NOTICE: Our office is now open and in full operation. However, for the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering initial conferences via telephone and videoconference, while still delivering the same level of professional service. In-person conferences are also being conducted for document executions, during which time our staff wears masks and employs social distancing practices. The conference room is disinfected between each appointment."

Business Law

For more than 50 years, Hitchcock Law Firm has provided Twin Cities entrepreneurs and business owners cost-effective assistance in a broad range of business services, including business organization, incorporation, LLC formation, corporate governance matters, and business sale and acquisition. We recognize that the form of business organization you choose can have significant effects on your exposure to risk and how the enterprise is taxed and managed. Creating the proper structure and maintaining supporting organizational documents can allow for many long-term benefits as your business progresses. Our firm continues to serve as an ongoing resource for business owners in matters involving business contracts, the purchase and sale of business assets, employment contracts, succession planning, estate and tax matters, and other issues vital to the success of a business enterprise.

Contracts are an fundamental element for conducting business. A contract can protect your rights and interests by detailing the expectations of each party, addressing the reallocation of a share of the business if an owner dies or leaves the business, selecting the recourse each party has in the event a dispute should arise over performance, and other variables. We offer competent advice and services regarding all types of business contracts, including but not limited to: business purchase agreements, real estate and sales contracts, commercial leases, partner and shareholder agreements, employment contracts and noncompete agreements. Please call us to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help make your business successful!

Real Estate Law

Our firm represents clients in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property, including acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale. We review and draft real estate purchase agreements and various types of deeds. Our seasoned attorneys assist in title transfers, examine title issues and correct title problems, prepare closing documents, and attend or conduct closings. We also effectively prepare other real estate documents, such as purchase and sale contracts, leases, easements, mortgages and contracts for deed. Please contact us to discuss your real estate needs and put our decades of experience to work for you!

Professional Sports Representation

Ed Hitchcock has expertise in the complex area of professional sports representation, which includes art, entertainment, sports, tourism, travel and leisure. Legal representation often extends into contract, copyright and tort matters, and requires negotiation and drafting of sophisticated and complex legal documents. These services include contract negotiations and general legal advice to team executives, coaches, sportscasters, and professional athletes. Mr. Hitchcock has also represented Olympic athletes, NASCAR drivers, professional football and baseball players, MMA fighters and professional wrestlers.