Far from generic advice, our business guidebooks are written specifically for companies that will be doing business in Minnesota and operating under Minnesota laws and regulations.
These in-depth publications are produced in collaboration with major Minnesota law firms and subject matter experts on a wide variety of business topics. They may be viewed online or downloaded. Print and electronic versions on compact disc (CD) may be ordered free of charge.
A Guide to Biotechnology Finance and the 2009 Supplement provide the fundamentals of financing for this evolving field in a concise manner that doesn't gloss over the details.
These publications are a collaborative effort with the law firm of Lindquist and Vennum PLLP. They do not address all circumstances or all companies. They are not intended as legal advice.
A Guide to Intellectual Property Protection along with a companion update provide a primer for the inventor and entrepreneur on the protection of new ideas and the products that result from them.
The publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm of Merchant & Gould, P.C. It does not consider all circumstances. It is not intended as legal advice.
A Legal Guide to the Internet provides a primer on many aspects of electronic commerce, ranging from ownership and copyrights to advertising, customer service and branding.
The publication is a collaboration with the law firm of Merchant & Gould. It does not consider all circumstances. It is not intended as legal advice.
A Legal Guide To Privacy and Data Security is the first ever attempt to compile Minnesota state data privacy and security laws as well as federal and global privacy laws in one publication.
A collaboration with the law firm Gray Plant Mooty. It should only be used as a guide and not as a definitive source to answer legal and business questions.
Upon request, this publication can be made available in an alternative format by contacting (651) 259-7476.
A Legal Guide To The Use of Social Media in the Workplace is designed to alert business to legal issues which commonly arise when social media is used in the workplace or as a business tool.
A collaboration with the law firm Gray Plant Mooty. It should only be used as a guide and not as a definitive source to answer business or legal questions.
A Legal Guide To Technology Transactions is a primer on the subject of technology transactions and is intended to better enable businesses considering information technology acquisition to frame up their questions and issues for their own staff, for technology suppliers, and for consultants and attorneys who will be involved in the contracting, acquisition, and use of the technology.
This publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm Gray Plant Mooty. It is intended to provide general information and should not be relied upon for specific legal advice.
An Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota (12th Edition, April 2014) provides a broad overview of issues that commonly arise in the workplace.
It should be used only as a guide and not as a definitive source to answer your legal questions.
The publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum LLP.
Alert from Lindquist & Vennum: On May 11, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act (“WESA”). WESA is a major piece of legislation designed to improve working conditions for women through a variety of new protections for employees and new requirements for Minnesota employers. This legislation is a combination of different bills, and will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. Some of the key aspects of WESA are described here.
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An Introduction to Franchising provides an overview of franchising as a business tool and the limited public regulation of franchising, with goal of better preparing entrepreneurs to evaluate franchise opportunities.
Information regarding the health care reform effort. The federal government is providing an incentive for certain small businesses (those meeting certain criteria) to provide health insurance coverage for their employees.
Loan Documentation: An Introduction for Small Businesses provides a primer on the need for and uses of many of the terms and covenants used in commercial loan transactions.
The publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm of Krass Monroe, P.A. It does not address or apply to all situations. It is not intended as legal advice.
In our Minnesota’s Angel Tax – Small Corporate Offering Registration publication, the Angel Tax Credit section lays out eligibility requirements, how the credit works, and other information about the credit.
The Small Corporate Offering Registration (SCOR) section explains how SCOR works, what businesses are eligible and when SCOR may be appropriate to use.
Raising Capital: Securities Law and Business Considerations covers a variety of legal and business issues that should be addressed when considering or preparing to raise business capital.
The publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm of Oppenheimer, Wolff, & Donnelly, LLP. It does not address all circumstances. It is not intended as legal advice.
Single Member Limited Liability Company (SMLLC) answers frequently asked questions in regards to SMLLC as an alternative to the sole proprietorship.
The publication does not consider all circumstances. It is not intended as legal advice or tax advice.
Why and How to Conduct a Human Resources Audit in Minnesota provides an overview of human resources audits, along with useful examples of audit checklists.
The publication is a collaborative effort with the law firm of Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, LLP. It does not apply to every employer or situation and is not intended as legal advice.
Minnesota adopts New Limited Liability Company (LLC) Act. The New Act will become effective on August 1, 2015 for all LLCs formed on or after that date.
A pocket-sized guide to all the programs and services for businesses and communities offered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, including financing programs, tax credits, expansion and relocation incentives, and more.