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Business Law Attorneys in Brighton, MI

Business Law Attorneys Representing Small to Large Businesses Near You.

The legalities of starting, acquiring, and/or maintaining a business can be overwhelming for small and large business owners alike. Gerkin & Decker, P.C. in Brighton, MI, offers a variety of business-related legal services for our clients, including business formations, sales of businesses, and general contract drafting. We handle all business law matters with exceptional skill and get great results for our clients.

Business Law FAQs

If I create an LLC or corporation, am I automatically protected from personal liability?
Several business organizational strategies exist to protect an individual from business-related debt or civil action. However, the risk still exists without the proper creation and administration of the correct business entity. Contact Gerkin & Decker to give yourself and your business the best protection available.
I am going into business with a family member; why would I need an attorney?
Doing business with family and friends is often more difficult than people realize, and it should be treated like any other business venture. To protect personal relationships and the business, it is best to have an attorney clarify all aspects of the business relationship – creation, administration, and dissolution. Let Gerkin & Decker help you get your business off to the best possible start.
I run a small business, do I really need an attorney’s help?
Small businesses face many of the same challenges that large corporations do – unpaid receivables, complicated loan agreements, vendor contracts, employee relations, and more. And, if you run a small business, chances are you don’t have the spare time or range of expertise needed to deal with these challenges. Gerkin & Decker will give you the expert legal counsel needed, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business.

Full-Service Business Formation

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Starting a new business in Livingston County is an exciting proposition. However, new business owners often dismiss the legal process of starting a new business or purchasing an existing business and focus exclusively on other aspects of the start-up. Selecting the proper business entity and drafting the proper formation documents is vital to limiting individual liability and creating a solid foundation for internal business relationships, future growth, and prosperous financials.

Gerkin & Decker, P.C. can assist you with:

  • Selecting the proper business entity
  • Forming a new partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation
  • Stock purchases, asset purchases, and other general business acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Drafting internal business documents such as bylaws, operating agreements, and/or shareholder agreements
  • Amending existing internal business documents
  • Merging or dissolving a company

Before you dive into a new business venture, speak with the Law Offices of Gerkin & Decker for professional advice that’s good for business.

Buy-Sell Agreements for Businesses and Franchisees

Buying or selling a business can be very complex, requiring numerous contracts and extreme diligence to ensure that your interests are protected and your goals and intentions are met. The transaction itself can be structured in an almost infinite number of ways depending on the type of business involved, the assets and goodwill of the business, available financing, and the relationship of the parties. Make sure your investment is protected by retaining the attorneys at Gerkin & Decker, P.C. to review the business deal.

Gerkin & Decker, P.C. can assist you with:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting purchase agreements, security agreements, transfer documents, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, consulting agreements, and other contracts related to the transaction
  • Advising on the due diligence process

Before buying or selling a business, speak with the business law team at Gerkin & Decker. We can help with all the details — from advising on how best to structure the deal to negotiating the terms and everything in between.

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Experienced Legal Contract Drafting

The legalities of operating a business extend well past forming or acquiring a business. Business operations and transactions are generally rooted in contracts, and professionally prepared legal contracts should be instituted to avoid unnecessary litigation. Protect yourself and your business by choosing an attorney with experience in successful contract drafting and dissolution.

Gerkin & Decker, P.C. can assist you with:

  • Lease agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Internal operating agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Sales contracts
  • Other general business contracts and writings

Don’t get caught up in unnecessary litigation that can sidetrack your success. Turn to Gerkin & Decker, P.C. for all the legal support you and your team need to be your best.

To learn how Gerkin & Decker, P.C. can help you with your business start-up, legal contract drafting, business purchase or sale, or business dissolution in Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Fowlerville, Fenton, and the surrounding areas, call us at (810) 222-6424. You can speak directly to an attorney and understand your rights before you make a decision.

Get in Touch With Our Team

When facing legal challenges, choose a law firm that truly understands the importance of community support. At Gerkin & Decker, our deep roots in Livingston County reflect our dedication to serving the hardworking people of our area. Whether you need assistance with civil issues, estate planning, probate, or business matters, we offer a practical and honest approach to every case. Experience personalized legal solutions with the integrity and dedication you deserve from a trusted local firm. Contact Gerkin & Decker today for clear guidance and reliable legal advice.

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