Your business is unique.
Your lawyer should be too.

Above all else, JLM Law Group prioritizes helping the business community in Michigan thrive, especially in Detroit. Eager to provide each client with individualized services and professional representation, JLM Law Group adds value by solving specific needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

JLM Law Group is proud to offer services in English and Spanish.
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General Counsel Services

Day in and day out, your business has needs. To thrive, it requires timely professional services from personable counsel that cares about getting the job done right. So you can successfully navigate the unique legal circumstances you encounter, JLM Law Group puts careful consideration into its advice, understanding first the challenges you face to help reach the goals you set. Whether negotiating an agreement with a key employee, a confidentiality agreement with a joint-venturer, or a contract of unique nature, JLM Law Group prioritizes your complete satisfaction with representation and obtaining the most secure legal outcome possible.

Business Transactions

In any negotiation, your legal counsel is an extension of you and your business. Whether buying or selling your business, forming a joint-venture or otherwise, you need to be confident that your representation will effectively represent you. JLM Law Group applies heightened attention to detail when understanding client’s goals and prioritizes professionally facilitating any transaction on the terms most important to you.

Company Formation

When getting a new business off the ground, you need it done the right way. JLM Law Group has experience forming and structuring legal entities, preparing organizational documents, and filing for federal tax identification numbers (Employment Identification Numbers or EIN). Depending on what you plan to do with your business, a limited liability company (LLC) may suit you better than a corporation. Either way, it is important to JLM Law Group that you have the right entity with a solid structure underneath it, enabling your business to accomplish its goals.

Intellectual Property

You own valuable intellectual property. Whether it’s your business’s name or an image identifying your products or services in the market, you want to prevent others from profiting from your intellectual property by association or otherwise. JLM Law Group has experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Having filed multiple successful trademark applications, JLM Law Group understands the application process and can help safeguard your business’s name and image with trademark protection.

Creative works of authorship, including photos, art, and the written word, are also valuable pieces of intellectual property. JLM Law Group has experience consulting on copyright law and is able to assist with understanding the steps you should take to protect your works.

Real Property

If you are buying, selling or leasing commercial or residential real property, you want counsel that will prioritize your security in terms of liability exposure. JLM Law Group is dedicated to protecting you as well as understanding your goals. Additionally, JLM Law Group can help you navigate restrictions, licenses or easements, in order to use or gain access to real property.

JLM's Background

After a heated debate with his third grade teacher about whether he deserved to miss recess as a punishment, a young Mr. Morse was told “you should be a lawyer for the mob!” Confused about what a lawyer and the mob were, Mr. Morse’s parents explained that a lawyer was someone with special training that helps citizens understand society’s rules (while neglecting to explain the mob). Years later, this explanation of a lawyer’s role in our society motivated Jonathan L. Morse to become an attorney.

JLM Law Group was founded by Mr. Morse with one goal – helping the business community in Detroit and across Michigan. Mr. Morse has prioritized helping businesses since the beginning of his career. Before attending law school, Mr. Morse promoted U.S. exportation at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through the U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce. After learning about export promotion, Mr. Morse took that experience in-house to a Michigan manufacturer to boost international sales.

Before founding the JLM Law Group, Mr. Morse gained experience practicing law in both his home state of Michigan and internationally. Locally, Mr. Morse has facilitated business sales and acquisitions, and provided outside general counsel services for entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses as well as investment companies and multifaceted businesses. Internationally, Mr. Morse practiced law in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, assisting U.S. based businesses with their interests in Argentina. Collectively, between his studies and various work opportunities, Mr. Morse has spent two years living in South America and speaks Spanish fluently.

Admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Wisconsin, Mr. Morse received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School on academic scholarship. During his legal education, Mr. Morse earned credit towards his law degree as an Extern in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, Mr. Morse assisted the Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Migrant Project, helping migrant workers understand their rights in the U.S., as well as the University of Wisconsin’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, providing legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.

Mr. Morse is an Of Counsel Attorney to The Allen Law Group, P.C., where he works on projects in specialized areas of the law and assists with general legal matters on an as-needed basis. Mr. Morse serves on the Board of Directors of two Detroit-based non-profit organizations, the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (C.O.T.S.) and the Matrix Theatre Company. Additionally, Mr. Morse provides pro-bono legal services and in-person volunteer assistance for the Urban Development Corporation, revitalizing impoverished areas of Detroit. A member of the Detroit Athletic Club, Mr. Morse enjoys spending time with friends and family, cycling, downhill skiing, and running.

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