Hamilton Law frequently advises and represents small business owners, entrepreneurs and company managers on a wide range of legal and business matters. We work with start-ups in selecting and forming business organizations and also assist clients with contract negotiation, trademarks, and those who are looking to buy or sell a business or dealing with real estate issues.

We understand that starting a new business requires thorough and thoughtful planning. Hamilton Law not only helps business owners form the proper business entities, but we also help them develop the business strategies that will achieve their business goals. We also advise, negotiate and prepare shareholder agreements, and membership agreements.

We advise on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction, including:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation
  • Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) formation
  • Corporations and S-Corporations
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnership formation (including General Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships – LLPs)
  • Not-For-Profit (aka non-profit), Tax exempt, and 501(c)(3) organizations


Our law firm also regularly guides small business owners through the entire process of buying or selling a business, including:

  • Asset and Stock purchases
  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

In consultation with business owners, we can also review, draft and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Operating agreements
  • Property agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Releases and waivers
  • Lease agreements

If you are looking to start a new business, or buy or sell an existing business, contact our firm today at (269) 488-8394 or [email protected] to set up a free consultation.

Hamilton Law, PLC specializes in helping small and family owned businesses in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the surrounding areas including: Alamo, Augusta, Brady, Charleston, Climax, Galesburg, Parchment, Pavilion, Portage, Prairie Ronde, Richland, Ross, Schoolcraft, Vicksburg and Wakeshma.