Areas Of practice

Business Representation

We believe it is vital that businesses in Itasca County and Northern Minnesota have ready access to legal services from a firm that concentrates in business transactions and advice.  Lano, O'Toole & Bengtson is dedicated to providing business law and advice promptly and economically. 

Some of our business law services include:

Organization of corporations, limited liabilty companies, partnerships and other entities

Purchase, sale, merger and dissolution of corporations and other businesses

Commercial (business) real estate transactions

Business planning and advising businesses and business owners 

Estate planning, especially involving owners of small businesses

Tax deferred (IRS Section 1031) real estate exchanges

Commercial and shopping center leases

Structuring loans and advising borrowers and lenders

Negotiating and drafting business contracts and documents

Review of insurance policies

Franchise review 

Personal Law

Lano, O'Toole & Bengtson provides the same prompt, economical and personalized legal services to our individual clients that our business and litigation clients have come to expect.  We do not believe that "one size fits all" when it comes to documenting the needs of our individual clients.  Our lawyers meet directly with our clients and strive to understand the unique needs of each individual before selecting and preparing legal documents.  


Some of the legal services we provide our individual clients include:

Wills and Estate Planning


Real Estate

Powers of Attorney

Civil Trials & Litigation

It is a fact of modern life that most businesses and individuals will at some time be in need of a lawyer who can "go to court" and be fully prepared to act on the client's behalf in the courtroom.  Trial law is commonly divided into two areas:  criminal and civil.  Any legal case not involving accusation of crime is usually considered a "civil" case.


Litigation is the legal process leading to and through trial. Lano, O'Toole & Bengtson has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the premier civil trial law firms in Northern Minnesota.  Our lawyers all have substantial experience in civil litigation and trials.


Areas of our civil trial and litigation practice include:

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Asbestos Claims

Wrongful Death

Automobile Accidents

Insurance Law

Business Disputes

Construction Litigation

Contract Disputes