate governance
- Independent contractor agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Service agreements
- Software licensing agreements
- Litigating disputes, including breaches of contract and ownership disputes
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