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Richard M. Delonis

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Rick Delonis has represented small to large sized businesses in litigation matters in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts and arbitration. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Delonis has counseled clients in entity formation and organization, joint ventures, management, operations, commercial transactions, dispute resolution and dissolution. He has served as general counsel to a number of businesses in metro Detroit.

As an entrepreneur, he has helped start up companies in the health and fitness industry, and has served as the companies' vice president and assistant director of operations. 

Additionally, in the entertainment field, he has negotiated and prepared television production agreements, and associated licensing and merchandising contracts. He also helped to establish and serves on the Board of Directors of the Axis Music Foundation, a charitable organization that provides aspiring musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents at musical venues and community events around the metro Detroit area.  He currently acts as an adviser, business consultant, and management partner to a group of companies in the music industry.

Mr. Delonis is a member of the Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, and Arts, Entertainment and Sports sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Committee and Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the Business Law section, and was recently appointed to serve as an Advisor to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the State Bar.




Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    23 years
  2. Business: 30%
    19 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    23 years
  4. Corporate: 15%
    19 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Szura & Delonis PLC

29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 2475
Southfield, MI, 48034


MIActive And In Good Standing199308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSzura & Delonis PLC2009 - Present
Senior Associate/Managing AttorneyMcAlpine & Associates, P.C.2004 - 2009
PartnerWilliams Mullen Clark & Dobbins2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Associations InstituteMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Unauthorized Practice of the Law CommitteeAdvisorN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Commercial Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
TV Show ContractN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Community Associations Institute"So What If You Don't Fix It Right Now?"1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988