Lincoln Park, Michigan Business Lawyers

Dustin T. Wachler
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Experienced & Knowledgeable Lawyer! Counseling Healthcare Providers Nationwide!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I provide dedicated legal counsel and representation for a vast array of healthcare law matters. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
Julian J. Poota
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Michigan Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience

A commitment to excellence is a personal quality you should expect from your attorney. At my office, you receive that commitment, and more, from start to finish of your case. I am a Michigan-born and educated lawyer who... Read More »
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David Soble
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Michigan Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience

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Alari K. Adams
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(313) 702-2222 615 Griswold
Suite 714
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Alari K. Adams is the principal attorney and founder of A|Squared Legal Group. She has developed a comprehensive background in matters relating to business and labor and employment law.

Alari's diverse experience has given her the capacity to represent a wide array of clientele, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, public entities, and individuals. She has assisted these clients with issues pertaining to labor and employment law, business transactions and litigation, intellectual property, and outside general counsel. Alari draws upon these diverse experiences to effectively counsel her clients, by providing the best and most practical advice from a business...
Madana Hermiz
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(313) 499-0540 535 Griswold St
#111
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Madana Hermiz has received the following accolades and awards: -Rising Star, from SuperLawyers -2013 Client's Choice for Divorce, from AVVO -Top 40 under 40, from the National Trial Lawyers -Top Women Attorneys, HOUR Detroit Madana Hermiz attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, graduating with honors. She was a member of the dean's list and earned a position as one of twelve on the moot court team, the Society of Advocates. Before establishing HermizLaw, Ms. Hermiz worked at the Federal Public Defender's Office of Nevada in the non-capital habeas unit where she...
Peter C Rageas
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(313) 962-7777 400 Monroe Street Suite 620
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Securities and Tax
Michigan State University
I am an attorney/cpa and I concentrate my practice in filing claims against stockbrokers and financial advisors. I have a Masters in Taxation from Walsh College and handle most tax matters, my practice also represents many small businesses in commercial transactions and business disputes.
Evan A. Burkholder
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Dearborn, MI Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(313) 313-5835
Ext. 955
290 Town Center Drive
Fourth Floor
Dearborn, MI 48126
Business, Appeals, Asbestos and Construction
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Burkholder heads the LeClairRyan Detroit office and has over 30 years of trial experience in business litigation, wrongful death actions, catastrophic injury cases, design defect cases, and product recall actions. He has represented architects, engineers and accountants in professional liability actions and has defended insurers in first party policy (fire, all risk property or business interruption) cases, as well as bad faith and excess liability claims. He has worked on complicated construction projects, representing design-build firms. He has defended pharmaceutical companies in medical device cases, ethical drug litigation and in generic drug registration litigation. His toxic tort experience includes...
Laura M. Lynch
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(313) 885-6697 18720 Mack Ave
#230
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Grosse Pointe, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Business, Construction, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
For over 25 years, Laura McMahon Lynch has earned a reputation as a highly respected Real Estate litigator, as well as a compassionate, driven Estate Planning attorney. Using her 11 years of experience as both a Special and Assistant Attorney General defending the State of Michigan, Laura aggressively represents clients in a wide range of litigation including real estate title disputes, construction lien foreclosure as well as complex contract-based lawsuits. She has become the confidant of countless clients who continue to trust her sensitivity and discretion. Laura is a certified Facilitative Mediator for the 3rd Circuit Court of Michigan. She...
Dustin T. Wachler
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
28 W Adams Ave
#1500
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Health Care
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
David Foy
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(313) 496-1200 535 Griswold St., Suite 1900
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Employment, Health Care and Municipal
Michigan State University
David Foy has 30 years of experience representing private, nonprofit and municipal employers in all areas of employment law. He has successfully defended employers against claims asserting breach of contract, wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment and retaliation (age, disability, sex, national origin, race and religion), wage and hour and whistleblower violations. Mr. Foy represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, Michigan Wage and Hour Division, National Labor Relations Board and Michigan Employment Relations Commission. He also represents employers in matters involving enforcement...
Mohamad I Bazzi
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Dearborn Heights, MI Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(313) 978-0000 25639 Ford Road Ste 201
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Timothy A. Devine
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(313) 465-7334 2290 First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Business
University of Michigan Law School and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Randall A. Juip
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(313) 859-5900 645 Griswold Street
Suite No. 3850
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Civil Rights, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Wayne State University Law School
My practice has two main focuses: aggressive litigation/trial advocacy and competent, thoughtful pre-litigation support (through risk-management, practice consulting, crisis management, and media relations). I specialize in complex civil litigation including medical/professional malpractice, civil rights, 42 USC 1983, business/commercial litigation, and employment matters. I also have experience in class action litigation, appeals, and in select criminal matters. For my whole career, I have placed a high value on developing long, solid relationships with my clients. Being involved in litigation is an often baffling, challenging, and emotionally draining experience, regardless of whether you have been sued or have made the...
Noel French
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(248) 924-9717 4444 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Business and Trademarks
Noel French is an attorney holding an MBA and licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan. His approach to opening a law firm started from a belief that the traditional model of law firm wasn't working for entrepreneurs. A deep understanding of the law is crucial, but that's only one aspect of creating a client-centric law practice. With that in mind, Noel created Thrive Legal to be a law firm that's accessible and that encourages frequent contact to create a deep understanding of not just the law, but of client businesses and organizations. Whether working on an incorporation,...
Ewa Pasik
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
211 Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jeff Herron
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(734) 277-0913 440 Burroughs
Suite 606
Detroit, MI 48202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Jeff brings almost 30 years of experience to help clients achieve their goals. He's a leader in fighting for health care practitioners in medical staffing disputes, but also represent employees from all walks of life in wrongful termination, discrimination, overtime and whistleblower cases. Physicians and other medical staff members rely on Mr. Herron to vigrously defend their rights when faced with discipline or corrective action. In 2006 he represented the plaintiff before the Michigan Supreme Court in Bruce Feyz, M.D. v. Mercy Memorial Hospital, succesfully challenging 25 years of Michigan law that restricted a physician's access to the...
Donald G. McGuigan II
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 963-9500 535 Griswold, Suite 1630
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Mark Straetmans
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 496-1200 535 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Scott Douglas Murdoch
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Dearborn, MI Business Law Attorney
(313) 943-3350 6200 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Jeffrey Schwartz
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 965-8168 65 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Criminal
Wendy M Readous
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney
4750 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Business
Gerald Acker
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 793-2010 17000 West 10 Mile Road
2nd Floor
Southfield, MI 48075
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...
Jason Thompson
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(866) 443-4145 1 Towne Square
Ste 1700
Southfield, MI 48076
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Personal Injury
Michigan State University College of Law
Jason Thompson represents clients in class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving consumer protection, employment rights, and mass tort cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. His clients include individuals as well as municipalities, healthcare plans, and unions.

Over the past 23 years, Jason has been recognized for his excellence as a trial lawyer, including selection by his peers as a Super LawyerTM, board certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and an AV Preeminent Lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Jason has been appointed as class counsel and in MDL leadership positions in cases involving antitrust, overtime pay,...
Louis C. Szura
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road
Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Business, Employment, Family and Health Care
Cornell Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Louis C. Szura practices in the area of health care law and business litigation. Mr. Szura focuses on advising and representing health care providers from all areas on the formation and operations of their businesses and in various types of litigation. He has experience with practice formation; contract negotiations; employment disputes; management contracts; noncompete agreements; insurance and network provider disputes; HIPAA; Stark; AKS; and other compliance and license issues. Mr. Szura has also represented numerous whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act, Michigan Medicaid Act, and other similar statutes. He is an active council member of the State Bar of...
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Probate and Securities
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
Dean Elliott
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(248) 251-0001 201 East Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy
Co-Counsel on the largest police misconduct verdict in Michigan history and the largest verdict in Michigan this year! On November 3, 2016, a jury in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan returned a $36,600,000 against Genesee County Deputies for using excessive force against a man arrested for drunken driving. Click the link below for details. This is one of many seven figure verdicts and settlements that I have obtained for my clients in civil rights and personal injury cases. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/11/06/jury-awards-36m-verdict-genesee-county-police-brutality-case/93287248/ In addition to civil...
Corene C Ford
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Northville, MI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(248) 349-6203 21800 Haggerty Road, Suite 218
Northville, MI 48167
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Ms. Ford has been practicing law for since 2003. You can count on her to manage the legal framework to achieve a win. When she is involved in a case, she helps her clients successfully resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Thomas Pascaris
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Farmington, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(248) 893-6090 23629 Liberty St, Suite 200
Farmington, MI 48335
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Thomas D. Pascaris, Esq., is partner/lead attorney and co-founder of All Law, PLLC. He received his bachelor’s in Finance, Business administration, and a minor in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Thomas specializes in many legal areas including Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and business formation and transactions. Thomas holds a board seat on the City of Farmington Downtown Development Authority, and was recently selected as Dbusiness Magazine’s 30 in their 30 for 2018.
Stuart M. Dorf
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Farmington, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(313) 309-7860 23023 Orchard Lake Road
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Farmington, MI 48336
Free ConsultationBusiness and Consumer
Illinois Institute of Technology and Tulane University School of Law
I've focused my career on building successful businesses. Over the past decade I created several nationally recognized organizations in the technology, marketing and real estate industries. By accurately evaluating market opportunities, targeting customer needs, and developing differentiated solutions, Industry focus includes: -Law and Accounting Firms -B2B private corporations -Information Technology -Investment Banking, Venture Capital & Private Equity Selected Highlights: -Co-founder - Instadium.com -Co-founder - Website4you.com -Co-founder - GoWebBaby USA, LLC
Melvin J. Babi
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(248) 434-4110 22710 Haggerty Rd., Ste 151
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Melvin J. Babi serves as the managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C. where he serves as managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C., a respected general practice law firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In his private practice, Mr. Babi advises consumers and small businesses in areas including bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, debt-resolution, real estate law, business law, corporate law, contract drafting and negotiating and criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Babi has assisted thousands of clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, saving their homes, vehicles and other assets with strategic bankruptcy planning. He has also saved his...
Kimberly Redd
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 246-1166 24725 W 12 Mile Rd
Suite 306
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Shiraz Khan
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 419-0678 20245 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 215
Southfield, MI 48076
Business, Divorce, Family and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Shiraz K. Khan is a licensed Attorney and Counselor admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, admitted to practice in the United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and registered with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the United States Department of Justice. Attorney Shiraz Khan stands firmly for justice. He has been featured on CBS In The Morning and interviewed for CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. His legal opinions and statements have been cited in various articles of the New York Times, the...
Eric Albert Parzianello
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Employment and Real Estate
University of Detroit Mercy
My practice is concentrated in representing employers and entrepreneurs in all aspects of employment and business law including severance, termination issues, non-compete disputes and in issues involving the protection of proprietary information.

I also represents employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes, including those with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. I represent clients in complex commercial litigation regarding these issues at both the trial and appellate levels. A significant portion of my litigation experience has been in business breakups, corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and shareholder disputes, and related valuation issues. My business litigation experience allows me to...
John A. Ruemenapp
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Bingham Farms, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate and Tax
University of Michigan Law School and Wayne State University Law School
Del Szura
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Business
Wayne State University Law School
I've been helping clients through challenging legal situations for over 24 years. Sometimes that means working intensely through hotly contested litigation. Sometimes that means working towards compromise and repose. It always means working with passion and conviction and bringing a thoughtful approach to the process, which is something I strive to do.
Martin C. Weisman
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Bingham Farms, MI Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Sunjay Sterling
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Novi, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(248) 938-5348 39555 Orchard Hill Pl
#600 PMB 6293
Novi, MI 48375
Business and Tax
University of Denver, St. Peter's College, University of Oxford and Seikei University
Sunjay Sterling practices in all areas of tax and corporate law.

Tax Law

Sunjay has represented corporations, partnerships, LLCs, nonprofit organizations and individuals as a tax attorney in a wide variety of tax law matters including audit defense and resolution of tax controversies, tax compliance, tax planning, and structuring business transactions to minimize taxable impact. Sunjay Sterling is a tax attorney adept at identifying and resolving tax issues and audit risks in addition to formulating and implementing tax strategies and practical tax planning to further personal and business objectives.

Corporate/Business Law

Sunjay has represented and counseled C corporations, S corporations, general and limited partnerships,...
Richard Delonis
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road
Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Business, Appeals, Collections and Construction
Wayne State University Law School
Peter J. Cavanaugh
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 543-8320 1027 S. Washington Ave.
Suite A
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationBusiness and Construction
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
My practice is concentrated on business and construction law matters, including litigation of contract, construction lien and payment bond claims. I represent owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. I also represent clients who specialize in water and wastewater construction.
Anthony Garczynski
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer
(734) 404-2425 771 N Mill St
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Anthony Garczynski is the managing member and principal trial attorney at Anthony J. Garczynski, PLC. Focusing on complex litigated matters for nearly twenty years, Anthony has developed a reputation for integrity and litigation success. Anthony practices in all state and federal courts in Michigan, is admitted to the sixth circuit court of appeals and has been admitted pro hac vice in cases in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Ohio and other states. Efficient Representation. No one should hire an expensive law firm just because they are expensive--successful litigation should never "break the bank." Over the past two decades, Anthony has provided cost...
Mr. Todd J. Stearn
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(248) 744-5000 29829 Greenfield Rd.
Ste. 101
Southfield, MI 48076
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
I have successfully gone to trial and won for clients all across Michigan in cases involving criminal defenses, personal injuries and business disputes. I have the experience, resources, know-how and confidence to win for you. Give me a call for your free consultation today.
Roger Rathi
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(248) 663-1000 3000 Town Center, Suite 2450
Southfield, MI 48075
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
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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; Member in good
standing of the State Bar since...
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