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Oct 2009
October 12, 2009

Warner Norcross Helps Entrepreneurs, Start Ups Access Financing

In a move to help entrepreneurs successfully launch new businesses in Michigan, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has established a new practice group focused on developing and financing early-stage companies.

The Business Start Ups and Early Round Financing practice group is comprised of attorneys who are experienced in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Corporate and general business law
  • Securities and capital raising
  • Human resources
  • Employee benefits
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property
  • Family businesses and succession planning
  • Estate planning

The group is chaired by Loren Andrulis, a member of the firm's management committee and a partner who concentrates his practice on a wide range of business and corporate legal services.

"This really is a time of opportunity for entrepreneurs in Michigan, and it's an ideal time to start a new business," Andrulis said. "But there are a number of considerations to evaluate to ensure that you start on the right foot. Our attorneys have assisted thousands of small and start-up companies establish themselves, find appropriate financing and position themselves for growth.

"This new practice group assembles the skill sets needed to help launch any new business successfully."

Warner Norcross has significant experience with closely held and family-owned businesses, representing hundreds of closely held firms in the Midwest. Warner Norcross also works with a number of seed fund, angel and venture capital financing firms, working closely with individual investors, as well as funds and institutions.

"We recognize that businesses in process of starting up have very different needs than fully established businesses," Andrulis said. "Warner Norcross helps ensure the early stages of development will position a company for great outcomes. We look forward to growing with our clients as they mature, much in the way we have with some of the largest companies in Michigan."

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About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and one of the top 200 in the nation. With more than 220 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. Nearly half of our partners are listed in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross has been recognized for business excellence and workplace flexibility with an Alfred P. Sloan Award, as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation’s leading employment law firms by Workforce Management, as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both West Michigan and Metro Detroit and as one of the Best Michigan Businesses by Corp! Magazine. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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