The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic havoc for many Minnesotans.  Now that stay-at-home orders and new gathering restrictions have been reenacted, business owners are reeling. This blog will provide an overview of the situation businesses are facing, including  ways an attorney can help.

Business Attorney Minnesota 

During these troubled times, an experienced attorney can advise you on the best economic and financial choices for your small business. Our Edina business law firm provides legal services to Minnesota startups, small businesses, restaurants, real estate firms, and more. Give us a call at 952-832-2000 or fill out our contact form.

You also can schedule your free initial consultation via our home page.

COVID-19 Impact on Small Business 

One in five businesses in Minnesota will permanently close if the economy doesn’t improve sooner rather than later, according to a recent survey. Of those surveyed, 44% of small businesses in the state said they would apply or reapply for another PPP loan to help them stay afloat.

Even so, the third wave of Covid-19 is well underway across the country. The Midwest is being hit especially hard. Cases continue to climb, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies. In response, Minnesota and other states have again issued stay-at-home orders in an effort to keep case numbers down and create space in hospital emergency rooms. Gov. Tim Walz has said that restaurants cannot currently offer dine-in service. Bars are closed. People are being asked to limit their shopping trips and to only go out for the necessities.

One in 5 businesses will close due to COVID-19.

There is no doubt most businesses are affected at least in some way – especially companies and service providers who can’t work remotely. Restaurants, for example, can offer delivery or curbside services, but there is no question they are losing revenue. Retail stores also see impact, with capacity restrictions.

Our Edina law firm can help assist businesses clients with a wide range of regulatory, transactional, and litigation issues related to COVID-19. Business insurance, government assistance, and PPP loans cannot make up for all lost revenue, and there are rules surrounding each.

We advise our clients on both short-term responses and long-term strategies for dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their businesses, including the CARES Act, debt relief, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, landlord-tenant rights, litigation, insurance, and more. Reach out to our skilled business attorney today to discuss the best option for you – and the future of your Minnesota business.

About Morris Law Group, P.A. 

Integrity and trust is the foundation of our practice. Our passion for client success is matched only by our experience, our reputation for excellence, and our deep understanding of each and every client’s individual needs.

At Morris Law Group, we don’t just counsel our clients. We invest in them.

We’ve been serving the Edina and Twin Cities communities since 2002. Our attorneys provide personalized, cost-effective legal services to clients seeking help in real estate, business development, commercial litigation, and other matters.

Our experienced Edina attorneys believe that relationships matter, whether a client is trying to navigate a purchase agreement, get a business off the ground, or dissolve a partnership. Our lawyers appear regularly in state and federal court, in administrative hearings, and in various alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration.

Morris Law Group is the top Minnesota law firm for all of your legal needs. We advocate for our clients with professionalism, vigor, and with a results-driven approach.

Let’s get started today. For more information or to book a free phone or video consultation, call 952.832.2000email, or fill out this contact form.

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