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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: How can a subsidiary find a new owner, when the owner wouldn't want to sell due to the subsidiary's financial success?

The subsidiary is in a very unhealthy relationship with their owner. The owner doesn't treat the subsidiary well, doesn't invest in the subsidiary and has become a competitor. Additionally, the subsidiary is charged a hefty fee for administrative support from the owner which isn't... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 26, 2024

I apologize, but I am not entirely sure what type of relationship you are describing. Your description would include many different scenarios. Most importantly would be any contractual obligations of the parties. I have no doubt the subsidiary has options, but I don't know what may be the best one.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: We have a restaurant that has a party room that we want to convert into commercial retail in mn.

The city says we HAVE to have a bathroom accessible to the public, is this true? There is a public restroom in the restaurant. The customers can exit the retail store to the restaurant and technically use it there?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 30, 2023

I don't believe a retail store is required to have a public restroom. Who told you that it does? The "city" could mean various things or people.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Minnesota on
Q: Can I use Twin Cities in my business name?
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answered on Aug 16, 2023

Using "Twin Cities" in your business name could potentially lead to trademark issues, as the term may be associated with the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota. If your business operates within or serves this region, using "Twin Cities" in your name might... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: I'm beginning the process of making a game on my own to be released digitally. I'm in Minnesota. Do I need a business?

I have concerns over what degree of personal ownership I would have over a company and if it would effect how flexible i can be, I don't know how taxes would work if I successfully sold the product as myself vs a business. I am also concerned there could be liability risk without one, being... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on May 22, 2023

Properly forming and maintaining a business entity has great advantages. Protecting your personal assets is one. It's hard to determine your current situation. Is this a solo endeavor or are others involved? Will funding from other sources be needed to market the game? What exactly do you mean... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: I want to set up a parent LLC and have 3 different subsidiary LLCs under it in Minnesota. How do I go about filing them?
William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Nov 20, 2020

If you want it done correctly, you contact a reputable business law firm and retain their services.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I come up with a business name how to I find out it's not take or trademark? In case someone sues me.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2020

You chose logical categories for your post, but it remains open for four weeks. There's no guarantee every post is picked up, but your question could have better chances of a meaningful response in the Trademark category - you recognized the issue as well. Trademark is in the same categories... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I’m in the pre-startup phase of forming my company and I’m looking for employees to “hire“.

My question with this is can someone legally “hire” for work under the title employee without ever expecting or receiving compensation from their employer. And can NDA be introduced in those working terms?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Apr 8, 2020

If you hire an employee, you will need to comply with the federal and state wage and hour laws with regard to compensating that employee. You should consult an employment law attorney in your area for advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation and Business Law for Minnesota on
Q: Is it ilegal to open a bar that is from a TV show idea not the actual show
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Aug 12, 2017

This question is too vague to provide a thoughtful response. The answer would depend on whether you are infringing on intellectual property.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: I want to form a home improvement llc company in minnesota. If I am an llc company can I obtain building permits?
Richard Michael Gee
Richard Michael Gee
answered on Jul 18, 2017

I am not admitted as an attorney in Minnesota, and so cannot give you legal advice on Minnesota law. However, I have never heard of a restriction on LLC's obtaining building permits in the states where I practice, California and Colorado. The bigger issue may be whether the LLC is licensed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: Right now I operate multiple eCommerce websites under one LLC . I want separate each into their own LLC. is that a good?
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Mar 7, 2017

There is too little information to provide you advice on this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: We signed the agreement, now what?

So I wrote a partnership agreement for our very small business. We both signed electronically. Now what do I do with it?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Aug 18, 2016

You should likely register your business as a partnership through the Secretary of State rather than simply have an agreement.

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