Michigan Business Lawyers

If you’re a business owner, you may have come across circumstances that require the attention of a skilled and experienced business lawyer. Business law in Michigan is governed by a combination of Michigan statute, other state and local regulation, and a variety of important cases that have been litigated through the Michigan court system. As with business law generally, state law governs a majority of legal issues that businesses face as they relate to Michigan entities. That’s why we recommend you consult with a lawyer before forming any kind of business. We offer free consultations at 419-469-5002.


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Business Law in Michigan

Michigan law more generally recognizes sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. If liability protection is sought after by the business, it is very important to comply with Michigan law when incorporating the entity. Liability protection itself essentially is derived from Michigan statute with respect to Limited Liability Companies and this area of the law is very nuanced. 

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

New business formed in Michigan fall under the purview of the Corporations Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). For most major types of business related filings, LARA has provided the forms for download on their website. For forms pertaining to Limited Liability Companies in Michigan, the forms can be found here. For Limited Liability Partnerships in Michigan, the forms can be found here. For Corporations in Michigan, the forms can be found here. 

Limited Liability Companies in Michigan

Limited Liability Companies are recognized in Michigan and State statute provides a significant amount of the body of law governing the entities. The Michigan Limited Liability Company Act was enacted in order to “provide for the organization and regulation of limited liability companies; to prescribe their duties, rights, powers, immunities, and liabilities; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide for penalties and remedies.”

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