In this blog, the Zana Tomich, Noel Sterrett and the business attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC weigh in on matters of importance to small and closely held business and nonprofit leaders in the Detroit area, Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and beyond. We hope the information here is helpful to you.
With the economy rebounding, property and business valuations increasing, some closely held business owners finally have an eye toward moving on. It may be the right time to sell outright, to exercise a buyout provision of a Shareholder agreement, or establish a succession plan. With […]Read More
Do you have a great food business idea but want to test the waters before fully committing to the business? The Michigan Cottage Food Law could be a great opportunity for you to test the market, perfect your idea, and gain some business experience without […]Read More
In February, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an important new rule that revises the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the updated definition, the term “spouse” now includes employees who are in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of […]Read More
The past few weeks, our blogs have been focused on tips for starting a new business, including posts on funding, leases, and zoning issues. Something else that is essential for new businesses is an attractive and functional website. This post, while by no means exhaustive, […]Read More
With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would touch on some legal considerations that restaurant and food industry clients should be aware of as they tap in to the metro Detroit market. 1. Get Organizational Documents in Order. Choose a […]Read More
Over the last couple weeks, we’ve shared important initial considerations for businesses, including tips for negotiating their lease and zoning considerations for businesses seeking to open in Detroit. In keeping with this theme, today we share with you 5 common methods that business owners can […]Read More
Last week, with much fan-fare, the John Varvatos retail store opened its first location in Michigan in the historic Wright-Kay building, on storied Woodward Avenue, in Detroit. The excitement of new retailers, large and small, continues to attract Tenants to Detroit that previously had not […]Read More
With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would revisit one method of ownership that is often the gateway into the restaurant industry. There are various approaches to restaurant ownership, i.e. passive investment, owner/operator, but as business attorneys we are often […]Read More
The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.
Having worked with Zana for 10 years, I can attest to her professionalism, her pragmatism, and most importantly, her integrity. I always get sound, thoughtful advice and guidance. From routine filings & updates to the highly unexpected, Zana’s there to help, always responding quickly and […]Read More
We highly recommend Dalton & Tomich! As a start-up firm that has rapidly grown across the country in under 5 years, Dalton & Tomich has been integral to our sound, credible, and excellent in standard infrastructure. As we’ve scaled, Zana has been right by our […]Read More
As a professional photographer in the wedding industry, reliable communication is very important to me. Noel was very knowledgeable and quick to respond to all of my questions and not just that, he also gave me suggestions when reviewing and updating my contract. The entire […]Read More
Zana’s expert guidance has helped us to move forward with clarity and confidence in our business endeavors. She helped us create a new business entity, and a few years later to navigate a tricky buyout—all with a clear path forward for business growth. Her calm […]Read More
Noel’s guidance was much appreciated when redrafting my client contract. He was very professional, respectful of my time and potential costs, and was sincere with his advice. I trusted that he had the highest good for my business in mind. I will seek out his […]Read More
Zana’s expertise in employee law has helped us refine and build a stronger operations and hiring strategy at my company. As a business owner of a small and fast growing company, I very much appreciate Zana’s ability to always step into any situation quickly and […]Read More