Business, Corporate, Finance

Business, Corporate, Finance

Our business law attorneys provide seasoned, practical legal advice and transactional representation to business enterprises of every description. Our clients include many leaders in the Michigan business community including publicly traded companies and family-owned businesses with international exposure and single location enterprises, entrepreneurial start-ups and some of the oldest continuously operating companies in our community. As a result, the group’s attorneys have a wealth of experience addressing the legal challenges facing companies operating in a variety of industries and at every stage of their development.


Additionally, Braun Kendrick serves as general outside counsel for select clients who work with Braun Kendrick attorneys from other practice areas to provide legal assistance on matters ranging from complex business transactions and contracts, to litigation, employment counseling and environmental compliance. This coordinated offering of integrated legal services has proven to be particularly useful for clients with limited or no internal legal resources. Our Business Law attorneys also work closely with the legal departments or other outside counsel of clients to provide experience in specific areas such as securities and mergers and acquisitions, or to handle discrete projects such as a corporate compliance audit.


In order to serve our clients effectively, we strive to develop a thorough understanding of each client’s business, and the challenges and opportunities it faces. Through longstanding client relationships our attorneys have developed particular experience in the following industries: automotive, banking and capital markets, chemicals, franchising and distribution, healthcare, information technology, insurance brokerage, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, and many more.


Experience Highlights

The services we offer our business clients range from counseling on a variety of day-to-day legal matters to closing milestone transactions, and include the following:

  • Forming new corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and developing and documenting both simple and complex ownership and control structures and buy-sell arrangements
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including procurement, franchise, distribution, services and other similar agreements
  • Advising officers and directors regarding their legal responsibilities and liabilities and other corporate governance issues
  • Developing effective corporate compliance programs, including complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Identifying and securing available tax and other economic development incentives for corporate relocations and expansions
  • Advising on international trade and investment matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and going private transactions
  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Securities and corporate finance, including initial and secondary public offerings of equity and debt, unregistered private placements and syndicated credit facilities
  • Reporting and other compliance obligations under federal and state securities laws and applicable securities exchange regulations

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