Business Law

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ICLE's most comprehensive practice book on Michigan privately held companies. Covers advising corporations and LLCs, including planning, formation, dissolution, and a comprehensive discussion of succession planning, Includes 70+ forms and checklists.

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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We recommend this book if you are handling the purchase, sale, or merger of a Michigan business. It covers all stages of an acquisition, with comprehensive forms and explanations. Also covers special considerations in the sale of a distressed business.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including personal injury, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and equitable remedies.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Provides forms with commentary in 15 areas of business practice, with overviews of each area. The strength of the book is the quality, selection, and practical nature of the forms, as well as the commentary pulling each subject area together.

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Help your clients protect their most valuable intangible business assets. Covers unfair competition, trade secrets, fraud, business defamation, noncompetes, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, and claims involving computer technology.

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Save time with 120+ causes of action and 200+ complaint-drafting checklists and sample complaints grouped into easily searchable chapters. Quickly identify controlling law, the statute of limitations, and jury instructions.

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The most authoritative source on Michigan contract principles that provides practical advice for dealing with contract drafting and litigating issues.

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Shows you how to form and operate limited liability companies in Michigan, including tax issues, when to use LLCs, how to draft operating agreements, mergers, and professional LLCs. Written by a primary drafter of the Michigan LLC Act.

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Covers creating, perfecting, and enforcing security interests under Michigan's Article 9 of the UCC. Explains how to determine lien priority, and includes a chapter on other Michigan statutory liens on personal property (such as tooling and vehicles).

Need to form a business entity for a client? From drafting governing documents to working with a CPA, see how successful Michigan practitioners structure a company and guide clients through difficult decisions. Test your skills with hands-on exercises.

Need to negotiate a commercial lease? Get expert coaching as experienced real estate lawyers guide a new landlord and tenant through the process. Follow along as they counsel their clients; draft, redline, and negotiate the lease; and resolve disputes.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 02/14/20 | On-Demand Seminar
People coming to the United States of America for multinational employers, investors, and start-up and midmarket companies, are increasingly under scrutiny from U.S. immigration agencies. Get an overview of this complex area of law in a business context.

Presented 08/16/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Explore the key steps for obtaining an adult-use cannabis license. Get insights from experts to help you navigate prequalification, municipal approval, and application processes.

Presented 04/06/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Getting started in the cannabis industry involves confusing state and federal laws and rules, tax traps, and other hoops to jump through. Get insider tips from industry experts on how to prepare clients who want to get started in the cannabusiness.

Presented 07/22/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay ahead of the current trends in business entity law. Provide solutions for your business clients. Identify and manage minority shareholder oppression issues.

Presented 10/04/19 | Electronic Materials
Get the latest thinking on hot issues, from restrictive covenants to blockchain technology. Hear from Michigan experts, including three judges who share invaluable insights on court procedure and more. Stay ahead of trends and take away solutions.

Posted 11/05/20 | On-Demand Event
Join us on demand for insight straight from judges on receiverships, virtual court proceedings, and more. Learn how to structure transactions for desired tax treatment based on entity selection. Get analysis of the ABA’s latest "Deal Points" study.

Presented 05/19/20 | On-Demand Seminar
The COVID-19 pandemic and responsive governmental relief programs are affecting Michigan businesses in significant ways. Our experts provide practical advice for business clients who are navigating unemployment, the CARES Act, and other COVID-19 issues.

Presented 05/17/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay apprised of current events in business law and trends to watch for. Anticipate a commercial tenants' market and requests for concessions. Negotiate with creditors, and take advantage of easier small business bankruptcy filings.

Presented 09/27/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay ahead of the current trends in business law and provide solutions for your business clients. Advise your clients on the issues involving a remote workforce, including regional taxing requirements. Advise start-ups and comply with securities law.

Presented 09/25/21 | Electronic Materials
Join us in person and get timely insights from the entire cannabis law community: state and federal regulatory agencies, law enforcement, municipalities, and more. Hear straight from the MRA. Tackle issues related to social justice, licensing, and hemp.

Presented 08/26/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay on top of the most recent developments in Subchapter V bankruptcies so you can offer the best representation to debtor or creditor clients.

Presented 10/21/21 | On-Demand Seminar
COVID-19 has affected collection practice, and creditors' rights lawyers must adapt to the changing landscape. Get up to date on the important topics of student loan debt and the effective representation of property owners.

Presented 05/18/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Forming a nonprofit is very similar to forming a for-profit entity. However, Michigan and the IRS impose further hurdles to get and keep nonprofit and tax-exempt status. Our experts provide insider tips and discuss the basics of forming a nonprofit.

Presented 04/29/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Physical presence in a state is no longer required before a remote seller must collect sales tax. Get up-to-date on state specific "economic nexus" standards that impact clients already doing business in other states or wanting to start up.

Presented 03/28/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Our experts explore common fact patterns designed to alert business lawyers to intellectual property issues. Investigate and properly secure intellectual property rights to protect what may turn out to be your client's most valuable business asset.

Presented 08/12/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Effectively guide your client through the liquor licensing process. Get best practice tips from the MLCC licensing director and a practitioner. Distinguish the types of licenses within the three-tier system. Be prepared, and avoid common pitfalls.

Presented 10/26/19 | Electronic Materials
This is a can’t-miss event, whether you’re experienced in marijuana law or ready to jump in. Hear from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, the deputy director of NORML, director of the new MRA, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and more.

Posted 11/22/20 | On-Demand Event
Get timely insight from the entire marijuana law community, including state and federal regulatory agencies, law enforcement, municipalities, and more. Stay current on the MRA, licensing, CBD products, and more.

Presented 01/22/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Getting through the COVID-19 pandemic will be a challenge for any business. Keep your clients well positioned for success by advising them on a range of issues, including employment, contract negotiation, and the constantly changing regulatory landscape.

Presented 09/13/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Litigating noncompete agreements involves evaluating specific factors beyond traditional contract principles. Our experts discuss what to include and exclude in an airtight agreement and practical strategies to enforce (or argue against) a noncompete.

Presented 01/29/19 | On-Demand Seminar
The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) legalized adult-use recreational marijuana in the state. Get your clients positioned for the new opportunities on the horizon.

Presented 05/15/20 | On-Demand Seminar
The CARES Act modified some corporate tax provisions created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and established other programs to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Get insights and advice from our expert.

Presented 10/11/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Businesses must be vigilant in protecting their trade secrets in the midst of employee resignations, remote work, and potential regulatory changes. Stay ahead of the trends and provide solutions for your business clients.

Presented 10/15/19 | On-Demand Seminar
When your clients decide to shut down their company, or sell off its assets or stock, they must do more than just turn off the lights and lock the doors. Take the necessary steps to minimize your clients' liabilities when ending a business.

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