Our business and corporate attorneys have a great deal of experience and expertise in all areas on real estate including acquisition, finance, leasing, development, and sale. We provide legal services to business entities, lenders, and individuals.
Shareholder Agreements and Succession Planning
We can assist in the harmonious transfer of business interests to new owners or the next generation of owners. Willingham & Coté's experts can structure buyouts of business interests in the event of an owner’s death, disability, retirement, bankruptcy, or other life-changing event. This is very important to ensure the financial security of the business owner during retirement and the owner’s family. In addition, shareholder agreements are designed to ensure the continued viability of the business itself.
Our business and corporate law attorneys are well versed in federal, state, and local tax implications of businesses from the day of formation and continuing throughout their lifespan. We can assist in federal and state income tax, partnership tax, Michigan sales and use tax, real estate tax, and estate and gift tax. We also specialize in litigation of residential and commercial property tax appeals in the Michigan Tax Tribunal based on incorrect valuations and classifications of the property by local assessors.