Boon, Michigan Business Lawyers

Nathan Piwowarski
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Cadillac, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 775-1391 120 W. Harris St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Municipal
Nathan Piwowarski is a shareholder and attorney at McCurdy Wotila & Porteous, a law firm that serves northern lower Michigan. Nathan's practice includes estate planning, small business transactions, and municipal law. Nathan earned his B.A. degree in 2002 from Albion College, Summa Cum Laude. He then worked on the campaign and in the legislative office of State Senator Michelle McManus. As an aide to Senator McManus, Nathan was responsible for policy areas ranging from local economic development to natural resource and environmental quality regulation. Nathan earned his J.D. degree in 2007 from the Michigan State University College of Law,...
Mark R. Mitchell
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Cadillac, MI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(231) 775-7300 124 E Chapin St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Collections, Criminal and Divorce
Cadillac, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 775-1391 120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Employment, Environmental and Real Estate
Cadillac, MI Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 533-7748 311 E Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Univ of Washington School of Law
Cadillac, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 779-9000 140 Paluster St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business and Real Estate
Cadillac, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 775-1391 120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Nathan Andrew Schultz
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(231) 715-1091 121 S. Garfield Ave.
Suite D
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationBusiness and Bankruptcy
USC Law School
I began my legal career in Los Angeles practicing financial restructuring and corporate bankruptcy. I started off with a small boutique and then went to a large national firm. I worked with all kinds of complex businesses—from Idaho to Chicago, Las Vegas to New Jersey. When my wife and I moved back to Michigan in 2011, I started a solo practice. I use my experience and expertise to advise businesses and individuals in Northern Michigan and across the country. I work directly and personally with clients in every instance. You won’t be passed off to another attorney or an assistant—I...
Anders Gillis
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(231) 486-4507 901 South Garfield
Suite 200
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Michigan State University
An employment law attorney in Traverse City, Michigan, Anders focuses on providing high quality legal services to clients in both the public and private sector. With experience in Federal and State court, Anders enjoys the challenge of helping employers and employees work through some their most challenging circumstances. Anders has represented employers and employees with wage and overtime disputes, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims and whistleblower claims. He also conducts employment law investigations on behalf of employers. Anders welcomes the opportunity to counsel and represent individuals and businesses regarding their employment law concerns.
John Di Giacomo
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(231) 714-0100 227 Lake Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Communications, Employment and IP
Michigan State University
John Di Giacomo is an experienced business, intellectual property, litigation, and Internet lawyer practicing in the areas of copyright, trademark, domain name disputes, e-money, e-payment systems, contracts, defamation, Internet law, Communications Decency Act §230 immunity issues, international commercial law, cybersquatting and domain name disputes, video game law, adult industry law, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), E-Sign Act, shrinkwrap, browsewrap, and clickwrap issues, computer tort claims (e.g. trespass to chattels for unauthorized entry & spamming), and other intellectual property or business law related areas. John has litigated intellectual property, business, and commercial disputes in state and federal courts across...
Christopher K. Cooke
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Employment and Estate Planning
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Chris Cooke has been a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan for 33 years. He began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he tried over 100 misdemeanor jury trials and more than 60 felony jury trials. He later entered the private practice of law where he worked in the insurance defense field conducting numerous arson and fraud investigations. He also developed a strong subrogation practice and expanded his defense knowledge into the liability field.

In 1995, Mr. Cooke assisted in establishing the first Michigan litigation office for Citizens Insurance. He organized the property defense and subrogation...
David M.  Glancy
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 968-8577 326 E. State Street
Traverse City, MI 49685
Business, Criminal, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Michigan State University College of Law
David M. Glancy is an experienced civil and criminal trial attorney. He has substantial experience in evaluating and litigating automobile accidents, premise liability claims and first-party/No-Fault claims. He has handled serious felony, misdemeanor, drunk/drugged driving, and juvenile criminal matters; including multiple high-profile homicide cases.

In addition, Mr. Glancy also practices in the Circuit Court – Family Division, where he has handled numerous cases involving divorce, custody, parenting time issues, juvenile offense and neglect abuse cases.

Mr. Glancy was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2004. He is a member of the Grand Traverse County Bar Association and the...
Eric W. Phelps
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(231) 421-6577 13919 SW Bayshore Dr.
Suite G02
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Hanley
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(231) 486-6556 4020 Copper View, Ste 225
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brian Johnson
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Elberta, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(231) 383-1459 PO Box 446
Elberta, MI 49628
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University
Brian L. Johnson was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Benzie County Bar Association and the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Brian’s areas of practice include estate planning, business formation, general business practice,...
Brandon S. Dornbusch
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
125 Park Street
Suite 350
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Brandon received his undergraduate degree with honors from Michigan State University in History with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese, and his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2011. While at Case, he focused his studies on Federal income, estate, gift, and generation skipping taxation. He discovered that the analytical nature of tax and estate planning suited his intellectual inclinations. In addition to creating estate plans, Brandon works in the probate arena and assists families in implementing plans when loved ones pass away, and in setting up guardianships for minors, individuals with special needs, and individuals...
James R. Austin
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Alden, 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...
Enrico Schaefer
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(231) 932-0411 810 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Communications, IP and International
Michigan State University
Mr. Schaefer is a seasoned trial attorney practicing internet, copyright, domain name, social media, copyright, trademark, consumer class action and mass tort law on a global basis. Mr. Schaefer has significant experience in internet and technology company representation, having been named President and General Counsel of an internet start-up company in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Schaefer has been retained on domain valuation issues in divorces, business asset valuation and other matters, having developed domain name valuation methodologies for use by courts, judges and juries. Mr. Schaefer understands the issues facing technology companies and brick-and-mortar companies with...
Kent Rozycki
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(231) 932-2400 12935 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Ste. 370
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
I am also a CPA and my practice is business oriented.
Gary Gardner
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 941-5878 735 S Garfield Ave.
Suite 202
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Collections and Consumer
Jan Geht
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(231) 941-8192 620-A Woodmere
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Estate Planning, Tax and White Collar Crime
Mr. Geht is an attorney with extensive public and private sector experience. After clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Mr. Geht joined a top law firm in Washington, D.C., where his practice included accountant malpractice litigation, environmental litigation, and labor and employment law. Until he moved to Traverse City in October of 2012, Mr. Geht served for five years as a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He received several awards from the Department of Justice and from the Internal Revenue Service for his...
W. Dane Carey
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 929-0500 100 Park Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Environmental, IP and Real Estate
James Christopherson
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
100 Park Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Wayne State University Law School
James A. Christopherson, Esq. is an arbitrator, mediator and practicing attorney. He has over 28 years of experience as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator in complex construction, real estate, healthcare, commercial, contractual, financial and environmental disputes. He is available to provide legal assistance in commercial, healthcare, real estate, construction and environmental disputes throughout the State of Michigan. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Christopherson is on the National Roster of Neutral Arbitrators for both Commercial Arbitration and Construction Arbitration for the American Arbitration Association. He is an Arbitrator for the...
Todd Bailey
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(888) 529-2259 13300 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Suite A5
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Maritime, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Todd Bailey is a general practitioner who represents individuals and businesses with their legal needs. While Todd is physically located in Traverse City, he has clients in other areas of Northern Michigan, the State of Michigan, and other states in the country who have legal needs in Michigan. In addition, Todd's practice in Maritime law may also involve his involvement in federal courts throughout the country. Todd is able to represent clients who are located outside the Traverse City area due to his availability by telephone, fax, mail, and email.
John A. Macneal
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 947-0400 310 W Front St. #300
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Matthew Cross
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Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 922-1888 400 W. Front Street, Suite 200
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Administrative, Entertainment & Sports and Municipal
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 929-0500 100 Park St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Manistee, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 723-8333 414 Water St
Manistee, MI 49660
Business, Employment, Environmental and Municipal
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 947-2540 449 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 941-8048 620 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Divorce, Environmental and Family
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 486-4546 202 E State St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Environmental, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 929-0500 100 N Park St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 941-8048 620 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business and Real Estate
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 941-9660 1241 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business and Real Estate
Traverse City, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 941-1850 3230 Racquet Club Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business and Estate Planning
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 947-2540 449 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 947-1642 10489 E Cherry Bend Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business and Estate Planning
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 946-6200 440 W Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 941-9660 1241 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Traverse City, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 947-4000 109 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Business, Civil Rights and Municipal
Suttons Bay, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 271-4005 204 N St Joseph St
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
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