Business Law

Business Law

J.D. Praasterink provides legal services to businesses in Mackinac County, Chippewa County, Luce County, Emmet County, Cheboygan County, and the other counties of northern Michigan. Because J.D. himself owns and operates a business in St. Ignace, he is acutely aware of the legal pressures that businesses, especially smaller ones, face.

J.D. works with clients throughout the life of their businesses, beginning with helping to identify the best legal entity best suited for the client's goals. He works with businesses in a variety of industries and sizes, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. By developing a relationship with a business and its owners, he is able to stay in touch with the needs of the company as it grows and evolves, offering personalized legal service to companies for which having in-house counsel is impractical.

Experienced in the complex body of laws that govern Michigan business, J.D. assists his business clients in both transactional work and business litigation. His services include:

  • Business formation, dissolution, and reorganization
  • Commercial transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment and labor matters
  • Licensing and regulation
  • Preparation and review of contracts and leases
  • Tax planning and preparation
  • Real estate ownership and leasing
  • Insurance matters
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Business succession planning

All businesses need legal services. Few can afford in-house counsel, and even fewer have the wherewithal to address legal concerns while actually operating a company. J.D. Praasterink takes care of business legal matters so that business owners can take care of business.

Mackinac County Business Attorney

Most business people and entrepreneurs start their businesses because they have an idea, service, or product to bring to the public. Without the right legal support, a business can fail before it gets off the ground, or can find success only to have it destroyed by a legal misstep.

J.D. Praasterink views himself as a partner in the success of his clients' businesses. His understanding of Michigan business law and attention to detail allows his clients to do what they do best, secure in the knowledge that their legal concerns are well in hand. While J.D. handles transactions for clients, he is not just a transactional attorney; he works with clients over time, developing a knowledge of each company's goals that informs his work on its behalf.

If you are starting, operating, or dissolving a business in Mackinac County, Chippewa County, or anywhere in northern Michigan, contact St. Ignace attorney J.D. Praasterink today for a free consultation to learn how he can partner with you for the success of your business.

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