Let us handle the legal work so you can focus on what you do best.
Attorneys Who Know the Green Industry
Wondering whether you can put a foreman on salary, or trying to write a contract for use with homeowners? The attorneys at Zlimen & McGuiness can help. With extensive green industry experience as laborers and business owners, we speak your language. We understand pavers, retaining walls, irrigation, lawn and grounds maintenance, and more.
Services we provide to the green industry:
- Business formation and advising
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Employment law, handbooks, hiring, and termination
- Compliance assistance: Department of Labor, OSHA, Revenue
- Mechanics' liens and collections
- Contract drafting and advising
We’re part of the green industry.
Multiple laws and regulations directly affect green industry businesses, including contract laws, worker classification issues, mechanics' liens, and debt/judgment collections, as well as industry-specific state and federal regulations. Our attorneys strive to make the law understandable and actionable for business owners. As the premier green industry law firm, we're actively involved with local and national industry organizations, including:
- National Sports Turf Managers Association
- Snow and Ice Management Association
- Tree Care Industry Association
- Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
- Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
- North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association
If a dispute does arise, our attorneys are ready to defend your interests. We've seen lawsuits involving leaning retaining walls, improper planting depths, color blends that didn't satisfy property owners, and much more. Don’t waste money and time explaining how retaining walls are built to your attorney. Hire one who already understands.
Seasonal employees, overtime pay, and DOLI compliance are just some of the issues that Green Industry businesses deal with every day. Laws surrounding these issues are complicated, and failing to comply with them can lead to costly penalties and fines. We can advise you on how to keep your business compliant and profitable.
Green Industry Contracts
A well-drafted contract can reduce confusion and conflict with homeowners and other contractors. Your contract can include helpful clauses such as a Pre-Lien Notice for mechanics' liens, provisions allocating responsibility for private utilities such as irrigation lines and invisible fencing, or warranty limitations such as improper watering of plantings.
Unpaid accounts? The attorneys at Zlimen & McGuiness can help you turn those debts into assets. Business practice checks, mechanics' liens, demand letters, conciliation court advising, litigation, garnishments, and levies are all options that we can provide to help you collect the funds you’ve earned.