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Business Litigation

All businesses encounter legal controversies at various points in the business lifecycle. Sometimes, addressing those problems as potential litigation is the only effective way to resolve them. At Van Nurden Law, PLLC, we provide counsel and representation for the full range of legal disputes that our business clients face. We serve businesses of all types and sizes, from solopreneurs to large companies with many employees, and represent clients in initiating as well as defending against business lawsuits.

Attorney Joel Van Nurden develops a close working relationship with each client that includes understanding the goals and needs of the owner and business, in addition to learning the details about the immediate issue. Joel maintains on-going personal communication throughout the course of representation.

Contract Disputes / Breach of Contract Actions

Contracts underlie virtually every business transaction and relationship. Whether the agreement is written or oral, the contract establishes the legal rights and obligations for both parties. If one of the parties fails to perform according to the contract terms, available remedies may include a legal action for violation or breach of the contract terms.

At Van Nurden Law, we handle disputes involving many different kinds of contracts, including:

  • Real estate lease disputes
  • Contracts for goods and services
  • Non-compete agreements / non-solicitation agreements
  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • Buy sell agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Professional services contracts

When a contract violation occurs in Minnesota, the applicable law depends on the nature of contract. Regardless of what type of contract dispute a business faces, we assist our business clients in finding a resolution, whether that means negotiating satisfactory terms to remedy the breach or going to court to enforce the terms of the agreement.

Business-to-Business Disputes

Business disputes may involve one business adversely affecting or interfering with another business to an extent not permitted by Minnesota law. We counsel and represent clients in legal actions involving business practices that violate state law, such as:

  • Tortious interference with business relations
  • Tortious interference with contracts
  • Illegal unfair business competition

Management / Ownership Disputes

When multiple parties own and manage a business, disagreements can adversely affect the business itself if the issues are not resolved expeditiously. At Van Nurden Law, we represent and counsel business clients in all types of ownership and management disputes, including:

  • Ownership disputes
  • Partnership disagreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Issues relating to the operating agreement
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of the duty of loyalty
  • Governance disputes

Employment Litigation

We assist business owners, managers, and employees with resolution of issues relating employment, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace and employment discrimination
  • Wage & benefit disputes
  • Retaliation claims
  • Sexual harassment

Other Business Disputes

Our services at Van Nurden Law include assisting business clients with many types of disputes and legal issues that do not neatly fall into specific categories. We understand how potential court actions create stress on the individuals involved and can negatively impact a business.

In all business litigation matters, our goals include gathering information promptly and working to resolve the issues as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. At the same time, we are attentive to protecting the client’s interests and rights and protecting the business itself.

Contact Van Nurden Law About Twin Cities Business Litigation

From the Minneapolis office of Van Nurden Law, we handle business litigation matters in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout the State of Minnesota. We welcome inquiries directly from clients and referring attorneys. Call us at 612-455-8945 or contact us by using our online form.

Meet Joel Van Nurden

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Joel Van Nurden is a lifelong Minnesotan. He grew up in Rochester and moved to Minneapolis to attend law school. After practicing with a local law firm, Joel founded Van Nurden Law to provide clients with top quality, affordable representation for li…