Business & Corporate Law

We assist entrepreneurs with start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, employee relations, licensing, disputes, succession planning, and much more.

Business and Corporate Law

Over the years, thousands of entrepreneurs like yourself, running small and large businesses, both for-profit and non-profit, have turned to us to safeguard their legal interests. You know better than anyone how much skill, hard work, and creativity is needed to successfully launch and manage a business. Our attorneys appreciate that effort, and do their utmost to match it with their own professionalism. We also feel a special duty to do our part in boosting the many small businesses that form the backbone of the Holland, Michigan economy and that of the surrounding region.

Cunningham Dalman’s Business & Corporate Law Practice Group is with you in all stages of the business cycle: start-up, purchase, operations, and eventually transition to a sale of the business. Recognizing that business owners need prompt access to our services, we provide high-level solutions efficiently and in a timely manner.

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Business & Corporate Law Services

Business Start-up & Acquisition

Our attorneys can assist with all aspects of your business start-up, merger, or acquisition.

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Corporate Transparency Act

Upon formation and throughout the life of your business, our attorneys can keep you in compliance with the required beneficial ownership disclosures required by the Corporate Transparency Act.

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Employee Relations

Our corporate lawyers are well versed in employee agreements, handbooks, benefits, and more.

employee relations

Business Operations

Let our skilled attorneys assist with contracts, regulation, compliance, collections, secured transactions, & more.

Business Operations

Intellectual Property & Licensing

Let our experienced team of attorneys assist you with Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, & more.

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Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys represent firms with shareholder disputes,  business mediation & arbitration, tax appeals, litigation, & more.

Business Disputes

Business Transactions

Our attorneys also assist with the process of buying, selling, and succession planning for business owners.


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Business Start-up & Acquisition

Starting up a new business or acquiring one can be a challenging endeavor and comes with many legal implications. What type of business formation should you choose? What type of licenses, permits, or registrations will you need? Do you need to setup a vesting schedule for founders, early employees, or maybe a shareholder agreement? How will you protect your intellectual property?

Assistance / Important Considerations:
beneficial ownership disclosures - are you compliant?

Corporate Transparency Act

For all organizations, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, domestic or foreign, the Corporate Transparency Act requires “Reporting Companies” to report certain information about the ultimate individuals who own these organizations. For additional information, please look at our Learning Center“.

Required Compliance / Issues to Address:
employee agreements, handbooks, benefits, & more

Employee Relations

For any start-up or established business, it’s important to understand the legal requirements of employee classifications, hiring, firing, payroll, benefits, employee / company handbook, confidentiality agreements, non-competes, and much more.

Specific Services / Assistance Provided:
contracts, regulation, & compliance

Business Operations

For many new entrepreneurs and even established businesses, there are a number of legal aspects of the business which benefit from hiring competent counsel. Business contracts, collections, compliance with regulations, and tax laws are just a few of the normal operations any business will endure.

Service Highlights:
Protect Your Intellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual Property & Licensing

Intellectual property is critical to any business and includes items such as: copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks. Having exclusive rights for your business can make your life much easier down the line. Cunningham Dalman has years of experience assisting firms in West Michigan navigate the complicated legal process around Intellectual Property rights.

IP Considerations:
shareholders, mediation, arbitration, & more

Dispute Resolution

Our Business & Corporate Law practice has extensive experience assisting clients with business disputes such as: contract breaches, partnership disputes, business disagreements, tax appeals, non-competes, and general litigation.

Common Types of Disputes:
purchase, sales, succession planning, & more

Business Transactions

Cunningham Dalman assists businesses in negotiating purchase agreements for both buying and selling.  In addition, we work with clients on succession planning steps which are advantageous to all parties. Purchase agreements can become lengthy and have multiple supporting documents such as exhibits, schedules, and amendments. 

Common Transactions:

Business & Corporate FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Most entrepreneurs will need legal advice / representation at some point. Remember the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Most business owners aren’t going to be prepared for former employees suing on the grounds of discrimination, state entities investigating your business, contract disputes, etc.

We encourage all businesses to develop a relationship with an experience attorney so when challenges occur, you have someone to call.

  1. Employment Discrimination / Wrongful Termination
  2. Discrimination Suits from Outside Parties (Suppliers, Vendors, etc)
  3. Wage Law Violations
  4. Torts
  5. Breach of Contract / Business Disputes
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Client Alert

Corporate Transparency Act

Beginning on January 1, 2024, all existing businesses and other organizations need to review whether they have an obligation to file a report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) pursuant to the Corporate Transparency Act.

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