Your Business and The Law – We Are Here for You

Smith Haughey is honored to serve Holland and the surrounding lakeshore communities. We care deeply about the success and wellbeing of its citizens and businesses. We are privileged to represent many businesses and their owners.  Here are some of the many ways we are able to assist local businesses to help them be successful:

Business consultation

We are here for you no matter what your business is facing.  Our team has worked alongside business owners for many years, making us well equipped to assist you.  A consultation with us includes a discussion and discovery process to learn more about your business, your goals, and any obstacles to your success.  Together we can discover how to help you succeed.

Business formation

Launching a new business is hard work and it is important to work with an attorney who will assist you and keep your best interest in mind. We are committed to helping you get on the path for immediate and future success, whether in the initial stages of entity formation or when you hire your first employee. We would be honored to help you hit the ground running and explore your path forward.

Employment law

Employment laws and human resources questions can be difficult to navigate.  You must take care of your team and run your business efficiently.  Our team is committed to helping you and your human resources staff successfully manage the employment issues you may encounter.

Contract review and negotiation

We are committed to help develop, review, interpret, and understand the contracts you need.  It is vitally important to appreciate your obligations and know your legal rights. Our team has extensive experience preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts in a variety of circumstances and is here to help you move forward confidently and with an understanding of what your business can do to help mitigate its contractual risk and exposure.

Business and Wealth Succession Planning

We are privileged to guide clients through growth, preservation, and succession planning to ensure our business clients’ hard work is not wasted. Using a wide array of business, trust, estate, and tax planning tools and structures, our attorneys walk alongside business owners and their families to transition companies in many different industries in custom-designed, tax-efficient ways to preserve the fruits of labor and ensure continuity of the business. We have worked with companies in many different industries ranging from service providers to manufacturers, farms to construction companies, and everything in between. We also help our clients identify risks and opportunities, then proactively implement strategies to transition personal wealth in ways that provide for future generations and the philanthropic causes closest to their hearts.

Other Business Services

Our firm also has extensive experience with commercial real estate matters, commercial and private lending for both borrowers and lenders, debt and equity securities offerings, intellectual property including trademarks and copyrights, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution methods and strategies, and a variety of other business services. Regardless of your goals, challenges, obstacles, or successes, Smith Haughey’s team of attorneys can help.  We understand the broad and complicated rules governing businesses and the realities involved with owning and running a business.  We are well-equipped to help you be successful and are committed to building a strong and lasting relationship along the way.

We invite you to reach out and start a conversation. Smith Haughey’s Holland team can be found at 85 E. 8th Street. You may call us at 616-499-6360, or visit us online at