Our Practice Areas

Business Law – Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Motor Vehicle Dealerships

Our team of business lawyers are recognized experts in providing practical solutions to the day-to-day issues confronting closely held businesses, family enterprises and entrepreneurial clients. From start-up to fully mature businesses, Abbott Nicholson is dedicated helping clients achieve immediate and long-term business objectives.

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Among the firm’s practice areas, corporate and business law has been a base practice of the legal services provided to our clients. From entity formation to succession planning to merger and acquisition, tax related issues and everything in between, Abbott Nicholson’s business lawyers provide legal services and counsel to a wide range of clients in diverse industries and professions – from automotive suppliers to professional corporations. The corporate and business law needs of our clients are complex, often requiring extensive analysis and always dependent on sound legal judgment. Our services are delivered promptly with accuracy and cost effectiveness.

Real Estate

The firm handles real estate matters for individuals, businesses and groups of investors, with assistance provided at every stage of a transaction including analysis, negotiation, financing, and preparation of legal documents. The firm also handles leases, real estate ownership entities, tax- free exchanges of real estate and financing arrangements.

The goal of our real estate practice team is to help navigate this process from beginning to end. Our professionals are experienced in the acquisition, development, construction, financing, zoning, leasing, and disposition of commercial, residential, and public real estate sites. We represent buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, developers, creditors, distressed clients, and investment groups. In each representation, we are committed to making the transaction work for you by providing both creative analysis and practical solutions.

Motor Vehicle Dealerships

Abbott Nicholson has a large presence as a legal counsel for one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors of the Michigan economy – motor vehicle dealerships. The firm represents the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, the North American International Auto Show, several dealer associations, and numerous individual dealerships.

Abbott Nicholson’s motor vehicle dealership team has the unique knowledge and experience to serve the legal needs of this energetic industry, including corporate, transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters. Furthermore, the firm’s experience in the industry has been recognized by various insurance companies through numerous engagements as counsel for dealerships which have been sued in various state and federal courts.