Gerard V. Mantese founded the firm after leaving as a senior partner from one of the largest law firms in Detroit. He is one of the top trial attorneys in the State of Michigan, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. Every year, his verdicts and settlements rank among the top recoveries in the State of Michigan. He consistently obtains the most and largest business law verdicts and settlements in the State of Michigan.
In January 2016, Lawyers Weekly reported that five of his recoveries were among the top recoveries in the State, including the #1 settlement in a shareholder case and the second largest class action in the amount of $58 Million. In January of 2014, Lawyers Weekly reported that five of his recoveries were in the million and multi-million dollar range. In January 2013, Lawyers Weekly again reported that Mr. Mantese secured several multi-million dollar recoveries, including the #1 settlement ($13 Million) of a shareholder dispute, obtained on the 5th day of trial.Mr. Mantese works tirelessly and cost effectively for his clients. He brings a penetrating analysis and a tenacious and bold approach to every case. He is recognized as an outstanding business attorney and was retained to argue the first shareholder oppression case ever taken on appeal by the Michigan Supreme Court. He argued this case, Madugula v. Taub, in the high court on December 10, 2013. Mr. Mantese has also briefed and prevailed on cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.Mr. Mantese handles all aspects of litigation, including business law cases, real estate, trade secrets and non-compete issues, patent infringement, fiduciary duty, and probate litigation. Mr. Mantese also handles all aspects of health care for health care professionals.
Mr. Mantese has a long record of outstanding performance:
Mr. Mantese has taught pre-trial procedure and trial practice at Wayne State University of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He has served on numerous panels of the Attorney Discipline Board. He has been appointed a case evaluator with Oakland County Circuit Court, Wayne County Circuit Court and Macomb County Circuit Court.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1985||08/10/2021|
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1982||09/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Champion of Justice Award||State Bar of Michigan||2010|
|21st Century Innovator||Lawyers Weekly||2009|
|Leader in the Law||Lawyers Weekly||2009|
|Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year||State Bar of Michigan||1993|
|40 Under 40||Crain's Detroit Business||1992|
|CEO and Senior Partner||Mantese Honigman, PC||1994 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Wayne State University School Of Law||1993 - 1997|
|Adjunct Professor||University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law||1991 - 1993|
|Associate then Partner||Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn||1982 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Member of the Publications and Website Advisory Committee||1994 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Lights, Camera, Action! -- The Power of Video Depositions in Business Litigation||2016|
|Stout Risius Ross Journal||Shareholder Oppression, Fiduciary Duty, and Partnership Litigation in Closely Held Companies||2014|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Fiduciary Duty in Business Litigation||2014|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||J.D.||1982|
|University of Missouri||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|New State of Michigan Business Court Judges Appointed to the Business Court Docket||Business Law||2013|
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