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.

Upcoming Seminars
Live 10/02/20
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.

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 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 03/06/18 | On-Demand Seminar
The emergency rules implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act provide a regulatory scheme for the medical marijuana industry until permanent rules are promulgated. Get practical tips on how to advise these businesses.

Presented 05/31/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay ahead of the current trends in business entity law. Advise your start-up clients on issues to consider when branding, naming, or advertising their business. Strategize on best choice of business entity for tax and other purposes.

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 10/05/18 | 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 on the hottest issues—including tax reform.

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.

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 01/03/19 | On-Demand Seminar
A court-ordered receivership can be intimidating. Hear from a receiver what typically happens when this remedy is employed so you can prepare your client on what to expect. Navigate the newly enacted Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act.

Presented 12/03/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Draft clear contracts that will achieve your client's goals. Avoid ambiguities that create confusion and conflict. Customize dispute resolution provisions and account for frequently litigated issues.

Presented 08/21/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Some form of alternative dispute resolution is used in almost all contract disputes. Be prepared to negotiate essential provisions, draft supporting clauses, and control the resolution process on the front end.

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 01/15/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Guide your clients through the various phases of a business loan from credit application to litigation. Listen as our experts discuss strategies for each stage for both the lender and borrower.

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.

Presented 10/29/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Get the best approaches to safeguard your business clients' trade secrets and other proprietary information. Draft appropriate, effective, and enforceable noncompetes.

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 05/23/18 | On-Demand Seminar
The Internet is increasingly central to our lives, and the changing regulatory landscape can challenge all areas of legal practice today. Get current on how recent developments in Internet law and policy impact digital media clients and legal practice.

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 03/15/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Gain insights on trending tax topics and review tax-related caselaw and rulings that impact your business clients. Get updates on the most recent tax law changes.

Presented 02/08/18 | On-Demand Seminar
Get the latest in state and local tax legislation and caselaw. Prepare your clients for upcoming law changes.

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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