Myers & Myers understands the complexity of business decisions made each day for every size of business, from small businesses up to Fortune 500 companies. Our nationally recognized attorneys pride themselves on being agile enough to jump into a nuanced dispute and robust enough to provide comprehensive advice and counsel for all of a business’s needs, including formation and start-up; contract review and drafting; employee and contractor issues; protecting intellectual property and assets; administrative requirements and hearings; breach of contract claims; partnership and shareholder disputes; business succession planning; mergers and acquisitions, and everything in between. We are often the first call our clients make to consult on their operational and legal concerns. Below is a brief description of common topics addressed by business law. Give us a call at 517-540-1700 or submit a request for an appointment today to find out how we can help you.
Formation And Operational Needs For Business Entities
It is critical to form a business entity based on what is best suited for the organization and its goals. Myers & Myers can help determine what business entity is most appropriate and understands that forming a business goes beyond the letters at the end of the company’s name (such as LLC, Inc., etc.). Myers & Myers helps clients develop documents that define the scope and structure of the organization, the owners’ rights and responsibilities, and the business’s operational needs, including bylaws, articles of incorporation, operating agreements, leases, contracts, employee handbooks and policies, non-competition agreements, buy-sell agreements and other contracts related to executive compensation or business succession, and more. Our attorneys also help our business clients navigate the complex and frequently changing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including consulting on operational changes, summarizing and implementing employment requirements, preparing COVID-19 Response Plans, and responding to administrative complaints. Myers & Myers stands ready to consult on our clients’ operational needs, prepare or revise documents for specific transactions (or as the organization grows), and for our small business clients, essentially serve as general counsel.
Intellectual Property And Trade Secrets
Protecting an organization’s intellectual property and trade secrets can be a critical, but time-consuming endeavor which requires precision and consistency. Myers & Myers works closely with clients to ensure their hard work is protected, including conducting pre-filing investigations, obtaining trademark registrations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), preparing and enforcing non-disclosure and non-competition agreements, and litigating intellectual property and trade secret issues across various platforms, including the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB). We stand ready to help protect and defend against threats that could impact your business.
Regulatory And Administrative Law
Agencies such as LARA, MIOSHA, DOL, EEOC, NLRB, EGLE, EPA, and more can develop complicated, but critical steps for a business to continue its operations. Myers & Myers has experience working with various state and federal agencies to assist their clients in identifying and meeting licensing requirements, responding to investigations, and navigating through administrative procedures, tribunals, and appeals.
At Myers & Myers, we can help you with a wide variety of business law concerns, including:
- Advising officers and directors on liability issues
- Handling of appeals
- Business succession planning
- Buy-sell agreements
- COVID-19 response plans
- Creditor matters
- Dispute Resolution
- Due diligence
- Entity formation and maintenance
- Employment contracts
- Employee handbooks and policies
- Environmental compliance
- Executive compensation agreements
- Financing statements
- General legal counsel
- Labor and employment disputes
- Leases (real or tangible property)
- Liquor license issues
- Masters services agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Non-competition agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Operating agreements
- Real estate transactions
- Risk allocation
- Secured transactions in providing goods and services
- State and federal regulatory matters
- Trade secrets
- Unfair competition
- Union arbitrations
To speak to an attorney at Myers & Myers, PLLC, about operating agreements or other business law issues: fill out the contact form on this site. With an office in Livingston County, located centrally between Lansing and Detroit, we represent clients in Howell, Brighton and throughout Michigan.