Business Law


Rochester, MN Business Lawyer

Rochford Langins Jarstad LLC attorneys Peter Langins and Bob Rochford recognize the unique needs of Rochester area business owners, because we are Rochester area business owners. We understand that you are a very busy person and, other than your family, your biggest priority is the well-being of your business.

Regardless of whether you are a new solo entrepreneur or a larger established business in Rochester or the Plainview area, you want to spend your time running your business and not worrying about unnecessary exposure to liability.

Our lawyers will listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution to your legal problem. For example, our lawyers have assisted many business owners with the following:

– Business Formation: Our lawyers can help with the formation of: C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Family Limited Partnerships, etc. In setting up your new business we often help establish:

  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement
  • By Laws
  • Member Control Agreement
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Resolutions
  • Certificates

– Contracts: Our attorney help business owners with drafting contracts, contract disputes, lease drafting, lease review and lease disputes.

– Employment Agreements

– Non-Compete Agreements

– Employee Handbooks

– Board of Directors: Our attorneys will help organize and consult with your board of directors on legal decisions.

Business Succession Planning

For Rochester area business owners, planning how to leave your business to the next generation is of critical importance. Our business lawyers can help guide you through the succession process. Selling your business to a key employee or transferring an interest to a child or other family member can be done seamlessly with proper planning. This often involves using a team based approach whereby we work hand in hand with your financial advisers and accountants. Often times, business owners utilize buy/sell agreements, employee stock bonus agreements, or gifting as methods of ensuring a smooth transition.