Minnesota Business and Commercial Law

For experienced advice and skilled representation on any business matter from initial entity selection to complex commercial litigation, contact the Rochester law firm of Doda & McGeeney. We provide general counsel services for closely held businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies, as well as partnerships throughout southeast Minnesota, from Northfield to Winona and Owatonna to Albert Lea.

For entrepreneurs, nonprofits, professional practice groups and new partnerships, we can advise you about choosing the right business structure that will fit your organizational needs, management style, and tolerance for risk. As we tell our new business clients, we get you out the door clean. In some industries, especially real estate and property management, it can be a good idea to organize a new limited partnership or LLC for every property or project. New business formation isn't necessarily a one-time need.

Once your business is up and running, we can document and revise your basic agreements and operating contracts, negotiate and review major transactions, and advise you about specific problems in such areas as the following:

  • Employment law
  • Commercial leases and construction
  • Corporate governance
  • Minority owner disputes
  • Collections, financing, and debtor-creditor problems
  • Estate planning for business owners
  • Purchase and sale of business assets and mergers, including due diligence

As a full-service business law firm, we work with you to integrate our services as part of your broader team, including your financial and tax advisers, marketing personnel, and other professionals. Our objective is to help you make the most of your opportunities while keeping your risk to an acceptable minimum.

Litigation risk can never be eliminated entirely. As courtroom lawyers, we stand behind every contract and document we draft on your behalf, and we are prepared when necessary to assert or defend your rights in commercial or corporate litigation of all kinds. Whether you run a construction company, a medical practice, or a photo studio, we can help you work toward an effective solution to any business dispute, out of court whenever possible, in litigation as your interests require.

For additional information about the scope of our business and commercial law practice, contact an attorney at Doda & McGeeney in Rochester.