Dowagiac Business Lawyers

Compare 16 top rated Michigan attorneys serving Dowagiac.
Cassopolis, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(269) 445-8648 117 S Broadway St Ste 100
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Business, Landlord Tenant, Municipal and Probate
Albert Laaksonen
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Paw Paw, MI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(269) 655-1035 226 1/2 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is certified as both a Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator.

He currently serves on the Community Corrections Board for Van Buren County, and the the Kalamazoo Christian School Association Board.

Attorney Laaksonen specializes...
Michael J. Willis
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Paw Paw, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Family 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...
Shaun Patrick Willis
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Paw Paw, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Criminal and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis is a trial lawyer. Recognized in Superlawyers for Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. www.wwplc.com Attorney Willis is licensed in all of the State Courts of Michigan, the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Eau Claire, MI Business Law Attorney
(862) 161-0971 Park Rd
Eau Claire, MI 49111
Business, International and Securities
East China University of Politics and Law
Eau Claire, MI Business Law Attorney
(861) 061-0971 Park Rd
Eau Claire, MI 49111
Business, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
East China University of Politics and Law and East China University of Politics and Law
Paw Paw, MI Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(269) 657-6560 303 E Paw Paw St Ste 3
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Paw Paw, MI Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(269) 760-7819 303 E Paw Paw St Ste 3
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Business, Divorce and Family
Edwardsburg, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 663-8554 68897 Cass St
PO Box 550
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
Business, Construction, Criminal and Divorce
Saint Joseph, MI Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
4087 Deja Path
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Business, Environmental, Municipal and Personal Injury
Edwardsburg, MI Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(269) 663-8620 26323 Redfield St
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Niles, MI Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(269) 684-1500 12 Longmeadow Village Dr
Niles, MI 49120
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Niles, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 684-6936 2603 Worrell St
Niles, MI 49120
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Niles, MI Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(269) 684-7600 4 S Lincoln Ave
Niles, MI 49120
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Berrien Springs, MI Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(269) 421-1065 10940 Garr Rd
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Business, Consumer, Divorce and Elder
Edwardsburg, MI Business Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(269) 663-5702 69001 M-62
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 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...
Michael Villar
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(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationAllegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Business, 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...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Portage, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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...
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 18 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
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
I ESTABLISHED THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT IN 1999 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING. I PRACTICE IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. I HAVE ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REACHING THEIR GOALS AND GIVING THEM PEACE OF MIND BY HANDLING THEIR LEGAL AFFAIRS WITH INTEGRITY, RESPECT AND INTELLIGENCE. I WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

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Michael Haddock
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Douglas, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 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...
Rebecca Sanford
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St Joseph, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 983-1803 2724 Niles Ave
Suite 3
St Joseph, MI 49085
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Insurance Claims
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Sanford Law Office Founder and Owner, Rebecca Breitkreuz Sanford, Esq. is a general practice lawyer who specializes in family law, but also has extensive experience in both civil and criminal law as well. Her commitment to confidentiality and providing personalized attention has earned her a reputation of professionalism, expertise and dedication among her clients and peers.
Core Competencies
Family Law – divorce, custody, support, adoption and grand parenting time
Planning Services – estate planning, will drafting, succession planning and living trusts
Mediation – both in person and remotely via Zoom
Litigation – preparation of litigation documents and settlement pleadings
Claim Law – negotiation and drafting...
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Saint Joseph, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(269) 985-1500 800 Port Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Drake University Law School
In 2015, my family and I moved to St. Joseph, Michigan where I manage the Saint Joseph, Michigan office of Kreis Enderle. My legal practice consists of helping clients throughout Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass Counties) with divorce, child custody, estate planning and business matters.
Michael Caywood
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Sturgis, MI Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(269) 651-3281 112 S Monroe St
Sturgis, MI 49091
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
University of Iowa
Michael J. Caywood began practicing law in 1991 and joined Dresser Dresser Haas & Caywood, PC in 1999. Prior to moving to Sturgis, Michael practiced in Phoenix at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and in Chicago with Ungaretti & Harris and the Division of Enforcement for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. While in Phoenix and Chicago, Michael's practice included complex commercial, medical products liability, intellectual property and securities litigation in both State and Federal Courts, as well as intricate technology transactional agreements. Michael has further developed his practice since joining Dresser Dresser Haas & Caywood, PC....
Philip Edward Hamilton
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(269) 383-5898 277 S Rose St Ste 5000
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
Ross Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(269) 382-4818 141 E. Michigan Ave.
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ross W. Keilen is an attorney with Keilen Law, PLC. Ross focuses his practice on helping individuals and businesses with challenges, transactions, and disputes; Ross specializes in commercial litigation, business/corporate law, estate planning, assets management, personal injury, and probate disputes.

Ross earned a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University; thereafter, he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law, where he received several jurisprudence awards and was listed on both the Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. Ross is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Ross lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enjoys golf, distance running and sailing. He...
John Conlon
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PORTAGE, MI Business Law Lawyer
(888) 513-4179 640 Romence Road, Suite 211-B
PORTAGE, MI 49024
Business and Personal Injury
A former Wayne County, Michigan, Assistant Prosecutor that handled major felonies for over three (3) years, winning about 87.5% of his major felony Jury Trials.

Since 1976 he has been in private practice at Kalamazoo County, Michigan, as well as appearing in cases in the State of Ohio, State of Texas, State of Florida and elsewhere.

He now practices with CLA/Conlon Law Associates at Portage, Michigan in a boutique law practice, successfully handling general family cases including divorces, custody disputes, real estate matter along with estate and trust drafting and associated litigation matters.
Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 488-8394 1803 Whites Rd.
Suite 5
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David E. Ryan
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(269) 275-4085 229 E Michigan Ave Ste 245
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Over 20 years actively practicing law in Southern Michigan. I was a partner at a large law firm for several years, but now I operate my own small firm. Because of that, we have significantly reduced overhead compared to large law firms. This means we can provide clients with the highest quality legal services at a lower expense.
Brian Morris
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(269) 929-1854 906 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
Vernon Bennett
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 388-7600 136 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
Wayne State University Law School
Elizabeth Bennett
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 226-5126 218 Woodward Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business and Tax
Eric J Scheske
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Sturgis, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 651-2445 227 W. Chicago Rd.
Sturgis, MI 49091
Business
Brett A. Cummings
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brett A. Cummings graduated in the top 10% of his class from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his J.D. while working full-time for a subsidiary of Xerox and attending weekend classes. He was one of the founding members and treasurer of the Grand Rapids Weekend Student Association. Brett earned the Certificate of Merit in Equities and Remedies. He spent one year attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin before returning to Michigan and finishing up his B.A. in Business Management with a focus on economics and international relations at Western Michigan University. As part of his education, he...
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(269) 383-5806 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(269) 383-5888 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Ohio State University College of Law
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(269) 383-5809 277 S Rose St Ste 5000
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(269) 381-7030 277 S Rose St Ste 5000
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
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