Setting Up Contracts
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 151,495 employer establishments in Minnesota in 2019. These businesses are all dependent upon contracts—whether they’re with the partners who have founded the business, the suppliers, or service providers. Setting up a contract correctly involves meeting several requirements so that the contract is legally binding.
While there are key baseline requirements for any contract, some states have more stringent requirements for specific types of contracts. If you’re wondering if this is the case in Minnesota, contact a business attorney to be certain that your contract is legally binding.
It’s unfortunate, but it happens: a person who has signed a contract doesn’t uphold their end of the agreement.
Contract disputes happen more often than you might think. There are two main types: material breaches and anticipatory breaches.
A material breach is the most serious type of contract dispute. Essentially, there is no way that the original purpose of the contract will be fulfilled. There are several key questions that must be answered to determine if a material breach occurred.
In an anticipatory breach, one party refuses to honor the contract as promised, no matter when the work was supposed to happen. This is also often referred to as a repudiation.
Resolving either type of breach requires significant negotiating. In an anticipatory breach situation, the sooner the dispute can be resolved, the better, as it frees up both parties to pursue other contracts. In a material breach, resolving the dispute may be more complicated.
If it’s time to let go of a business, then you need to pursue business dissolution.
Reasons for Dissolving a Business
You may decide to dissolve your business for several reasons. First, it will help you avoid fees and taxes that you would otherwise be required to pay. It’s also important that your creditors know that your business will no longer be able to incur future debts. Additionally, it’s required that you officially dissolve your business with the state if it is no longer in operation.
When you originally established your business, you signed an operating agreement, which should have guidelines on how the business will be dissolved. You must pay your business taxes and notify your creditors. Then, you should file your articles of dissolution with the state of Minnesota.