The Twin Cities are jam-packed with people who do cool stuff. The metro is a hub for advertising, design, and new media. It’s also brimming with artists and artisans. Our goal at Friedman Iverson is to help this class of creative entrepreneurs develop their skills and passions into thriving, sustainable businesses.
Business Startup: We can help you choose the entity type that best suits you and put together all the documents you need to get going.
Drafting Contracts: The success of your business will depend largely on your ability to set and meet expectations. This is true of your relationships with business partners, clients and vendors. We specialize in writing contracts that both parties can actually read and understand. We know many of the pitfalls that slow projects down and cost you time and money, but we’ll also take the time to listen to your specific concerns and produce contracts to meet your precise needs.
Intellectual Property: Building and protecting a portfolio of copyrights and trademarks is very important in the 21st century business world. We can handle that. We don’t do patents, but we have friends who do.
Helping You Grow: As your business grows, you may take on partners, employees or contractors. We can draft agreements that cover all these relationships. We can also help you develop best practices, put together employee handbooks, negotiate leases, and get you solid answers to the questions that will arise along the way.
Litigation: Our approach to business is to do everything possible on the front end to keep our clients out of litigation. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you need to sue someone to collect what you’re owed. It’s also possible that someone could sue you. If you find yourself in these situations, we’re happy to be in your corner. We know the ropes and we’ll help you achieve the best result possible.
We’re entrepreneurs. We started our business with nothing more than law degrees, laptops and hustle. We understand the challenges you’re facing because we’ve been there. We know how to navigate the rough waters and bring you through unscathed.
We’re invested in our clients’ success and ever mindful of the bottom line. We’re interested in long-term relationships with our clients. We get that your budget will be tight at the outset and that your need for our services will grow as your business does. We’ll quote you flat fees for most assignments, so you’ll know exactly what each task will cost you. And we won’t charge you at all for quick phone calls or emails.
We care. You are not just a name and a file number to us. We love to work with people who are doing cool things and feel lucky to count clients among our friends and collaborators.
What types of clients do we work with?
- Advertising Agencies
- Graphic Designers
- Event Planners
- Food Trucks
- Furniture Designers
- Record Labels
- Video Game Designers
- Wedding Professionals
If you don’t see your gig on that list, don’t sweat it. We’re always up for new adventures.