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L. Allen Heneveld
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

BUSINESS LAW. With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Attorney and Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world.... Read More »
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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 19 years experience
(616) 433-6955 302 S. Bridge St.
Belding, MI 48809
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Duane Carr
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Greenville, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 773-2945 309 S Lafayette St
PO Box 938
Greenville, MI 48838
Business, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Belding, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 794-0990 302 S Bridge St
Belding, MI 48809
Business and Personal Injury
Lowell, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 897-5931 311 E Main St
Lowell, MI 49331
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
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...
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).

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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;...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
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...
Robert J. Gavin
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11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Stanwood, MI Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 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...
Gerald Acker
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(616) 319-4569 1500 E Beltline Ave SE
Suite 235
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Founder and managing partner Gerald Acker is a Michigan native who received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1981. His practice focuses on legal malpractice, first-party insurance disputes, and personal injury cases like car accidents and premises liability.

In addition to his legal career, Gerald is also actively involved in the political arena, and has worked on behalf of several candidates who support people’s continued access to legal services. He is a member and past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, where his primary focus is to provide members with improved education opportunities so that...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(616) 498-5112 2828 Kraft Ave SE
Ste. 256
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Trademarks
The George Washington University Law School
BUSINESS LAW. With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Attorney and 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.

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 so they have a peace of mind knowing what how their estate plan will unfold as life progresses.

PROBATE. For those looking to keep...
Kevin McLaughlin
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 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...
Robert Buchanan
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 458-2464 171 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 750
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
The Buchanan Firm team represents real people injured by vehicle accidents or medical negligence. When you contact our firm, we give you a free evaluation and answer your questions. Our clients always meet with the team that handles the claim. We never pass you down to an inexperienced attorney. And we work tirelessly on your case to win, and do so at no additional cost to you. Using cutting-edge technology and legal video documentaries, we show the wrongdoers and their insurance companies they must settle the claim or risk losing at trial. Our serious injury team of attorneys and...
Christopher James Acklin
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Wyoming, MI Business Law Attorney with 8 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.
Robert Rutgers
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Business, Family and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
- Act as general counsel/legal adviser to a variety of service and manufacturing businesses, including M&A, supply agreements, real estate leases and purchase agreements, employment policies/handbooks, contracts, financing documentation, terms and conditions, privacy notices, and compliance/governance documents.
- Represent businesses in complex commercial litigation, such as inter business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/member conflicts, and employment matters.
- Aggressively assist individuals in contract disputes, real estate transactions/disputes, high conflict divorce matters and sales representative litigation.
- Very experienced in all forms of ADR, including Collaborative Divorce.
- Handle all matters with honesty, integrity and discretion.
Lawrence Wilson
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Ada, MI Business Law Lawyer with 37 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.
Patrick Drueke
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Patrick R Sughroue
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(616) 540-8329 PO Box 120155
Grand Rapids, MI 49528
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy, Securities and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
Over the past 35+ years, I have served as legal counsel and business adviser in connection with many public and private securities, capitalization, finance, merger, acquisition and consolidation transactions. Over the years, my emphasis has been in the energy and real estate industries, as well as with emerging stage and technology-based companies. Recently, I have worked extensively in the qualified opportunity zone space and with cannabis industry businesses.

I also maintain an alternative dispute resolution practice (arbitration and mediation) for securities, financial and business disputes. I have also published and presented extensively on a variety of topics including...
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,...
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...
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
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.
Gavin McClintic
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Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 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...
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 Topa JD, MBA, MPA
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East Lansing, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(734) 358-2113 6110 Abbot Road
Ste. D
East Lansing, MI 48823
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and Ave Maria School of Law
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.
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(616) 682-5574 625 Kenmoor Ave
Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
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...
David Platt
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Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(517) 282-1000 1003 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 4906
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David M. Platt has more than 38 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. David concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, pre and post nuptial agreements, real estate and business entity formation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family cottage limited partnerships, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan...
Andrew Longcore
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 34 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 24 years experience
(616) 257-3300 3181 Prairie St SW
Suite 106
Grandville, MI 49418
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Byron Gallagher
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East Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(517) 853-1515 2001 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
Roger James Eliassen
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Kentwood, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 530-9300 4640 S. Division Ave.
Kentwood, MI 49548
Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Bert W. Carrier Jr.
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Lansing, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(517) 529-2600 324 N. Pine St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Business, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
At Bert Carrier and Associates, we concentrate our practice on taxation, bankruptcy, estate planning, academic discipline, and small business law. We provide expert legal services at surprisingly affordable rates. Call us at 517-529-2600. "Honest Lawyers- Affordable Fees"
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
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
Marc Woolery
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Grand Rapids, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 581-2795 PO Box 150257
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
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
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
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