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Business Entities – Annual Renewals (2019)

It’s that time of year again. The holidays, of course, and also the time to complete the annual renewal for your business entity with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Annual renewals are required for corporations, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, cooperatives, and limi... continue reading »

Be Wary of the ‘Official Documents’ Letter

We regularly set up new limited liability companies and corporations for our clients. To do so, we file the Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation with the Minnesota Secretary of State. This filing is the official registration of the new business entity, and it creates a public rec... continue reading »

Why Register a Trademark?

If you own and operate a small business in one of our lake communities, you know the importance of name recognition. A unique business name and logo can help a business stand out and get noticed by potential customers. Picture the logo for Sea Ray boats – it looks like a stylized silver wave an... continue reading »

The Role of the Association Board

In recent articles for this column, we have talked about the benefits of owning a home in an Association community. We have also talked about the overall framework for the operation and governance of an Association. In today’s article, we outline the role and responsibilities of an Association... continue reading »

Business Entities – Annual Renewals

As the year 2018 comes to an end (and we look forward to tax season), it’s time to complete the annual renewal for your business entity with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Annual renewals are required for corporations, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, cooperatives, and l... continue reading »

Electronic Signatures

It’s impossible not to have noticed or experienced the tremendous growth in the use of technology to capture our “signature” or, from a legal perspective, the act that symbolizes our affirmative consent or agreement to be bound.

With a few simple clicks on our computer or phone, we c... continue reading »

Non-Compete Agreements (Part 1)

We often hear of restrictive covenants in an employment setting, and typically these take the form of a non-compete and non-solicitation obligation in an employment agreement. In such agreements an employee may also be subject to confidentiality obligations and restrictions on use of proprietary ... continue reading »