Muskegon County, Michigan Business Lawyers

Adam Zuwerink
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(231) 457-4235 900 3rd Street
Suite 203
Muskegon, MI 49440
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.
Mr. Shawn P. Eyestone
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 667-5291 800 East Ellis Road
#511
Muskegon, MI 49441
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
At Eyestone Law Offices, PLC, we provide practical and affordable solutions for your personal and financial legal issues, such as wills, trusts, estate planning, and asset protection. Many of our clients also own small businesses or closely-held companies, and we help these entrepreneurs reduce risk and maximize profits. Our business, financial and estate planning services are designed to ensure that your life’s work continues to provide for you and your family even after you no longer can. No business and personal situation is the same as another, so before charging you a cent or suggesting any course of action, we make...
Fredric Balgooyen
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(231) 733-2566 McCroskey Law Building
1440 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
Business, Criminal, Elder and Estate Planning
Balgooyen Law Offices has been a general practice firm in Muskegon County for over 40 years, having represented three municipal governments, several area businesses, and multiple generations of Muskegon families. Fredric F. Balgooyen, sole practitioner, has experience as both a prosecuting and public defense attorney, is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Criminal Law Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Master Lawyer Section. Practice areas include estate planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and decedent estates, real estate, business law, business planning, commercial and civil litigation, Landlord-Tenant, family law, domestic issues, divorce, child support...
Mr. Chris Allen Houghtaling
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(231) 722-2222 1189 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
Gerald Peter Nehra
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(231) 755-3800 1710 Beach St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Free ConsultationBusiness
Keith L. McEvoy
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 747-7160 281 Seminole Road - 2nd Floor
Norton Shores, MI 49444
Business, Agricultural and Real Estate
Rachel L Terpstra
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 747-7160 281 Seminole Road - 2nd Floor
Norton Shores, MI 49444
Business, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jeffery A Jacobson
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Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-5405 601 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-1621 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-5423 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business and Real Estate
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-1621 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-1621 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business, Bankruptcy, Municipal and Real Estate
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 722-5404 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business and Real Estate
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney
(231) 722-5406 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Health Care
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(231) 894-5631 110 W Colby St
Whitehall, MI 49461
Business and Estate Planning
Muskegon County, MI Business Law Attorney
8787 Ferry St
Montague, MI 49437
Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
Donald Messinger
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Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(616) 846-7600 17190 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
I have a broad range of legal service experience including; estate planning with wills, trusts and business plan documents; business transactions and contracts; civil litigation; and a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.
Adam J. Sheridan
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Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(616) 304-0987 1706 Coolidge Street
Conklin, MI 49403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Marquette University Law School
With over fourteen years' experience in both law firm and large corporate environments, handling local, national, and international transactions of various types, I am able to assist clients in structuring and completing complex transactions while maintaining a personalized focus. Our firm appreciates each opportunity we have to learn a client's needs and provide customized solutions to the client's legal issues. I have substantial experience in real estate, corporate structure and governance, commercial contracts and procurement, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, taxation planning, and construction.
Bruce Rissi
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Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 842-3030 100 N 3rd St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Health Care and Personal Injury
Wayne State University
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 842-3030 100 N 3rd St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 837-0022 700 W Randall St
Coopersville, MI 49404
Business
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(616) 842-3030 100 N 3rd St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 846-7100 233 Washington Avenue
Suite 205
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business and Real Estate
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 842-3030 100 N 3rd St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 842-1661 222 Franklin St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 846-7100 233 Washington Avenue
Suite 205
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 847-1000 250 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business and Estate Planning
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 842-3030 100 N 3rd St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 842-1661 222 Franklin St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ottawa County, MI Business Law Attorney
(616) 846-4900 509 Franklin St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Matthew Piwowar
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

Experience

Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
Michael Villar
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Kalamazoo County, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(616) 299-5433 281 N. 120th Ave.
Holland, MI 49024
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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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
Kevin McLaughlin
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 200-8818 40 Pearl St. NW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, IP and Trademarks
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Running a business can be incredibly challenging (and rewarding), but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I'm an attorney, but I'm also a small business owner with an entrepreneurial spirit. I love helping small business owners and creative entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses by identifying, protecting and leveraging their intellectual property. I also help businesses with legal issues and contracts involving vendors, employees, and independent contractors.

It's tempting to DIY every aspect of your business, but doing so can actually hold you back by taking you away from what you're really good at (growing your business) and spending countless...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(616) 498-5112 2828 Kraft Ave SE
Ste. 256
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations. For estate planning, I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions and to feel comfortable with their decisions.
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Ottawa County, 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...
Michael Zamzow
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Kent County, MI Business Law Lawyer
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Energy, Real Estate and Securities
Robert Rutgers
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Business, Family and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
- Act as general counsel/legal adviser to a variety of service and manufacturing businesses, including M&A, supply agreements, real estate leases and purchase agreements, employment policies/handbooks, contracts, financing documentation, terms and conditions, privacy notices, and compliance/governance documents.
- Represent businesses in complex commercial litigation, such as inter business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/member conflicts, and employment matters.
- Aggressively assist individuals in contract disputes, real estate transactions/disputes, high conflict divorce matters and sales representative litigation.
- Very experienced in all forms of ADR, including Collaborative Divorce.
- Handle all matters with honesty, integrity and discretion.
Roger Rathi
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable 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...
Christopher James Acklin
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Kent County, MI Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 530-0101 1779 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher has lived in Grand Rapids since 1st grade, He graduated from City High School, and then moved on to Grand Valley State University, where he met his wife, Devon. After receiving his Bachelor's in English and Political Science, Christopher moved on to complete his legal education at Thomas M. cooley Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2011. His practice at The Grand Rapids Law Group handles criminal defense, divorce & child custody, business law, drunk driving defense, social security & disability, and other legal matters.
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