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You need a Michigan Limited Liability Company (LLC).  We have a Michigan LLC formation lawyer to assist you.  If you are a single-member limited liability company (LLC), you just need an attorney who can file articles of incorporation.  If you have more than one member in your LLC, you need a Michigan LLC Attorney who can draft an operating agreement consistant with Michigan Law.  For more information about how Traverse Legal's outsourced general counsel services can help your company get to the next level, contact us today or call 866-936-7447 (International Toll free).

May 24, 2012

Amendments to the Michigan Limited Liability Act

A limited liability company is a form of corporate entity that the attorneys at Traverse Legal assist clients with on a daily basis.  Under the Michigan Corporations Act, there are options for creating your company as a corporate entity, and the most popular corporate entity is the Michigan Limited Liability Company.  It is essentially a partnership that is treated like a corporation and that insulates the individuals from personal liability.

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April 24, 2008

Deal Making In The Internet Age: An Interview with John J. Maalouf

There's a wonderful interview of Mr. Maalouf which the videovoice can be seen by clicking here.

Mr. Maalouf of the Maalouf Law Firm can be contacted through his website here

John J. Maalouf of Maalouf Law Firm Interview

John J. Maalouf represents Fortune 500 companies and small business regarding all aspects of corporate and finance law.  He is known as one of the best in attacking the issues that his clients’ face.

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January 28, 2008

Why a Michigan Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

MarkClark_small Why select a Michigan Limited Liability Company over a corporation or other business entity such as limited partnership or general partnership?  All good questions which deserve explanation and answer.  The following are some general observations concerning the benefits of forming a limited liability company (LLC) in Michigan and reasons why you may want to consider forming the Michigan LLC over other available types of entities for your business. Consider the following in deciding whether to form a Michigan limited liability company.

If you have questions about starting a Limited Liability Company, you should contact one of our corporate attorneys for a free evaluation or call 866.936.7447 (International Toll Free).

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January 15, 2008

Corporate Formation Issues For Internet Entrepreneurs

Anyone beginning a new business venture or is doing business as a sole proprietorship should consider forming a limited liability company (LLC). Business formation is an important decision. The limited liability company is a blend of the best characteristics of corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships with liability protection for the owner or owners. Listen to Traverse Legal Attorney Mark Clark in this radio interview as he discusses the reasons entrepreneurs might consider creating a limited liability company and its benefits such as the simplicity of operation, tax advantages and personal protection that it provides to the small business owner in Michigan and nationwide.

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Common Limited Liability Terms & Definitions

Here is a good primer on common definitions for Limited Liability Companies in Indiana:

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer: You Want to Start a Limited Liability Company?
Some terms you should know for LLC's:
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January 13, 2008

LLC Members Insulated From Liability

Louisiana Law Blog: Limited Liability of LLC Members Affirmed
The court in Petch v. Humble, 41,301 (La.App. 2 Cir. 8/23/06) 2006 WL 2422914, --So.2d-- considered the limited scope of liability for members of a limited liability company. The plaintiffs in that case, property owners, sued a limited liability company that owned neighboring property and three members of the limited liability company. Plaintiffs claimed defendants negligently failed to obtain a stormwater permit before beginning to develop a subdivision and in failing to employ a stormwater pollution prevention plan, which allegedly resulted in damage to plaintiffs' property.
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October 08, 2007

Changes to the Limited Liability Company Act

In December 2002, Michigan amended the Michigan Limited Liability Company Act. Key provisions of the amendments include:

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Naming a Limited Liability Company

The proposed name of a limited liability company must be distinguishable from the name of other corporations, limited partnerships or limited liability companies. The name also may not contain a word or phrase indicating it is organized for a purpose other than is stated in the Articles of Organization. A limited liability company name may not include the words "corporation", "incorporated" or the abbreviations "corp." or "inc.".

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Michigan Limited Liability (Michigan LLC) Forms

Michigan Limited Liability Companies exist to protect you from personal liability.  It is important to hire attorneys who know how to correctly file LLC paperwork with the State of Michigan.  Traverse Legal specializes in corporate representation and formation issues. Contact one of our experienced corporate lawyers today.

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