Our business lawyers are available to collaborate with emerging and established business in providing legal solutions for a wide range of business law issues, including:
- Selecting and establishing the most appropriate legal structure for your business, such as limited liability companies, sole proprietorship, partnerships, or a corporation;
- Structuring business acquisitions of companies or assets, including drafting and responding to letters of intent (LOIs), conducting and overseeing the due diligence phase of a business acquisition, drafting the appropriate agreements, such as asset purchase agreements, real estate purchase agreements, and key employment and executive agreements;
- Drafting and structuring agreements for taking on a partner, buying and selling assets or an entire business, leases and licensing agreements;
- Compliance with specific Internet law and regulations that impact your website, e-commerce, and Internet operations, such as
Protecting intellectual property (IP) that gives your business its competitive edge, such as client lists, pricing information, know-how, copyrights, and trademarks. We collaborate with business leaders to protect competitive advantages by evaluating and establishing policies and procedures for keeping valuable trade secrets from being available to competitors or stolen by employees. Or, if your IP has been stolen, we have the deep litigation experience in Michigan and federal courts to pursue your available remedies;
State and federal employment law counseling, including drafting employee policies, technology use policies, email policies, and privacy policies.
Defending lawsuits or pursuing litigation in state and federal courts. Our business law attorneys have litigated a range of complex lawsuits, including where damages were in the millions of dollars.The business lawyers at E-Business Counsel have also obtained and successfully defended against temporary restraining orders, obtained receivers to prevent the dissolution of company assets,
In-House Counsel for a Fraction of the Cost
Every business owner knows how hard it is to survive in an increasingly cutthroat marketplace. But what separates many businesses from large companies is the benefit of having in-house counsel, a dedicated attorney or legal department focused on reducing unwanted costs and legal risks - the kind of missteps that would have catastrophic consequences for your company. In other words, a dedicated business lawyer looking out for the overall best interests of your business. Our business lawyers have been in-house counsel and have provided such legal advice to publicly traded companies as well as local and nationally privately held companies. We offer this insight and experience at a fraction of the cost of a full-time corporate attorney.
This includes routine legal support for the company's functional areas, such as contracting, human resources, non-patent intellectual property matters, information technology and contracting matters. Our attorneys have both broad and specific business experience. We also understand the need for in-house counsel to manage the use and cost of legal subject matter specialists to make the best use of the company's limited resources. For instance, a client might find that E-Business Counsel's deep experience in handling routine e-commerce matters, such as licensing, outsourcing, drafting work for hire agreements, and other information technology contracts or non-patent intellectual property matters will better meet an ongoing need than hiring full time in-house lawyers or paying an outside law firm to "get up to speed." So if your company has in-house or a general attorney but needs to fill a specific, dedicated need, or has occasional needs for extra capacity that do not justify an additional full-time employee, our deep knowledge in specific legal areas may make sense.