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Corporate Law

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a corporate attorney providing the following corporate law services:

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC provides comprehensive counsel on a broad spectrum of corporate matters, corporate transactions and general business issues. Whether structuring a complicated and novel transaction, conducting a difficult negotiation, or handling a day-to-day matter, Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC strives to produce exceptional results. If you have a corporate law or business law issue that is not specifically listed here we may still be able to help you or refer you to someone who can. Email Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC, at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348.

Entity Selection & Corporate Formation

The type of entity you form, whether it be a C corporation, S corporation, general or limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, professional corporation, professional limited liability company or partnership or a sole proprietorship, has an impact on who or what can own the company, how the company is taxed, what liabilities of the company can pass to you personally, how the company can be controlled and managed, and how the company can be sold or dissolved, among many other factors. It is incredibly important that you understand the differences between each entity type and choose the one that is the best fit for your business purpose and goals.

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC will explain the pros and cons of your entity choices as well as explain which is the best fit for your new business. Sunjay Sterling will also complete all of the required state and federal forms and filings to get your new business officially formed. Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 to schedule a meeting to get your new business started.

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Commercial Agreements & Contracts

Commercial contracts and agreements are the lifeblood of business transactions and related relationships. Well written contracts will protect your business interests, place you in a stronger position, and avoid risks. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a corporate attorney experienced in all aspects of commercial agreements including negotiation of contract terms, contract drafting, revising and amending, contract termination, and contract enforcement. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC has extensive experience handling the following types of commercial agreements and contracts:

  • Corporate formation and governance documents.
  • Joint venture agreements and related documents.
  • Employment agreements.
  • Compensation agreements.
  • Independent contractor agreements.
  • Consulting agreements.
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Business sale and acquisition agreements.
  • Sales, supply, manufacturing and service agreements.
  • Licensing agreements.
  • Software service and license agreements.

Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 with all of your commercial contract needs.

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Noncompete Agreements and Trade Secrets

Restrictive covenants including noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation, confidentiality, nondisclosure, and invention agreements have become more commonplace as business owners take action to protect their trade secrets, business processes, and intellectual property. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC counsels clients on the need for such restrictive covenants as well as their implementation and enforcement in connection with the activities of executives, senior management, inventors and key employees. This includes prosecution and defense of claims for breach of noncompetition agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, unfair competition, breach of invention agreements, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 to learn what restrictive covenants will best protect your business interests and how to implement such protective measures.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC has extensive experience handling a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions including stock and asset purchase agreements. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC has represented acquirers, sellers, targets, issuers, individuals, financial institutions and borrowers, among others. Sunjay Sterling works with clients through all phases of an M&A transaction, from due diligence and initial negotiations through closing. M&A related services provided by Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC include:

  • Counsel on preliminary planning, negotiations, transaction structure, and tax implications.
  • Conducting due diligence investigations of potential targets or acquirers and advising on substantive issues found during the investigations.
  • Negotiating and drafting transaction terms, letters of intent, and complex business purchase and sale agreements.
  • Advising boards and special committees on the transaction process and related fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Strategic advice on M&A-related corporate governance, compliance and stockholder relations issues.
  • Preparing proxy materials for stockholder approved transactions.

Because Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC has represented both buyers and sellers of businesses, as well as corporate and individual sellers, Sunjay Sterling understands the motivations of the parties involved and the factors that can impact a potential deal. With this insight, Sunjay Sterling is skilled at finding ways to resolve party differences before they can develop into potential deal breakers.

Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 for all of your merger and acquisition needs.

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Joint Ventures

Joint ventures are a convenient and flexible vehicle for two parties to achieve varied but related business objectives. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC has extensive experience in structuring joint ventures including defining the scope of the relationship and the rights and duties of the parties, drafting joint venture agreements and forming joint ventures between for profit and nonprofit entities. Sunjay Sterling’s experience includes ensuring that joint ventures between for profit and nonprofit entities minimizes unrelated business taxable income as well as avoids placing the nonprofit status of one of the entities at risk.

If you are considering a joint venture, contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348.

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Corporate Governance

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC counsels corporations on a wide variety of corporate governance matters including:

  • Review and documentation of executive compensation and termination arrangements.
  • Evaluating conflicts of interest and director independence issues.
  • Conducting internal investigations and internal reviews of alleged wrongdoing.
  • Structuring a process to ensure fairness of related party transactions and to minimize associated litigation risk.
  • Review and counsel of appropriate management and corporate governance structures.

If you are concerned that your corporation may have a corporate governance issue, contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348.

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Corporate Compliance

Failure to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations can result in a company being temporarily shut down to administrative dissolution of a company by the state. Because of this, the importance of complying with federal, state and local laws and regulations can not be understated. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC will help make sure your company maintains compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as bringing your company current with the same. If your company has been accused of being in violation of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC will minimize consequences, if any, and implement policies and procedures to strengthen corporate compliance going forward.

If there are federal, state or local laws and regulations that your company may not be complying with, contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348, immediately so that we can bring your company into full compliance and avoid any further violations or penalties.

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Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations

Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC provides a wide range of services to non-profit and tax exempt organizations including counsel on establishing tax-exempt organizations under Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(13), and other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, filing for and obtaining exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, the treatment of unrelated business taxable income, joint ventures with for-profit entities, director and officer liability issues, corporate governance, state and federal regulation of charitable solicitations, lobbying and political activities, and all aspects of organization and operation.

If you are considering the formation of a not for profit, tax-exempt organization contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Intersection of Corporate Law & Tax Law

Fundamental to all businesses is consideration of the tax impact of business entity types, operations and transactions. This includes the type of entity chosen at formation, M&A transactions, employee, executive, and owner compensation, and reporting of earnings to the IRS. This requires comprehensive tax planning and counsel that can be provided by Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC.

The corporate law practice of Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC directly benefits from Sunjay Sterling’s extensive knowledge of tax law. This results in detailed tax planning, support and counsel on a broad range of federal, state, local and international tax matters. Sunjay Sterling’s knowledge of tax law helps clients benefit from tax related decisions pertaining to business operations, sales, mergers and acquisitions and ongoing business matters. This includes counseling businesses and business owners on how to comply with new tax laws.

Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 with any questions or concerns you may have on what tax laws are costing your business operations.

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Registered Agent Services

If you have a business location in Michigan, you must also have a registered agent in the state of Michigan. Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC can serve as your company’s registered agent. Any correspondence received on your behalf will be immediately scanned and emailed to you with follow up correspondence and phone calls to verify receipt.

Contact Sunjay Sterling, Attorney at Law, PLLC by email at Info@sunjaylaw.com or call 248-938-5348 today to gain a professional and responsible Michigan registered agent.

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