Oak Park, 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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Rolf E. Lowe
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

Wayne State University Law SchoolMichigan
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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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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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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,...
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...
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...
Dustin T. Wachler
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(248) 544-0888 210 E 3rd St
#204
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business and Health Care
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Dustin practices in all areas of healthcare law. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to transactional, regulatory, and Fraud & Abuse matters, including counseling healthcare providers nationwide regarding compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws. Dustin also represents all types of healthcare providers and suppliers in defense of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payor audits.

Dustin graduated with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, which he attended on a Dean’s Merit Scholarship. He also attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was named to the Dean's...
Peter J. Cavanaugh
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 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.
Kaitlin Nucci
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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
University of North Carolina School of Law
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...
Michael Lisi
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Pleasant Ridge, MI Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(248) 284-4091 23716 Woodward Ave
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069-1130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Trademarks
University of Michigan
Ronnie Cromer
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 809-6790 24901 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 612
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan lawyers proudly representing divorce, criminal, business, employment, wrongful death, discrimination, police brutality, civil rights and insurance claim denial clients. Free consultation.
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.
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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Howard B. Young
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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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...
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
Kamron Kalil Lessani
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
15815 West Twelve Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48067
Business and Products Liability
Sanford J. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Construction
Sanford J. Melder has helped thousands of people as an attorney. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Jurist Doctor in 1973, and Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. Sanford J. Melder has practiced law for over 30 years, representing clients in legal matters including Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate, Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Criminal Defense, Traffic Matters, Drunk Driving, Business Law and Personal Injury. Areas of Practice: Family Law Divorce Adoption Real Estate Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Asset...
John M Toth
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 746-2715 1000 Maccabees Center
25800 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48075
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Villanova University School of Law
Aric K. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Aric K. Melder has assisted each of his clients with the finest legal representation possible while upholding the ethics, spirit, and intent of the law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1996. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor, in 1996, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. Aric K. Melder has concentrated his expertise and experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection /Debt Collection Defense, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic...
Patrick Wilson
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Hazel Park, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 546-6164 23509 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Martin L. Fried
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 355-5300 4000 Town Center
Ste 1200
Southfield, MI 48075
Business and Bankruptcy
Anthony Della Pelle
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(586) 944-8735 21411 Civic Center Drive Suite 201
Southfield, MI 48076
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Michigan State University
Markeisha Washington
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
24001 Southfield Rd.
Suite L-200
Southfield, MI 48076
Business and Criminal
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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Kaitlin Nucci
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawMichigan
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Samuel Herman
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 691-2200 26862 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Edward Gudeman
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 546-2800 1026 W. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Andrew Capelli
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 936-1525 26999 Central Park Blvd
Suite 175
Southfield, MI 48076
Business
Mr. Steven W. Reifman
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer
(866) 932-4001 3000 Town Center, Suite 1800
Southfield, MI 48075
Business and Personal Injury
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...
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.
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...
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...
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!
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...
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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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...
Brian F. Garmo
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Troy, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 398-7100 50 W. Big Beaver Road
Suite 240
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney Brian F. Garmo is committed to excellence. Mr. Garmo offers creative and practical solutions to complicated legal issues. The law offices of Garmo & Kiste have a proven record of success throughout the entire state of Michigan including but not limited to the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Lapeer, and Genessee. Unlike many of the larger law firms, we offer personalized attention to each of our clients. We offer solutions that are tailored to fit your own specific needs. We understand how important your matter is. That is precisely why you can speak directly to...
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.
Nadeem Noah Harfouch
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Bruce L. Townley
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 27 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.
Alexander Lebedinski
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Troy, MI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(248) 457-7058 101 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 1000
Troy, MI 48084
Business and Health Care
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Alex Lebedinski is an Equity Partner at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. and concentrates his practice in the areas of Health Care Law and Business Transactions. He represents health care providers, including physicians, large and small primary and specialty physician group practices, physician organizations, outpatient ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic centers, laboratories and a specialty hospital in the areas of Federal and State regulatory compliance, as well as in a wide variety of business, corporate and employment law matters.
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
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
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
Sam Morgan
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(248) 865-0001 30500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 425
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Business and Employment
Michigan State University
A trial lawyer since 1984, Sam Morgan has focused his practice on employment rights and business disputes since 1990. Mr. Morgan's practice is primarily litigation, but it also includes providing advice and counsel to both individual employees and management-side clients seeking to resolve their disputes without litigation. Mr. Morgan pursues and defends against employment-related lawsuits, such as breach of employment contract and wrongful discharge claims, age discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, "Whistleblowers" and other unlawful retaliatory discharge claims, non-payment of wages, sales commissions and overtime pay,...
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