Corporate & Business Law

Mid-size and closely held businesses need a close working relationship with a reliable, knowledgeable lawyer. Our office enjoys getting to know each business and its owners and helping them to identify needs. Our knowledge of the needs of various types of businesses combined with our familiarity with the business climate in Northern Michigan allows our firm to enjoy close, productive working relationships with our business clients.

Often businesses have a wide range of needs. We have worked with many types of businesses both in a transactional role and in litigation. Examples of transactional matters include:

  • Advice on choice of entity, including S-Corporations, C-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships, and other types of business formations.
  • Formation documents and filings
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Ongoing corporate records and filings
  • Employment Matters
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of contracts
  • Litigation prevention
  • Dissolution

Civil defense and representation

  • We have handled a wide variety of litigated matters on behalf of various businesses as well:
  • Contract disputes
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Business torts
  • Property matters
  • Employment discrimination
  • Fraud
  • White collar criminal matters
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Shareholder derivative actions
  • Alternative dispute resolution of conflicts


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