Milford, Michigan Business Lawyers

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

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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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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Milford, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 685-1122 425 W Huron St
Milford, MI 48381
Business and Workers' Comp
Milford, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(248) 408-9541 3105 Duana Dr
Milford, MI 48380
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Milford, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 684-9200 206 E Commerce St
Milford, MI 48381
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
John D. Harrington
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Brighton, MI Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(810) 844-1509 818 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Tax
Michigan State University
The Law Office of John D. Harrington, PLLC is a Tax Controversy firm that offers its clients outstanding legal representation with a personal touch. We offer the following services to resolve tax problems: Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Currently Non-Collectible Status, Tax Levy/Garnishment Releases; Tax Lien Releases, Audit Representation, Tax Return Preparation, Bankruptcy, and Business Entity Formation. If you currently have a tax problem, come see us for a free consultation. At the free consultation, we will devise an in-depth resolution plan for you. You need an attorney when you have a tax problem with the IRS, or...
Catherine Riesterer
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Brighton, MI Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(810) 227-3103 7900 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Robert Gardella
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Brighton, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(810) 220-4200 134 N. First Street
Suite 201
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David Johnson
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Brighton, MI Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(810) 227-1700 8163 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Dickron Bohikian
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Brighton, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 494-7172 748 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Kimberly Bowlin
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Brighton, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 844-2520 10315 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ms. Bowlin concentrates her practice in corporate/small business, real estate, and construction law. She is a leading practitioner in the areas of construction liens, land use development, zoning, and condominium association law. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Prior to founding this law firm, she specialized in municipal and public corporation law, representing several village, townships, and cities in Livingston and Oakland County.
Daniel Bain
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Novi, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 380-8787 27780 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48377
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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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David Soble
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 789-1715 31800 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Business, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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As a former "big Bank" real estate and contracts attorney, I love to demystify complicated real estate and financial legal concepts and problems for people who are frustrated, "spinning their wheels" with incompetent or dismissive real estate or banking "professionals."

I hate when someone finds themselves at a legal disadvantage - they're "stuck" when they unknowingly relying on outdated or impractical information and forms off of the "internet." People often get in trouble when they base their legal decisions off of "outside chatter." They...
James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationRochester, MI Business Law Lawyer with 31 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).
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 19 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...
Shawn H. Head
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(248) 939-5405 34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Free ConsultationFarmington Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Business, Collections, Criminal and DUI
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Shawn is the owner of The Head Law Firm, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He represents individual and business clients throughout the Detroit Metro Area, including Livonia, Westland, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi, Troy, and other surrounding areas.

Shawn has been repeatedly recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and commercial litigation by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2015.

Shawn graduated...
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 5 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...
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.
Stacey N. Brancheau
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Fenton, MI Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(810) 629-2222 1100 Torrey, Suite 200
Fenton, MI 48430
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stacey Brancheau established the Brancheau Law Firm to pursue her passion for helping individuals and their families navigate the often overwhelming process of wealth planning. In addition to her experience as an attorney, Stacey holds her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations. With 20 years of experience in the wealth planning industry, serving as an attorney, financial planner, fiduciary advisor and senior trust officer for a regional bank, she is uniquely qualified to assist her clients in developing a comprehensive plan to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance and...
Louis C. Szura
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 16 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...
Thomas. R. Morris
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(248) 539-1330 32300 Northwestern Highway
suite 215
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Michigan Law School
B.A., International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Practice concentrated in bankruptcy, commercial law, business law, workouts, real estate and complex situations.
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...
Rolf E. Lowe
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

Wayne State University 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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Del Szura
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 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.
Matthew J. Turchyn
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(248) 335-5000 1760 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Business, Appeals and Securities
Michigan State University
I am an associate attorney at Hertz Schram PC specializing in civil litigation and appeals.
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,...
Samir Dahman
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Ann Arbor, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(614) 636-1250 3588 Plymouth Road
Suite 290
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Corene C Ford
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Northville, MI Business Law Attorney with 16 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
Corene C. Ford has practiced law in Michigan since 2003, specializing in litigating a wide variety of civil matters including in the areas of condominium and HOA, real estate law, business law, landlord tenant, contract disputes, collections, landlord tenant, as well as personal injury cases. Corene is also a certified court appointed mediator. She has successfully mediated dozens of cases ranging from simple real estate disputes to complex commercial matters.

After graduating with a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University in 1999, Corene attended Vermont Law School from which she received a JD and Master of Studies in Environmental Law, cum laude,...
Robert Delisi
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CLARKSTON, MI Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(248) 620-0080 7640 DIXIE HIGHWAY SUITE 120
CLARKSTON, MI 48346
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
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
Robert J. Gavin
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(248) 406-0620 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Municipal
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2018, and 2019. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
Reesa N. Benkoff
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(248) 482-2780 7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Business and Health Care
Boston University School of Law
Reesa counsels a wide variety of health care providers and entities including: physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, pharmacies, laboratories, home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, health systems, DMEPOS providers, physician-owned distributorships (PODs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), diagnostic testing facilities, substance abuse providers and facilities, and wellness providers. In addition, Reesa advises non-healthcare entities that are important players in the health care industry including: group purchasing organizations, physician organizations, physician hospital organizations, management service organizations (MSOs) and management companies, and private equity/venture capital investors in health care entities.

Reesa has successfully counseled clients on a variety of federal and state...
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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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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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
David John Montera
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(248) 851-5035 P.O. Box 8108
Bloomfield Hills, MI 4832
Business and Bankruptcy
Michigan State University
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
Eric Albert Parzianello
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 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...
Stuart M. Dorf
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Farmington, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 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
K.C. Baran
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Fenton, MI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 505-7851 508 Silver Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
K.C. Baran, P.C. was established in 2003. K.C. Baran has been practicing law for over seventeen years. His areas of practice include, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil and criminal litigation, collections, contracts, employment law, family law and corporate practice.

K.C. is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude. K.C. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Genesee County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court...
Corey Silverstein
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Bingham Farms, MI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(248) 290-0655 30150 Telegraph Rd
Suite 444
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Business, Collections, Communications and IP
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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
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.
Rod L. Johnson
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Livonia, MI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 597-0284 39111 W. Six Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience, Rod is committed to helping families, small businesses, and nonprofit corporations succeed by providing the best possible legal services in a timely manner and with the greatest possible attention to the details that support client success and satisfaction. Rod has been acknowledged for delivering win-win outcomes in corporate litigation. He has a history of successfully negotiating settlements based upon sound and resourceful pretrial strategies, and winning dismissals in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Rodâs thorough knowledge of courts, nonprofit corporations, and closely held businesses arises from...
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