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L. Allen Heneveld
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

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... Read More »
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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,...
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.
Coopersville, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 837-0022 700 W Randall St
Coopersville, MI 49404
Business
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...
Adam Zuwerink
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Muskegon, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(231) 457-4235 900 3rd Street
Suite 203
Muskegon, MI 49440
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.
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 J. Gavin
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Stanwood, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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. 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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
Ross Keilen
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(616) 226-8808 3210 Eagle Run Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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...
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.
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
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.
Donald Messinger
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Spring Lake, MI Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(616) 846-7600 17190 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
I have a broad range of legal service experience including; estate planning with wills, trusts and business plan documents; business transactions and contracts; civil litigation; and a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.
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...
Evonne Ulmer
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Ionia, MI Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(616) 523-1000 223 1/2 W Main St
Ionia, MI 48846
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erik Holt
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Belding, MI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(616) 433-6955 302 S. Bridge St.
Belding, MI 48809
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lawrence Wilson
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Ada, MI Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(616) 676-3852 6440 Fulton E
Ste 202
Ada, MI 49301
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
The University of Toledo College of Law
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Muskegon, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(231) 683-1000 800 East Ellis Road
#511
Muskegon, MI 49441
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...
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 Dennis Roger Cooper
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 44 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
Marc Woolery
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 581-2795 PO Box 150257
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Gerald Peter Nehra
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Muskegon, MI Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(231) 755-3800 1710 Beach St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Free ConsultationBusiness
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
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
Fredric Balgooyen
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Muskegon, MI Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(231) 733-2566 McCroskey Law Building
1440 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
Business, Criminal, Elder and Estate Planning
Balgooyen Law Offices has been a general practice firm in Muskegon County for over 40 years, having represented three municipal governments, several area businesses, and multiple generations of Muskegon families. Fredric F. Balgooyen, sole practitioner, has experience as both a prosecuting and public defense attorney, is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Criminal Law Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Master Lawyer Section. Practice areas include estate planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and decedent estates, real estate, business law, business planning, commercial and civil litigation, Landlord-Tenant, family law, domestic issues, divorce, child support...
Mr. Chris Allen Houghtaling
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Muskegon, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(231) 722-2222 1189 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
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
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
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
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