Encompassing All The Laws That Dictate How To Form And Operate A Business
If you’re in business, you know that there are times when you need your lawyer. In fact, without legal help, it is increasingly difficult to navigate ever-changing laws and regulations. The question is: What kind of attorney do you need? One who is focused on contracts? Employment law? Litigation?
It seems simple, but a business needs a business attorney, one who understands and is familiar with a wide range of legal issues that a business may face and can recognize opportunities of which a business could take advantage. Many times, a business attorney is all you need, but there are cases in which a specialist is needed as well, and a business attorney will have the right contact at their fingertips.
At Kuiper Kraemer PC, we offer a one-stop shop for your business attorney needs. Listed below are some ways in which we can help your business.
Business Entity Formation And Structuring
If you’re considering starting a new business or restructuring an existing business, you will want an attorney with experience, skill and knowledge in choosing the best legal structure for your new entity. They will carefully examine your business and your goals, taking into consideration the tax consequences and protecting your interests, should legal difficulties arise later. We have the skills and experience for which you are looking when you are starting a business.
We can help you decide between any of the following types of entities:
- S corporations
- C corporations
- Limited liability corporations (LLCs)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Business successions
- Sole proprietorships
Once a legal entity is chosen, we will assist you with the legal formation, including drafting and reviewing documents such as:
- Articles of incorporation
- Operating agreements
- Employment agreements
- Shareholder agreements
Business And Corporate Contracts
Business contracts are the basic building blocks of any company. A solidly written contract can make the difference between successful dealings and ones that are fraught with confusion, misunderstanding and disagreement. Having a contract that contains no ambiguity, loopholes or hidden clauses is critically important to the success of any deal.
Many times, a business contract can be a difficult balance of competing interests. Having drafted, reviewed and negotiated thousands of business contracts, our attorneys are experienced in finding the right balance while ensuring your business is protected.
We can help with:
- Contract drafting
- Contract review
- Contract negotiation
- Contract litigation
At some point in a business’s history, it’s likely that it will wind up in some sort of contested proceeding, such as that involving a court, arbitration, mediation or an administrative agency. It’s at this time that the business will need the help of a litigation or trial attorney.
Unfortunately, disputes can occur in any aspect of business. This tends to draw the resources and attention of the business away from its core operations, negatively impacting the business. At Kuiper Kraemer PC, we work with our clients to seek quick, efficient resolutions of disputes. Our goal is seeing to it that the business can return to its primary operation as quickly as possible.
Employees are critical components of just about every business. Yet there are times when you need an attorney that knows employment law. For example, how should a business handle a difficult situation or disagreement with an employee? How does it deal with layoffs or terminations properly? Does it have employee handbooks and ensure that government rules and regulations are followed? If not handled correctly, employee-related issues can quickly spiral out of control. For this reason, it’s important to have an experienced employment law attorney on your side.
We can help with issues such as:
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour audits
- Personnel policies
- Labor union avoidance
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Collective bargaining
- Privacy issues
- Unemployment compensation
- Drug testing
- ERISA/COBRA and employee benefits
- Employment agreements
- Severance agreements
When You’re Ready To Get Down To Business
At Kuiper Kraemer PC, we know that you invest blood, sweat and tears into your business. Get the guidance and representation that is worthy of your efforts. Work with us. Call 616-537-1016 and set up a consultation. You can also reach us via this website email form. We have been serving business clients in Grand Rapids and throughout the surrounding communities since 2005.