Business Services
Helping You Create Your Next Chapter

Minnesota Business Services Attorneys

Helping Your Enterprise Take Flight

As a business owner, you've got a lot on your plate. While you realize the vision of your enterprise, the last thing you need is an unexpected legal issue. At Johnson/Turner Legal, we help small and large business owners alike protect their companies and achieve their goals.

Our client-centered approach begins with our flat-fee pricing model. We let you know up-front how much our services cost, so you never have to worry about hidden fees. We believe our clients should pay for our services, not our time.

Additionally, we assign an experienced Minnesota business services attorney, two paralegals, a client engagement specialist, and a life coach to every case. When you bring us on board, we equip you with a team of professionals to help you navigate your case with confidence.

To arrange a consultation with our firm and get your case the attention it deserves, contact us online or via phone at (651) 371-9117.

Do I Need a Business Lawyer?

Do you own a business? If so, then the answer is probably "yes."

Ask any experienced businessperson or owner what two employees every business should have, and they'll probably say something like "an accountant and an attorney."

Running a business is incredibly difficult. Around 50% of small businesses fail within five years. If you're trying to get an enterprise off the ground, the last thing you need are lawsuits for some licensing issues you overlooked or a contract that compromises your company's integrity and revenue.

A business lawyer can act as your safeguard. We’ll help you tackle any legal issues that arise during the operation of your business. Still, more importantly, we can help you act proactively to prevent running into any legal issues in the first place.

For many business owners, cost is the most significant barrier to hiring a business attorney. Realistically, a good business attorney will save your enterprise far more than it costs to keep them on retainer. Small businesses pay out a median cost of $54,000 for lawsuits. A lawyer who drafts a contract that prevents the suit from happening in the first place will cost a fraction of that amount.

What Does a Business Lawyer Do?

Business services lawyers can assist you with the following aspects of operating your business:

  • Licensing. A lawyer can determine whether your license, the work you do, or your branding (logo, slogan, etc.), infringes on another company’s trademarks or copyrights. A business attorney can also help you complete all the proper licensing forms to protect your business and make sure everything you do is legally sound.
  • Taxes. As any small business owner or self-employed person can attest, filing taxes for a business can be a pain. A business lawyer can help you fill out tax forms accurately. Perhaps more importantly, they can help you maximize your tax returns and get the most bang for your buck.
  • Real estate. If you own a small business, you may rent an office space. A business services attorney can help you understand local zoning laws and protect your rights and business if you come into conflict with your landlord or municipality.
  • Contract and general paperwork. Having airtight contracts is one of the best ways for business owners to protect themselves from lawsuits. An attorney can review your contracts and general paperwork to make sure your business operates by the books.
  • Finances. A business attorney can help you get the best deal when renting a new office space or buying new equipment, making sure any contracts you sign are legally sound. Additionally, if you decide to sell your business, an attorney can maximize your leverage during the negotiations.
  • Intellectual property. An attorney can help you safeguard your IP by filing for trademark and copyright protection and can pursue legal action against entities that compromise your IP.
  • General advice. An experienced business lawyer has been around the block and understands why businesses succeed or fail. An attorney can be an invaluable source of knowledge for business owners.

Business Succession Planning – Who Takes Over My Business?

The worst time to make important business leadership decisions is when the owner’s passing forces your hand. Smart succession planning means that when the worst happens, your family and colleagues can spend their time grieving and remembering, rather than scrambling. To make sure you’re ready when the time comes, contact one of our attorneys.

Consult a Business Lawyer in Minnesota

At Johnson/Turner Legal, we're proud to help business owners realize their dreams and make the most of their business.

Schedule a consultation with our team. Contact us online or via phone at (651) 371-9117.

Our Core Values 

Team. Innovation. Knowledge. Compassion. Community.
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    Our employees are the key to the success of our clients, and ultimately of the firm. We strive to create a culture that instills a sense of belonging. We want to provide our employees with a safety net, which empowers them to take risks and make leaps, while knowing that others will support, assist and, if need be, catch them. Maintaining a firm culture of shared vision, open communication, positive work environment and friendships will foster a cohesive team of professionals working together to champion the successes of our clients, our community partners, and the firm.

  • INNOVATION Image INNOVATION

    We believe the legal industry needs to break free from its stale and uncreative practices in order to serve the needs of today’s clients. We seek to lead the way in revolutionizing the way consumers experience legal representation. We strive to reinvent all major facets of the delivery of legal services, including how we involve our clients in our representation through information sharing and communication, how we produce legal documents, manage cases, and price our services. We understand the challenges that come with innovation, and strive to support one another’s new ideas.

  • KNOWLEDGE Image KNOWLEDGE

    We strive to ensure that our attorneys and staff are fully versed in their practice areas to provide our clients the best advice and representation. The knowledge necessary to do so includes not only mastering the letter of the law, but also understanding trends in the interpretation and application of the law. We are life long learners who know there will never come a day when we have all the answers. We nurture and rely on our strong network of relationships within the firm and beyond. We study; we reflect; we converse; and we challenge one another. Our depth of knowledge sets us apart.

  • COMPASSION Image COMPASSION

    We all experiences life’s challenges, whether as part of our day-to-day routines or as a result of an event or transition in one’s life. Johnson/Turner Legal strives to help its clients and the legal profession rise through such challenges. Whether by pursuing fairness and justice, by solving problems or by bringing new perspective, Johnson/Turner Legal is dedicated to building trust and providing comfort.

  • COMMUNITY Image COMMUNITY

    We are a service organization, helping people through challenges and transitions in their lives. Our work must extend beyond our clients to champion the success of our colleagues, friends and the communities at large in which we live and work. We work to improve our communities through volunteerism and leadership.

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