Business & Corporate Law for Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Your business is successful because you know your strengths. You know how to build a team you can trust. Plachta, Murphy & Associates is proud to be the choice of many Michigan businesses for all their legal needs from entity selection and formation through transition planning or dissolution.

Since 1996, Plachta, Murphy & Associates has teamed with Michigan businesses ranging from sole proprietorships and entrepreneurs, to small and mid-size companies, as well as large multi-million dollar corporations. Our long history of business experience and know-how equips us to serve as successful advocates for you and your business.

Our focus is on building long-term relationships shoulder-to-shoulder with our business and corporate clients. In that way, we gain insight and understanding for your immediate, future, and long-term goals, creating a road map for success.

Relationship is Key with Our Approach to Your Comprehensive Legal Services

As we partner with your business, we work to develop a deep understanding of your goals so you can meet them, and avoid any pitfalls along the way. Our West Michigan business and corporate law services include counsel and advocacy in these areas:

Many of our attorneys received their business law training in large, well-respected law firms, and now offer the benefit of that experience in the context of a smaller firm where service and one-to-one client relationships are a priority. In addition to having years of experience with business transactions, our attorneys have extensive practice experience in Kent County's Business Court. In fact, one of our attorneys served as a law clerk for the Kent County Circuit Court for eight years, bringing to the firm valuable insight into how to best represent our clients' interests there.

Experienced West Michigan Corporate and Business Law Attorneys

Plachta, Murphy & Associates is a full-service law firm, able to address all of your business and personal legal needs so that you can focus on the success of your company. We believe that success develops from relationships, and that relationships are built on trust. Trust grows over time, with each shared project, each storm weathered, and each goal achieved together. We look forward to working with you.

Business & Corporate Law Team: Brian J. Plachta, Bryan D. Reeder, Jeffrey M. Black

Business Advice & Counseling

It is common to use an attorney when starting a business, but legal advice is not only useful when your business is getting on its feet. Legal guidance can also be cost-effective over the life of a business, but for most businesses, it’s not pr… Read More

Buying/Selling a Business

Companies are constantly changing, often through the purchase or sale of a business or a merger. The purchase or sale of a business is a multifaceted process with many potential risks and rewards. It is essential to have legal counsel for the process… Read More

Business Entity Selection & Formation

Whether you are an independent contractor who’s been told to incorporate, an entrepreneur who sees a niche that isn’t being filled, or you want to own your own business so you can be your own boss, you may be looking at starting a business. The p… Read More

Contracts & Transactions

The laws governing contracts are complicated, and an error either in making a contract, or in performing one, can result in costly litigation for a business owner. At Plachta, Murphy & Associates we stay current with developments in the law so th… Read More

Business Succession Planning

Only about 30% of family businesses transition successfully to a second generation. Of those that fail to do so, there are a number of reasons why, including communication and trust issues, and a lack of preparation on the part of the individuals tak… Read More

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