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LegalCORPS is an Elevate Hennepin business advisor offering Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of no cost transactional business and intellectual property legal services, including:

  • Entity formation
  • Contracts and operational agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Licensure
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property protection (patents)
  • Trademark and copywrite

LegalCORPS’ mission expands access to business law services for individuals and organizations to promote economic development and stabilize communities. Through legal education, brief advice consultations, and limited scope representation, LegalCORPS helps clients navigate the complexities of business ownership, avoiding common pitfalls that could consume valuable time and financial resources. By establishing a solid legal foundation for their business, clients are better equipped to address challenges and resolve issues that could otherwise jeopardize their enterprises.

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Advisors and consultants, Disadvantaged businesses, Legal


Disadvantaged businesses


Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Second stage businesses (10+ employees), Startup businesses (0 employees)


Speaks English, Speaks Hmong, Speaks another language

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Upcoming LegalCORPS events

Intellectual property (IP) brief advice clinic

If you have a business, innovation, or idea, and have questions around trademarks, copyrights, and patents, this is an opportunity to speak with and get advice from IP attorneys in-person.


Provisional patent workshop

The Inventor Assistance Program at LegalCorps will hold an informational workshop for innovators wanting to learn more about preparing and filing a provisional patent.

Small business consultations

Drop in for one-on-one consultations with entrepreneurial experts from LegalCORPS, SCORE and the Minneapolis Small Business Team!