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Business Contracts & Negotiations

Grand Rapids Business Contracts Lawyer Diligently Protecting Your Company

Business people at work in their officeExtensive experience in negotiating, drafting and litigating contracts

At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, our legal team focuses on minimizing your business’s risk while maximizing its profits. We have more than 20 years of experience in negotiating, drafting, reviewing and litigating business contracts. We help you prioritize which risks matter to you and how each decision affects your potential revenue. Our aim is to protect your interests and achieve your goals as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible.

Providing comprehensive business contract services

When it comes to protecting your company, we provide a variety of valuable legal services. Examples of essential contracts we can draft, negotiate or litigate are:

  • Non-compete agreements. One of the most critical issues regarding a no-compete contract is whether it is enforceable in Michigan. In general, the court looks at geographical restrictions, time duration, employment limitations and status of the employee to make that determination.
  • Non-disclosure agreements. Confidentiality provisions seek to limit an employee’s use of trade secrets or other proprietary information, both during the period of employment and thereafter.
  • Non-solicitation agreement. A non-solicitation agreement prohibits an employee from soliciting his former employer’s customers or employees. These clauses may identify the clients by name or in more general terms.

Skillfully negotiating and drafting the purchase or sale of businesses

Whether you are securing a commercial lease, purchasing real estate or working out arrangements with a supplier or vendor, effectively negotiating a contract can be complicated and time consuming. This is especially true when it comes to the purchase or sale of a business. Our legal team is experienced in performing due diligence, researching business assets and debts and advising buyers and sellers through all phases in the purchase or sale of a business. With us by your side, you can be confident your best interests are protected. We make certain no details get overlooked, including protecting you from contract disputes, litigation, breaches of contracts and workplace crimes.

Nonprofit contracts

Whether forming a nonprofit or adjusting to rapidly changing laws, Howard Van Den Huevel Law Office can guide you through the issues. Rapidly changing laws often present unique challenges to nonprofit entities. When contracts are not drafted properly, disputes can arise that jeopardize the success of the organization. In addition, contract disputes can lead to costly, unwanted legal battles over funding and control of operations and ultimately a reduced ability to serve those in need. While there are a variety of types of nonprofit entities, tax-exempt organizations often face similar concerns. Whether you are a charity, foundation, social club, school, neighborhood association or trade association, we are prepared to provide you sound guidance in your contractual matters.

Employee dispute resolution and prevention

Sometimes, an employee breaks a rule and the repercussions are clearly defined in a company’s handbook. Other times, employment law is more open to interpretation. You can trust the Van Den Heuvel Law Office to advise your business on personnel issues. We have experience representing companies facing charges of wrongful termination or discrimination. We find solutions to your challenges that encompass the needs of more than just the bottom line. By creating best practices materials, such as handbooks we help organizations build a positive working environment.

If you are an individual seeking counsel in an employment matter, including wrongful termination or discrimination, let us advocate for you. We have the experience you need to fight on your behalf. We can also build a strong future for you. Whether you are a new consultant or a higher-level executive, we negotiate long-term employment contracts that fit your goals in a fluid employment market.

Contact a Grand Rapids business law attorney to protect your entity

The legal team at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office wants to be your partner from start to finish in your contractual matters. Please contact us at 616-698-0000 or online to schedule an initial consultation. We are available on Skype by appointment.