Evart, Michigan Business Lawyers

Big Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 796-3525 150 S Stewart Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Robert J. Gavin
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11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Stanwood, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Municipal
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2018, and 2019. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
Harold Leo Emelander
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Newaygo, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(231) 303-5005 31 East Wood Street
PO Box 849
Newaygo, MI 49337
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Harold Leo Emelander was raised in Newaygo, Michigan. After graduating from Newaygo High School, he attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006. To further his education he then moved to Florida where he attended The University of Florida College of Law and received his LLM in Taxation in 2007. Mr. Emelander began his legal career in Miami, Florida at an accounting firm. He utilized his degree in taxation law by advising clients on individual,...
Gavin McClintic
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Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(989) 772-4206 1234 W Broomfield St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Michigan State University
We are a full service law firm. You can depend on us to look out for every aspect of your legal needs - business or personal, and at any stage of your life. McClintic Law Firm has been practicing law since 1913 in Isabella County and the entire state of Michigan. We provide full legal service to the community today. We are happy to serve the Mt. Pleasant area, Isabella county, Gratiot county, Clare County, Midland County, Mecosta County, and beyond. Our firm is well versed and experienced in all areas of the law, including business law, criminal law, real...
Jaynie Smith Hoerauf
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Clare, 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.
J. David Kerr
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Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 773-7071 205 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Civil Rights, Elder and Employment
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
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,...
Trent C. Hilding
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Vestaburg, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 427-3436 4070 N. Crystal Road
Vestaburg, MI 48891
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Thomas H. Weiss
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Mt. Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 772-8811 215 W Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Business
Cadillac, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 775-1391 120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Employment, Environmental and Real Estate
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 773-0004 300 S University Ave
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 773-0004 300 S University Ave
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
Alma, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 463-2101 214 E Superior St
Alma, MI 48801
Business, Collections, Elder and Estate Planning
Sanford, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 234-5000 1748 W Olson Rd
Sanford, MI 48657
Business
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 772-5291 113 W Broadway St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Cadillac, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 779-9000 140 Paluster St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business and Real Estate
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 773-9941 115 S University Ave
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business and Estate Planning
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 773-9961 555 N Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 779-0168 3089 Hunters Trail
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business and Elder
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 773-9941 115 S University Ave
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 773-0004 300 S University Ave
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 773-9961 555 N Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
PO Box 1159
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business and IP
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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) 775-1391 120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mount Pleasant, MI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(214) 762-9727 205B Smith Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Employment
The University of Georgia School of Law
Michael Villar
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Holland, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(616) 299-5433 281 N. 120th Ave.
Holland, MI 49024
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...
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.
Matthew Piwowar
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Grandville, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
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...
Julie Gafkay
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Frankenmuth, 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...
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, 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...
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...
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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Ludington, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 968-8577 214 E. Ludington Ave.
Ludington, MI 49431
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...
Ms. Jodi J. Doak
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Gaylord, 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...
W. Jay Brown
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Midland, MI Business Law Attorney with 21 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...
Theodore J Westbrook
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 12 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.
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