Reliable Business Lawyer Serving Washtenaw County MI
Aldrich Legal Services - The Name For Skilled Business Lawyer Services in Washtenaw County MI
As Calvin Coolidge once said, "the chief business of the American people is business," and this is as true in Michigan as anywhere else. New companies provide the Great Lake State with valuable services and lucrative jobs, raising our standard of living each year. In order to offer these benefits, however, businesses must first be able to get off the ground, and this is no easy task if they become caught up in commercial regulations. Aldrich Legal Services provides the support you need to start or expand your firm legally. As a business and real estate lawyer in Plymouth, we understand the nuances of local laws. With our help, your firm can enjoy healthy, regular growth while avoiding all legal and regulatory issues.
Formation Advice & Support From An Experienced Business Lawyer
Whether you are founding a for-profit business or any other type of organization, the first step is to decide how your agency will be recognized. Proper formation has important tax and regulatory implications, and the more careful you are at this stage, your costs will be lower and your challenges fewer. The Aldrich Legal Services team has extensive experience forming:
- Corporations- A corporation is made up of people who act as, and are recognized by the law to be, a single person. Corporations limit the liability of their shareholders, protecting them in case something goes wrong. Aldrich will determine if your entity should define itself as a corporation, and if so, we will help you gain legal recognition as one.
- Limited Liability Companies- Also known as LLCs, limited liability companies have the same liability protections as corporations, but are more flexible and treat income differently for tax purposes.
- Nonprofit Organizations- Though technically not businesses, nonprofits have many of the same employment and operational concerns as commercial companies, though they are taxed and regulated in a different way. Aldrich provides nonprofits with the same detailed support we give to ordinary businesses.
- Religious & Charitable Organizations- Depending on what your organization does, you may be able to have it defined as a charitable or religious institution. We will determine if you have this option and whether to pursue it if so.
No matter what your organization's goals are, Aldrich Legal Services is committed to helping you overcome any legal obstacles to your success. With our help, you can minimize your tax and regulatory burden, maximize your flexibility, and thrive in any market.
Why Choose Us As Your Business Lawyer?
Whether due to a purported breach of contract, a dispute between partners or shareholders, a real estate issue, or some other problem, businesses are frequently subject to litigation. Small firms often have trouble dealing with these lawsuits, as the cost of defending themselves alone can be prohibitive, even if they win. Aldrich Legal Services has over 19 years of experience settling business suits. We have dealt with thousands of cases, resolving each as affordably and amicably as possible. By listening to the concerns of both parties and examining all applicable laws and contracts in detail, we eliminate confusion and find solutions agreeable to everyone involved.
With more than 19 years of legal and small-business ownership experience here in southeast Michigan, founding attorney Brad Aldrich is familiar with all of the issues you may face. He will use his knowledge of business and real estate law and risk management to help you avoid any potential pitfalls.
Many business litigation matters center on complex financial agreements. As a full-service law firm, we are familiar with other areas of the law, such as real estate and construction law, which can come into play. No matter is too complex for our lawyers and staff.
Success Stories About Our Business Lawyer Services:
"I have used Brad for both business set up and personal issues. You definitely want him by your side in a courtroom! He is knowledgeable, professional, creative and diligent."
"We used Aldrich Legal Services because they were recommended on Avvo and other sites for estate planning, something about which I knew absolutely nothing. Initial consultation was free and they have offices that were logistically convenient.
Mrs. Minsun Sunny Lee handled our needs; she was extremely accessible, professional, courteous, thorough, and most of all--patient...took time to answer any and all questions and explain everything as many times as we needed to hear it. The work was completed within the time frame given, for the agreed upon cost. Let's be honest; Lawyers/legal services aren't cheap, but you can't overstate the importance of trust and peace of mind...reassuring to have found a law firm we feel comfortable using for any possible future legal needs. Thank you Aldrich Law Services."
"First of all, I would like to mention that I work in a field where I deal with a lot of lawsuits, so I am prefacing my review so that the statements carry the correct weight based on my experiences with our legal system. Brad and his team met with me to review the strategy for handling my case. They were sensitive to the emotional impact of the suit and professionally discussed options. They prepared our defense and counter suit. The case went before the judge, and based on the preparation and the well argued motion for dismissal, the Judge agreed and dismissed the suit against us! Those of you familiar with our court system will realize this is a difficult and rare occurrence. It gets even better.. The Judge asked for a hearing to determine if the suit brought against us by the plaintiff was frivolous and if so would consider possible sanctions against them. After a "cooling off period" we again went before the Judge and our case was so well presented that the Judge himself said, he had never issued sanctions like this in the thousands of cases he had presided over, he then hit the plaintiffs with the largest amount he has ever levied on a case. So to summarize, case dismissed, sanctions awarded. I can't imagine a more succinct victory and incredible relief all due to the highly skilled team at Aldrich legal. This may end up sounding like a commercial for the firm, but after two years of litigation it was truly a blessing with the way they handled the case. Thank you Brad and Ben."