Oxford, Michigan Business Lawyers

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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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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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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Oxford, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 969-3300 912 S Lapeer Rd
Oxford, MI 48371
Business and Personal Injury
Monica P. Navarro
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Lake Orion, MI Business Law Attorney
(888) 209-0306 18 S Broadway St
#200
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Michigan Law School
Joseph Marc Vezina
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Lake Orion, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 558-2701 18 S Broadway St
#200
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Business, Education, Employment and Health Care
Mr. Denis J McCarthy
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Metamora, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(810) 678-3645 4000 South Oak Street
Suite 200
Metamora, MI 48455
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University College of Law
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...
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.
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...
Michael J. Hamblin
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(248) 792-5475 40900 Woodward Avenue
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Business, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
I have been practicing law for almost 20 years, and focus my practice on litigation cases, business law, family law cases, misdemeanor criminal defense, probate law, and real estate matters.

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

In addition to my representation of clients in Michigan, I have...
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...
Mark E. Mueller
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 761-7795 2600 W Big Beaver Road
Suite 550
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
I advise business owners, managers, and investors on a wide range of legal issues from the original formation and governing structure of new companies, buying or selling a business, contractual arrangements between business partners, and evaluating and negotiating deals with vendors and customers. I also advise individuals on estate planning and post-mortem estate administration. Typically this involves using a variety of trusts to (i) avoid or reduce estate taxes and (ii) provide for proper transfer and management of family wealth. I hold a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education...
Kaitlin Nucci
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Michigan Business Law Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawMichigan
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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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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.
Reesa N. Benkoff
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationRochester, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
Matthew J. Turchyn
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(248) 335-5000 1760 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Business, Appeals and Securities
Michigan State University
Mr. Turchyn an associate attorney at Hertz Schram PC specializing in civil litigation and appeals.
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
David W Brown
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lapeer, MI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(810) 245-6082 1820 N. Lapeer Road, Suite 2A
lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Elder
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Law Degree, MBA with honors degree in Management & Accounting & a BS degree in Accounting & Management. Also has college teaching experience in business law, management and accounting.

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

20+ years and 8,000+ cases for individuals & business with many cases before a jury and/or a judge. Strives to reduce & simply your legal issues, reduce stress and protect your rights. We serve...
Frank DeLuca
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 940-2000 409000 Woodward Ave.
Suite 140
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Products Liability
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
For 30 years, I have devoted my litigation practice to business, commercial, product liability, and trust disputes. Through my trial practice, I have appeared as trial counsel in numerous federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies and mediation and arbitration tribunals. I have successfully represented and obtained verdicts, judgments, awards and settlements for a list of valued clients that include major automobile manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and finance companies, as well as closely held businesses and their owners, families, and individuals. In the commercial arena, I have pursued, defended, and managed complex litigation in a broad array of actions,...
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...
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!
Sabrina Shaheen Cronin
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 258-3500 Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Business, Criminal, Family and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sabrina Cronin is the Founder and President of The Cronin Law Firm. Following Sabrina’s lead, the breadth and depth of knowledge at The Cronin Law Firm is quite expansive. She and her team handle family law, business law, criminal defense, estate planning, entertainment law, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, employment law and immigration. In more than two decades as an attorney, Sabrina has fed her curiosity and challenged herself to become intimately involved in multiple areas of the law. Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for Sullivan, Ward, Bone, Tyler,...
Martin C. Weisman
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Michigan Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience

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

Joel Newman is one of Michigan's most successful business litigation lawyers for over 30 years, specializing in business litigation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, and partnership disputes. Read More »
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Bruce L. Townley
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W. Big Beaver
Suite 408
Troy, MI 48084
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Practicing for Over 23 years in various fields, allowing me to understand the impact of your matter, not just immediately, but in many other areas of your life. I will explain honestly, fully and forthrightly your legal situation, and the options available to you.
David John Montera
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(248) 851-5035 P.O. Box 8108
Bloomfield Hills, MI 4832
Business and Bankruptcy
Michigan State University
Robert Sheehan
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Rochester, MI Business Law Lawyer
(248) 650-5366 1460 Walton Blvd
Rochester, MI 48309
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Our legal team is just that, a team. We work as one, highly experienced unit when dealing with complex and often personal legal matters. When clients want a question answered, any available lawyer can answer it. You need that level of advocacy when a life-changing event occurs and puts your future in doubt. Sheehan & Associates, P.L.C is a litigation firm founded by Robert Sheehan. While we recognize the value of negotiation to resolve cases, we do not hesitate to take a legal matter to trial if that provides the best outcome. Our hope is that the first...
Kevin Kavanaugh
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(248) 608-4451 3331 W. Big Beaver Road
Ste. 109
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Mark S. Bosler
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 647-8180 3001 West Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 502
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Products Liability
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy
The firm's principal, Mark Bosler, is an experienced attorney practicing in Michigan since 1982, and is admitted to practice in Illinois (1983) and Florida (1989). Primary practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration, business and commercial law, collections, civil and commercial litigation, real estate and criminal defense. His educational background includes an advanced Masters Degree in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University, Juris Doctor degree from University of Detroit Law School, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. Mr. Bosler has over 25 year of experience in estate planning and estate...
Anthony H. McClerklin,
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Waterford, MI Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(248) 599-7036 2893 Dixie Hwy Ste 205
Waterford, MI 48328
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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.
David Mammel
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
David has practiced law for 15 years and specializes in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and defense of medical malpractice and civil rights lawsuits. He is a shareholder of Chapman Law Group and is licensed in both Michigan and Indiana. David is a Special Fiduciary at the Oakland County Probate Court. He is dedicated to educating the public on issues in estate planning including providing assets and care to loved ones, limiting taxes, and establishing healthcare protocols. David strives to serve each individual clients estate planning needs, tailoring each plan to address wealth preservation and family financial security. David holds a Certificate...
Collin D. Dickey
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Rochester, MI Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(248) 792-9193 1000 W. University Dr., Suite 150
Rochester, MI 48307
Business, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
Collin focuses his practice at the Rutkowski Law Firm primarily in estate planning. Collin has significant experience in financial advising, assisting clients with investment decisions and taxation matters, and is well versed in handling legal inquiries involving the IRS and the State of Michigan.
Collin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
After completing his legal education, Collin worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County for the Honorable Karen D. McDonald, where he gained valuable exposure to a wide variety of...
Jonathan Bernard Frank
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 642-0500 121 W Long Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
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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Linda Kennedy
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(248) 564-1635 3331 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 102
Troy, MI 48084
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Minnesota Law School
I bring 20+ years of experience, including as in-house counsel for The Dow Chemical Co., Pratt & Whitney, and Collins Aerospace, to the complex legal and business issues facing high tech clients.

Drawing from this experience, I guide clients in developing global intellectual property (IP) strategies tailored to their specific market considerations and business risks.

Past IP strategies have included (i) engaging in joint development agreements with complementary technology partners, (ii) performing freedom-to-operate studies for product improvements and new products, (iii) filing selected patent applications in jurisdictions important to the specific market, and (iv) developing a global branding program using...
Marc Thomas
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(248) 646-5255 33 Bloomfield Hills Pkwy
Suite 220
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Legal Malpractice, Probate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Marc has practiced in the areas of tax controversies and litigation, business litigation, and probate litigation for over 35 years. He knows what to do to release tax levies, release liens, and resolve audits, innocent spouse and fraud claims, and civil penalties. Likewise, he knows how to litigate business disputes and probate contests.
Jonathan Lanesky
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1441 W. Long Lake Rd
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Business, Cannabis Law and Health Care
A graduate of The American University and Michigan State College of Law, Jonathan’s 20 years of private and in-house practice has centered around insurance, compliance and healthcare law with an emphasis in professional liability. Jon devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing providers and healthcare facilities in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Since the enactment of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008, Jon has also advised and counseled dozens of caregivers, patients, real estate professionals, investors, and business owners on licensing, compliance, entity formation, municipal compliance, and landlord-tenant related matters. Since the MMFLA was enacted, Jon has been assisting prospective...
Robert Anthony Piraino
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(248) 360-0100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Business, Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Andrew John Hubbs
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Sterling Heights, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(586) 737-2167 44444 Mound Road, Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Business, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Michigan State University
Alan Himelhoch
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Grand Blanc, MI Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(810) 767-3600 G9460 South Saginaw Road
Suite A
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Construction
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Christopher P Atallah
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Rochester, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 613-0007 543 N Main St, Ste 222
Rochester, MI 48307
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Christopher McNeely
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Rochester Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(855) 648-9977 1700 W. Hamlin Rd
Suite 100
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michael L. Rutkowski
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Rochester, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 792-9193 612 W. University Drive
Suite 100
Rochester, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Seth Seidell
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Rochester, MI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(248) 413-6117 805 Oakwood Drive, Suite 202
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and IP
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Seth was born and grew up in Northern Michigan. Prior to and while going to college he worked in the construction field with a general contracting firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Oakland University in 1992. He received his Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude, Law Review) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1997. During law school, he clerked for a mid-sized, full service law firm as well as for the Michigan Attorney General’s office. He began his law career working for a short period of time for both a construction and asbestos litigation firm....
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