How to Treat Your Customers’ Service Animals

  The mistreatment of service dogs and their owners has been in the news a lot lately.  Starbucks has felt the brunt of the negative publicity, after its Rochester, New […]

ES Swanson Law Featured on The Business Forum Show

  ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce Erin Schulte Swanson has been featured on The Business Forum Show!  The Business Forum Show airs Monday through Friday at 5pm.  The […]

January Reflections: New and Improved in 2014

  Happy New Year!         2013 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I have continued my memberships in the Referral Partners […]

Erin Swanson Invited Back to Lecture at UMD

ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce that Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited to return to the University of Minnesota in Duluth as a guest lecturer on the topic of social media […]

2012 New Business Filings Up Over 2011

  The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has announced that new business filings for 2012 (through April 30th) have increased over the same period last year.  Monthly averages […]

Reflections on the New Year

2011 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I joined the Referral Partners Chapter of BNI, and have made a number of good connections […]

Minnesota Department of Revenue Launches New E-Service System

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Revenue launched a new e-service system.  The new system offers a wider variety of online services for business taxpayers.  In addition to its new […]

Employee Drug Testing

  Minnesota law protects employees from unfair drug and alcohol testing, and therefore employers are only allowed to test employees and independent contractors for drugs in certain circumstances.  In addition, […]

Does Your Company Need a Contract to Buy Key-Man Insurance?

QUESTION:  My friend Jimmy co-owns a business and wants to buy key-man insurance.  Does he need a contract to do so?   ANSWER:  In short, it depends on the purposes […]

Responding to Cease-and-Desist Letters

  Consider this: You had a great business idea, and after developing a business plan and a viable budget, you went to the Secretary of State’s Office and filed Articles […]