LegalCORPS is making rapid progress in its ongoing initiative to learn and begin to better serve immigrant, American Indian and other entrepreneurs of color in Minnesota.   In recent months, LegalCORPS has begun bringing the business law component to joint efforts with other nonprofits that promote small business development among populations of color.

Recent developments include:

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LegalCORPS President Martin R. Rosenbaum (Maslon LLP) will join Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon Wednesday, Jan. 13, on “Financial Fitness” on KMOJ radio  (89.9 FM) to share information about low-income entrepreneurs in Minnesota and resources available to them.   The program, hosted by Nneka Morgan, begins at 6 p.m.

Morgan will interview Rosenbaum and Simon [...]

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“Small business owners should know how to ask the right questions. Owners must understand employment procedures, treatment standards, wage legalities, and how limited liability works.”

–  Steven Reeves, LegalCORPS Board Member and Business Attorney

Having a basic understanding of business law is essential when starting your own business. By working with LegalCORPS, Small Business Development [...]

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Essential education on protecting inventions for Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community

LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library are joining forces to help independent inventors overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent.  They have assembled a team of business and patent law experts to provide essential [...]

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LegalCORPS Names Volunteer of Year

On September 14, 2015 By

LegalCORPS is recognizing a generous and loyal volunteer, Jon Farnsworth – a shareholder with Felhaber Larson – as 2014-15 Volunteer of the Year.

Over the year, Jon nearly continuously provided free full-representation assistance to clients, taking on one client’s request soon after satisfying another’s.   He also offered to help several others whose matters LegalCORPS assigned [...]

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LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library are joining forces to help independent inventors overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent.  They have assembled a team of business and patent law experts to provide essential information on navigating the patent process and answer common [...]

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LegalCORPS’s 2015 Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Recognition – Tuesday, October 6 — will feature talks by Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and entrepreneurs Angie and Dan Bastian (BOOMCHICKAPOP founders).  It will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Cowles Center for Performing Arts in its U.S. Bank Atrium (528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis).

The celebration also [...]

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LegalCORPS and the General Mills corporate legal department are teaming up to provide an additional option for low-income entrepreneurs seeking free legal advice about intellectual property.

In a new, joint brief advice program, LegalCORPS will refer clients who meet income guidelines and need intellectual property counseling to the General Mills legal department.   Volunteer General Mills [...]

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