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Tim Kelly, J.D.

Tim Kelly, J.D.

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Tim Kelly is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. A writer by trade, he worked in retail copywriting before serving as an entertainment journalist both online and in print. As a journalist, he was quoted by the New York Times,, and; and saw his written work published in the World Film Locations series of books.

In 2017, Tim shifted his focus toward the legal industry, studying intellectual property and small business law. He currently lives in the Twin Cities and greatly enjoys being a husband, dad, and avid record collector.

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    Entrepreneurs are natural self-starters with a belief they can do it all themselves, including all of the incorporation work necessary to start a small business. (And with some of the resources available on the internet, sometimes they might be right.) But incorporation can be a tricky thing to get right. And if you're starting a nonprofit to do good, make sure you do it well. That may mean hiring an attorney to help you with starting a nonprofit.

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