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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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 and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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

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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).

Upcoming Seminars
On-Demand Seminar 01/03/18
Be aware of the latest estate planning tax issues. Minimize and otherwise plan for estate and trust income tax, and balance that planning with your client’s goals.

On-Demand Seminar 02/20/18
Get the latest in state and local Michigan tax legislation and case law. Prepare your clients for upcoming law changes.

On-Demand Seminar 03/22/18
Gain insights on trending tax topics and review tax-related caselaw and rulings. Get updates on proposed and potential tax law changes.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 08/19/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Corporate and institutional clients increasingly value electronic data as their most precious asset. You need to advise them on how to protect that data from cyber-attacks and themselves from liability.

Presented 06/03/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay ahead of the latest updates and trends in business entity law. Prepare for the increased volume of LLC membership redemptions, and change your operating agreements in light of the new IRS changes to the partnership tax audit procedure.

Presented 05/15/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Counsel clients on the best way to raise capital, contracting with out-of-state and international workers, and negotiating nondisclosure agreements. Draft a founders' agreement tailored to its valuation, founder contributions, and business strategy.

Presented 09/25/15 | Electronic Materials
Get updates, strategies, and tools to succeed in the demanding world of business law. Take away expert advice on avoiding oppression claims, proper tax structuring and more, and tackle even the most complex issues facing business practitioners today.

Presented 10/07/16 | Electronic Materials
Get the latest updates, strategies, and practical tools you need to succeed in the demanding world of business law. Stay ahead of trends, get expert advice, and take away solutions for your clients.

Presented 10/06/17 | Electronic Materials
Get the latest updates, strategies, and practical tools you need to succeed in the demanding world of business law. Stay ahead of trends, get expert advice, and take away solutions for your clients.

Presented 05/23/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Business lawyers need to stay apprised of changes to the market and the law. Make sure your clients stay in compliance and are prepared to take on the competition.

Presented 11/29/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Adapt your practice to the recent significant changes to Michigan's Nonprofit Corporation Act. Advise clients on nonprofits' newfound flexibility. Respond to the latest developments in director and officer liability, asset sales, and removing directors.

Presented 06/21/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Keeping data private and secure is a challenge for lawyers advising the sports, entertainment, and other industries. Protect your corporate clients from civil or criminal liability when they're collecting, storing, and using consumers' personal data.

Presented 05/29/15 | Electronic Materials
Become an essential advisor to your clients with expert advice on critical issues affecting new businesses. Get comprehensive materials and recordings from select sessions from this one-of-a-kind program.

Presented 03/07/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Financial experts are often used when a family business is part of a marital estate. Divorce lawyers work with these experts to determine an accurate value of the business and ensure their clients receive a fair property settlement.

Presented 12/11/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Get an advantage to win your next contract case. Adapt your practice to the most recent shareholder litigation updates, bolster your breach of contract case with tort claims, and defend clients who personally guaranteed a loan.

Presented 11/06/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Holding business interests in trust has its advantages but can also create a tax disaster. Avoid losing S corporation status, advise trustees, and plan for a smooth transition from the business owner to other family members or key employees.

Presented 02/04/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Crowdfunding is poised for exponential growth as entrepreneurs bypass traditional funding sources and connect directly with consumers who support the creator's vision. Experts share best practices to help your clients crowdfund their next projects.

Presented 10/15/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Business lawyers must be able to identify IP issues early and often for their clients - from company name selection to the eventual valuation and sale of the business. Get the tools you need to advise your clients on their best course of action.

Presented 03/21/17 | On-Demand Seminar
The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) will regulate five new types of businesses to serve the growing medical marijuana industry. Be prepared to advise your client on how to set up and license a business to avoid criminal liability.

Presented 07/30/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Noncompetition agreements are alive and well in Michigan, though they continue to present challenges and hazards. Know what works, what is likely to produce litigation, and how to assess whether your client will benefit from this type of protection.

Presented 09/27/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Negotiate and draft better promissory notes for business-to-business loans or interpersonal loans. Avoid unwanted Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) gap fillers. Get the most favorable terms for your client, whether you represent the borrower or the lender.

Presented 06/22/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Navigate the business, legal, and cultural issues at play when you work with clients on international contracting opportunities. Advise clients on international manufacturing, sales agent, and sales distribution agreements.

Presented 06/04/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Supply agreements are a key component of most business relationships in the manufacturing sector. Whether you represent a manufacturer or supplier, you need to negotiate these contracts and produce great results.

Presented 06/16/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Help burgeoning YouTube stars navigate YouTube's terms of service, protect their intellectual property, follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, make money with ads and brand ambassadorships, and launch an entertainment career.

Presented 11/20/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Have you been recruited to sit on a nonprofit board? Are you seeking a seat with an organization or a cause you feel passionate about or that will help grow your practice? Get practical advice from a panel of experienced nonprofit board members.

Presented 11/14/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Advise clients on what fringe benefits must be included as income on an employee's W-2 and subject to withholding. Identify the types of benefits that are not taxable for payroll tax purposes or specifically excluded.

Presented 01/24/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Advise clients on partnership level adjustments in IRS audits. Navigate the new rules for collection of tax from the partnership rather than the partners.

Presented 02/26/16 | On-Demand Seminar
The business courts have made major changes in how commercial litigation is handled. Achieve the best result for your client using evidence-based practices, presuit mediation, and staged and proportional discovery.

Presented 04/14/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Help employers avoid common mistakes in paying overtime. Navigate collective actions, distinguish independent contractors from employees, and determine when a worker is exempt from overtime pay.

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