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Buy Sell Agreements

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR TERMS – Why you should read the fine print

  • January 10, 2023
  • by John Stoddard

“We have changed our terms.”  How often do you get this pop-up or email? It seems like companies, services, and platforms are constantly changing their terms. Now—answer honestly. How often do you read those changed terms or the fine print of any contract, whether in original […]

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Protecting Homeless Ministries and Shelters under Federal Religious Land Use Law

  • September 26, 2022
  • by Noel Sterett

Winter will soon be here and with it another round of headlines which read “City Shuts Down Church’s Homeless Ministry.” Every year, these stories pop up all across the country. Their facts are often the same, and they often end with men, women, and children […]

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Practical Ideas for Business Succession Planning in Michigan

  • January 24, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

A business succession plan, like an estate plan for an individual, is something that requires clear-eyed, strategic thinking. It’s not something to put off until it becomes an urgent necessity. In fact, thinking through an exit strategy earlier than a business owner may think it’s […]

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Expect the Unexpected: Key Issues to Consider for a Buy-Sell Agreement in Michigan

  • October 18, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

It’s one of the questions that new business partners most commonly overlook: What happens when one of the owners leaves the business?For example, let’s assume that two people open a restaurant together. Ten years later, one of the owners becomes disabled and can no longer […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • January 4, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]

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Succession Planning: Protecting Your Business in the Event You Are No Longer Around to Run It

  • December 31, 2020
  • by Admin

Running a successful business requires skill, dedication, and the ability to look beyond the particular product or service that your company provides in order to protect the entity and its assets. Included within that last requirement is something that most do not think about on […]

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Why Starting A Business Venture Now Might Make Sense

  • July 15, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Yes, it may sound a bit crazy. And yes, it comes with risk. But so does everything worth doing. And then there’s this fact to consider: Some of the most successful companies in the U.S. started in the Great Depression or other recessions, including Disney […]

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Does Your Business Need a Buy Sell Agreement?

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

? Does your business need a Buy Sell Agreement? Unless it is a sole proprietorship, yes, you do need a Buy Sell Agreement. As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the Buy Sell Agreement is vital to protect the interests of business […]

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Why is Succession Planning for the Family Business Important?

  • October 10, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

I represent dozens of small and family businesses and one of the things that I see family businesses overlook is a succession plan.  That is how can the company prepare for the future and live beyond the current generation. What happens when someone retires? What if […]

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What is a Buy Sell Agreement?

  • August 5, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

Buy Sell Agreements are also called shareholder agreements, shareholder restriction agreements, and are sometimes simply provisions of an operating agreement of an LLC. A buy sell agreement is akin to a pre-nuptial agreement between business owners.  What it does is set out the parameters of […]

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