Into the Fire: Effective Strategies for Litigation Management Before Going to Court

Are you a litigious business owner? Do you copy your attorney on correspondence to a non-paying client or a vendor? Have you ever threatened another business owner with "I'm going to sue you"? Is this something you do as part of your day-to-day business routine? Does your county's local business judge know you by name? … Continue reading Into the Fire: Effective Strategies for Litigation Management Before Going to Court

4 Must Have Legal Documents for New Business Owners

Whether you are a one-man computer whiz coding the next blockbuster iPhone app, or a five-employee manufacturer making parts for a Tier 1 auto supplier, you need basic corporate forms to protect your assets and investments. A limited liability company (or LLC) is the preferred way to organize and obtain this protection. Plus, if you … Continue reading 4 Must Have Legal Documents for New Business Owners

Non-Compete vs. Non-Solicitation: Key Differences that Every Employer Must Know

No matter what industry you are in, you have probably encountered non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In Michigan, standard pre-employment paperwork often contains obligations for the employee not to compete with the employer (non-compete) and not to solicit the employers existing customers or other employees (non-solicitation). Although these obligations may be same boilerplate paragraph of the … Continue reading Non-Compete vs. Non-Solicitation: Key Differences that Every Employer Must Know

Happy 2019! ‘Tis the Season for (Corporate) Resolutions!

What do you associate most with the start of a new year? I personally think of resolutions and how the gym gets crowded with all those who resolve to get in shape. So for many, the New Year is about a new start, a chance to set goals, and a chance to catch up on … Continue reading Happy 2019! ‘Tis the Season for (Corporate) Resolutions!

Don’t Pierce My Corporate Veil, Bro: Avoid Losing Your Corporate Protection

As a new and growing business owner, you read my articles on incorporation and essential corporate documents, and took my advice to heart. You retained an attorney and accountant, drafted and filed the basic forms, and Small Business LLC is up-and-running. However, you are not done -- there are important steps to take for you … Continue reading Don’t Pierce My Corporate Veil, Bro: Avoid Losing Your Corporate Protection

5 Often-Overlooked Essentials When Selling Your Business

You finally got that phone call from the California venture capital firm that wants to buy your  start-up for a couple of million dollars. You are eager to sell and use that money to pursue other projects and passions. The attorneys and accountants have been retained, and the Asset Purchase Agreement has been drafted.  But … Continue reading 5 Often-Overlooked Essentials When Selling Your Business