Mechanic’s Lien Basics

Collection Tips for Subcontractors

By Bryan Zlimen

Collecting as a Subcontractor: Tips You Need to Know One of the most common types of collection matters our firm sees is subcontractors who aren’t getting paid on a job. If you work as a sub, knowing who you can collect from, what collection tools are available to you, and taking care to reduce disputes…

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Non-Compete Agreements in Minnesota

By Patrick McGuiness

Generally, Minnesota courts do not like non-compete agreements. They are seen as a restriction on the ability of people to work and a constraint on the free movement of workers. However, there is a place for non-compete agreements and courts recognize that. Given the confidential nature of information many employees have access to, and how…

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Three Must Have Contract Clauses

By Patrick McGuiness

Now that winter is here and you have some time to catch up on administrative work, take time to review your contracts. No matter what type of business you operate, there are important elements that should be a part of every contract. Read on to find out what they are, and make sure your contract…

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Mechanic’s Lien Basics

By Bryan Zlimen

What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A mechanic’s lien is a simple, cost-effective tool that helps contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers get paid for their work.  A lien is an ownership right in property, and a property subject to a lien generally cannot be sold or refinanced until the lien either expires or is satisfied. …

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