Zana Tomich has been helping businesses her whole life. As an integral part of her family’s restaurant, operating for nearly four decades, she developed the business mindset early on in life. Today she advises creative companies, financial institutions, restaurants and other emerging businesses on a wide range of issues. Her work has earned her recognition as one of Michigan’s Top Women Attorneys, and she has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer.
A founding partner of Dalton & Tomich, PLC, Zana frequently serves in the role of general counsel to her clients, advising on varied subject matter including:
• business formation, including organizational documents such as shareholder agreements
• employment issues
• securing funding
• negotiation of contracts, including leases and vendor agreements
• acquisitions and mergers
• selling or otherwise disposing of assets
• succession planning
The attentiveness, deep understanding of clients’ businesses and pragmatic approach Zana brings to every new collaboration frequently allows her clients to avoid issues altogether. Most importantly, it frees them to focus on their creative work.
For these clients and others, Zana also brings particular experience in banking and real estate matters. She frequently works with lenders during the loan origination process; in achieving workouts, foreclosures, and short sales; and in negotiating forbearance agreements. She also assists clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including the financing, development, sale and leasing of commercial properties. Her expertise has been featured in publications such as AdWeek (and Michigan Banker).
Zana graduated from Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and the University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction). She is a proud graduate of Leadership Detroit XXXII, a selective leadership program aimed at identifying future leaders of the city.
Zana has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan chapter of the Risk Management Association as well as the Henry Ford Hospice Counsel of Advisors. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association.
Zana lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan with her husband and two daughters. A self-described foodie, in her downtime, Zana enjoys exploring Detroit’s culinary scene, practicing Pilates, and trying to master her serve in tennis.