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Legal Clinics for Entrepreneurs

Sound legal advice is essential for success in business and preventing costly troubles that can ruin an enterprise. At our Legal Clinics, LegalCORPS volunteer lawyers provide brief, no-charge 30-minute consultations to lend a hand to low-income entrepreneurs as they start and grow their business.

Clinics are by appointment only.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month

SBDC Office
Fisher Conference Room
424 North Riverfront Drive, Suite 101
Mankato, MN

Use the following scheduling form or contact the Small Business Development Center, 507-389-8875 or julie.nelson@mnsu.edu to schedule a 30-minute session.

Legal Clinic Scheduling

Legal issues facing an entrepreneur include:

  • Choice of legal form of organization, and formation of (for-profit) organization
  • Duties owners/partners owe to each other
  • Risk management
  • Contracts and commercial leases
  • Franchising
  • Taxation
  • Employment policies
  • Real estate leases, acquisition and taxes
  • Intellectual property
  • Director duties and internal organization
  • Commercial debtor/creditor rights and options
  • Government regulation
  • Other legal issues not involving participation in litigation

This program is provided through a partnership of:

  • Small Business Development Center
  • LegalCORPS

LegalCORPS volunteer advisers:

  • Blethen | Berens, PLLP
  • Eide Bailly – CPAs & Business Advisors
  • Farrish Johnson Law Office, Chtd.
  • Gislason & Hunter, LLP
  • Knutson + Casey
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP