Business Law

Neil Law Firm The right kind of organizational documents can help establish the rules, obligations and expectations of potential business partners. The right structure and documents can also help resolve disputes between co-owners and address how co-owners should separate amicably if such disputes arise.

At the Neil Law Firm, P.C., we assist businesses and business owners organize and form business entities that help shield their personal assets from business creditors. We are dedicated to working with you to determine what type of business structure is best for your objectives.

Business Planning And Formation

Our attorneys regularly work with business owners in the following areas:

  • Organization of business entities, including corporations (C-corps and S-corps), limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and limited partnerships (LPs)
  • Representation of purchasers and sellers of businesses and business assets
  • Representation of nonprofit organizations, including the preparation and filing of applications for recognition by the IRS for tax exempt status (501(c)(3))
  • Business succession planning
  • General representation on all issues relating to maintaining the legal status of your business entity and protection of owners' personal assets from business liabilities

Business And Commercial Litigation

Sometimes things do not go smoothly in business and disputes arise. Whether you are in need of assistance to enforce your rights or to defend against a lawsuit, our attorneys are experienced business and commercial litigators committed to standing up for your rights and interests.

We represent a wide range of businesses, including farming operations, banks, real estate developers, property management companies, automotive dealerships, contractors, distributors and individuals.

Our areas of expertise in the areas of business and commercial litigation include the following:

  • Prosecution and defense of contractual issues
  • Business dissolutions (partnerships, LLCs, corporations)
  • Real estate disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Fiduciary and trust litigation
  • Agricultural disputes
  • Replevin and debt collection
  • Representation of creditors against those who have filed bankruptcy
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Employee litigation, including wrongful termination (representing both employers and employees)

Mediation For Business Dispute Resolution

Sometimes your business matter may not require a full courtroom battle. You are well-advised to explore opportunities for cooperative dispute resolution when possible. Mediation can often save our clients time, stress and money while helping them achieve a more favorable outcome — one they can have a say in.

Attorneys Gerard Neil and Mark Grainger are qualified mediators who can serve as third-party neutrals in your case. They can guide you through the dispute resolution process, explain how the law applies in your case and provide both you and the opposing party with viable options for overcoming the matter in your mutual best interest.

We have attorneys licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Contact our attorneys and see how we can assist you with your business law needs.