Know-How: Developing A Day-To-Day Business Strategy
I am Chris Sullivan, and I am an attorney based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I focus my practice on helping businesses develop and maintain the knowledge needed to grow their companies. This includes advising and representing clients on a wide range of legal issues and business practices, from the formation of their business to the protection of their intellectual property.
Drafting And Negotiating Contracts
The agreements you make form the backbone of your business. For this reason, it is vital to put in place contracts that set clear terms and definitions for all parties. I work with businesses throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin on all types of contracts, including those involving:
- Nondisclosure, nonsolicitation, noncompete and other employment agreements
- Licensing and software development agreements
- Buy-sell contracts
- Commercial leases and other real estate contracts
If you are an entrepreneur or part of a startup, I can also answer your questions about how to lay the foundations of your business. Every type of business entity has its benefits and its drawbacks, whether it is a partnership, an LLC or a corporation. I can help you weigh your options and develop a plan to help get your business off to the right start.
Protecting Your Brand And Data
With a background in computer science and 10 years as an IP litigator, I can provide you with the advice you need to protect your strategic assets. This includes helping you develop plans to protect trade secrets and data. I can also work with you on your business practices to ensure you are in compliance with the law as well as with current practices for data security and privacy.