Business Litigation

Resolving Michigan Business Disputes the Right Way

If a breach of contract or municipal enforcement proceeding threatens to land your company in court, you're already facing a tough business decision: do we fight it or settle it? At Adkison, Need, Allen & Rentrop our lawyers have all been to court before, so we don't need to prove anything by rushing you into a lawsuit if we can show you a better approach.

General Counsel Services

Reliable Advice for Southeast Michigan Small Business

Although a smaller company might find that it's not economically feasible due to its scale of operations to support an in-house general counsel, it is also sure to discover that legal problems will come up from time to time anyway. The best way to ensure your capacity to respond effectively and often times avoid the issues that eventually occur, is to establish a relationship with a lawyer who understands your company's legal needs and business goals.

Business Formation & Transactions

Sole Proprietorship Advantages and other Business Formation Opportunities

The Right Way to Start a Business

G. Hans Rentrop

Mr. Rentrop can provide a comprehensive perspective to the development and use of land in Michigan.  He has represented developers, municipalities and individual residents on matters including development agreements, master deeds, easements and property tax appeals.  Mr. Rentrop represents municipalities in Michigan courts on zoning enforcement actions and criminal misdemeanors.  He appears in both circuit and district courts for trials and motions and before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  In addition, Mr.

Linda S. Mayer

Ms. Mayer practices primarily corporate, transactional and real estate law.  She assists both public and private sector clients with a variety of matters related to new and ongoing business operations, including entity formation and counseling, asset acquisition, protection and disposition, contract negotiation and formation, real estate and construction matters, wetland regulation and permitting, and general business counseling.  

Kelly A. Allen

Kelly Allen is a partner in the law firm of Adkison, Need, Allen & Rentrop, PLLC, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  She specializes in all facets of liquor licensing.  Ms. Allen and her team handle business formation, lease and land purchase negotiations, liquor license acquisition and transfers, and violations.  She is known for representing clients in complex and challenging situations before many municipalities and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Phillip G. Adkison

Mr. Adkison is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. He represents clients in zoning, land use, and property matters and also represents public sector clients on a broad array of issues. His litigation practice includes trials and appellate work in both the state and federal courts on behalf of private and public sector clients. As a trained mediator, Mr. Adkison helps parties resolve their disputes in a manner that advances the interests of each. He is known for his practical and creative problem-solving capability.

We serve as counselors as well as advocates for Michigan businesses

An important feature of our practice is the ability to provide effective strategic advice for businesses who need help at a crossroads. You may be asking yourself questions like these: Should we borrow money? Expand into a new market? Revise our operating agreement? Finance construction of our own building? Issue new stock? Even sophisticated business people can benefit from sound advice about unfamiliar challenges or opportunities.

As our relationship with our clients deepens over the years, we develop a stronger ability to offer business advice that's based on our understanding of your market, your management style and the problems we've helped you overcome in the past.

Businesses and entrepreneurs in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County have relied on Adkison, Need, Allen & Rentrop for advice and representation on matters ranging from liquor license transfers to probate court proceedings and land use/zoning issues. To learn more about our practice and our ability to help you meet your goals, contact one of our attorneys in Bloomfield Hills.

Versatile Business Attorneys in Southeast Michigan

If you need advice about issues ranging from business startup to property tax appeals or probate litigation, contact a knowledgeable attorney at the law firm of Adkison, Need, Allen & Rentrop in Bloomfield Hills. Our firm is large enough to cover the full range of general counsel needs for most companies, but small enough to assure our clients of close attention and prompt, individualized service.

Established in 1995, our law firm has the capacity to serve specialized needs associated with a broader business practice. For example, a family restaurant business that originally came to us for advice with general business formation and operations can also count on us for help with liquor license issues, special event permits, zoning and land use issues, and even estate planning.