Category: Business Law

Non-Compete Agreement Basics for Small Business Owners

Non-compete agreements (or Non-competition agreements) are used in contracts to prevent one party from directly competing with another party in the same industry or profession. You’ll typically see them in employment agreements to prevent employees from using a company resources or information to benefit competitors. Or worse, to harm their employer. Yikes. This past July, […]

Top Tax Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin When you mention taxes to a small business owner, it can evoke heartburn and anxiety. And it’s true, taxes are complicated and may end up costing a pretty penny. The good news is that there are great resources […]

Michigan LLC Formation Essentials

Before beginning your journey as a business owner, you should form a legal entity. Legal entities offer business owners liability protection to facilitate responsible risk taking in the marketplace. They also establish statutory and contractual guidelines that define your relationship with partners, employees, and customers. Entity selection is complicated and must be tailored to the […]

Top Four Reasons To Send an NDA

When contracting with others, you may need to disclose valuable commercial information to achieve the best results. To do this more efficiently and safely, you should consider sending a Non-Disclosure Agreement (or “NDA”) to the other party. An NDA is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that ensures certain information will remain […]

The Corporate Transparency Act

The CTA Keeps the Mobsters at Bay Shell companies, money laundering, financial crimes. Sounds like it’s time to heat up some lasagna and watch “The Godfather”. Today, we’re going to talk about the “Corporate Transparency Act” (the CTA), which was passed by Congress this past January. This article is intended to give a VERY broad […]