Kent County, Michigan Business Lawyers

L. Allen Heneveld
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Kent County, MI 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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Matthew Piwowar
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Kent County, 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...
Michael Lichterman
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Kent County, 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...
Kevin P Sutherland
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Kent County, 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.
Theodore J Westbrook
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Kent County, 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.
Christopher K. Cooke
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Kent County, 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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Kent County, 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...
Robert Rutgers
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Kent County, 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.
L. Allen Heneveld
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Kent County, 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.
Patrick Drueke
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Kent County, 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...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Kent County, 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...
Roger Rathi
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Kent County, 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);
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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...
Christopher James Acklin
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Kent County, 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.
Michael Zamzow
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Energy, Real Estate and Securities
Marc Woolery
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 581-2795 PO Box 150257
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Lawrence Wilson
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Kent County, 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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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(616) 777-5291 4120 Chicago Drive SW
Suite 4
Grandville, MI 49418
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...
Ross Keilen
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Kent County, 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...
Paul A. Ledford
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Kent County, 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
Michael David Almassian
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Products Liability
Mr Dennis Roger Cooper
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Kent County, 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
David C. Hill
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 254-8400 171 Monroe NW
Suite 900B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Collections, Environmental and Estate Planning
Richard Glaser
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 458-1300 200 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Environmental and Legal Malpractice
Gregory Ekdahl
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business and Bankruptcy
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Kent County, 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
Elliot Gruszka
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Kent County, 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
Pavol Fabian
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Kent County, 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
Andrew Longcore
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
Adam J. Sheridan
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Ottawa County, 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.
Michael Willis
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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...
Kent County, Michigan Business Law Attorney
(616) 742-3944 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Tax
Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 855-2145 250 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business and Criminal
Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 776-6303 1200 Judd Avenue Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Business and Administrative
University of Michigan Law School
Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 776-6324 99 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Administrative, Municipal and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Kent County, Michigan Business Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3936 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Business, Bankruptcy, Communications and Construction
Kent County, Michigan Business Law Attorney
(616) 742-3954 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Business
Wayne State University Law School
Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 458-7107 200 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Legal Malpractice
Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(520) 788-3100 3560 Birchview Ct SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Wayne State Univ Law School
Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

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Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.