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Date registered: September 19, 2011

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  1. Did Minnesota Enact “No-Fault” Business Divorces? — February 3, 2014
  2. “Right to Repair” Truce — January 30, 2014
  3. Suggested Maintenance for Your Small Business — January 13, 2014
  4. How to Structure the Purchase and Sale of a Business: Asset Sale or Stock Sale? — January 10, 2014
  5. Probate is not a four letter word — December 27, 2013

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Feb 03

Did Minnesota Enact “No-Fault” Business Divorces?

Business divorces (where business partners split up) are difficult for owners, employees, and customers.  Unlike personal “no-fault” divorces, normally forced business divorces are reserved for instances of some type of fault by one owner against another.  In Minnesota, that fault is known as “unfairly prejudicial conduct”. Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision …

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Jan 30

“Right to Repair” Truce

Earlier, we wrote about “Right to Repair” legislation that was recently passed in Massachusetts.  Since then, the major players on this issue came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this month.  This MOU appears to be a temporary truce, intended to cool off the lobbying efforts for additional legislation. The parties to the …

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Jan 13

Suggested Maintenance for Your Small Business

Most of our lives are governed by suggested maintenance: Change your oil every 5,000 miles Get a colonoscopy when you turn 40 See your dentist and replace your toothbrush every six months Limit yourself to 2,000 calories per day Change your password every three months But what maintenance do you perform for your small business …

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Jan 10

How to Structure the Purchase and Sale of a Business: Asset Sale or Stock Sale?

When a Buyer is looking to acquire a business and a Seller is looking to sell a business the most common question is whether the transaction should be structured as an asset sale or a stock sale. These methods are the two primary deal structures used when businesses are purchased and sold. In an asset …

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Dec 27

Probate is not a four letter word

Too often, we come across well intentioned individuals who have picked up at some point in their lives that probate “MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS”!  This may be really good news for attorneys who prepare living trust documents for thousands of dollars.  However, the truth is that in many circumstances leaving one’s estate to …

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Dec 20

Minnesota Ban the Box Legislation takes effect

Minnesota employers should review employment applications prior to January 1, 2014, to make sure that they have removed questions relating to the criminal history of their applicants.  Chapter 61, signed by Governor Dayton May 13, 2013 but effective January 1, prohibits private employers from requesting or requiring disclosure of a criminal record when filling a …

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Dec 19

Why auto repair shops need a privacy policy

Your local auto repair shop knows a lot about you.  In addition to your name, address, and employer, the shop also has your credit card number, your driver’s license number (possibly), your car’s VIN and license plate numbers, and your repair history.  Before long, with telematics, your repair shop may also obtain information concerning your …

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Dec 09

Will Minnesota be next for a “Right to Repair Law”?

A new Massachusetts law known as the “Right to Repair Law” requires car manufacturers to make diagnostic and repair systems, tools and information available to independent repair facilities upon “fair and reasonable terms.”  The purpose of this law is to put these shops on a more even playing field with dealers to perform non-warrantied work on …

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Oct 09

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietor in Minnesota

The attorneys at Batten and Beasley can help you make the best decision on the entity type that is right for you. A sole proprietorship will be a viable alternative for operating your business if you will be the only owner and the business is not a type that involves significant risks of liability to …

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Sep 24

Business Licensing in Minnesota

The lawyers at Batten and Beasley can help in the licensing and regulatory process. The startup, operation or expansion of a business in Minnesota may involve securing one or more business, occupational or environmental licenses or permits.  Sometimes, getting licensed can be a long and difficult process. Those licenses and permits fall into a number …

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