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A. Hall, Minnesota Attorney

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As a licensed Minnesota attorney, I can answer questions involving Minnesota law in the following areas: business ownership issues, forming a business, contracts, employment, securities, copyrights, trademarks, patents, licensing, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, shareholder disputes, tax law, M&A, corporate law, general business law, and resolving disputes through negotiation, arbitration, or litigation. I can provide general information for these topics in geographic locations outside Minnesota.

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Aaron Hall is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in Minnesota state courts and the U.S. Federal District Court in Minnesota. Aaron Hall's experience includes service at the law firms of Fredrikson & Byron, Morrison Fenske & Sund, Foley & Mansfield, and Henningson & Snoxell. Aaron Hall also served as a judicial extern under the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson, United States District Court Judge, and as an adjunct professor at Concordia University teaching Introduction to Business Law, Business Law for Marketing Professionals, and Internet Law for Marketing Professionals courses. Aaron served in a variety of appointed positions for city, county, and state government entities, including the Burnsville City Board of Appeals, the 35W Solutions Alliance, the Minnesota Department of Revenue Property Tax Assessment and Classification Reform Study Group, and the Heart of the City Steering Committee. In 2007, the Minnesota Justice Foundation recognized Aaron for providing over 200 hours of pro bono legal services during the year.


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Associated Press, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Duluth News Tribune, William Mitchell Law Review


Aaron was awarded his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, where he served on the William Mitchell Law Review. He was recognized on the Deans List for outstanding academics and received the CALI Awards of Excellence in Corporations and Alternative Dispute Resolutions courses. Aaron served as President of the Business Law Society and coordinated the establishment of the Corporate Appellate Law Moot Court. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management and Innovation summa cum laude from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Awards and Honors

Ten Outstanding Minnesotans, Minnesota Jaycees

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Recent Answers from A. Hall, Minnesota Attorney

2012-01-13 disolving a partnership business:

I'm not sure I understand your situation. Are you asking whether the business sale price should be adjusted because the buyer (other partner) intends to change the name after the buyout? If so, what would

2010-01-01 Copyright/Licensing Laws:

From a trademark perspective, you can use this name as the name of your business as long as it is not "confusingly similar" to any aspect of the movie by the same name.  However, before using this name

2008-10-24 LLC Liability - piercing the veil:

To answer your question, yes, you are exposed to some risk. However, piercing the veil is difficult to predict. Some judges won't pierce the veil when it seems they should, and others pierce the veil when

2008-10-20 s-corp rights:

YOU WROTE: Thank you in advance for any help. I  own a small construction business with two of my brothers. We have a verbal agreement that we are 33% partners. On paper we are 80%-10%-10%. The reason

2008-10-17 Me v.s. 3 partners:

It appears your rights as an owner are being violated, and you should speak with a business attorney in your state.    In general, an owner of a closely held business has a number of legal rights based


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