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Business & Corporate Law

Ann Arbor Corporate Attorney with Business Law Experience

Kim Choate has counseled Fortune 500 companies regarding their most complex legal issues for over 15 years. Hire her as your business counsel to help navigate through both legal and practical operational issues.

Explore Choate Law's Business and Corporate Law Services

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Business Consulting

Whether your business is new or is an established fixture, Choate Law can help provide legal consulting for common and complex business legal issues. Additionally, your business may benefit from an internal audit of your business's legal documents, policies, and procedures. Over time, these important legal documents, policies, and procedures can become outdated or irrelevant to your current business practice, and Choate Law can provide legal advice on the most practical approach to update your legal practices.

As former in-house counsel to global corporations, Kim Choate knows how to develop practical legal strategies that deliver effective results and help your business or legal department stay on budget. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Business Consulting Services Include

  • Business Dissolution
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Company Policies & Processes
  • Contract Processes & Management
  • Cybersecurity & Data Breach Response
  • Electronic Signature Policies & Processes
  • Employment Policies & Processes
  • Ethics & Regulatory Compliance
  • Information Security Policies & Processes
  • Internal Employee Investigations
  • Internal Policies & Processes
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Inventory Disbursement
  • Location / Site Closure
  • Signature & e-Signature Authority Policies
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Business Contracts

Details in contracts matter. The terms in a contract can significantly impact a business’s bottom line and ultimate success. With each business contract, your business needs to try to achieve your business goals while limiting your legal liability. Contact Choate Law to assist with all of your contract needs. From contract templates, assistance with negotiating, drafting or revising contracts, advice on possible enforcement, to understanding the terms of an agreement, Kim Choate has negotiated thousands of contracts with Fortune 500 and billion-dollar companies and has the knowledge and experience to advise your business. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Business Contracts Include

  • Business & Corporate Agreements
  • Construction Agreements
  • Customer & Client Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Landlord - Tenant Agreements
  • License Agreements 
  • Logistics & Transportation Agreements
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements 
  • Privacy Policies
  • Purchase Orders
  • Real Estate Purchase, Sale & Lease
  • Service Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • Technology Agreements
  • Terms of Use Agreements
  • Warranty Agreements
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Business Formation and Governance

Choate Law can help make the legal process of starting your new business straightforward, so you can get your business up and running and get back to what you do best – running your business. From advising on business structure, drafting legal forms, documents, operation policies and procedures, to bylaws and operating agreements, you can trust Choate Law to help establish a firm legal foundation for your new business. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Business Formation and Governance Services Include

  • Articles of Organization
  • Business Structure Counseling
  • Drafting and Filing Business Formation Documents
  • Governance Documents & Policies
  • Internal Legal Documents, Processes & Policies
  • Operating Agreements
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Dispute Resolution

Disputes arise in all areas of life, and your business is not an exception. Before you start down a path of attempting to remedy a situation that may not be reversible, let Choate Law examine the facts and provide you with legal advice for resolving the dispute. Kim Choate has years of litigation experience vigorously representing businesses both in and out of court. While she believes that many disputes can be resolved without litigation, she considers her client’s end goals in recommending a resolution strategy. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Disputes Resolution Services Include

  • Business Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Enforcement Evaluation 
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Settlement Agreements & Negotiations
  • Warranty
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Employment and Human Resources

Your employees are a critical part of your business – both in operations and success. Choate Law can help make sure you have the necessary legal documents, policies, and processes in place to help both your employees and your business thrive. From drafting employment agreements, non-compete / confidentiality agreements, internal policies and processes, computer and privacy policies to handling an employment dispute or potential theft of intellectual property, Kim Choate can advise on the best legal compliance practices. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Employee and Human Resources Services Include

  • Employee Handbooks & Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • HR Counseling & Training
  • Intellectual Property Ownership
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Internal Investigations
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements
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Outside General Counsel for Business

Whether your business is growing or you need an attorney to handle various legal matters, hire Choate Law to serve as your outside General Counsel. As former in-house counsel to corporations, Kim Choate’s knowledge and experience as in-house counsel uniquely equips her to be an immediate value add to any business or legal department. Choate Law will work with you to create an arrangement that is flexible, cost-effective, and adaptive to your changing needs. For a consultation, call (734) 773-0723 now.

Outside General Counsel Services Include

  • Contracts
  • Company Policies and Processes
  • Contract Processes & Management
  • Cybersecurity & Data Breach Response
  • Electronic Signature Policies & Processes
  • Employment Policies & Processes
  • Ethics & Regulatory Compliance
  • Information Security Policies & Processes
  • Internal Employee Investigations
  • Internal Policies & Processes
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Inventory Disbursement
  • Location / Site Closure
  • Signature & e-Signature Authority Policies

Why Work with
Choate Law

Because Kim has been in-house counsel to global corporations, she knows how to develop practical legal strategies that deliver effective results and stay on budget.

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Business Law FAQs

What legal services does my start-up need?

As a start-up, we understand you are watching every dollar, and you’re probably considering DIY’ing your legal documents. While it is true you don’t need an attorney for every step, one of the biggest mistakes start-ups can make is not retaining a business attorney to set it up properly. Choate Law knows Michigan’s business laws, and after meeting with you to understand your business model and goals, we can advise you on how to best structure your business. We can complete the necessary filings on your behalf, draft the necessary legal documents, and advise you on the best practices for legal compliance. Choate Law can also draft and negotiate contracts for your partners, investors, suppliers, customers, employees, real estate, and more. We can assist with employment matters, dispute resolutions, intellectual property protection, cybersecurity and privacy policies, commercial real estate, and more.

By partnering with Choate Law, you can help reduce your legal risk and help ensure you are set up for growth. Contact Choate Law to get your business up and running!

How much does a small business attorney cost in Ann Arbor?

Kim Choate is Ann Arbor’s premier small business attorney offering affordable legal services and packages that fit your needs. As a boutique law firm, Choate Law offers small businesses in Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Ypsilanti, and all of Southeastern Michigan legal services such as contract review, employment matters, intellectual property protection, real estate, dispute resolution, and more. Whether you are growing, or are established and need an extra hand, you can also hire Kim Choate to be your outside general counsel for all of these legal matters. Contact Choate Law to talk about your business’s legal needs.

How do I choose a small business attorney?

Choosing the right attorney to advise your business depends a lot on your business’s size, its needs, and the attorney's experience. Kim Choate of Choate Law in Ann Arbor has first-hand experience in most all aspects of business law, intellectual property law, real estate law, and technology law. As former in-house legal counsel for global corporations, she is able to provide comprehensive legal strategies and solutions to businesses of all sizes, including small businesses. Unlike attorneys who specialize in one or two areas, or provide mostly family law services, Kim is truly experienced in most all aspects of business law, and is positioned to be one of your biggest partners for legal protection and operational growth. Contact Choate Law and get the legal solutions to help protect your business.