Peterson Paletta Balice

Business Law Attorneys

Grand Rapids & Ionia Attorneys

Grand Rapids Business Law Attorneys

Business owners know the value of skilled attorneys who will go the extra mile. When the future of your business or corporation hangs in the balance, you can trust the business lawyers at Peterson Paletta Balice.

Our Grand Rapids attorneys have mastered the complex and volatile laws that affect your business. We will treat your business like our own and do everything within our power to keep you moving forward.

Improper handling of business legal issues can negatively affect your bottom line, your partners, your investors, your employees, and your livelihood. The business law and corporate attorneys at Peterson Paletta Balice represent our clients with the experience and vigor needed to keep your business strong and a step ahead of your competition.

We provide business and corporate legal services in the following areas:

Business Planning

Peterson Paletta Balice represents small- to medium-sized businesses on issues including start-up, contract review, non-compete agreements, employment claims, ownership changes, mergers and acquisitions, dissolution, and many other issues.

Our business planning lawyers will treat your business like it is their own and will work with you to protect and grow your business through proper business planning.

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Business Succession Planning

What will happen to your business when you don’t work anymore?

What would happen if your business partner passes away suddenly?

What if you or your business partner(s) suddenly decide to exit the business?

Situations such as these need specialized advance planning to avoid frustration, delays, extra expenses, and ultimately a deal that doesn’t mean your expectations. Our Grand Rapids attorneys will provide assistance in formulating a succession plan that will protect you and your business interests.

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We understand that your clients make your business successful, so when it comes to collections, our lawyers are committed to recovering your outstanding debts efficiently and amicably. Our job does not stop when the court grants a judgment in your favor; that is normally the simple part. We are committed to collecting your money through garnishment, lien practice, property seizure, and other legal methods.

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Construction Law

Peterson Paletta Balice’s experienced construction law attorneys represent owners, subcontractors, general contractors, and developers in contracts and litigation.

We understand the construction industry and the disputes and issues that arise because we have experience working in the construction industry. We help our clients by educating them on ways to protect their interests before issues arise.

We anticipate the needs of our clients so that they can do what they do best without worrying about preparing for legal battles. When issues arise, our attorneys are experienced business litigators who will battle to protect our clients’ interests.

We have represented clients in:

  • Contract review
  • Drafting and negotiation
  • Lien preparation
  • Construction defects
  • Code violations
  • Workmanship deficiencies
  • Workplace safety issues
  • Workplace injuries
  • Licensing violations
  • Administrative law hearings before the Bureau of Commercial Services

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Employment Law

Our experienced business attorneys know that employment disputes arise in the course of business, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Harassment and civil rights claims

We’re committed to assisting clients so they can avoid many claims through the careful drafting of employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and contracts so your business is protected. In the event an issue arises, our lawyers will aggressively represent both individuals and businesses involved in employment disputes.

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Franchise Law

The intricacies of franchise law can be overwhelming to a new business owner. Before purchasing a franchise, make certain that you understand your obligations and rights under the franchise agreement. Purchasing a franchise is a complex and often risky process if you are not making an informed decision.

Our attorneys can review and evaluate franchise documents prior to making the decision to invest in a franchise. Let one of our skilled Grand Rapids attorneys review, evaluate, and negotiate a franchise agreement for you that will ensure that you are in the best possible position to succeed.

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Liquor Licensing

Our attorneys have represented business in all areas regarding liquor licenses including purchase, transfer, sale, license violations, appeals, and more.

We have an in-depth understanding of the liquor commission and its rules and regulations. Attorney Kevin Peterson worked his way through law school by working for theMichigan Attorney General in the Liquor and Gaming Enforcement Unit where he gained valuable experience in this specialized area of law.

We represent bar and restaurant owners, golf courses, country clubs, nonprofit clubs, grocery stores, wineries, liquor stores, gas stations, and any other entity that holds or wishes to pursue a liquor license.

We also work with liquor license owners by providing educational sessions for them, their managers, and their employees. We offer packages that include education, premises evaluation, undercover controlled buys to evaluate employees, and more.

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Protect Your Business

Our business law attorneys and corporate lawyers in Grand Rapids, MI, and Ionia, MI, can help protect your business and keep it strong. Call Peterson Paletta Balice today at (616) 957-3540, or contact us online for a consultation.

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