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General Business & Commercial Law

Brighton, Michigan Commercial Law And Business Litigation Attorneys

The choices that people face in starting a new business or in operating an existing one on a day-to-day basis are not like picking out a flavor of ice cream; the choice of organization should fit the needs of the business. These daily decisions can affect not only the financial security of the business owners themselves but also of their employees and the families of everyone concerned.

Impulsive business decisions can also carry serious legal ramifications.

Cooper & Riesterer clients find the kind of serious, large-firm experience and knowledge they need to help their businesses grow and continue to thrive. We provide comprehensive legal services to businesses throughout Livingston County and Southeast Michigan. We can handle all of your companyís legal needs from the initial start-up and choice of organizational entity, to the sale or dissolution of the enterprise.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business prosper and grow.

Business Agreements Law Firm

The legal needs of a business in todayís environment are widely varied and complex and there can be legal issues and pitfalls at every stage of a businessís existence. In many situations, the law and requirements are clear. But even in those situations, an experienced business lawyer can help you to choose the best way to meet those requirements for your unique situation.

We assist our business clients in a wide range of matters including:

  • Business startups
  • Business organizations (limited liability corporations, corporations, business agreements, sole proprietorships, et cetera)
  • Corporate / company governance
  • Commercial transactions
  • Business reorganizations
  • Officer / director liability concerns
  • Contract law and contract negotiations, drafting, and review
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Mergers / acquisitions / divestitures
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property / trademarks
  • Marketing reviews
  • Sweepstakes law and contest reviews
  • Estate-related business succession plans
  • Business dissolution

We handle all civil litigation and appeals related to business concerns. We know that your business is not just like any other. Thatís why we take the time to fully understand and appreciate the particular aspects of your unique business concern. We evaluate all of the alternatives and help you to decide on the course of action that will best meet your needs.

If you are seeking to start a business in the Brighton, Michigan, area, contact us today to arrange a time when we can meet with you.

The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state in a wide range of business and business-related concerns. Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills, and Southfield. Livingston County ▪ Washtenaw County ▪ Genesee County ▪ Oakland County ▪ Ingham County

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103


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Michigan Expands Options for Personal Asset Protection

Business owners now have a new way to protect their personal assets. With Governor Snyderís signing of the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act (QDTA) on December 5, 2016, Michigan joins 16 other states that permit domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs). DAPTs are irrevocable trusts which, when drafted and funded correctly, can shield assets in trust from a personís creditors.   more

New Overtime Rule Delayed, Possibly Scrapped

Businesses, breathe easier: the new overtime rule, most widely known for raising the threshold overtime exemption for salaried employees, originally set to take effect December 1, 2016, may be scuttled altogether. On November 11, 2016 Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction, effectively blocking implementation of the rule. The Department of Labor appealed the decision on December 1, 2016, but recent developments suggest that the new administration may abandon the appeal and the rule altogether. In late January, the Department of Justice, on behalf of the Department of Labor, asked for a pause in the case to allow the new administration to consider its position on the matter.   more


The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC
7900 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
T. 810.227.3103
F. 810.220.5968
info@crlaw.biz
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The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state and country in a wide range of concerns.
Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Ingham County