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Business Law Attorneys

Serving Clients Nationwide with Integrity & Experience

With the amount of work that goes into running a business – from formation to payroll to contract issues and more – the number of legal issues and pitfalls surrounding a business is extraordinary. Business owners, both large and small, make countless decisions every day that affect the lives of their customers and employees, not to mention other businesses and the people who rely on them.

At the Oliver Bell Group, we are happy to help companies and employees navigate the legal issues surrounding the world of business. Our attorneys’ passion, unique perspective, and creative approach are key to resolving business matters professionally and successfully.

We handle cases involving:

  • Antitrust

  • Class actions

  • Employment

  • Financial markets and investor fraud

  • Business formation and dissolution

  • Government matters

  • Local counsel

  • Physician business transactions and Stark Law

  • Privacy

  • Real estate

Focused Personal Attention through All Phases

Regardless of the nature of your case, our attorneys will listen to your specific circumstances, develop a plan, and fight for your best interests with creativity and integrity.

When it comes to business law, the devil is truly in the details. We work closely with business owners to create an agreement that will achieve their legal goals.

Whether you are looking to form a new business, need help with the legal circumstances surrounding your existing business, or have been a victim of illegal business practices, don't hesitate to seek representation from the Oliver Bell Group.


Antitrust litigation includes claims of anticompetitive business practices such as price-fixing, market allocation, monopolization, price discrimination, refusals to deal, improper dealer terminations, and information exchanges. Private and public challenges to mergers and acquisitions also fall under antitrust law. Attorney Alyson Oliver and her team can fight for you.

Class Actions

Common in suits against large corporations, a class action allows a number of victims of the same business's misconduct to collect financial compensation and even drive industry reforms.

Class action suits are common in cases of:

  • False advertising

  • Product recalls

  • Fraud

  • Construction defects

  • Harmful drugs

  • Credit card security issues

  • Financial scams

Because class action is such a specialized field of law, plaintiffs need an attorney with experience in this highly complex area of litigation. Oliver Bell Group has what it takes to represent you in a class-action lawsuit.


Employers are expected to abide by certain standards of conduct with regard to their employees, but because of the power imbalance between employer and employee, abuse is common. The statutes surrounding employment are complex, but with an effective attorney, it's possible to navigate them and obtain compensation. Common employment-related cases include wrongful termination, discrimination, minimum wage and overtime violations, whistleblower retaliation, and sexual harassment

Financial Markets & Investor Fraud

Americans invest a huge portion of their assets into financial markets and unfortunately, incidents of fraud are fairly common. Investors lose millions every year to fraud and schemes such as churning, margin trading, negligence, Ponzi schemes, asset allocation schemes, unauthorized trading, and unsuitability. Fortunately, investors who lose assets due to illegal activities are entitled to compensation under state and federal law. Attorney Alyson Oliver and her team can safeguard your interests.

Business Formation & Dissolution

The legal issues surrounding the formation of a business are complex and can be confusing to people not well-versed in the relevant laws. For instance, new business owners need to choose whether to incorporate as a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, LLC, or non-profit. Financing, licensing, tax implications, accounting, and zoning are other legal issues to consider when a new business forms.

Dissolving an existing business is similarly complex, with a wide range of forms to file at the federal, state, and local levels. Whether you're trying to get a startup business off the ground or you want to break up an existing venture, you need a comprehensive strategy. The Oliver Bell Group understands how entrepreneurs think and can help you reach your goal.

Government Matters

Companies that do business with the federal government face an especially challenging set of legal issues. Our Troy business attorneys understand the nuances of government contracts as well as laws concerning government contractors. With help from our team, businesses can save time and money while bidding on and performing government contracts.

Local Counsel

Business laws vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Because they change so frequently, it can be difficult for out-of-state attorneys to provide effective representation. Many out-of-state individuals and businesses facing litigation in Michigan find it helpful to retain our firm to provide local counsel. Our attorneys based in Troy can draft contracts that comply with state and local laws as well as to conduct trials and appeals in state and local courts.

Physician Business Transactions & Stark Law

To put it simply, Stark Law prohibits physician self-referral. The goal of this set of laws is to eliminate a physician’s financial motivation to refer patients for unnecessary tests and procedures.

Stark Law can be quite complex and it is difficult for someone without a legal background to fully understand the intricacies of these laws. At the Oliver Bell Group, our attorneys are familiar with Stark Law and can help you remain compliant.

A significant portion of our business law practice involves physician and physician group transactions. We understand how to structure and analyze physician arrangements and help these professionals make informed decisions.

We are well-versed in matters involving:

  • Self-referral

  • Anti-kickback

  • Licensing

  • Regulations

  • Corporate practice


With instances of identity theft rising every year, protecting private information is more important than ever. When businesses fail to adequately protect private data or improperly use personal information for profit, they can be held legally liable. Common privacy lawsuits concern data breaches, financial privacy, internet privacy, computer privacy, and mobile device privacy. We bring trustworthiness and integrity and provide the focus and attention you need to resolve your privacy matter.

Real Estate

Real estate law includes some of the most important financial decisions people make in their lifetimes, such as buying and selling homes, businesses, and other properties. In order to make sure these transactions are handled appropriately, the documents involved must comply with all acceptable state and federal laws. Real estate law also protects landlords and tenants from negligence and misconduct. We handle all types of residential and commercial transactions, including but not limited to, real estate title issues and closings. We represent both buyers and sellers.

To learn more about our business law practice, call or send us a message for a free consultation with the Oliver Bell Group. 

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