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Hal G. Ostrow

Hal G. Ostrow

Practice areas:

Limited Liability Company (LLC), Corporate & Incorporation, Business, Dispute resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions

About Me

I have helped form dozens of companies throughout Michigan and routinely offer counsel to startups, tech companies, and other business owners on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from formation to angel and venture capital funding to interaction with third parties to merger and acquisition. I have been recognized by my peers as one of Michigan’s top business attorneys under forty, and am often recommended by my clients to others looking for an attorney for my pragmatic approach to both the business of practicing law and the counsel I provide.


 


I also help other parties resolve their disputes by serving as a facilitaitive mediator. I have taken extensive dispute resolution, and am approved by the Kent County Circuit Court to serve as a facilitaitive mediator. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 40%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 10%
  5. Dispute resolution: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael R. Bartish

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Hal for a number of years now and have always been impressed with his ingenuity and his dedication to his clients. Hal stated mistartuplawyer.com to provide the small business person or entrepreneur a means to reach their goals. I have been amazed at what Hal has been able to accomplish for small (and large) businesses throughout West Michigan. I refer all of my business clients to Hal because I know they will be in good hands.

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    Michael Bartish Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I met Hal in 2004 when stepped in to represent the other side in a significant matter. He impressed me immediately with his exceptional knowledge of the relevant law and how to accomplish all of his clients' objectives. With keen diplomacy, Hal was able to craft and deliver sage solutions to a difficult dispute that addressed the important needs of everyone. Out of that respect for his skills and charisma, we became professional friends and have worked together and referred matters to each other ever since. In addition, Hal is the most technology savvy attorney I know of, and he deploys that expertise to deliver exceptional service and value to his clients and to perfect his craft.

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    Robert Buchanan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Ostrow Law Firm PLC

168 Louis Campau Promenade NW
Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200203/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2014
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2012
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselLipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, PC Attorneys & Counselors At Law2015 - Present
Founder & AttorneyThe Ostrow Law Firm PLC2011 - Present
AssociateWheeler Upham, PC2005 - 2011
Law ClerkHon. Paul L. Maloney2001 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganBoard Member, Building a 21st Century Practice Committee2015 - Present
American Israel Public Affairs Committee National CouncilBoard Member2014 - Present
State Bar of MichiganJudicial Qualifications Committee2013 - Present
Michigan Israel Business BridgeVice President2013 - Present
State Bar of MichiganLaw & the Media Committee2012 - Present
Michigan Israel Business BridgeBoard Member2011 - Present
The Kiski School Board of VisitorsFounding Member2009 - Present
American Israel Public Affairs Committee Michigan CouncilBoard Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganRepresentative Assembly2007 - 2010

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyProposal 6 – Building an International Bridge2012
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyMichigan’s 2012 Ballot Proposals: An Introduction2012
The Grand Rapids PressSaved a Client over $2.5m2011
The Grand Rapids PressBillable Hours are a Barrier to Entry for Startups2011
Rapid Growth MediaNew Legal Service is Startup Friendly2011
Grand Rapids Business JournalNew Law Firm Offers Different Pricing Policy2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Wittenberg UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Innovation Practice InstituteBuilding an Entrepreneurial Law Practice2015
Lunch & LearnLegal Ease2012