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Running A Business Doesn't Have To Be Hard


Running a business is not easy. But it doesn't have to be hard, either. With over 30 years of collective experience, the business law attorneys at Collis & Griffor, PC, are committed to making life easier for small and midsize business owners in Ann Arbor and throughout southern Michigan. As small-business owners ourselves, we know what it takes to get a business up and running — and how to keep it running smoothly and successfully. Let us help you make things easier — both at work and at home.

They Didn't Teach That In School

One of the hardest aspects of starting and running your own business is the act of starting and running your own business. After all, you went to school or had a passion to start a business based on your love of a certain trade or craft — be it a gourmet cupcake bakery, a craft brewing company or an Internet security consulting firm. What you may not have gone to school for is business.

Running a business requires specialized skill and insight — and this knowledge often isn't imparted outside of business school. At Collis & Griffor, PC, we can help you understand what's required of a business and advise you on the best course of action. We can handle all your business law needs, including issues involving:

  • Start-up — Starting a business can be a daunting task. We can help you over this initial hurdle by helping you formulate a sound business plan, obtain financing and determine the best form of business (corporation, LLC, LLP, etc.) based on your particular needs.
  • Contracts — Contracts play a key role in all business dealings - and it's important to make sure these contracts not only protect you and your interests but also treat your business fairly. From partnership contracts to employment agreements, we can help.
  • Employees — Whether you have one employee or hundreds, it's important to have the proper framework in place to make sure you are complying with all state and federal laws regarding training, compensation, taxation and human resource guidelines.
  • Collections — When consumers or vendors stop paying for your goods or services, our attorneys know how to help you collect the moneys you are owed.
  • Litigation — If you decide to sue someone, or someone sues you, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands your business, your history and your position. We will vigorously represent your interest — in both negotiation and at trial.
  • M & As — Mergers and acquisitions are an important part of business law — and whether your business is expanding and acquiring another, or reaping the benefits of your success by accepting a buy-out offer and merging with another company, we will help.
  • Wind-up — At the end of a business's life cycle, certain steps often need to be taken to ensure everyone's interests are accounted for. Our lawyers can help you cover all the bases regarding liquidation and dissolution.


Because You Have A Life Outside Of Work

We know our clients have rich, fulfilling lives beyond work. That is why we strive to be a full-service law firm to our clients. In addition to being strong business advocates, we also excel at helping clients with non-business related issues that may arise in everyday life.

  • Family law - We can assist you and your loved ones with issues related to divorce, child custody and support, alimony and paternity.
  • Probate and estate planning - At Collis & Griffor, PC, we provide complete probate, trust and estate planning services to those in need.
  • Criminal defense - we represent individuals charged with OWI or traffic violations, felony and misdemeanor charges and expungments.
  • Mental health and civil commitment - As part of our probate and estate planning practice, we also assist clients who need to get help for a family member suffering from a mental illness.

Collis & Griffor, PC — providing exceptional legal advice to real business owners in Ann Arbor and throughout greater Michigan for over 30 years. Contact our attorneys to find out what we can do for you today — call us at 734-707-9408 or feel free to reach out to us online.

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