Since coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973, I have successfully helped non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals with lawsuits and transactions. My work is primarily in litigation, business transactions and real estate.
Among my successes is a case that received national publicity, when I defended the publication by a non-profit publisher of a book on the Shroud of Turin. I also established new zoning and constitutional law with one of my cases at the Michigan Supreme Court and I have filed two cases in the US Supreme Court.
I help business start-ups and represent clients in all types of business transactions including the purchase and sale of existing businesses. I also represents business and non-profit clients in commercial and real estate transactions and disputes. And I have also helped many individuals recover damages in personal injury claims and families recover damages for wrongful death. I have obtained tax-exempt status for several charities.
In addition to my practice, I enjoyed being an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law, teaching Business Organizations (agency, partnership, corporation, limited liability company). I am a founder and President of a non-profit for developmentally disabled adults (His Eye Is On The Sparrow) and President of the Michigan Alumni Association for Williams College. I am also a member of Christ the King Catholic Parish and The Word of God Community and, most importantly, I have a family: 1 wife and 3 children.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1968
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1968||03/27/2015|
|•Krupp PM Engineering, Inc. v. Honeywell, Inc., 530 N.W.2d 146 (Mich.App. 1995)||Won jury verdict and won appeal; client was paid.|
|•Charter Township of Delta v. Dinolfo, 351 N.W.2d 831 (Mich. 1984)||Won case and established new zoning and constitutional law|
|•Heller v Servant Publications US Dist Ct ED Mich 1982||Victory for my client; case was dismissed|
|Michigan Business Law Journal||The Unintended Partnership||2013|
|ICLE||"Accounts Stated," Causes of Action Formbook||1996|
|St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary||Issues Under FRE 803 (18)||1993|
|Res Ipsa Loquitur||Organizing for Trial||1988|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Beginner's Guide to Jury Selection||1988|
|New York University School of Law||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||1970|
|Harvard University||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1968|