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Starting a Home-Based Business

From a legal standpoint, a home-based business isn’t much different than any other business. You need to choose a business format – sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or LLC.   And you need to buy insurance, pay taxes, sig… Read More
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A New Court for Business Disputes

Washtenaw County now has a court that hears only business and commercial cases. It’s a special division of the circuit court. Here are some key facts. Cases the Court Handles. The business court handles business and commercial actions in… Read More
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Buying or Selling a Small Business

If you’re buying or selling a business, there are several key terms that you’ll want to cover in the sales contract: Financial Terms. The parties need to agree not only on the sales price, but also on the terms of payment. A bu… Read More
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Article Offers Advice to New Businesses

Two of our attorneys, Fred Steingold and Michael Schroer, were interviewed for the August 2010 issue of Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly.  The article, Legal Advice Critical to All Businesses, provides ten important legal considerations imp… Read More
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Starting a Small Business

There are several key steps to take in starting your own small business – many of which have legal consequences.  Here is a summary.  Choosing a Business Entity. Typically, you’ll select one of four entities for your business… Read More
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Your Liability for Business Debts

As a small-business owner, you’d like to avoid being personally liable for business debts. You don’t want your home, car and investment accounts to be at risk. While each situation is unique, there may be actions you can take to reduce… Read More
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Business Contracts

Your business may use contracts regularly or occasionally in dealing with customers, clients, suppliers, employees or independent workers. Here are some basic concepts to keep in mind. Contract Requirements. A contract requires a meeting o… Read More
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Corporations and LLCs

There are many similarities between corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). For example, both types of business limit the personal liability of the owners. But there are differences as well – especially when it comes to termi… Read More
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Recent Articles

Does a well supply water to your home? Does a septic system handle sewage disposal? In either case, before you sell, you’ll need to comply with Washtenaw County rules.             The County Environmental Health Division enforc… Read More
Do you know the steps in a typical lawsuit? If not, check out this outline. Complaint. The plaintiff (the person starting the lawsuit) files a Complaint with the Court Clerk stating what the case is about and the damages or other relief be… Read More
 

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