Kalamazoo County, Michigan Business Lawyers

Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo County, 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...
Michael Villar
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Kalamazoo County, 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 Keilen
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Kalamazoo County, 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...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Kalamazoo County, 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...
Ross Keilen
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 5 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...
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(269) 321-2366 8225 Moorsbridge Rd
PO Box 8010
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
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.
Brian Morris
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 929-1854 906 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
David E. Ryan
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 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.
Vernon Bennett
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Kalamazoo County, 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 County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 226-5126 218 Woodward Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business and Tax
Gary E Apps
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(269) 385-0009 813 W South St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Collections, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael Willis
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 492-1040 491 W South St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate 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...
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(269) 383-5888 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Ohio State University College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 388-6820 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5829 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 383-5804 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Utah College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(269) 383-5894 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Michigan State University College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(269) 383-5871 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Catholic University of America
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5844 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5878 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5877 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5855 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Notre Dame Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5806 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 388-6810 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 383-5809 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5880 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Northeastern University School of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5816 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Health Care
University of Michigan Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5850 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Michigan State University College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 383-5849 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5897 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Michigan State University College of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5832 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Michigan Law School
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5891 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 381-7030 444 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 553-1421 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 226-2955 303 N Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Divorce and Family
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 553-1422 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business and Bankruptcy
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 567-4200 259 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Education and Estate Planning
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 388-7600 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 226-2961 303 N Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Environmental and Real Estate
Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5813 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Michigan Law School
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