Business Planning, Contracts and Transactions

Michigan Business Law, Planning and Transactional Services

The business lawyers at the law offices of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa work with business interests from sole proprietors to mid-sized and larger companies. We handle a wide range of legal matters for a wide variety of business clients, from initial corporate formation to resolving the legal challenges businesses face in day-to-day operations.

In all of our services, our goal is to provide our clients with creative, cost-effective legal representation that protects their financial interests and helps their businesses grow. Contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our three Michigan offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, and Grand Rapids.

  • Business planning: If you have an idea, we can turn it into a for-profit or non-profit company with an identity, licensing, etc.
  • New business start-up: We advise clients on the choice of business entity based on their business goals, management style and risk tolerance (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation, etc). We assist with the creation of articles of incorporation, operation, partnership and shareholder agreements, bylaws and other governing documents.
  • Purchase or sale of a business: Our business attorneys help businesses grow through the purchase or sale of assets and stocks. We draft asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, and merger and acquisition documents.
  • Contract law: We negotiate, draft and review all contracts necessary for the functioning of a business, including real estate contracts and lease agreements, employment contracts, vendor contracts, client contracts, etc.
  • Employment law: We advise clients on employment contracts, non-compete agreements, employee training, employee handbooks, and other aspects of employment law.

Kaufman, Payton & Chapa is a results-oriented law firm focused on providing effective and efficient legal representation. We work hard to protect our clients' interests as they successfully launch a new business or operate an existing company profitably.

We invite you to contact one of our three Michigan law offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, and Grand Rapids to schedule a consultation. Please call us at (248) 626-5000.