Alcona County, Michigan Business Lawyers

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Alpena County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 356-3444 109 E Chisholm St
Alpena, MI 49707
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Alpena County, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(989) 356-8800 116 S 1st Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Business, Construction, Elder and Estate Planning
Alpena County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 356-3444 109 E Chisholm St
Alpena, MI 49707
Business, Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
Julie Gafkay
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(877) 524-4529 175 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Julie A. Gafkay graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a dual major in criminal justice and political theory. She graduated from Whittier Law School in 1995 with honors. Her first position was in Flint, Michigan focusing on civil rights and employment discrimination. In 2003, Attorney Gafkay opened her own statewide practice in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The practice's attorneys provide a general practice to the local area providing legal services in Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, contract review, landlord/tenant issues, real estate, employment issues and other general practice areas. Attorney Gafkay has...
Travis I Dafoe
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
W. Jay Brown
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Midland County, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(989) 486-3676 414 Townsend, Suite 201
Midland, MI 48640
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Originally a teacher, W. Jay Brown became a lawyer in 1998 and has been in practice in the Great Lakes Bay Region ever since. Mr. Brown graduated first in his law school class and joined Midland’s largest law firm as a litigation associate. While with the firm, Mr. Brown embarked on his litigation career and was soon promoted to member of the firm. In 2009, W. Jay Brown left the law firm to start his own practice based on his vision for the practice of law – where technology and innovation are leveraged to provide clients superior customer and...
Michael J Shovan
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(989) 233-9389 5090 State Street
Building A
Saginaw, MI 48603
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Education and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
I graduated from the Detroit College of Law (MSU) in 1990 and was licensed by the State Bar of Michigan that same year. I graduated with honors with a concentration in taxation and was a published author in the nationally esteemed Detroit College Law Review. My practice is devoted exclusively to asset protection, consumer bankruptcy and student loan assistance. My unique approach to clients enables them to actively participate in the process so that you are completely involved in the process and understand exactly what your options are and what option is best for you and your family. ...
Mr. Denis J McCarthy
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Tuscola County, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(989) 672-0999 429 North State Street
Suite 200
Caro, MI 48723
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University College of Law
Ms. Jodi J. Doak
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Otsego County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(844) 362-5529 118 S. Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aggressive, professional legal representation in Family, Criminal, and Business law. The smart choice. Free 1/2 hour. At the Doak Law Firm we commit ourselves to the things that matter most to you: family, quality, professionalism, getting the Job done efficiently, and done right. We give you the voice that you need at the most important times in your life. Who represents you does matter. Jodi Doak graduated first in class of the largest class ever, starting with over 500 students, from Thomas Cooley Law School. During Mrs. Doak's time there she received multiple awards, including 11 certificates of...
Andrew D. Richards
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(989) 792-9641 200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
The Catholic University of America
I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation. Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.
Geraldine Anne Brown
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Midland County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 835-6511 412 Ashman St.
Midland, MI 48640
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Michigan State University College of Law
Our firm assists clients in protecting and preserving their assets and making sure those hard-earned assets are directed where the owners intend and not misused or squandered on taxes. I am also a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney
James R. Austin
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Antrim County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(248) 909-4752 6880 Thayer Lake Dr.
Alden, MI 49612
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy
For nearly 20 years Jim Austin has been providing quality legal services, counseling and care to individual and business clients throughout Southeast Michigan with business, general civil, domestic and traffic matters. Jim practices regularly in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, and Macomb County Circuit Courts. He has just opened a satellite office in Alden, Michigan to serve clients in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. He has argued cases before the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented truckers and trucking companies on traffic matters in District Courts throughout...
Matthew E. Gronda
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(989) 753-4441 820 North Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Michigan State University
Matthew E. Gronda is an attorney practicing in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. His practice areas include bankruptcy, civil litigation, and criminal defense.
Allen Telgenhof
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Charlevoix County, MI Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(231) 547-3400 101 M-66 North
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Business, Divorce, Family and Stockbroker Fraud
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jaynie Smith Hoerauf
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Clare County, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(989) 386-3434 601 Beech Street
PO Box 67
Clare, MI 48617
Business, Collections, Municipal and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
About half of my practice consists of local government representation. The remainder is real estate, estate planning, probate, collections and general business matters. We strive to provide prompt and professional services with personal attention and care.
Russell B. Baugh
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Charlevoix County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(231) 582-1030 120 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Working in Michigan since 1979 to understand and serve my corporate and individual clients in the areas of Estates & Trusts, Elder Law, Business and Contracts, Real Estate, and General Civil Law to develop cost effective solutions and strategies.
Renee Picard
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Tuscola County, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(989) 672-0853 215 N. State Street
Suite 1
Caro, MI 48723
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
University of Denver
Renee Picard earned her Juris Doctorate in 1996 from the University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado. This came after earning her Bachelor of Science in Public Law and Government from Eastern Michigan University in 1993. She was licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan in 1996 and was admitted to Federal Court in 2005. Before coming to work in Lapeer in 1998, she had worked at a children’s legal clinic, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, and a personal injury firm in Southfield, Michigan. She was also published for an annual survey for a Colorado Juvenile...
Bridget Brown Powers
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Emmet County, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(231) 347-8200 618 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Business, Appeals, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Raised in Michigan and Florida, Attorney Powers maintains her private practice of law in Petoskey, Michigan, a resort community nestled along Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. However, she handles matters throughout the State of Michigan and often works with out-of-state counsel. Attorney Powers practices in the areas of real property law, appellate law, business law, estate planning and probate and trust administration, and municipal law. Ms. Powers served as City Attorney for the City of Petoskey for several years and also wrote, implemented, and coordinated the Paralegal Program for North Central Michigan College, an associate degree program,...
R. Drummond Black
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Midland County, MI Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Raymond Gregory
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Otsego County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(989) 705-8874 685 East M-32, Suite 211
Gaylord, MI 49735
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
Over the past 29 years, Ray Gregory has represented thousands of clients in family, employment, business, contract, criminal, and probate litigation in state and federal courts.
Mr. Philip Alexander Sturtz
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Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(989) 799-4701 608 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Michigan State University
Stefan J. Scholl
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Emmet County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 347-3836 3280 Woods Way
Unit 4
Petoskey, MI 49770
Business, Collections, Construction and Education
University of Michigan Law School
Barry Shoults
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Tuscola County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(989) 672-0853 215 N. State Street, Suite 1
Suite 1
Caro, MI 48723
Business, Collections, Consumer and Criminal
Barry Shoults is a graduate of Lapeer Public Schools. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Flint and then received in 1981 his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law, now the Law School at Michigan State University. He was admitted to the practice of law in Michigan Courts in 1981 and in Federal Court in 1984. He worked his way through college and law school at various jobs including selling building supplies for Church’s Lumber. He started his legal career working for Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Flint which provided legal...
Mr. Kirk Yodzevicis
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Otsego County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(989) 748-4888 100 W. 1st St.
P.O. Box 1338
Gaylord, MI 49734
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
Ohio Northern University and Alma College
Trent C. Hilding
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Tuscola County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 427-3436 6586 Center Street
Unionville, MI 48767
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 791-4645 4800 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI 48604
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Emmet County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 487-9000 2001 Harbor Petoskey Rd
Petoskey, MI 49770
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Midland County, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 234-5000 1748 W Olson Rd
Sanford, MI 48657
Business
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Emmet County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 526-6214 100 S Spring St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 791-4643 4800 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI 48604
Business
George Washington University Law School and University of South Carolina School of Law
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 791-4644 4800 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI 48604
Business
Wayne State University Law School
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 799-4641 1840 N Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Midland County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 832-1770 143 McDonald St
Midland, MI 48640
Business and Real Estate
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 498-2100 4301 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603
Business
Saginaw County, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 753-6486 525 Morley Dr
Saginaw, MI 48601
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Emmet County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 526-6214 100 S Spring St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Business, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Emmet County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 347-2792 224 Michigan St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Business and Bankruptcy
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