General Business & Commercial Law

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC represents businesses of all sizes across a wide spectrum of industries.  From setting up new businesses to providing general, transactional, and litigation counsel to large established organizations, Cooper & Riesterer provides the experience, answers, and resources businesses need to succeed.   more

New Businesses

As the saying goes: "Proper prior planning prevents poor performance."  Those that have started businesses know the importance of planning.  At Cooper & Riesterer, we counsel new businesses through several of these important decisions, including:

  • Selecting the proper entity and ensuring it is properly established
  • Determining the relationship between you and your business partners
  • Drafting the operational documents of your business to ensure effective operation
  • Securing a location or locations for your business via purchase or lease
  • Financing your business
  • Dealing with employees and customers
  • Ensuring your business is properly protected with insurance and other risk mitigation tools
Clients of our firm enjoy Cooper & Riesterer's unique combination of large-firm experience and personalized attention.


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.


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
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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