Marysville, Michigan Business Lawyers

Martin C. Weisman
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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Howard B. Young
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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Rolf E. Lowe
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

Wayne State University Law SchoolMichigan
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H. Joel Newman
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A long history of exceptional results, driven by a passion to win for clients.

Joel Newman is one of Michigan's most successful business litigation lawyers for over 30 years, specializing in business litigation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, and partnership disputes. Read More »
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Frank N. Soave
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St. Clair, MI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(810) 637-1277 301 Orchard St.
Suite 4
St. Clair, MI 48079
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Boston University School of Law
My training taught me to be a detail oriented, analytical thinker, problem solver and effective communicator. My experience in diverse settings fostered that skill set. I have marketed my practice and businesses, mentored teams with high retention rates, and served businesses and consumers with a focus on empathy and integrity. I have substantive knowledge in the following areas of expertise: Estate planning, probate, employment, healthcare, real estate, banking, corporate, transactional, environmental and contractual law. My strengths include: - Mentoring, coaching and encouraging - Effectively communicating, both verbally and in writing - Accepting Responsibility and Accountability - Managing projects...
Steven Heisler
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(800) 466-0000 411 Fort Street
Suite A
Port Huron, MI 48060
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Collections and Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A life long Michigan resident, Steven A Heisler is a graduate of Saint Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan where he earned his A.D.G.B. (Associates Degree in General Business) degree. Mr. Heisler continued his business education at Baker College in Flint, Mt. Clemens, and Port Huron, Michigan where he earned his B.B.L. (Bachelors of Business Leadership) degree. Mr. Heisler's legal education was from one of the nation's most respected law school in the United States, Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he earned his J.D. (Jurist Doctor) degree. Mr. Heisler is highly respected...
Edward Marshall
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(810) 367-7000 406 Quay Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer and Criminal
Wayne State University
U of M 1970 to 1974, BA degree in Economics. Detroit Police Officer 1974 to 1987. Wayne State Law School 1987 to 1990. Admitted to Michigan Bar in 1991 Specialized law practice in criminal law, consumer protection and business litigation
David Oppliger
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 966-1881 1111 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business, Collections, Construction and Consumer
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney with over 25 years experience. Practice is located in Port Huron Michigan which is one hour north of Detroit on the shores of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron.
Matthew J. McBride
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Marine City, MI Business Law Attorney
(586) 615-0068 P.O. Box 340
Marine City, MI 48039
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Matthew J. McBride is both an attorney and a CPA. Prior to graduating cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. McBride spent nearly a decade working in public accounting. His legal career began with a 50 attorney firm in Detroit, where he focused on business and tax law. In addition to his experience as an attorney and a CPA, Mr. McBride currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of a privately held manufacturing business in St. Clair County, Michigan. As a CPA, Mr. McBride spent time in both the accounting and tax...
Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 985-4320 701 Huron Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business and Estate Planning
Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 987-4111 627 Fort St
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 985-8171 901 Huron Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business and Employment
Port Huron, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 987-7700 316 McMorran Blvd
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 985-8171 901 Huron Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business, Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
John A. Ruemenapp
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer

University of Michigan Law School and Wayne State University Law School6th Circuit, Michigan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan and United States Tax Court
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Joseph Marc Vezina
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

4th Circuit, 5th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Michigan
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 985-8171 901 Huron Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Port Huron, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 987-7700 316 McMorran Blvd
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business and Real Estate
Port Huron, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 987-7700 316 McMorran Blvd
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Port Huron, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 985-5191 1338 Military St
Port Huron, MI 48060
Business, Health Care, International and Real Estate
Jeremy Belanger
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(248) 644-6326 1441 W. Long Lake Rd.
Ste. 310
Troy, MI 48098
Troy, MI Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
Business, Administrative and Health Care
Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University
Jeremy Belanger is an attorney in our Health Care Practice and his practice focuses on business arrangements, employment contracts, and regulatory compliance for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others. Jeremy is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and Certified in Healthcare Compliance, a rigorous training and review process requiring 20 credits in compliance and a minimum of 1,500 hours in direct compliance practice. He has worked on Federal qui tam cases involved the Anti-kickback, 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b, and the Stark Law, 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn. Jeremy successfully argued a case before the Michigan Court...
Andrew M Steiger
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(248) 259-6367 743 Ballantyne Road
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
Michigan Tax Attorney Andrew M. Steiger focuses his tax practice on tax resolution and planning, and estate planning. If you receive a notice from the IRS or state tax authority, contact Steiger Tax Law before paying any assessments or responding to the IRS. I provide a free consultation to determine the best course of action to reduce or eliminate tax debts, penalties and interest, and respond to liens, levies and notices.

My estate planning services include drafting wills and trusts, probate administration, and tax planning. If you need an estate plan or would like a review...
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...
Matthew J. Turchyn
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(248) 335-5000 1760 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Business, Appeals and Securities
Michigan State University
Mr. Turchyn an associate attorney at Hertz Schram PC specializing in civil litigation and appeals.
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...
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, Employment and IP
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 and is currently recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyers - Rising Star.

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...
Michael J. Hamblin
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Experienced & Skilled Business Attorney! Call Now for Aggressive Representation!

I am focused on finding the best solution for difficult and complicated business matters. Visit my website for more information and client testimonials! Contact me to see how I can help you with your business law issues. Read More »
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Kaitlin Nucci
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawMichigan
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James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationRochester, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
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,...
Michael J. Hamblin
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(248) 792-5475 40900 Woodward Avenue
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Business, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
I have been practicing law for almost 20 years, and focus my practice on litigation cases, business law, family law cases, misdemeanor criminal defense, probate law, and real estate matters.

My office is in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is a suburb of Detroit. I represent clients mostly in the Metro Detroit area (Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties). But, depending on the case, I do represent clients in other areas of Michigan, and have handled cases in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Lansing, as well as other locations in Michigan.

In addition to my representation of clients in Michigan, I have...
Matt William Zeigler
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W Big Beaver Rd, #408
Troy, MI 48084
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1976, Zeigler Townley P.C. has handled a wide variety of challenging and complex business and personal matters both in and out of Court. As a Vietnam Veteran, Matt has a very long view of all business litigation, employment and transactional matters, knowing what matters, and what does not.
Roger Rathi
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(248) 965-1730 3000 Town Center, Suite 2450
Southfield, MI 48075
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). Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation. Low fees and Monthly payment plans.

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...
David W Brown
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lapeer, MI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(810) 245-6082 1820 N. Lapeer Road, Suite 2A
lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Elder
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Law Degree, MBA with honors degree in Management & Accounting & a BS degree in Accounting & Management. Also has college teaching experience in business law, management and accounting.

David is known to be very personable & good listener in working with clients and fulfilling their needs, has exceptional memory/retention/recall skills, outstanding judge/court/apposing council presentation and response skills & presents cases forcefully.

20+ years and 8,000+ cases for individuals & business with many cases before a jury and/or a judge. Strives to reduce & simply your legal issues, reduce stress and protect your rights. We serve...
Bruce L. Townley
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W. Big Beaver
Suite 408
Troy, MI 48084
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Practicing for Over 23 years in various fields, allowing me to understand the impact of your matter, not just immediately, but in many other areas of your life. I will explain honestly, fully and forthrightly your legal situation, and the options available to you.
Nadeem Noah Harfouch
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(248) 274-6529 631 East Big Beaver Road, Suite 211
Troy, MI 48083
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Personal Injury and Trademarks
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Nadeem Noah Harfouch is the founder of The Harfouch Law Firm, PLLC located in Troy, Michigan. The firm provides businesses and individuals with legal representation in various business and personal matters. Having completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Western Michigan University, and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Michigan State University, Mr. Harfouch is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Before starting The Harfouch Law Firm, Mr. Harfouch handled complex business and commercial litigation with a prominent Michigan law firm. Mr. Harfouch is a member...
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...
H. Joel Newman
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Birmingham, MI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(248) 723-1238 370 E. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Business
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A long record of exceptional results, driven by a passion to win for clients.

Specializing in serious business litigation and shareholder/member disputes.

H. Joel Newman has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements representing plaintiffs and has successfully defended numerous clients against multi-million dollar claims. He works efficiently on his client's behalf, to maximize value.

Mr. Newman successfully defended a "Big Three" automobile and truck manufacturer in an action brought by two major motorhome manufacturers seeking eight-figure damages for the allegedly defective product. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous shareholder lawsuits, at least two of which involved more than $1,000.000,000 in...
Sunjay Sterling
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Michigan Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience

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... Read More »
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Monica P. Navarro
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of Michigan Law School6th Circuit, Illinois, Michigan, U.S. District Court Colorado, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan and U.S. Supreme Court
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Sean Erin Serraguard
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(248) 218-1221 755 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 2020
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
South Texas College of Law
From working in big law to opening his own practice, Sean has represented the intellectual property needs (e.g., patents, copyrights, and trademarks) of clients large and small for nearly a decade. He has drafted applications and performed opinion work for numerous large clients, such as IBM, Applied Materials, Toyota, Nvidia, Air Liquide, CareFusion, and Western Digital, as well as smaller clients and institutional clients. He has experience drafting and prosecuting applications for a broad variety of technologies including nanotechnology, automotive, artificial intelligence, semiconductor manufacture, photolithography/maskless lithography, plasma physics, magnetic hard drive architecture, analog automation, bionic implants, bionics, chemistry, medical devices,...
Andrew W. Mayoras
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 641-7070 1301 W Long Lake Rd
Ste. 340
Troy, MI 48098
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Located in Troy, Michigan (near Detroit), I am a litigation attorney with an emphasis on probate litigation (will and trust contests, guardianships, beneficiary rights, estate administration, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse and related litigation), as well as commercial litigation, business planning, real estate, and personal injury. I am co-author of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!
Joseph Marc Vezina
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Lake Orion, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 558-2701 18 S Broadway St
#200
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Business, Education, Employment and Health Care
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.
Rolf E. Lowe
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 544-0888 210 E 3rd St
#204
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business and Health Care
Wayne State University Law School
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
Nathan Resnick
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(248) 642-5400 40900 Woodward Ave
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Municipal and Real Estate
Wayne State University
H. Nathan Resnick is the proud founding member of Resnick Law and continues to act as the managing partner. He concentrates his legal practice in complex commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law.Nathan Resnick wears many hats while he manages the law firm and practices law. He also acts as a trustee to several trusts and manages commercial and residential properties.
David D. Sprague
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Clinton Township, MI Business Law Attorney
(586) 790-9600 35758 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
David D. Sprague is the firm's principal partner. His practice includes Business Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Family Law (domestic relations/divorce/prenuptial agreements) and Real Estate Law. David has experience working as an attorney at two nationally recognized law firms: Raymond & Prokop, P.C. and Pepper Hamilton LLP. In addition, David has helped clients to successfully complete applications with the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and has defended claims made by the Business Software Alliance. Prior to practicing law, David had nearly 10 years of experience working in the automotive industry and the field of information technology...
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 36 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...
Nicolas Guibert de Bruet
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Birmingham, MI Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(248) 635-4361 421 S. Cranbrook Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and International
Wayne State University Law School
Nicolas Guibert de Bruet consults as an attorney and engineering leader dedicated to helping businesses strategize and successfully navigate the technology maze. His practice revolves around advising technology-intensive businesses on how to start-up, operate, innovate and protect intellectual property assets to keep the business viable. He also concentrates on privacy law compliance, cybersecurity risk management, aviation regulations and transnational agreements.

Mr. Guibert de Bruet has worked as a technical expert and manager in the electronics and software industry for two decades. He has accepted assignments for a wide array of applications in the areas of defense, utilities, court systems, consumer electronics,...
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