A Reliable And Tenacious Team You Can Trust

High-Quality Business Law Representation From Experienced Attorneys

With vast experience, the law firm of Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., can help you with your business needs. We offer legal services to corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors, as well as nonprofit organizations and sole proprietorships.

Corporate Lawyers Protecting Your Business Interests

Our full-service business law team can represent you and your business in virtually every imaginable matter that may affect or result from your business needs including:

  • Corporate formation, structuring and restructuring: We provide strategic guidance on all aspects of corporate structures.
  • Business formations: We handle the full range of business entities, including S-corps, C-corps, LLCs, LLPs and nonprofit organizations.
  • Corporate governance: We assist businesses with establishing bylaws, policies and best practices. We also advise them on governance issues such as fiduciary duties and corporate formalities.
  • Partner buyouts: Our lawyers provide guidance on navigating shifts in ownership.
  • Mergers and acquisitions: We help clients buy and sell businesses and navigate other commercial transactions.
  • General contract matters: We handle negotiation, drafting and review of all kinds of business contracts.
  • State and local tax guidance: Clients rely on us for assistance in navigating tax issues involving the IRS, the Michigan Department of Treasury and local taxing authorities.
  • Business litigation: Our lawyers are well-equipped to handle the full spectrum of business litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Shareholder disputes: We handle disputes such as conflicts of interest, breach of fiduciary duties, minority shareholder claims and disagreements about governance.
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability: We represent plaintiffs and defendants in claims asserting breach of fiduciary duty on the part of directors or officers. We also handle claims seeking to hold those parties personally liable through piercing the corporate veil.
  • Real estate: We assist business clients with commercial real estate transactions and disputes.

Our legal team will advance your interests to the fullest extent. We take the time to ensure that the litigation strategy implemented for your matter addresses your business’s ongoing success and reputation.

Frequently Asked Business Law Questions

Our lawyers believe in educating clients about their options. Here are some of the questions our clients ask most often:

What are the key legal considerations for starting a business?

First, you need to choose the most advantageous business structure for your business needs, since that can affect your personal liabilities, taxation and operation flexibility. You must also properly register the business, obtain the necessary licenses and permits and comply with all regulatory requirements. It is also critical to have comprehensive contracts and agreements in place for your partnerships, employees and other business relationships.

How can I protect my intellectual property rights as a business owner?

Identifying and securing IP assets through appropriate registrations and legal protections, such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, safeguards against infringement or unauthorized use. Establishing internal policies and agreements, including nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and employee invention assignment agreements, also helps with IP protection.

What legal steps should I take to ensure compliance with employment laws?

You must develop and enforce employment policies and procedures that adhere to the laws governing hiring practices, wages, benefits and termination procedures. This fosters a safe work environment while mitigating your legal risks. Detailed record-keeping of employment-related activities and decisions serves as evidence of compliance in the event of disputes.

What are the potential legal ramifications of a breach of contract?

Breaches of contract can have serious legal ramifications for your business. The consequences may include financial damages, injunctive relief or contract termination. Thoroughly reviewing and understanding all contract terms before signing an agreement will minimize the risk of breaches and mitigate your potential liabilities. Swift response to breaches against your business can also help your business maintain its reputation and integrity.

How can a business lawyer assist with navigating complex regulatory requirements?

A skilled business attorney can guide you on every legal issue and help with risk mitigation, whether that involves drafting and reviewing contracts and policies to advising you on hiring and firing. When disputes arise, they can navigate the legal proceedings involved and advocate for a favorable outcome.

Business Legal Counsel And Services You Can Count On

Contact one of our experienced attorneys at the law firm of Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., by sending us an email or having a virtual consultation so we can help you find the best possible outcome for your legal issues. Call us in Wyandotte at 773-435-9064.