Burnips, Michigan Business Lawyers

Matthew Piwowar
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Hudsonville, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 3185 Corporate Grove Dr., Suite C
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

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Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
Michael Villar
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Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Villar graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, Mr. Villar has participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan. Mr. Villar has also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). While demanding, Dorsey & Whitney prepared Mr. Villar for...
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
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...
Roger Rathi
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable Immigration attorney with 20 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (212 reviews); Yahoo 5***** (88 reviews); and AVVO 5***** (94 reviews). Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation. Low fees and Monthly payment plans.

Handled numerous federal immigration litigations, trials and appeals
relating to adjudication, inadmissibility, removability, security checks, naturalization, deportation and
more. See www.rathilaw.com

Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States (2007) and at 3rd, 6th and 8th federal circuit courts, and Eastern and Western federal district courts of Michigan; Member in...
Adam Zuwerink
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Zeeland, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(616) 834-0262 109 E Main Avenue
#6
Zeeland, MI 49464
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Headquartered in Holland / Zeeland, Michigan with a second office in Muskegon, Michigan, West Michigan Law, P.C. was founded by Adam Zuwerink to provide the highest-quality legal services on an efficient and cost-effective basis, focusing on business, real estate and estate planning legal work.
Robert Rutgers
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(616) 235-3500 161 Ottawa NW - Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Family and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
I am a shareholder in a mid-size, full service law firm located in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. My practice consists of small business matters, litigation (commercial, contract, family law, real estate and sales representative), health care related issues and real estate matters. It is our goal to provide exceptional legal services at a reasonable cost.
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
Michael Haddock
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Douglas, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(517) 896-5421 P.O. Box 187
Douglas, MI 49406
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Chicago and Western Michigan University
Attorney Michael Haddock earned a Master of Laws in Commercial Real Estate Law and Development and a Juris Doctor JD with an emphasis in litigation and has years of corporate insurance law and litigation experience. His clients are individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. with a large percentage from Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, South Haven, Chicago, and Kent, Van Buren Ottawa, and Allegan Counties. He serves our expanded community in issues regarding real estate, wills and trusts and litigation defending contractors, developers, real estate holding companies, assisted living communities, condominium associations, businesses and individuals and...
Jenny L. DeGraves
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Holland, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(616) 394-4276 217 East 24th Street, Ste. 201
Holland, MI 49423
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
Michael Zamzow
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Energy, Real Estate and Securities
Patrick Drueke
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(616) 235-5175 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Municipal and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
I am a shareholder at Rhoades McKee, P.C. I help individuals and businesses facing real estate disputes, land development challenges, condemnation, real estate transactions and construction matters achieve their objectives through a defined and realistic strategy. I can provide a detailed understanding of the emerging legal issues in green building and the LEED rating system. I am the only attorney in West Michigan that has achieved the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation through the United States Green Building Council, and an environmental certification from Green Advantage®. I understand the issues faced by those individuals and businesses in the real...
Kevin McLaughlin
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 200-8818 40 Pearl St. NW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, IP and Trademarks
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Running a business can be incredibly challenging (and rewarding), but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I'm an attorney, but I'm also a small business owner with an entrepreneurial spirit. I love helping small business owners and creative entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses by identifying, protecting and leveraging their intellectual property. I also help businesses with legal issues and contracts involving vendors, employees, and independent contractors.

It's tempting to DIY every aspect of your business, but doing so can actually hold you back by taking you away from what you're really good at (growing your business) and spending countless...
Kevin P Sutherland
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 333-2427 250 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. I value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, I have high standards in these regards, which I continuously strive to fulfill. I can objectively see the reality of a situation, and I’m adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. I am a strategist – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against my current strategy, to plan for every credible contingency. I am ready to work for you.
Christopher James Acklin
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Wyoming, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 530-0101 1779 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher has lived in Grand Rapids since 1st grade, He graduated from City High School, and then moved on to Grand Valley State University, where he met his wife, Devon. After receiving his Bachelor's in English and Political Science, Christopher moved on to complete his legal education at Thomas M. cooley Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2011. His practice at The Grand Rapids Law Group handles criminal defense, divorce & child custody, business law, drunk driving defense, social security & disability, and other legal matters.
Andrew Longcore
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Allendale, MI Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
PO Box 126
Allendale, MI 49401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Real Estate and Securities
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Unlike traditional law firms, I wanted to start a practice that fit with what small businesses needed. They needed a creative problem solver that provided more than generic information and some forms or a high priced law firm that passed work off to an associate. The Business Law Group leverages technology to provide a reasonable solution to your businesses legal needs. We allow you to focus on building your business instead of worrying about doing trying to do our job.
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Grandville, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 777-5291 4120 Chicago Drive SW
Suite 4
Grandville, MI 49418
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
At Eyestone Law Offices, PLC, we provide practical and affordable solutions for your personal and financial legal issues, such as wills, trusts, estate planning, and asset protection. Many of our clients also own small businesses or closely-held companies, and we help these entrepreneurs reduce risk and maximize profits. Our business, financial and estate planning services are designed to ensure that your life’s work continues to provide for you and your family even after you no longer can. No business and personal situation is the same as another, so before charging you a cent or suggesting any course of action, we make...
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 673-8133 126 Locust Street, Ste A
Allegan, MI 49010
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Paul A. Ledford
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Grandville, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(616) 257-3300 3181 Prairie St SW
Suite 106
Grandville, MI 49418
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Richard Glaser
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 458-1300 200 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Environmental and Legal Malpractice
Mr Dennis Roger Cooper
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(616) 723-0310 1345 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 232
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Business, Estate Planning and Family
Northern Kentucky University
Retired federal attorney [DoD] now practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Admitted in Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. Web: Cooper@CooperLawFirm.US Email: CooperLawFirm.US Office Phone: 616-723-0310 Fax: 866-470-2664
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(616) 632-8000 900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Gregory Ekdahl
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business and Bankruptcy
Elliot Gruszka
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 988-5600 300 Ottawa Avenue NW
Suite 620
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Tax
Pavol Fabian
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
141 Ionia Ave NW Fl 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, DUI and White Collar Crime
Michael David Almassian
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Products Liability
David C. Hill
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 254-8400 171 Monroe NW
Suite 900B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Collections, Environmental and Estate Planning
Byron Center, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 366-1000 2465 Byron Station Dr SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Michael Willis
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Michael J. Willis is the co-founder and managing partner of the Western Michigan law firm of Willis Law. This firm is headquartered in Kalamazoo and has a satellite office in Grand Rapids. Mr. Willis primarily practices estate and trust planning, probate administration and litigation, corporate and real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America**, and Leaders in the Law, and rated AV-Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell's, Mr. Willis has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of legal skills and ethics. In 2007, Michigan Lawyers Weekly listed him as an "Up and Coming Lawyer," an honor bestowed upon less than .02 percent...
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 776-6324 99 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Administrative, Municipal and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Business, Insurance Defense and Tax
Grand Rapids, Michigan Business Law Attorney
(616) 742-3944 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Tax
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 776-6327 99 Monroe Avenue Northwest
# 1200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame Law School
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3969 300 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame Law School
Grand Rapids, Michigan Business Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3936 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Business, Bankruptcy, Communications and Construction
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 752-2170 111 Lyon St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 831-1705 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Criminal, DUI and Entertainment & Sports
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 774-8000 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 454-3883 50 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
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