Lawrence, Michigan Business Lawyers

Michael Willis
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Paw Paw, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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...
Eau Claire, MI Business Law Attorney
(862) 161-0971 Park Rd
Eau Claire, MI 49111
Business, International and Securities
East China University of Politics and Law
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 370-6581 4808 Forest Creek Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Business, IP and International
Eau Claire, MI Business Law Attorney
(861) 061-0971 Park Rd
Eau Claire, MI 49111
Business, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
East China University of Politics and Law and East China University of Politics and Law
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo, 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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Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
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...
Kent Bieberich
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Battle Creek, MI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(269) 979-3990 3 Heritage Oak Lane
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
College of William and Mary

The best part of being a lawyer is helping others with their legal issues. I don’t pay for TV advertisements or premium on-line placements. Instead, I do the best I can at a fair price for my valuable clients who in turn pay me the ultimate compliment by referring me to others who may need legal services. Here are a few things I ask you to consider.

- I deal directly with my clients. I do not pass you on to a junior associate; I do the actual work, which I continue to find interesting and rewarding.

-I work...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Portage, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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...
Adam Zuwerink
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Zeeland, MI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(616) 834-0262 109 E Main Avenue
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Zeeland, MI 49464
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.
Matthew Piwowar
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Hudsonville, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 3185 Corporate Grove Dr., Suite C
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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 Haddock
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Douglas, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(517) 896-5421 P.O. Box 187
Douglas, MI 49406
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Chicago and Western Michigan University
Attorney Michael Haddock earned a Master of Laws in Commercial Real Estate Law and Development and a Juris Doctor JD with an emphasis in litigation and has years of corporate insurance law and litigation experience. His clients are individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. with a large percentage from Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, South Haven, Chicago, and Kent, Van Buren Ottawa, and Allegan Counties. He serves our expanded community in issues regarding real estate, wills and trusts and litigation defending contractors, developers, real estate holding companies, assisted living communities, condominium associations, businesses and individuals and...
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...
Ross Keilen
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Kalamazoo, 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...
Michael Caywood
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Sturgis, MI Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(269) 651-3281 112 S Monroe St
Sturgis, MI 49091
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
University of Iowa
Michael J. Caywood began practicing law in 1991 and joined Dresser Dresser Haas & Caywood, PC in 1999. Prior to moving to Sturgis, Michael practiced in Phoenix at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and in Chicago with Ungaretti & Harris and the Division of Enforcement for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. While in Phoenix and Chicago, Michael's practice included complex commercial, medical products liability, intellectual property and securities litigation in both State and Federal Courts, as well as intricate technology transactional agreements. Michael has further developed his practice since joining Dresser Dresser Haas & Caywood, PC....
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Allegan, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 673-8133 126 Locust Street, Ste A
Allegan, MI 49010
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David E. Ryan
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Kalamazoo, 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.
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
Brian P. McMahon
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Saint Joseph, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 408-8457 308 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than 24 years Brian has been handling most any manner of legal challenge his client's business is likely to encounter as it grows and weathers the storms that will come. This includes forming the business/entity, buying and selling an on-going business, buying and selling commercial real estate, human resource issues, contracts, leases, and representing businesses before the Michigan Talent Agency (i.e. unemployment agency), Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Licensing, and Regulation, the Internal Revenue Service and many others. Brian is especially experienced in handling shareholder or member litigation, matters involving the Michigan liquor control...
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Saint Joseph, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(269) 985-1500 800 Port Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 929-1854 906 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
Rebecca Sanford
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St Joseph, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 983-1803 2724 Niles Ave
St Joseph, MI 49085
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Insurance Claims
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Vernon Bennett
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 388-7600 136 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
Wayne State University Law School
Mrs. Ean P. Hamilton Esq.
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 488-8394 1803 Whites Rd.
Suite 5
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
John Conlon
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PORTAGE, MI Business Law Lawyer
(888) 513-4179 640 Romence Road, Suite 211-B
PORTAGE, MI 49024
Business and Personal Injury
A former Wayne County, Michigan, Assistant Prosecutor that handled major felonies for over three (3) years, winning about 87.5% of his major felony Jury Trials.

Since 1976 he has been in private practice at Kalamazoo County, Michigan, as well as appearing in cases in the State of Ohio, State of Texas, State of Florida and elsewhere.

He now practices with CLA/Conlon Law Associates at Portage, Michigan in a boutique law practice, successfully handling general family cases including divorces, custody disputes, real estate matter along with estate and trust drafting and associated litigation matters.
Elizabeth Bennett
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Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 226-5126 218 Woodward Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business and Tax
Eric J Scheske
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Sturgis, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 651-2445 227 W. Chicago Rd.
Sturgis, MI 49091
Business
Kalamazoo, 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, 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, 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, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 383-5892 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Kalamazoo, 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, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5844 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo, 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, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5813 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Michigan Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5819 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Attorney
(269) 383-5872 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business and Administrative
University of Michigan Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5855 277 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business
University of Notre Dame Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Business Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5877 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
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