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Christopher James Topa

Christopher James Topa

Practice areas:

Tax, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation, Health Care, Employment & Labor, Wrongful Termination

  • East Lansing, MI

Practice Areas

  1. Tax: 67%
    8 years
  2. Business: 7%
    8 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    8 years
  4. Estate Planning: 4%
    8 years
  5. Other: 11%
  6. More 

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($205-425/hour), Contingent (5-30%), Pro Bono (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Beverly M. Griffor

    Chris has his ear to the ground on new tax laws and the latest potential changes to the code. He has demonstrated a knack for the incredible detail required in this kind of work which is to be commended.

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    Beverly Griffor Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Allyn Sevick

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Christopher and I worked together on a case for which I directed one of my clients to him for. His skill set and expertise was effective in assisting the client and providing peace of mind for the client. At all times he was communicative and concerned about the best interests of the client.

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    Christopher Sevick Residential Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Advocatus Law Firm, PLC

6110 Abbot Road
Suite D
East Lansing, MI, 48823

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MINot authorized to practice-Administrative200608/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition for Community ServiceInternal Revenue Service - SPEC2007
St. Thomas More Scholarship for Academic AchievementAve Maria School of Law2003
Outstanding Professional AwardIndiana Wesleyan University fellow students2000
Distinguished Service KeyAlpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberAdvocatus Law Firm, PLC2007 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember, Former Chair of Student Section2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Knights of Columbus4th Degree Knight, Former Chancellor and Warden1998 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolTaxationLegum Magister - Candidate2012
Ave Maria School of LawLawJuris Doctoris2006
Indiana University - Kelley School of BusinessFinancial AnalysisMaster of Professional Accountancy2002
Indiana Wesleyan University General ManagementMaster of Business Administration2000
Indiana University - Hutton Honors CollegeCriminal Justice / Public AffairsBachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
How can a business entity protect an owner from personal liability.Selection of Business Entities2009