Minnesota Sales Representative Lawyer.com

Whether you are a sales representative, principal, or manufacturer, this website is designed to provide you with resources and tips for dealing with sales representative legal issues under Minnesota law.

The Minnesota Legislature has adopted the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act, Minnesota Statute § 325E.37 (the "Act"), which provides special legal rights to many independent contractor sales representatives who reside in, or whose sales territory includes, the State of Minnesota.

The most significant provision of the Act prohibits the principal from terminating a sales representative without "good cause", and then only after providing a 90-day notice period and a 60-day cure period in most cases.

This statutory provision overrides any contrary provision in the sales representative agreement.  Thus, a sales representative may have a valid claim for unlawful termination under the Act even where the agreement itself would otherwise allow termination under its own terms.

This website will answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Minnesota sales representative laws.  Among other things, this website will cover:

  • Tips for drafting a Minnesota sales representative agreement;
  • Introduction to the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act, Minn. Stat. § 325E.37;
  • Summary of when a sales representative agreement can be terminated under Minnesota law;
  • Strategies for a principal/manufacturer to properly terminate a sales representative agreement under Minnesota law;
  • Strategies for a sales representative to pursue damages and unpaid commissions for improper termination of a sales representative agreement under Minnesota law; and
  • Copies and links to the key Minnesota statutes governing the legal rights, duties, and obligations of sales representatives.

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About Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.

The sponsor of this website, Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., is a law firm located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in the historic Flour Exchange Building.

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. handles sales representative contracts, negotiations, terminations, extensions, non-renewals; as well as lawsuits, litigation, and arbitration of claims for wrongful termination, unpaid commissions, and violation of the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act. 

The firm also handles other disputes and litigation involving sales representatives, such as breach of non-compete agreements, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, and theft of customer lists.

The firm's co-founder and President, attorney Craig W. Trepanier, has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer, a designation granted to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys.  The independent lawyer ranking service AVVO.com ranks him as "Superb."

The firm offers a two (2) hour case evaluation and initial legal consultation for the flat fee of $500.  During this consultation, we will help review any issue related to sales representative law, including reviewing written sales representative agreements.  Click here to review the Terms and Conditions of our Initial Legal Consultation Policy.  

Craig W. Trepanier, Esq.
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tel: 612-455-0502
Fax: 612-455-0501
craig@trepanierlaw.com

www.trepanierlaw.com

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Minnesota sales representative lawyer Craig W. Trepanier of the law firm of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota represents sales reps, principals, and manufacturers in matters involving Minnesota sales representatives laws.  The firm handles claims regarding Minnesota sales representative agreements, Minnesota distributorship agreements, and disputes, lawsuits, litigation, and arbitrations concerning termination, modification, reduction in territory, commissions, breach of exclusivity clauses, non-renewal, wrongful termination, violation of the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, theft of customer lists, unfair competition, and tortious interference in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brainerd, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Mankato, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Moorhead, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Twin Cities, Woodbury and other cities within the State of Minnesota (MN) (Minn.).