The law’s impact on your business interests can be complex and must take into account a wide range of factors including your business history, current business interests, and your goals for the future. Our attorneys have a keen understanding of what is necessary for starting and running a business, winding down or selling your business, or transferring your business interest to a family member or third party. Our experience in protecting the diverse business interests of a wide range of clients allows us to offer customized solutions for your complex legal needs.

Common Questions Regarding Business Law:

How can I be sure that I am starting my business on sound legal footing?

What are the requirements for compliance with Federal and State business regulations?

What if my business expands beyond my current facility’s limits – can I get out of my lease early?

If something happens to me, how can I protect my family and employees?

Starting a business can be as simple as two people shaking hands over a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, a handshake doesn’t offer you much legal protection. We can keep the launch of your business as simple as possible, yet ensure that your business interests are protected.

We can also help you establish a business framework that is flexible enough to meet both your current and future needs, including priorities such as:

Minimizing start-up costs

Employment issues

Reviewing financing options

Licensing issues

Developing lease agreements

Liability protection

Construction planning

Maintaining your business

Even successful businesses can improve or save money by expanding, streamlining, or adapting their operations.

We can help you navigate the legal aspects of:

Major business transactions

Real estate transactions

Estate planning

Buying or selling your business

Business litigation

Buying or selling a business can be risky. If done improperly, your expected profits may turn into significant tax liabilities. The structure of your transaction can impact your taxes and deductions and can either protect or expose the existing operation to liability

Working with your accounting advisor, we can help you with all transactional considerations, including:

Asset and stock sales

Impact on employees

Contingent and assumed liability



Risk management

Cash flow concerns

Tax implications

Contact the business experts at Shinners & Cook if you’d like to know more about protecting your business interests or have other business-related questions.


If you’d like to know more about protecting your business interests, contact the business experts at Shinners & Cook.


5195 Hampton
Place Saginaw, MI 48604

Shinner & Cook

Shinner & Cook