Business Formation From The Ground Up

Well-conceived legal advice at the beginning of an enterprise or business expansion gives you a solid foundation on which you can build and grow successfully. When you take the time to receive the counseling you need, you avoid legal fees for undoing and redoing an ill-conceived business organization or transaction.

At Fausone Bohn, LLP, our Michigan business and commercial lawyers have been members of the New Enterprise Forum, IT Zone, Young Executives Organization (YEO), Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), and of various chambers of commerce and nonprofit organizations. We understand corporate law very well and can help you with all your legal needs.

Contact our Ann Arbor area law firm to speak with a knowledgeable, skilled business law attorney. We have more than two decades of experience representing businesses like yours.

How To Start A Small Business

From partnerships to corporations, Fausone Bohn, LLP, will help you decide the proper business entity for your business. In the business startup process, we will help you:

  • Organize the structure of ownership: We help you choose a business entity that fits with your business plan. Possible business formations include Limited Liability Companies (LLC), C Corporations, S Corporations and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP).
  • Determine the appropriate layers of equity and debt
  • Establish corporate controls to reflect the contributions of the principal owners
  • Set up a joint venture
  • Establish a certified minority business enterprise

When starting a business, you need to have an entity that serves the business' needs as well as a strong financial structure.

Corporate Transactions

We provide a variety of transactional services to our business clients, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing of business contracts
  • Assisting businesses with franchise law issues
  • Buying and selling of assets, including real estate
  • Buying and selling of businesses
  • Business succession
  • Asset protection
  • Bids for government contracts

We also help businesses in raising new financing of both debt and equity. We have many years of experience representing lenders and borrowers in debt financing or refinancing transactions. When loans become troubled, our Michigan business lawyers provide workout advice and strategies. We guide clients through restructuring their capital foundations.

Employment Law Matters

The workplace demands thoughtful anticipation of potential barriers to development. Our business and employment attorneys counsel you on preventive measures, especially:

  • Personnel policies and handbooks
  • Employee disciplinary actions
  • Disability and family leave issues, including FMLA issues
  • Employee leasing
  • Workforce reductions

As an employer, if you want to prevent future problems, you need to have a sound employment policy in place, which it enforces consistently. Our expertise can direct you to a sensible, well-established position of safety.

Protect Your Michigan Business

Schedule a meeting to discuss your case today. Call our Northville office at 248-468-4536 or request an appointment online. We represent clients throughout Wayne County and the Metro Detroit area.