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Business And Corporate Counsel And Representation

In order for businesses to keep expanding and growing, they may need to use all the tools at their disposal. At Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf, we help businesses in Traverse City and across Michigan with all business transactions matters, from managing aspects of formation and structuring to navigating complex mergers and acquisitions issues. Our experienced corporate attorneys strategically counsel our clients on even the most complex transactions and difficult governance questions.

Creating The Framework For Business Growth And Expansion

Our lawyers have decades of experience in business and corporate law, leveraging it to help businesses through every stage of their existence, from company formation and structuring to purchase and sale of businesses, and mergers and acquisitions.

From the onset, the type of entity you select for your new business will have an impact on your personal liability exposure, future taxation, and company maintenance matters. Our business attorneys will work with you and your team to determine which type of entity (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company or corporation) would be best suited for your new business and your future goals. We help clients assess the advantages and disadvantages to each of these business entity types, depending upon the goals and objectives of the owners.

As part of our practice, we help businesses with:

  • Company governance and compliance
  • Policies and procedures
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Licensing and service agreements
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and review

We have also helped many buyers assess the legal, financial and business risks which come with the purchase of an existing operation. We provide specific services related to business purchases as well as ongoing advice. Our firm also provides advice and services to business owners who wish to sell their companies.

Simplifying Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are an essential growth strategy for any company. Our business law attorneys strategically counsel our clients on even the most complex transactions and difficult governance questions. We will assist you in the preparation of letters of intent, conducting due diligence investigations, and helping with the formation of special purpose entities in order to complete the transaction.

Our team has experience in business structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Whether as the purchaser or seller, we can assist you in developing an effective merger or acquisition agreement that will surely benefit your business plan.

Contact Us To Discuss

To contact our firm and learn more about our attorneys, call 231-668-9836 or use the online form.