A thorough understanding of business law is key to running a successful business — and for many small and midsize business owners, legal matters can also be incredibly frustrating, nonengaging and complicated, especially when running a business is not the reason you opened your own business in the first place. After all, you got into business because you had a passion to provide to others a product or service that you believe in deeply.
Luckily, some people do have a keen interest in business law and the ins and outs of running a successful business. These are the people you will find at Collis & Griffor PC — attorneys who have a deep desire to understand the complexities of business law and a heartfelt passion to share that knowledge with business owners throughout the greater Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area.
We Focus On Business Law — So You Don’t Have To
With over 30 years of collective experience, the business lawyers at Collis & Griffor PC know how to make the business of running a business easier. With an emphasis on helping small and midsize businesses, we can help you with a variety of important business law tasks and decisions, including:
- Business entity formation — Making the right decisions when starting your business is key. And choosing the right form of business organization is one of the most important choices a new business can make. We can help you determine what form of business is right for you, file the correct documents with the correct entities and put a financial plan in place that makes sense for your future growth.
- Business transactions and contracts — There are many times in the life of a business when transactional work is important. Startup documents, contract disputes, long-term vendor contracts, employee contracts, separation agreements, licensing arrangements, joint venture agreements, merger documents and acquisition papers are just a few of the documents we can draft, or review, for your business.
- Employee and personnel decisions — From hiring your first employee to terminating a problematic worker, and preparing compliant employee handbooks to properly handling requests for maternity and paternity leave, we have the insight and experience to steer your business in the right direction. Our attorneys can also draft noncompete and nondisclosure agreements that are reasonable and enforceable.
- Other business topics — In addition to the topics listed above, we represent clients in all other facets of running a business. We can handle everything you need us to — litigation, collections, regulatory compliance, commercial real estate rental and purchase, payroll issues, and nonprofit formation and filing.
Helping You Achieve Your Business Goals In Michigan
At Collis & Griffor PC, our goal is to help businesses run smoothly and successfully — to give business owners the tools and advice they need to enable their company to almost run itself. Whether your business is just starting out — or you are in a place where you feel “stuck” and are unsure of what to do — our lawyers can provide you with the solid, practical and accurate legal advice you need to move forward.
Let us relieve some of your burden. Running a business doesn’t have to be stressful — and with our advice we aim to relieve your stress and make your work fun again. Call our office at 734-827-1337, or fill out our online contact form for more information.