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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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 guidance on 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.

Upcoming Seminars
Live 11/06-07/23
Learn everything you need to know to be successful in business law, from choice of entity to supply agreements. Experienced business law practitioners share their secrets and give you practical tools to use immediately. Earn a certificate of completion.

On-Demand Seminars
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 08/30/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Delve into the latest updates in business law. Get insights on key topics, such as drafting operating agreements, buying and selling distressed businesses, shareholder oppression, and the future of noncompete agreements.

Presented 10/07/22 | Electronic Materials
Join us at the JW Marriott to network and get critical tax, legislation, and caselaw updates. Tackle the Corporate Transparency Act’s new requirements, mitigate supply chain disruptions, and more. Hear from an all-star panel of Michigan judges.

Presented 10/06/23 | Electronic Materials
This is the perfect place to network and get critical legislation and caselaw updates. Get the latest on the Corporate Transparency Act, seed funding, executive compensation, and more. Hear from an all-star panel of Michigan business court judges.

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 05/01/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Represent your clients in business court with confidence. Our experts offer practical advice for every stage of litigating a business case, from filing the complaint all the way through trial.

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 03/20/23 | On-Demand Seminar
The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a new and wide-reaching law, which requires compliance on behalf of thousands of Michigan businesses. Our experts breakdown the CTA and the September 2022 issued rule in preparation for fast-approaching enforcement.

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 09/12/22 | On-Demand Seminar
A data breach can have devastating and costly consequences. Learn what you must do to prevent a cyberattack, and understand the ethical and legal obligations required to protect client information from criminals.

Presented 12/06/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Successfully represent clients in business court and navigate the streamlined and efficient procedures. Work with judges experienced in your matters, and often resolve your case using alternative dispute resolution.

Presented 06/12/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Procuring and maintaining insurance coverage is critical to businesses. Confidently advise clients on core property and casualty insurance issues with expert guidance on common policies, the framework of a policy, misunderstood terms, and exclusions.

Presented 09/25/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Guide your business clients through common intellectual property (IP) issues during entity formation and daily operations. Experts share best practices to help you protect a business's critical IP.

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 06/20/22 | On-Demand Seminar
The Corporate Transparency Act mandates certain reporting requirements for millions of small business across the United States. Hear what entities are impacted, what information must be reported, and how you can prepare your business clients today.

Presented 01/16/23 | On-Demand Seminar
How a business entity is structured can have significant tax implications for its members. Our tax experts offer advice and discuss tax strategies to consider when advising clients looking to form or wind up their businesses.

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 07/10/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Representations and warranties insurance has become increasingly more common in corporate transactions and can offer benefits to both buyers and sellers. Our experts breakdown the basics and advise you on navigating it to your clients' advantage.

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