There’s already plenty on your plate as a business owner—when it comes to handling legal issues for your company, there’s no greater asset than a business attorney. In addition to preventing lawsuits, corporate attorneys can help you navigate complicated regulations, draft thorough contracts, and ensure your business is running in compliance with the necessary standards. Prevention is often key in avoiding legal problems within the corporate world. A business attorney from a trusted law firm can help keep these issues from getting in the way of your company’s success.

With special expertise in assisting new and emerging businesses, the corporate attorneys at Rinke Noonan Law Firm offer legal services in all areas of business. Our business attorneys work closely with your firm’s other practice groups to provide effective representation in areas such as business litigation, employment advice, banking and commercial transactions, estate planning, and real estate.

Business Attorneys in the Midwest

Rinke Noonan’s corporate attorneys understand the economic cost and frustrations that complex federal, state, and local regulations can create for local business owners in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest. We take pride in our ability to decipher convoluted statutes and regulations both quickly and accurately.

Each of our business attorneys has worked tirelessly to develop expertise in an area of special concentration, allowing them to provide advanced legal advice. We are eager to offer our services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions; complex partnership arrangements; commercial contracts; personnel issues; business financing; environmental concerns; and intellectual property protection.


Key Concepts

Common Types of ADR

Mediation. A forum in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties to promote settlement. A mediator may not impose his or her own judgment on the issues for that of the parties.

Arbitration. A forum in which each party and its counsel present its position before a neutral third party, who renders a specific award. If the parties stipulate in advance, the award is binding and is enforceable in the same manner as any contractual obligation. If the parties do not stipulate that the award is binding, the award is not binding and a request for trial de novo (trial lawyer) may be made.

Early Neutral Evaluation. (ENE). A forum in which attorneys present the core of the dispute to a neutral evaluator in the presence of the parties. This occurs after the case is filed but before Discovery (the formal process of gathering information pertinent to the pending litigation, which may include written interrogatories, document production and depositions) is conducted. The neutral then gives a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the case. If settlement does not result, the neutral helps narrow the dispute and suggests guidelines for managing discovery.

Neutral Fact-Finding. A forum in which a dispute, frequently one involving complex or technical issues, is investigated and analyzed by an agreed-upon neutral who issues findings and a non-binding report or recommendation.