Reese Serra Attorney and Counselor

Reese Serra

Attorney and Counselor

EXPERIENCE

As founder of The Private Firm, Reese concentrates his practice on tirelessly representing the needs of businesses and business owners, both throughout the State of Michigan and abroad. Reese Serra has counseled businesses in a wide variety of industries from startups to large publicly-traded companies.

As a civil litigator, Reese has procured victories for his clients at all levels of State and Federal courts, including numerous successful appeals.

Reese regularly assists clients in structuring and negotiating acquisitions of other businesses; structuring and negotiating the sale of businesses; assisting entrepreneurs in organizing and structuring new business ventures; documenting complex commercial lending transactions; and negotiating and documenting work-out transactions on behalf of commercial lenders.

Reese has drafted numerous:

Leases, subleases, easements, licenses, real property purchase and sale agreements, permits, summons and complaints, motions, responses, answers, asset purchase and sale agreements, membership purchase agreements, entity purchase agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment/contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, customer contracts, service level agreements, master service agreements, terms and conditions, acceptable user policies, and many other legal documents and memoranda.

Reese focuses his
practice in the areas of:

  • BUSINESS & CIVIL LITIGATION

  • MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND FORMATION OF BUSINESS ENTITIES       

  • ASSET PROTECTION

  • COMPLEX COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE LENDING AND RESTRUCTURING TRANSACTIONS

  • BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

  • REAL ESTATE SALE AND LEASING TRANSACTIONS

  • LIABILITY PREVENTION AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION

  • EMPLOYMENT LAW

  • ESTATE PLANNING

  • TELECOM LAW & PRIVACY LAW

  • HEALTHCARE & INSURANCE LAW 

  • COMPLEX LEGAL AND BUSINESS MATTERS

Reese CURRENTLY HANDLES CORPORATE FUNCTIONS
FOR HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES

Reese has significant experience in drafting, preparing, and interpreting Bylaws, Corporate Minutes, Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Profits Interest Agreements, Warrants, Articles of Organization, and Articles of Incorporation (for domestic and foreign for-profit corporations and non-profits).

Reese frequently handles disputes and litigation with small businesses, major corporations, telecommunications providers, real estate developers, lending institutions, insurance agencies, manufacturers, software and technology companies, construction trades, investment firms, and many other businesses and parties.

As a negotiator, advocate, and lobbyist, Reese has lobbied before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Governor of Michigan, numerous Michigan state senators, and the Michigan House of Representatives. Reese has also advocated on behalf of tens of thousands of Michigan residents for important issues facing Michigan families, parents, and children.