Bringing you peace of mind.®

Entity Formation

There are different ways to organize your business, each which its own pros and cons. I can help guide you to the right entity choice for your start-up business after discussing your short and long term goals.

Purchase and Sale

Whether you are buying or selling a manufacturing company, a restaurant, a shopping center, or anything in between, I have the transactional experience to help guide you through the legal negotiation and paperwork every step of the way.

Succession Planning

I work closely with the owners of family-owned businesses to ensure that through the appropriate tools of estate planning and business documentation, the vision and legacy of your company is carried on into the future.

Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans

Any business is only as good as its employees, and I can help you develop employee benefits programs that will attract and retain outstanding employees.

Executive Compensation

If you are an employee and would like to review your current deferred compensation plan, or if you are an employer and would like guidance on setting up a new plan, I am here to help.

Licensing

I can help make sure you are doing the right things to stay in compliance with the new rules and regulations that impact your business, including proper entity formation, employee policies and license applications.

Non-profit Organizations

Whether you are part of a 501(c)(3), a church, a private foundation, or a homeowner’s association, I have experience working with executive directors and boards to make sure all of the legal paperwork is complete and up to date.

Tax Liability

Working closing with your accountant and financial advisors, I can help make sure your legal transactions receive favorable tax treatment.

Business Law

As a business owner, you take risks every day. Our business law services provide you with the peace of mind that your documents will be designed to mitigate your risks from an increasingly complex world of laws and regulations.

Our goal at West Michigan Law is to provide your business with general counsel services throughout the entire life cycle of your business. From the very beginning idea stage, we provide new business owners with an hour of free consultation to pick our brains about anything from selecting the right business entity, to protecting a trademark, to hiring your first employee.

As your company matures, we can provide business legal services to help you purchase or lease a new building, start employee benefits programs, or negotiate contracts with new vendors.

When it is finally time to retire into the sunset as a successful entrepreneur, we can help you with succession planning for transferring your business to the next generation – or finding a third party to purchase your company.

If you would like to further discuss how our individualized legal services billing options can fit with your small business budget, we would love to hear from you at 231.457.4235.