St. Paul-Minneapolis Business Law Attorneys

Helping Your Business Thrive

Whether you are launching a business, need legal advice on a contract issue, or are involved in a business dispute, you can rely on the business law attorneys at Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, P.L.L.P.

Our law firm has been helping businesses and non-profit companies throughout Minnesota organize, grow, and thrive for more than 40 years. Our lawyers are skilled in negotiating, planning, problem solving, and drafting agreements. Contact us for legal advice you can depend on at any stage of your business’ lifecycle.

Business Start Up

One of the first and most important steps in establishing a new business is determining which type of business entity will be most advantageous to you from a tax and liability standpoint. Selecting the right form of business organization can help you avoid potential problems that can devastate a new business.

Our legal team can determine whether your goals will best be met by organizing as a:

  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Corporation (S Corp, C Corp)

Legal Help for Ongoing Operations

Once your business is legally registered, we can help you with a wide range of services for business, including:

  • Business agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Sales, dealer distribution
  • Agreements and contracts
  • Secured transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Asset transactions
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Employment
  • Record-keeping and reporting
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and consolidations
  • Not-for-profit
  • Pension and profit sharing plans
  • Purchase and sale of small businesses
  • Real estate
  • Leases
  • Purchases and sales
  • Stock purchase transactions
  • Wind-down of a business

 Business Litigation

Disputes can arise in any business venture. When they do, it is essential that they be handled in a manner that minimizes risk. A mishandled dispute can not only be expensive, it can rob your business of potential growth by distracting you from your business goals.

Our business litigation attorneys will assess your situation and recommend options designed to meet your specific needs. The right approach for your situation may be to negotiate a swift out-of-court settlement or to take your case to trial. We often find that our reputation as skilled courtroom litigators helps us resolve disputes outside of court. Whatever the facts of your case, you can rely on us for creative solutions that are custom tailored to your situation.


“We work to establish long-term relationships with our business clients so that we can anticipate and address potential legal issues before they develop into problems. Some clients consider us part of their team, consulting us on the potential legal implications of strategic business decisions.”

Attorney Walter G. Bauch


Other Legal Services for Businesses

Because we are a full-service law firm, we also advise business clients in related personal matters, including divorce and other areas of family law, as well as real estate, probate, wills, estate planning, and business succession planning.

To arrange a consultation with one of our business law attorneys, please contact us by email or call 651-227-0611. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs and describe how we can help.