Category Archives: Business Management

Minnesota Business Filings: Identical Names and Trademark Implications

The Minnesota Secretary of State recently released business filing statistics for 2013.  The total number of filings for 2013 was 58,260, down about 3% from 2012.  Other statistics from 2013: Of all Minnesota Limited Liability Companies and Minnesota Business Corporations … Continue reading

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Buy-Sell Agreements A Must for Closely-Held Businesses

Buy-Sell Agreements, also known as “Shareholder Control Agreements” or “Member Control Agreements” in the LLC context, are binding contracts of closely held companies designed to facilitate the continued operations of a business. On a basic level, the Buy-Sell provides guidance … Continue reading

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Dealing with Employee Embezzlement

Employee embezzlement is expensive.  Some experts estimate that 25-40 percent of employees steal when given the opportunity, with estimates of the costs to business exceeding $400 billion dollars annually.  Employee embezzlement can take many forms, but regardless of the size … Continue reading

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