Business Law

Corporation / LLC / Business entity formation

Choosing the right form of business organization is one of the most important choices a new business can make. Sole practitioners have their personal assets at risk, as do partners in a partnership. Given the various issues that can arise, an experienced attorney should be consulted if a business or professional has any questions about any issues concerning the proper incorporation of a business.

  • What kind of business do you need?
  • Should you apply to form a nonprofit?
  • How will you market your new business?
  • Why do you need Articles of Incorporation?
  • Does your business need financial planning?

We Can Handle Your…

  • Corporate Formation Documents
  • Federal 501(c)3 Applications
  • Corporate Minutes
  • Resolution Records
  • Nonprofit Corporation  Research and Filing
  • Organization Bylaws
  • Document Amendments
  • Much More

Business Law and Business Start-Up

  • What can we do for you?
  • Commercial Leases
  • Buy/Sell or Merger Agreements*
  • Non-Competition Agreements*
  • Employment, Vendor & Client Contracts
  • Articles of Organization or Corporate Charter/Bylaws
  • Federal Nonprofit Applications and Solicitation Licensing

These are just some of the questions that you need to ask when you are starting any business. Contact us to help you answer these questions and more!  We will help you navigate your business planning and draft creation documents with ease.  We want to help you grow your business as well and prepare you for the possibilities that lie ahead while protecting your interests and your new company.

Small Business

Many small businesses in Michigan are in a state of slow growth.  During this time we can help you with any aspect of your business.  Running a small business is a time consuming and strenuous endeavor even when all is going very well. Having difficulties with contracts, vendors, or other aspects of your business?    Let us help you when you encounter these troubles or questions. Come discuss your questions with a business trained attorney who can help sort through the documents, clear up the confusion, and aid you in reaching a solution that is best for your company.  Let us help you to work out the concern and let you get back to running your business.

Business Transactions and Contracts

There are many times in the life of a healthy business when transactional work is important.  Long term vendor contracts, employee contracts or compensation packages, and even billings to customers may be reviewed or drafted by an attorney in order to comply with the appropriate laws.  Merger documents or acquisition papers should always be drafted and reviewed by professionals to ensure that nothing important is accidentally missed or inadvertently overlooked. Many businesses also seek attorneys to advise their HR departments, or evaluate hiring and firing decisions.

*Buy-Sell Agreements

One of the advantages of acquiring a business through an asset purchase is that the assets are transferred to the purchaser free and clear except for enforceable liens and security interests. However, individuals must be wary of claims of successor liability. Successor liability is an “equitable” doctrine that a court can apply when a strict application of the law would result in an injustice under the circumstances of a particular case. When a court imposes successor liability, the purchaser is liable for the seller’s actions. Experienced counsel should be consulted to avoid these potential issues.

*Non-Competition Agreements

Non-Competition Agreements are handy tools to prevent valuable employees from taking clients from your business. However, there are limitations on what a non-competition agreement can cover. Non-competition agreements must be reasonable as to the distance they cover, the time period they cover, and the types of conduct prevented.

Business Law Attorney Ypsilanti MI

Collis & Griffor, PC is well versed in the laws regarding businesses in Michigan including buy-sell agreements, business entity formation as well as non-competition agreements. If you are looking for a business law attorney, we invite you to contact us today for a free consultation.


Primarily serving the cities of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and the counties of Wayne and Washtenaw, although we extend our legal services throughout the State of Michigan.

Call Collis & Griffor, PC today at 734.827.1337 or contact us to set up an appointment for a free consultation.