Proactive Resolution of Business and Commercial Disputes

The Michigan Legislature established business courts to promote the efficient resolution of business and commercial disputes. Michigan business courts favor mediation as a proactive means to resolve matters early, which  reduces costs and increases control and certainty if the parties can reach an agreement prior to trial. Business courts have jurisdiction over business or commercial disputes, which generally include actions in which: All of the parties are business enterprises; ...
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TC Chamber Small Business Finalists

Congratulations to the TC Chamber Small Business Finalists!  The top 10 finalists for the 2018 Small Business of the Year include Bayside Docs Urgent Care, Chronic Care Management, CooLED, Dave's Garage, EXIT Realty Paramount, Fustini's Oils & Vinegars, Preferred Roofing Services, Press on Juice, Superior Physical Therapy and Traverse Area Vacation Rentals. Small businesses can range from sole proprietorships and single member LLCs up to 200 employees and $20 million in revenues, by s...
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Cottage, Vacation, and other Waterfront Properties

Lake Michigan cottage and vacation properties for sale are often the most unique properties on the market.   Real Estate lawyers in Northern Michigan help to spot and resolve issues that are unique to Northern Michigan--from unplatted shorelines to platted developments, each property has its own character and history. Whether your property of interest is for sale by owner or through a realtor, seasoned local counsel can help to streamline transactions and protect your family's interests--for ...
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For Sale By Owner

For sale by owner cottages and residential properties in Grand Traverse County, Antrim County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, and surrounding counties in Northern Michigan are transacted quickly and efficiently with local representation. Cottage properties lining West Grand Traverse Bay, East Grand Traverse Bay, Suttons Bay, and around the Leelanau Peninsula provide opportunities for Great Lakes waterfront properties. For sale by owner properties can offer favorable savings to sellers a...
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What are the core legal documents for small businesses?

Every business entity originates as a set of legal agreements—starting in many cases with the articles of organization or articles of incorporation. As businesses begin to grow, their structural “backbone” of legal agreements begins to expand and develop. Well-structured formation, operational, and governance documents anticipate, control, and guide the organization’s future development and growth. Small business owners are asked for their core legal documents when applying to banks and other...
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