Corporate and Business Legal Services

Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. and Minnesota business attorney Lauri Ann Schmid provide an array of transactional business and corporate legal services designed to help small and large businesses alike find and implement solutions to their legal issues. Our strong business background gives us the ability to think like businesspeople as well as lawyers. This means that the actions we take on your behalf are not just legally sound — they’re good for business, as well. We are ideally sized, nimble and ready to respond quickly to our clients’ needs as they work to become established, remain profitable, minimize risk and grow.

Business Structuring and Legal Entity Selection

  • Sole Proprietorship
    • An unincorporated business that is owned by one person
    • The simplest form of business organization to start and maintain
  • General Partnership
    • A partner with unlimited legal responsibility for the debts and liabilities of a partnership
  • Limited Partnership
    • Consists of two or more persons, with at least one general partner and one limited partner
  • Limited Liability Company
    • Combines the best aspects of incorporation with the tax advantages of partnership — without the red tape of either
  • C-Corporation
    • Taxed as a separate entity, leading to double taxation of corporate income and dividends to shareholders
  • S-Corporation
    • Corporation that elects to be treated as a pass-through entity (such as a sole proprietorship or partnership) for tax purposes

Additional Corporate/Business Legal Services

  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Agreements and Relationships
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Leasing Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Employee Handbooks and Related Employee Documentation
  • Non-compete, confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreement

For a consultation, contact us today.

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