Lawyers Serving North Dakota And Minnesota
Since 1939

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Legal Help For The Business Community

Each business is unique, but all business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs need something similar from their legal counsel: solutions.

At Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., we have been providing solutions to our clients since 1939. Every business will experience its own unique set of challenges, whether it be selecting entity structures, contract disputes, regulatory requirements, business  negotiations, corporate governance concerns, or employee issues. It is vitally important to you and your business that these matters be handled correctly from the outset. Whatever your legal needs, we will work with you to understand where you have been and where you want to go. Understanding each client allows us to provide individualized solutions and help our clients reach their long-term goals.

 Whether you are a new business owner, a seasoned executive ready to sell the business, or somewhere in between, our business law team has the experience and resources to get the results you need.

Business Formation

Our attorneys assist clients in all aspects of startup for new businesses, including:

  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and nonprofit entities
  • Initial documentation and filing
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Buy—sell agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Commercial real estate matters
  • Initial employment agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Initial customer contracts
  • Shareholder control agreements
  • Raising capital
  • Issuing stock
  • Advising on corporate governance best practices and other issues facing new business owners

These are just a few of the legal issues we handle for our clients starting new businesses, but the most important thing we provide is ongoing counsel and partnership for new businesses. Our knowledge and experience allow us to identify potential legal issues before they occur and help our clients avoid costly legal problems.

Mergers And Acquisitions

Buying or selling a company is far more complex than most assume before thay have experienced it. Whether it’s a stock purchase, an asset sale, or merger, there are countless considerations and details that need to be negotiated and structured.  Our attorneys will help you get what you need out of each transaction while ensuring you avoid unexpected pitfalls.

Our attorneys help with:

  • Due diligence
  • Negotiation of key terms
  • Stock sales
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Mergers

We have a wealth of experience handling all the essential legal details of mergers and acquisitions, to make sure our clients’ interests are well-protected through the process.


Contract law reaches into every area of a business’s existence. A poorly handled contract or a breach of contract can be catastrophic for a business. Our attorneys handle contract negotiations, contract drafting, contract review, and contract disputes. Having an experienced legal team on your side for contractual matters is a tremendous protection against potential future problems.

Businesses need experienced counsel to navigate disputes  when they arise.  Business disputes often involve large amounts of money and the highest of stakes for business owners.  Some disputes can be resolved with finesses, while others require more force. Our attorneys know the difference and can execute the right strategy to get the results you need.

Contact Ohnstad Twichell

To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney from our team, call 701-707-0310 or email the firm today.