Grand Rapids Attorneys & Counselors


44 Grandville Avenue SW, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Business & Corporate Law Attorneys

At Schnelker, Rassi & McConnell, our attorneys recognize that each business is unique.  We specialize in helping business owners and key executives nurture their business every step of the way – from the bare seedlings of a new idea to companies with generations of history.

Our business law attorneys are committed to providing consistent, high quality representation, crafting lasting solutions, and building long-term relationships. We listen to your specific situation and custom fit a solution to meet your unique needs.

Start up to succession, we are focused on helping our clients achieve their individual goals.

Start Up –  If you are in infancy and engaged in forming a new business, our team of business attorneys will assist you with choosing the correct entity for operations, securing initial financing, establishing ownership and operational arrangements, and general tax and operational planning.

Ongoing Management – If your business is stable and established our business attorneys can help you navigate new legal issues or planning opportunities as they arise, whether they involve contracts, joint ventures, tax, general employment, employment immigration, stock sales, stock purchases, asset sales and asset purchases, divestitures, mergers or acquisitions, complex financing, the establishment of a franchise, or commercial litigation, just to name a few.

Business Succession and Sale – Maybe you have accomplished your goals, your business is no longer completely dependent upon you individually, and you wish to establish a plan of succession so that your business will continue to thrive when you are ready to let it fly on its own. Or perhaps, you are looking at retirement in 5-10 years and don’t know how to start preparing your business for sale or to be able to run without you. We can help you get there.

Helping Your Business Thrive

Regardless of the stage or the need, the goal of every attorney in our law firm is the same: to help you and your business thrive. In addition to the general matters mentioned above, the business attorneys at Schnelker, Rassi & McConnell have helped organizations young and old, big and small, with these complex issues:

  • Selection, formation and structuring of appropriate business entities, including limited liability companies, subchapter S and subchapter C corporations and limited partnerships
  • Ownership arrangements including Cross Stock Purchase Agreements, Voting Agreements and Operating Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions including asset or stock Acquisitions
  • Stock Redemptions, Split Dollar Funding, Corporate Spin-offs and other Divestitures
  • Shareholder and Member Dispute Resolution, Dissolutions and Terminations
  • Executive Employment and Compensation Agreements
  • Qualified and Non-Qualified Incentive Stock Plans and Deferred Compensation Agreements
  • Non Competition, Non Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Securities Offerings, including Initial Public Offerings and Demutualizations
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Reporting and Compliance
  • State and Federal Business Tax Planning
  • Venture Capital

Business Attorneys Working For You

Our law firm is proud to represent business clients throughout the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas.  If you would like to speak with a member of our business and corporate practice about your legal needs, please contact either Jason Schnelker at 616.828.5370 or Andrew Rassi at 616.828.5375.