David M. Bogard
Attorney at Law

Phone 734 676-6200
Facsimile 734 676-2300
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Business Law

                                                 Business Law

Bogard Law represents corporate clients with a diverse background and a broad base.  Whether you are in Michigan and a building contractor, party store owner, furniture maker, fire protection based company with union employees or a California based electronics supplier to the U. S. Department of Defense operating with an LLC or as a Corporation in Nevada, Bogard Law is a trusted firm that many business owners rely on.  David Bogard's attention to detail is second nature as he is also a business owner.

David Bogard's business, commercial real estate and legal knowledge provide him with the necessary experience to form your business or assist you in negotiating or completing any business or private real estate sale.

Bogard Law can set up your business, and determine which type of business structure is best for you whether you are a potential owner or existing owner.

Which Structure is best for your business?  What are the tax ramifications?  How does the structure alter your liability?  Bogard Law can help answer these questions, and many more.

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Business Liability and Insurance

    Operating a small business has its rewards but also carries its fair share of liability, including the potential for slip-and-fall lawsuits and claims for defective products. As a small business owner, understanding your liabilities and obtaining the necessary small business insurance policies is critical. The following resources cover a wide variety of small business insurance and liability issues, including how to find an affordable workers' comp plan and insuring a home business.

    Contract Law

    All businesses inherently deal with contracts; even if they are unwritten, as with many transactions involving goods or services. Since a contract is a legally binding agreement, and even an honest contractual mistake can cause serious problems, it is crucial that small business owners have at least a basic understanding of contract law. David Bogard will cover the basics of contract law and how it relates to the many facets of running a business, on when a verbal agreement carries the weight of a contract; the meaning of "breach of contract;" which contracts must be in writing; and related topics.

    Discrimination & Harassment

    Discrimination or harassment in the workplace should never be tolerated; they undermine productivity and expose businesses to potentially costly lawsuits. Federal law protects employees from discrimination on the basis of race, gender and a number of other protected characteristics. Federal law also protects employees from harassment, a form of sex discrimination that includes unwelcome sexual advances or taunts. The following resources will get you up to speed on harassment and discrimination, while providing strategies for handling employee complaints and creating a more harmonious workplace.

    Employment Termination

    Certain legal obligations and restrictions come into play when a company fires, lays off or otherwise ends the employer-employee relationship. Understanding a departing employee's COBRA insurance rights, when it's illegal to fire an employee, how to issue a final paycheck and other aspects of employment termination can help you avoid legal and regulatory exposure. This section provides legal primers, tips and resources about ending the employer-employee relationship.

    Wages & Benefits

    Wages and benefits make up an employee's compensation package; the key is to find a balance that is both attractive to top talent and sustainable for your business. Benefits may include health insurance coverage, retirement plans or other perks sometimes offered along with a salary. In addition to the the basics of wages and benefits, this section covers the specifics of wage law, leave policies, domestic partner benefits, special protections for active-duty military servicemembers, health insurance plans and other wage and benefit issues.

    Workplace Privacy

    Employees may not have a reasonable expectation of privacy when sending personal messages from their employer-provided email accounts. But that doesn't mean there is no privacy in the workplace. The following articles cover the monitoring of employee communications, the use of lie detector tests, background checks and related workplace privacy issues.

    Workplace Safety

    Federal guidelines for workplace safety and health are established and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers should be familiar with these guidelines, as well as the procedures for handling workers' compensation claims.

              Contact Attorney David M. Bogard for all of your Business Law concerns.

    Phone 734 676-6200

    Facsimilie 734 676-2300

    Email dave@bogardlaw.com

    Address 2675 W Jefferson Ave.
    Suite 100
    Trenton, MI 48183

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