Business & Commercial Law

Our experience and foresight allow our clients to pursue their business opportunities with confidence.


As a client of Margrave Celmins, you will quickly discover that our business attorneys provide more than prompt service in the formation and registration of your new corporate or partnership entities. Sound counsel and guidance will be provided through the various alternatives for protecting personal assets from business risk. To make sure that your new corporation or LLC gets started on a solid footing, contact one of our business formation lawyers in Scottsdale.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for advice about your startup options, an established family business ready to broaden your equity base, or an experienced real estate investor who needs to protect the corporate integrity of different business entities, we can advise you and put your plans into motion.


Margrave Celmins helps entrepreneurs realize their vision. We’ll provide you with a thorough explanation of the benefits and drawbacks of each entity selection alternative in light of your capital structure, growth strategy and management philosophy. We take care of the formation and registration of new business corporations, local or domestic subsidiaries of national or international businesses, limited liability companies, professional corporations, general or limited partnerships, S-corporations, and even foundations and nonprofit corporations.

We’ll make sure that you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each option. We’ll also prepare your operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, bylaws and other essential documents with your practical needs in mind, rather than just filling in the blanks on a generic form.


With extensive business, corporate and commercial experience, our law firm can also answer any questions and prepare the documentation necessary to protect your interests on practically any aspect of your core operations: vendor and customer contracts, professional or executive agreements, equipment or office leasing, or new financing through debt or equity transactions.

Because we listen to our clients, our attorneys understand what you expect to gain from each transaction, and then we draft or review the agreement to reflect those expectations in clear and enforceable terms. We act as “legal engineers” to ensure a sound foundation for every transaction. Our experience and foresight allow our clients to pursue their business opportunities with confidence. From employee handbooks to expansion into new markets, your questions will always find dependable answers at Margrave Celmins.

Business Law Focal Areas

Click any of the focal areas listed below to learn more about our specific legal services.

Our Business Attorneys

Michael W. Margrave


Patrick Van Zanen


Contact Our Team

(480) 994-2000

(480) 994-2008

Margrave Celmins P.C.

8171 E. Indian Bend Road Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020