Business and Corporate Law

If you need knowledgeable and experienced Michigan business formation counsel or contract law advice from lawyers who respect your need for efficiency, contact the Hathaway Law Center, PLC. The main cities we practice law are in Detroit, Lansing, East Lansing, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Owosso, Jackson and St John's Michigan.

We're especially effective advising the new and emerging business entity on topics ranging from corporate organization, personnel policies, and business planning. Our attorneys will help you find the proper corporate or partnership form to suit your business model and management style. For a new entity, your choice of business type is of paramount importance. Issues such as liability protection, tax treatment and management structure are all determined by your choice of business organization. Entity choice also controls the authority and power of the board of directors, managers, and shareholders or members. Many future problems may be avoided with careful planning of your entity type and with thoughtful drafting of your organizational charters, bylaws, member agreements, and any other documents necessary for your organizational form. If you need guidance on business succession or business dissolution issues, we can also advise you. We can help your business with nearly all of its legal needs, especially the following: