Business Law 2018-01-28T15:53:43+00:00

The Courage To Make The Difference

Business Law Services

Business Law Services

Running your own business is a wonderful and rewarding experience. Setting your own schedule, doing something that you love to do and making the major decisions that affect your future are things that few people ever get to experience. It is important when your name is over the door, however, to be sure that you are taking the necessary steps to ensure the protection of your business. You’ve put so much time and effort into it after all, why let all that disappear because of simple oversights.

Legal issues for businesses vary greatly based on the size of your business, the areas that you service and the market you have chosen. The issues faced by a small trucking and freight company are of similar importance but a different scope for the liquor store they supply every week. A small e-commerce shop operated from home has vastly different concerns about its operation than the brick-and-mortar shop down the street. Some businesses need licensing and oversight from the state and federal government, while others are allowed to operate with virtually no oversight at all on a regular basis.

Regardless of your practices and market, it is vital that a healthy business have access to a reputable and experienced business law attorney who understands the dynamic concerns faced by modern business owners. Sutherland Law, PLC has made the practice of advising businesses in their legal concerns a cornerstone of our legal practice, and we measure ourselves against the highest standards of success in these areas.


Business Law Services

Employment Issues

Employment Issues

Managing employees and associated costs can be burdensome for businesses of any size and scope. Improperly classifying employees or providing inadequate benefits can be a costly and time-consuming mistake.

Business Formations

Business Formations

Creating a new business out of your idea is an exciting and exhilarating time. It is also a stressful and very precarious time. Ensuring that your business starts off on the right foot is of paramount importance.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers And Acquisitions

Dealing with large purchase orders, or especially the acquisition of another company is one of the greatest moments of most entrepreneurs lives. It is important to be sure that everything goes as planned, delays can be costly.

Conduct and Policy

Conduct And Policy

Ensuiring your company has a positive and productive work environment should be just as important to an owner as verifying compliance with local and federal laws for conduct and policy.

Contracts And Agreements

Whether an agreement for the purchase and supply of materials, or a charter agreement for a new school; Attorney representation is business contracting is essential.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Copyright and Trademark laws and regulations are some of the most heavily debated and circumstantial legal substances seen in the United States. There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer for these issues.

Business Structure and Organization

Business Structure And Organization

Running a successful small business is a great experience until it very suddenly isn’t. Questions about proper ownership and governance shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising And Marketing Regulations

The laws that govern who can and can’t advertise and in what manner are many, and vary greatly in scope. Before you spend thousands on a legal misstep get an attorneys advice.

Licensing and Compliance

Licensing and Compliance

There are many different professions in Michigan that require licensure or certification in order to operate legally.
There are many more that must adhere to strict guidelines and policy.


We work tirelessly to provide our clients with valuable advice and sound legal insights.