BUSINESS AND CORPORATE
BUSINESS AND CORPORATE
From our Detroit, Birmingham and Ann Arbor offices, Berry Moorman represents every form of business entity, including profit and nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional firms, and sole proprietorships, in Michigan, throughout the United States and in foreign countries. Our clients engage in a broad range of business endeavors, including manufacturing, computer and high technology, real estate, finance, retail and wholesale industries, and include service providers of all kinds. They comprise publicly-held companies, as well as closely held and family-owned companies that range from start-up entities to large established enterprises.
We assist in selecting the appropriate form of entity for you to conduct your business, register the entity where required, and assist you in complying with state, federal, and international laws. Our business and corporate attorneys work with entrepreneurs and CEOs in the creation and operation of their companies. We are proud of our ability to act as general counsel to companies that do not have staff attorneys. We provide counsel to the management team in strategic planning, labor and personnel issues, financing, technology, licensing, contract, tax, deferred compensation and merger and acquisition matters. Further, we advise both individuals and business clients in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, stock options, deferred compensation and other compensation and benefit plans.
We have unique capabilities and experience in negotiating and structuring domestic and international business transactions and relationships. Our business lawyers are frequently called upon to both negotiate and draft shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and financing agreements with banks and other lenders, leases, sales and supply contracts, joint business ventures, distribution and agency contracts, franchise agreements, and a multitude of contracts for specific business transactions.
Our long and varied experience has given us the special skills to negotiate and structure financings, stock and asset sales and acquisitions, mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, bank workouts and liquidations. We address numerous insurance matters, including liability and casualty, directors and officers liability insurance, workers compensation, employment practices liability insurance, auto liability insurance, resolution of insurance coverage and policy limit disputes and the like.
The operation of a business involves a wide variety of issues and challenges. Through our different practice areas, we will solve your problem whether it be business litigation or alternate dispute resolution, labor and employment litigation or personnel issues, real estate or lease matters, tax matters, or intellectual property or technology related concerns.
Should you wish to expand your business into foreign countries or have issues outside of the United States, or you wish to bring in workers from foreign countries which raises immigration questions, our attorneys will assist you in making that happen.
Our Business and Corporate attorneys