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Frequently Asked Business Legal Questions

Here are some answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions our business attorneys receive from entrepreneurs and executives.

The answer depends on the type of business that you are running and what you desire to protect at the outset of your business. In general, we believe that articles of incorporation, bylaws and a tax identification number should be secured by the startup business.

We can work with your company to determine a flat fee arrangement that will allow you to budget for legal fees throughout the year, while still providing you attentive service and the legal needs you require.

Every project is different, but we know that in business, time is a valuable commodity. Let us know your timetable, and we will do everything in our power to meet any deadlines you may have. In situations that require a long-term solution, we will give you regular checkpoints and communicate with you every step of the way.

We usually start with an introductory meeting to learn more about you and what makes your company tick. If there is a workplace involved, we would like to visit it and learn as much about your organization as possible before we begin the project. We will start with an informational meeting, and then send you drafts by email for review and comments to ensure the key parties understand the content. Once we have finalized a document, we can either meet to execute documents or circulate them for signature electronically. We would tailor the process to your needs and expectations.

We understand that it can be a frustrating process to determine the costs and all the other factors that go into the important choice of what attorney to hire for your business. We will work with you to take the frustration out of this process, taking the time to understand your needs so we can help you determine your budget and the scope of services that will give you the best value for your money. We enjoy working with clients to formulate cost-effective and creative solutions so you can make the right choice for your company. We offer flat fee arrangements that are appropriate for some clients looking to manage cash flow without surprise bills.

About Us


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.