Business and Commercial Law
If you are the owner of a business of any size, you need the services of an attorney experienced in business and commercial law. From the day you open your door for business until the day the business is dissolved, there are legal issues that must be dealt with.
Consulting with a business attorney experienced in commercial law can help prevent later litigation. If business litigation is required, you will already have someone on your side that knows your business as well as being versed in applicable state and federal law.
Here are just a few areas that a business lawyer can assist you with concerning business and commercial law.
Structure of your business.
There are many different ways your business can be structured. It is important to choose the one that works best for your type of business and that will protect your personal assets from business litigation. For example, here is a sampling of possible business structures:
- Sole proprietorship.
- Limited Liability Corporation.
- Various corporate structures.
A Michigan business lawyer will know the legal requirements of the state for structuring your business as well as what documents may need to be publicly filed.
Formation of contracts.
Businesses depend on contracts to function. Examples include:
- Real estate and leasing contracts for the location of the business.
- Employment contracts are necessary to define the duties of employees and employers. You may need your employment contracts to contain non-compete or non-disclosure clauses.
- Partnership agreements, including buy-sell agreements.
- Contracts for buying and selling goods and/or services.
Business and commercial litigation.
No matter how carefully business contracts are formed, or how carefully a business is structured, there may come a time when your business is involved in litigation. You want someone on your side who is an experienced advocate who knows all aspects of litigation including arbitration, mediation and negotiation. If all attempts at pretrial resolution fail, you want an experienced litigator representing you in court.
Michigan attorney Russell D. Brown is a dedicated and accomplished business law attorney with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business and commercial law. He is skilled in business consulting and development, in negotiation, in business contracts including mergers and acquisitions as well as in negotiations and dispute resolutions. Contact him for assistance with all aspects of your business law needs.