Attorney and Counselor and founder, Reese Serra of The Private Firm concentrates on tirelessly representing the needs of businesses and business owners. 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.
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.
BUSINESS & CIVIL LITIGATION
MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND FORMATION OF BUSINESS ENTITIES
COMPLEX COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE LENDING AND RESTRUCTURING TRANSACTIONS
REAL ESTATE SALE AND LEASING TRANSACTIONS
LIABILITY PREVENTION AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION
TELECOM LAW & PRIVACY LAW
HEALTHCARE & INSURANCE LAW
COMPLEX LEGAL AND BUSINESS MATTERS
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.