• Private placements

  • Venture capital transactions

  • Public offerings

  • Agency agreements

  • Underwriting arrangements

Corporate Operations and Disputes

We assist our clients in raising capital, including securities placements and bank borrowings.

We advise, negotiate and complete mergers and acquisitions for private and public companies and have vast experience in the performance of due diligence in order to protect our clients' interests before completing any contractual transitions or transfers.

We advise public companies on reporting and compliance, including regular reporting requirements and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  We also represent broker/dealer firms in connection with compliance matters.

Corporate law is the main area of practice for Jule Hannaford.  Our general business practice connects us to our clients in many areas.

Business Formation and Development

To reach Kelly, Hannaford & Battles P.A., call (612) 341-0881.


Kelly, Hannaford & Battles P.A. provides a broad range of business-related legal services to both private and public corporations.

Business Law

The law firm offers assistance with business formation for new and emerging companies, including sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships.  We prepare Articles, Bylaws, Shareholder Agreements, and other instruments that flourishing businesses require.

Corporate Law

Law Office

The law firm assists established corporations with a range of operational matters that assist in growth and profitability:

We serve as outside general counsel and handle a wide range of business law issues.  This work includes routine contracts, employment agreements, deferred compensation arrangements and other business matters. 

Please contact our office today to begin a business law relationship with our firm or to learn more about how we may be able to help you. 

In the event of a dispute that cannot be resolved in the normal course of business, our law firm is able to assist you with mediation and arbitration.  Attorney Jule Hannaford is a registered neutral mediator with the State of Minnesota and has mediated corporate and business disputes.