Grand Rapids Business Law Attorneys

Grand Rapids Business Law Attorneys

As a business owner, you know the value of skilled attorneys who will go the extra mile. When the future of your business or corporation hangs in the balance, you want the Business at Peterson Paletta Balice on your side. Our Grand Rapids attorney’s mastery of the complex and volatile laws that affect your business will keep you moving forward.

Our well-respected Michigan law firm will treat your business like our own. Improper handling of business legal issues can adversely affect your bottom line, your partners, your investors, your employees, and your livelihood. The expert business law and corporate attorneys at Peterson Paletta Balice represent our business and corporate clients with the expertise and vigor needed to keep your business strong and a step ahead of your competition.

We provide business and corporate legal services in the following areas:

Business Planning

Peterson Paletta Balice represents small to medium sized businesses on issues including start-up, contract review, non-compete agreements, employment claims, ownership changes, mergers and acquisitions, dissolution and many other issues. Our business planning attorneys will treat your business like it is their own and will work with you to protect and grow your business through proper business planning.
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Business Succession Planning

What will happen to your business when you don’t work any more? What will happen if your business partner passes away suddenly? What if you or your business partner(s) decide to exit the business? How is your interest in the business valued? Situations such as these need specialized advance planning to avoid frustration, delays, extra expenses and ultimately a deal that doesn’t meet your expectations. Our Grand Rapids business succession planning attorneys will provide assistance in formulating a succession plan that will protect you and your business interests.
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Collections

Our firm’s philosophy is to treat your business as our own. We understand that your clients make your business successful, so when it comes to collections, our collections lawyers are committed to recovering your outstanding debts efficiently and amicably. Our job does not stop when the court grants a judgment in your favor; that is normally the simple part. We are committed to collecting your money through garnishment, lien practice, property seizure or any other legal method.
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Construction Law

Peterson Paletta Balice’s experienced construction law attorneys represent owners, subcontractors, general contractors and developers in contracts and litigation. We understand the construction industry, and the disputes and issues that arise because we have experience working in the construction industry. We help our clients by educating them on ways to protect their interests before issues arise. We anticipate the needs of our clients so that they can do what they do best without worrying about preparing for legal battles. When issues arise, our attorneys are experienced business litigators who will battle to protect our client’s interests.

We have represented clients in contract review, drafting and negotiation, lien preparation, construction defects, code violations, workmanship deficiencies, workplace safety issues, workplace injuries, licensing violations, and administrative law hearings before the Bureau of Commercial Services.
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Employment Law

Our lawyers are skilled business attorneys and realize that employment disputes involving wrongful termination, breach of contract, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, harassment and civil rights claims arise in the course of business. Our Grand Rapids employment lawyers are committed to helping clients avoid many employment claims through the careful drafting of employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and contracts that will help protect the business. In the event an issue does arise, our lawyers will aggressively represent both individuals and businesses involved in employment disputes.
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Franchise Law

The intricacies of Franchise Law can be overwhelming to a new business owner. Before purchasing a franchise make certain that you understand your obligations and rights under the franchise agreement. Purchasing a franchise is a complex and often times risky process if you are not making an informed decision. Our attorneys can review and evaluate franchise documents prior to making the decision to invest in a franchise. Let one of our skilled Grand Rapids franchise law attorneys review, evaluate and negotiate a franchise agreement for you that will ensure that you are in the best possible position to succeed.
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Liquor Licensing

Our attorneys have represented businesses in all areas regarding liquor licenses including purchase, transfer, sale, license violations, appeals, and more. We have an in-depth understanding of the liquor commission and its rules and regulations.  Attorney Kevin Peterson worked his way through law school by working for the Michigan Attorney General in the Liquor and Gaming Enforcement Unit where he gained valuable experience in this specialized area of law. We represent bar and restaurant owners, golf courses, country clubs, non-profit clubs, grocery stores, wineries, liquor stores, gas stations, and any other entity that holds or wishes to pursue a liquor license.

We also work with liquor license owners by providing educational sessions for them, their managers, and their employees. We offer packages that include education, premises evaluation, undercover controlled buys to evaluate employees, and more.

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