Doug Ramler, Gray Plant Mooty

Starting a new company is hard work, and even the best-laid business plans go awry with alarming frequency. We’re in no mood to recount any of the depressing statistics that suggest most businesses fail during the first few years of life. Read More

Dale Deitchler, national expert on workplace substance abuse and drug and alcohol testing programs

Minnesota’s new medical marijuana law, which will be in effect on July 1, permits limited use and possession of medical marijuana by certain residents. Read More

Left: Elliot Ginsburg, Hop Law. Right: Jim Watkins,Co-founder, Sociable Cider Werks.

Breweries are all the rage in Minnesota these days. From taprooms to growlers to booze-funded block parties, the Twin Cities drinking scene is experiencing a renaissance. Read More

Travis Kelley with wife and JenTra co-founder, Jennifer

Travis Kelley grew up in the rural Pine River area of northern Minnesota, near Brainerd. After graduating from high school in 2004, he worked stacking wood with his uncle at a lumber yard in the Twin Cities. That led to a sales job, and for a couple of years he sold lumber. Read More
“It’s not a real good thing if creditors take over your business,” says Tim Donaldson, communications chair for the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). But that’s what happened in mid-2014 when CM Companies (formerly Creative Memories, a scrapbooking company) filed a voluntary Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) in state court. On Jan. Read More

Donald Chance Mark, Jr.

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. could see it coming. Read More

Gray Plant Mooty attorney Mike Cohen

For companies across the state, no matter the industry, adhering to data privacy laws is an important part of day-to-day business. Read More
Earlier this month, Law360 released its first-ever class of "Ceiling Smashers," a list of the top 25 U.S.-based law firms with the highest percentage of female partners. Read More