Oakley, Michigan Business Lawyers

Andrew D. Richards
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(989) 792-9641 200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
The Catholic University of America
I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation. Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.
Owosso, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 723-2900 114 E Main St
Owosso, MI 48867
Business
Saginaw, MI Business Law Lawyer
(989) 792-9641 200 St Andrews Rd
Saginaw, MI 48638
Business, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and Municipal
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
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
Michael J Shovan
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(989) 233-9389 5090 State Street
Building A
Saginaw, MI 48603
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Education and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
I graduated from the Detroit College of Law (MSU) in 1990 and was licensed by the State Bar of Michigan that same year. I graduated with honors with a concentration in taxation and was a published author in the nationally esteemed Detroit College Law Review. My practice is devoted exclusively to asset protection, consumer bankruptcy and student loan assistance. My unique approach to clients enables them to actively participate in the process so that you are completely involved in the process and understand exactly what your options are and what option is best for you and your family. ...
Julie Gafkay
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Frankenmuth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 524-4529 175 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Julie A. Gafkay graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a dual major in criminal justice and political theory. She graduated from Whittier Law School in 1995 with honors. Her first position was in Flint, Michigan focusing on civil rights and employment discrimination. In 2003, Attorney Gafkay opened her own statewide practice in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The practice's attorneys provide a general practice to the local area providing legal services in Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, contract review, landlord/tenant issues, real estate, employment issues and other general practice areas. Attorney Gafkay has...
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...
Peter J. Mancini
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Grand Blanc, MI Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(810) 624-1368 5356 Territorial Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Peter is Great Lakes Law Firm, PLLC's managing member. He graduated, magna cum laude and in the top of his class, from W.M.U. Cooley Law School with a J.D. in Transactional Law. He also received the Distinguished Student Award in the term he graduated. Currently, he is pursuing a LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Tax Law there too.

Previously, Peter received a M.B.A. in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University, and he received a Graduate Degree in Banking from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. And, following in a family tradition, he also graduated from the...
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...
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(810) 516-5116 8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
You have questions- I have answers. Call now for a free consultation. (810) 516-5116. Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser for all your estate planning needs. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I can offer a true individualized service to the people in the Grand Blanc and...
Amir E. Abu-Aita
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Flint, MI Business Law Lawyer
(810) 238-1700 5151 Gateway Centre
Suite 100
Flint, MI 48507
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amir practices Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, VA Planning, Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He has an extensive background of helping the elderly through his family-owned Licensed Assisted Living Homes. At Serenity Assisted Living, Amir assisted the elderly in their medical needs. Now, he hopes to help even more elderly in their legal and planning needs.
Douglas Callahan
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Fenton, MI Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(810) 955-5248 242 W Caroline St
Fenton, MI 48430
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University
I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the day of my Father's graduation from the University of Michigan Law School. I graduated from Fenton High School as a Member of the National Honor Society. I served my classmates as their Vice President of Student Council, Sophmore Class President, Vice President of Senior High Student Council, Law Day Judge. In addition I played and lettered in tennis my Sophmore, Junior and Senior years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities Pre-Law from Michigan State University. At MSU I served my classmates as Floor President of Wilson Hall, Member...
David W Brown
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Flint Township, MI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(810) 733-2110 Flint Township, MI 48532
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...
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
Gavin McClintic
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Mt Pleasant, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(989) 772-4206 1234 W Broomfield St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Michigan State University
We are a full service law firm. You can depend on us to look out for every aspect of your legal needs - business or personal, and at any stage of your life. McClintic Law Firm has been practicing law since 1913 in Isabella County and the entire state of Michigan. We provide full legal service to the community today. We are happy to serve the Mt. Pleasant area, Isabella county, Gratiot county, Clare County, Midland County, Mecosta County, and beyond. Our firm is well versed and experienced in all areas of the law, including business law, criminal law, real...
W. Jay Brown
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Midland, MI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(989) 486-3676 414 Townsend, Suite 201
Midland, MI 48640
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Originally a teacher, W. Jay Brown became a lawyer in 1998 and has been in practice in the Great Lakes Bay Region ever since. Mr. Brown graduated first in his law school class and joined Midland’s largest law firm as a litigation associate. While with the firm, Mr. Brown embarked on his litigation career and was soon promoted to member of the firm. In 2009, W. Jay Brown left the law firm to start his own practice based on his vision for the practice of law – where technology and innovation are leveraged to provide clients superior customer and...
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
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
K.C. Baran
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Fenton, MI Business Law Attorney with 18 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...
Christopher James Topa JD, MBA, MPA
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East Lansing, MI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(734) 358-2113 6110 Abbot Road
Ste. D
East Lansing, MI 48823
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and Ave Maria School of Law
Geraldine Anne Brown
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Attorney
(989) 791-8181 685 Westfield Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Michigan State University College of Law
Our firm assists clients in protecting and preserving their assets and making sure those hard-earned assets are directed where the owners intend and not misused or squandered on taxes. I am also a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney
Mr. Denis J McCarthy
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Caro, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(989) 672-0999 429 North State Street
Suite 200
Caro, MI 48723
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University College of Law
Matthew Abraham
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Fenton, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(810) 750-0440 16237 Jennings Road
Suite 200
Fenton, MI 48430
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
Michigan State University
Matthew Abraham is an entrepreneurial business attorney practicing in Michigan, United States. He has been practicing since 1993 developing a law practice geared toward serving the new business owner and entrepreneur. Matt has counseled on a broad spectrum of imperatives from complex mergers and acquisitions of service, manufacturing and other companies to routine commerce and transactional law matters and business related contracts. He has advised numerous private companies, established businesses and start-ups, developers and users of technology, and both old and new economy businesses. Abraham|Law provides business law services to clients in a broad range of...
Mr. Thomas Cecil
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Mason, MI Business Law Lawyer
(517) 676-8099 366 So. Jefferson St., Ste. B
www.tomcecillaw@hotmail.com
Mason, MI 48854
Business, Appeals and DUI
University of Louisville
Tom Cecil is a motivated trial attorney with Big City skills located in the small town of Mason, Michigan. Cecil dedicates his practice to representing people who have been injured through the negligence or intentional misconduct of others, including businesses. Cecil enjoys class action practice. His most recent significant victory being a successful civil rights claim against the City of Detroit in which Cecil represented over 1200 people. Cecil is eager to hear what you have to say and will give due consideration to your concerns.
Renee Picard
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Lapeer, MI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
University of Denver
Renee Picard earned her Juris Doctorate in 1996 from the University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado. This came after earning her Bachelor of Science in Public Law and Government from Eastern Michigan University in 1993. She was licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan in 1996 and was admitted to Federal Court in 2005. Before coming to work in Lapeer in 1998, she had worked at a children’s legal clinic, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, and a personal injury firm in Southfield, Michigan. She was also published for an annual survey for a Colorado Juvenile...
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
Mr. Philip Alexander Sturtz
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(989) 799-4701 608 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Michigan State University
Glenn R. Matecun
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Howell, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(517) 548-7400 915 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 6
Howell, MI 48843
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Byron Gallagher
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East Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(517) 853-1515 2001 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
Matthew E. Gronda
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Saginaw, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(989) 753-4441 820 North Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Michigan State University
Matthew E. Gronda is an attorney practicing in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. His practice areas include bankruptcy, civil litigation, and criminal defense.
Raymond Mashni
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Lapeer, MI Business Law Attorney
(810) 245-2042 132 W Nepessing St
Lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Raymond Graduated from the University of Detroit Law School in 1993 and has been licensed to practice in Michigan State and Federal Courts ever since. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and The American Bankruptcy Institute.
Brian Patrick Vincent
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East Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(248) 919-8462 6160 Gossard Street
Suite 5
East Lansing, MI 48823
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Education
My practice is focused on delivering top-tier litigation representation in the areas of education law and school disciplinary matters, state and federal criminal defense, and business, non-profit and regulated entity disputes.
David Platt
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Lansing, MI Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(517) 282-1000 1003 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 4906
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David M. Platt has more than 38 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. David concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, pre and post nuptial agreements, real estate and business entity formation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family cottage limited partnerships, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan...
Barry Shoults
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Lapeer, MI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Business, Collections, Consumer and Criminal
Barry Shoults is a graduate of Lapeer Public Schools. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Flint and then received in 1981 his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law, now the Law School at Michigan State University. He was admitted to the practice of law in Michigan Courts in 1981 and in Federal Court in 1984. He worked his way through college and law school at various jobs including selling building supplies for Church’s Lumber. He started his legal career working for Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Flint which provided legal...
James Hafke
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Lansing, MI Business Law Attorney
(517) 482-3141 4215 S Pennsylvania Ave
law@jameshafke.com
Lansing, MI 48910
Business
Hafke Legal Services, PC "dedicated to top quality legal representation with old fashioned customer service"
Bert W. Carrier Jr.
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Lansing, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(517) 529-2600 324 N. Pine St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Business, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
At Bert Carrier and Associates, we concentrate our practice on taxation, bankruptcy, estate planning, academic discipline, and small business law. We provide expert legal services at surprisingly affordable rates. Call us at 517-529-2600. "Honest Lawyers- Affordable Fees"
William A. Shaheen Jr.
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Flint, MI Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(810) 238-1700 5151 Gateway Center # 100
Flint, MI 48507
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School and University of Michigan Law School
B.A. Economics - University of Michigan
J.D. - University of Michigan Law School
L.L.M. Wayne State University Law School
Law Clerk - Michigan Court of Appeals
Member - Business Advisory Board - Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
ICLE Publications:
Contributing Author-Advising Closely Held Businesses In Michigan
Author - Purchase & Sale of Business / Michigan Business Formbook
Author - Transfer Michigan Liquor Licenses
Practice Areas:
Business & Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts & Power of Attorney & Health Care Power of Attorney, Estate & Trust Administration, Entity Formations & Dissolutions, Business Transactions, Purchase & Sale of Businesses and Professional Practices, Prenuptial Agreements
R. Drummond Black
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Midland, MI Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Evonne Ulmer
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Ionia, MI Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(616) 523-1000 223 1/2 W Main St
Ionia, MI 48846
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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