I am a business and franchise attorney who takes great pride in advising entrepreneurs, businesses, and franchisees on all manner of legal issues they encounter on a daily basis. From starting a new company to resolving a legal dispute, my knowledge and attention to detail helps clients achieve their goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
I represent businesses, franchisees, and other commercial entities with start-up, employment matters, contract disputes, and litigation should it become necessary. I advise franchisees in reviewing prospective franchise opportunities, resolving disputes with franchisors, combating unlawful terminations, and other matters affecting their day-to-day business success.
I also represents growing businesses in other industries ranging from licensed professional therapists to manufacturing companies. I counsel clients on employment best-practices including employee termination, employment policies and handbooks, and accommodations for disabled employees. I have presented at seminars on issues impacting Minnesota businesses such as the Revised Limited Liability Company Act.
I have extensive experience representing clients in employment and non-compete disputes, commercial litigation, and intellectual property cases in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation. I also defend businesses and community associations facing allegations of discrimination in employment and housing. An active scholar on the rights and responsibilities of animal ownership, I have presented at seminars for property managers on the growing use of assistance animals in apartment and common-interest communities. I am passionate about helping veterans of our armed forces and regularly volunteers at pro bono legal clinics through the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
In 2016, I had the privilege of being selected as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers®, an honor given to only 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2012||10/17/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Super Lawyers||2016|
|1st Place - Capstone Business Plan Competition||University of St. Thomas||N/A|
|Attorney||Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, PA||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Finance & Planning Commitee||2012 - 2013|
|Hellmuth & Johnson, Blog||The Minnesota Revised LLC Act: The Who, When and What of Ensuring Your Company is Compliant||2016|
|Hellmuth & Johnson, Blog||The intersection of the FMLA and Commissions: Why it pays to pay commissions to salespersons out on FMLA leave||2013|
|Hamline Law Review, Volume 34||The Clearly Improbable Intent of U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Section 2D1.1(B)(1): Imposing Additional Prison Time Whenever A Weapon “is Present Somewhere, Perhaps Anywhere”||2011|
|Hamline University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of St. Thomas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|Minnesota Multi Housing Association Fall Convention||Cats and Dogs, A Property Manager's Best Friend||2014|
|Heartfelt Home Care Solutions, Inc. v. Sontag-Burbank||Obtained Preliminary Injunction on behalf of client against former employee who violated non-solicitation agreement|
Posted by Joshua
November 7, 2016