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Succession Planning

5 Scenarios Where it’s Critical to Call Your Business Attorney

  • March 21, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

We may not always like it, but us business attorneys know that you business owners are often out there wheelin’ and dealin’ with handshakes and a hope for the best, and in many cases that works out okay. We would like you to more frequently […]

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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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Succession Planning: Estate Planning for Your Business

  • May 4, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Succession planning is a process all small business leaders should undertake.  Similar to estate plans for individuals, succession plans are used to address situations where there is a death, disability, or retirement of key individuals in the company. When a company is owned by just […]

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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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Does Your Family Business Have a Succession Plan? It Should

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

Every family business needs a succession plan. Why? As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the succession plan is crucial to a family business’ ability to succeed in the future and thrive beyond the current generation. Overlooking the succession plan is one […]

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