Douglas, Michigan Business Lawyers

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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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
Saugatuck, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 857-8621 6189 Blue Star Hwy
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 396-9800 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 394-4276 217 E 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business and Real Estate
Holland, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 396-3152 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business and International
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 396-8860 25 W 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, IP, International and Tax
Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 396-3023 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, Family, Securities and Tax
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 396-3225 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Holland, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 396-3054 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, Health Care and Tax
Zeeland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 772-1800 600 N Centennial St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Business, Energy and IP
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(616) 396-3152 85 E 8th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, International and Securities
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Zeeland, MI Business Law Lawyer
10845 Chicago Dr
Zeeland, MI 49464
Business
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 494-8873 235 Central Ave
Holland, MI 49423
Business and Real Estate
Holland, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 786-0084 383 Tiffany Shores Dr
Holland, MI 49424
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Holland, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 394-4276 217 E 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 389-0687 821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
BRENDAN N. GUILFORD was born and raised in Kalamazoo County, attending Vicksburg High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL. After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009. While working in and around Tampa, Brendan worked...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(616) 498-5112 625 Kenmoor Ave SE
Ste. 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations. For estate planning, I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions and to feel comfortable with their decisions.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Theodore J Westbrook
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(616) 288-9548 6140 28th St. SE, Suite 115
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Michigan State University
My practice is concentrated in two principal areas: consumer rights and lender liability. In the field of consumer rights, I have represented individuals and classes in litigation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Most frequently my clients are individuals or businesses pursuing or defending their legal rights against banks, financial institutions, mortgage servicers and other large corporations.
Christopher K. Cooke
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 525-6386 250 Monroe Ave NW
#400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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...
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.
Adam J. Sheridan
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Conklin, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(616) 304-0987 1706 Coolidge Street
Conklin, MI 49403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Marquette University Law School
With over fourteen years' experience in both law firm and large corporate environments, handling local, national, and international transactions of various types, I am able to assist clients in structuring and completing complex transactions while maintaining a personalized focus. Our firm appreciates each opportunity we have to learn a client's needs and provide customized solutions to the client's legal issues. I have substantial experience in real estate, corporate structure and governance, commercial contracts and procurement, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, taxation planning, and construction.
Brian P. McMahon
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Saint Joseph, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 408-8457 308 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than 24 years Brian has been handling most any manner of legal challenge his client's business is likely to encounter as it grows and weathers the storms that will come. This includes forming the business/entity, buying and selling an on-going business, buying and selling commercial real estate, human resource issues, contracts, leases, and representing businesses before the Michigan Talent Agency (i.e. unemployment agency), Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Licensing, and Regulation, the Internal Revenue Service and many others. Brian is especially experienced in handling shareholder or member litigation, matters involving the Michigan liquor control...
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 attorney with 18 years of experience with over 5000 family and employment based Immigration cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (153 reviews); Yahoo 5***** (88 reviews);
and AVVO 5***** (67 reviews). Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation.

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 good
standing of the State Bar since...
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.
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...
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(269) 382-4818 141 E. Michigan Ave
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Estate Planning and IP
Michigan State University
Attorney Keilen is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, the Federal US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the Federal US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Keilen is a Board Member and Attorney Representative for Kalamazoo Plus; he is an Advisory Board Member for the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator.

Attorney Keilen is a commercial litigator specializing in closely held business disputes; he is also the founder/owner of a local medical device company, giving him a unique appreciation for the legal issues in today’s business environment. Attorney Keilen has been a guest...
Andrew Longcore
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Allendale, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
PO Box 126
Allendale, MI 49401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Trademarks
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. Jacob Peter Sartz IV
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Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
320 N. Washington Sq.
Ste. 100
Lansing, MI 48933
Michigan State University
Jacob P. Sartz IV now works as an Assistant Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender, Ingham County, Michigan.
Mechelle Woznicki
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Portage, MI Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
After becoming a parent then a grandparent, spending 10 years in the Navy, and 20 years in business, Mechelle decided to pursue a law degree, which fulfilled a life-long dream of hers. Her practical experience in business and in the military bring a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ needs. While Mechelle is competent under many practice areas, her special areas of interest are Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Law.

Mechelle has traveled all over the globe - from rural Michigan towns to mountain peaks in Nepal – and those life experiences have given her a glimpse at...
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
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