Business & Tax

Scholten Fant - Business & Tax

At Scholten Fant, we assist businesses of all types and sizes to make sure your company runs smoothly, efficiently, and, of course, legally. We give you practical advice along with the highest level of legal expertise to help you make the right choices for your business.

Our comprehensive experience means we can suggest innovative and creative solutions to you — and also help you avoid the most common pitfalls that occur in business.


Experience and Expertise

Business Organization

  • Formation (e.g., corporations, LLCs, partnerships, associations)
  • Tax structure, capitalization, agreements defining the relationship between the owners

Business Operations

  • Day-to-day advice and legal compliance
  • Growth and strategic business planning
  • Contracts (e.g., drafting and negotiating agreements with customers, suppliers, lenders, contractors, vendors and landlords/tenants)
  • Securities issues

Business Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Dissolutions

  • Sale and purchase
  • Asset and stock acquisitions
  • Mergers and reorganizations
  • Joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Franchising and licensing matters
  • Dissolutions and Liquidations

Business Succession Planning

  • Planning for closely-held and family-owned companies
  • Transfers to next generation or key employees


  • Strategic and tax minimization planning
  • Assistance with matters before the IRS, Michigan Department of Treasury and other taxing authorities
  • Multi-State tax matters

Banking, Commercial Law and Creditor’s Rights

  • Negotiating loan documents
  • Loan workouts
  • Sales, leases and secured transactions
  • Enforcement of creditor’s rights


  • Executive and key-employee compensation
  • Non-competition, confidentiality and employment agreements
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee handbooks and personnel policies
  • Labor negotiation and policies


  • Licensing and intellectual property matters
  • Domain name disputes
  • Electronic transactions
  • Internet/email transactions and policies

Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations And L3CS

  • Formation and governance
  • Obtaining and maintenance of exemptions
  • Filings and registrations
  • Group Exemptions
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