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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 manage legal risks before they become expensive problems.

I provide trusted counsel and legal guidance to businesses, organizations, families, and individuals on legal problems and opportunities, including:

◘ Corporate, Business, and Commercial Transactions

◘ Finance, Banking, and Tax Counsel

◘ Real Estate Transactions, Agriculture, and General Property Law

◘ Civil and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

◘ Employment, Workplace, and Human Resources Law

◘ Energy, Oil, Gas, and Wind Generation

◘ Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning


Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Employment: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Peter Shanahan III

    I know Mr. Putzig to be both thoughtful and knowledgeable. He works hard on behalf of all of his clients. Anyone with a business, real estate, or estate planning issue would be well-served by Mr. Putzig.


    William Shanahan Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Shinners & Cook, PC

5195 Hampton Place
Saginaw, MI, 48604


MIActive And In Good Standing201301/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum Laude HonorsNotre Dame Law School2013
Dean's List MemberNotre Dame Law School2011
James B. Angell ScholarUniversity of Michigan2010
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Thesis AwardUniversity of Michigan2010
University HonorsUniversity of Michigan2010
Cum Laude HonorsUniversity of Michigan2010
James B. Angell ScholarUniversity of Michigan2009
University HonorsUniversity of Michigan2009
University HonorsUniversity of Michigan2008
James B. Angell ScholarUniversity of Michigan2008
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Business, Real Estate, and Estate Planning AttorneyShinners & Cook, PC2014 - Present
Prehearing AttorneyMichigan Court Of Appeals2013 - 2014
Research AssistantNotre Dame Law School2012 - 2013
Summer Law ClerkMichigan Supreme Court2012 - 2012
Law ClerkThrun Law Firm2011 - 2011
Summer Law ClerkUnited States District Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan2011 - 2011
Legislative AnalystMichigan House Of Representatives2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Saginaw Economic Development CorporationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Delta College FoundationScholarship Review Panel Member2015 - Present
Saginaw County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
Legal Services of Eastern MichiganPro Bono Volunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Midland Young ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Midland Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Midland County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Saginaw Valley Young Professionals NetworkVice Chair2014 - Present
Saginaw Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Saginaw County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2015
State Bar of MichiganAttorney Member2013 - Present
Trinity Lutheran Church - Midland, MIBoard of Directors2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Wills, Trusts, Business, Real Estate, and Probate BlogNew Periodic Garnishment Legislation2015
Wills, Trusts, Business, Real Estate, and Probate BlogUsing Buy-Sell Agreements to Prevent Shareholder Lawsuits2015
Wills, Trusts, Business, Real Estate, and Probate BlogUsing Website Terms & Conditions of Service to Protect Your Business2014
Wills, Trusts, Business, Real Estate, and Probate BlogNorthwestern College Football Players File Suit for Unionization Rights2014
Wills, Trusts, Business, Real Estate, and Probate BlogMichigan Real Estate Law: Should I Appeal My Property Tax Assessment?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
University of Michigan Law SchoolHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2010