Business Advice & Counseling for Grand Rapids and West Michigan

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 practical to maintain in-house counsel. Plachta, Murphy & Associates is an affordable alternative to in-house counsel for many entrepreneurs, corporations, and businesses of all sizes.

Like in-house counsel, Plachta, Murphy & Associates understands the value of having a long-term relationship with business clients. Taking the time to get to know you, and learn about your business, goals, and objectives, allows us to offer the best possible solutions for whatever your current needs. We offer advice and guidance regarding a range of issues, including:

  • Asset and Stock Acquisitions and Sales
  • Business and Personal Consulting and Coaching
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Collections
  • Corporate Formations, Governance, and Policies
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Construction Liens
  • Corporate Acquisitions
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Dissolution
  • Distributorship, Sales Agencies, and Dealerships
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Relations and Handbooks
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning for Business Owners
  • Executive Compensation
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Formations, Governance, and Policies
  • Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances
  • Negotiations
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Non-Profit Corporations
  • Physician Group Planning, Compliance, and Governance
  • Restructuring
  • Sale of Goods (UCC)
  • Tax Lien Work Outs and Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Terms and Conditions, Purchase Orders, and Supply Contracts
  • Venture Capital

Maintaining a relationship over time also lets us do more than just solve problems when they crop up; it enables us to anticipate potential problems and prevent them from arising. Well-crafted employment contracts and employee handbooks can help avoid discrimination lawsuits and ensure compliance with federal statutes (FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, ERISA, etc.). A strong purchase agreement can make collection more likely.

Our clients appreciate our decades of experience with Michigan business law matters. But what sets us apart is our personal commitment to our clients and the success of their businesses.

Trusted 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 concentrate on the needs of your business. We look forward to partnering with you to offer the guidance your company needs.

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

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