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Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Business Lawyers

At Willis Law, our attorneys protect the interests of businesses throughout Michigan. We offer a wide range of services to suit the needs of new and emerging businesses, closely held corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, strategic alliances and business enterprises of all kinds, as well as financial institutions and investors including private equity and venture capital funds.

Our exceptionally talented and experienced Michigan business attorneys have diverse backgrounds and a broad array of skills and specialties, covering the full range of business services.

Experienced Corporate Law Attorneys Serving West Michigan

The success of your business depends on dealing with disputes both as they arise and before they occur. Comprehensive corporate and business advice from an attorney can help prevent problems from occurring and prepare your business when they do occur. Our firm advises businesses about the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset and stock purchases and sales
  • Strategic alliances
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged/mergers/buyouts
  • ESOPs
  • Bankruptcy acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations and reorganizations
  • Private equity and venture capital investments
  • Public offerings/securities
  • Private offerings
  • Executive compensation
  • Tax planning
  • Commercial transactions, contracts and sale of goods
  • Licensing and management of technologies
  • Business analysis and risk management concerns
  • Issues related to government contracts
  • Employee compensation and employee benefits
  • Distribution counseling issues
  • Leases of equipment and property

Business Formation

Whether opening your first business or expanding your business into a new venture, we will advise you about the best business entity to create. Our Michigan business lawyers will counsel you about the costs and benefits associated with a limited liability company (LLC), "S" or "C" corporation, or joint venture.

After you decide which entity is appropriate for your business goals, we will file all the appropriate documents with the state and federal governments. We will draft articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, shareholder agreements and other documents needed for the creation of your closely held company.

Business Succession Planning ─ Kalamazoo Business Attorneys

Our lawyers will guide your family through the process of estate planning. Business succession planning creates strategies to transfer ownership and control of closely held businesses to the heirs of business owners. We assist clients with creating life insurance policies, buy-sell agreements, family limited liability companies, succession plans and estate freezes.

Contact Our Corporate Law Attorneys Today

We work to make sure you have the tools in place to meet your business goals. Contact us today to set up an appointment with an experienced attorney. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.

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