Need help understanding how Michigan business law works, and whether you should consider hiring a business law attorney?

If you are a business owner– small, medium, or large – or an individual or commercial business owner, our Grand Rapids business lawyers can provide you with representation and service in business law to meet your specific needs, as we understand that every single business’s needs are unique. Our business lawyer will promote the protection of your business, and minimize risk of liability in the event of a claim or dispute.

Many general practice law firms in Grand Rapids have lawyers with business law backgrounds, but not the practical business skills you’ll find at Ledford & Associates. We understand your needs and focus on your goals as we help you start a new business, prepare a contract or negotiate a dispute. Our corporate law attorneys are ready to assist you in every aspect of your business.

If you have any questions about business and corporate law, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (616) 257-3300 to speak with one of our attorneys!

Our Services Include

Business Start-Ups

We can:

  • Incorporate a new Michigan company
  • Entity choice and formation: C corps, S corps, LLCs, LLPs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships
  • Draft Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • Update an incorporation that you did on your own
  • Compile a corporate minute book
Contracts and Documents

We draft or review:

  • Service contracts to use with your clients or customers
  • Employment contracts for your employees
  • Joint venture, non-disclosure, confidentiality and other business agreements
  • Commercial leases
Maintaining your Company

We handle:

  • Changes to your company’s records e.g. change of directors, address, etc.
  • Alterations to your company’s share structure
  • Issue or transfer of shares
  • Changes to partnerships e.g. new partners, termination of a partner
  • Succession Planning
  • Trademarking your logo and/or service mark
    Buying, Selling Or Merging A Company

    We assist with:

    • Drafting or reviewing a letter of intent
    • Preparing or reviewing purchase, sale and merger plans and agreements
    • Conducting due diligence
    • Buying or selling a Franchise
    • Preparing closing documents and facilitating the transfer of funds
    Incorporated Professionals

    We can:

    • Incorporate a new professional corporation
    • Assist with the application to the relevant regulatory body
    • Ensure company Articles comply with bylaws or statutory requirements 
    • Prepare Practice, Office sharing or Management Agreements
    Disputes and Negotiation

    We will:

    • Provide advice if you are involved in a dispute related to your business
    • Assist with the negotiation of a settlement