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Joseph F. Yamin

Litigation Attorney at Troy, MI

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Joe


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Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    LLC | Corporations | Joint ventures | General & limited partnerships | Entities for licensed professionals | Proprietorship | Mergers & acquisitions | Call now.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    Attorney Yamin is capable of helping you with your contract disputes and resolutions. Call him now at 833.923.2715 for a case evaluation today and let him help you.

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Our commercial litigation practice represents regional, national and international clients, with litigators handling a variety of legal challenges including contract disputes, employment challenges, banking and workout issues, construction, and more.

  4. Real estate
    15%
    Owners, investors, and tenants of commercial real estate rely on our legal advice to deal with the sale, acquisition, development, transfer and lease of office buildings, manufacturing plants and business locations, and to address title, and more.

  5. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Call now for commercial real estate disputes and disagreements.

Many people like their job. But attorney Joseph (Joe) F. Yamin is one of those rare people who feels that his career is among the best in the world.“I consider the practice of law to be the greatest job in the world, because it provides me with the opportunity to assist individuals and businesses in realizing their dreams and accomplishing their goals,” Joe says. “I am particularly grateful to have the privilege of being a part of the realization of my clients’ dreams. I believe the success of my practice is closely linked to the success of my clients.”

 

Joe, who joined Lambert Leser in 2013, practices out of the firm’s Troy office. He has more than 25 years of experience in representing both publicly and privately owned businesses; their shareholders, officers and employees; as well as individuals seeking legal advice. He counsels his clients on a wide variety of legal topics, including contract, business, real property, civil litigation and employment matters. Clients include Sunrise Development Inc., Sunrise Assisted Living Association, Whitlock Business Systems, Mobile Air Inc., Mobile Dry LLC and Gallop Brush Company.

Joe has significant experience in complex business issues, and is able to draw on his knowledge and expertise to advise his clients on a wide variety of legal matters. He regularly negotiates and drafts contracts involving multimillion-dollar real estate transactions, the formation of commercial businesses and manufacturing agreements. His extensive litigation background includes both jury and non-jury trials covering contract, business, commercial and personal matters. In jury trials, he has won multimillion-dollar judgments in favor of his clients and has successfully defended cases where as much as $50 million was at issue. However, he considers “litigation avoidance” a major priority and prides himself on being adept at attaining clients’ objectives while bypassing costly and time-consuming litigation when possible.

“Litigation is not only costly but is also disruptive to the business and personal lives of the clients, their businesses and their families,” Joseph explains. “Litigation avoidance starts early on and is a continuing effort. For example, transactional documents that create a business or involve any business transaction must be prepared with a proactive mindset that anticipates and minimizes the likelihood of circumstances that promote or lead to litigation. Having said that, when litigation is inevitable, the client and lawyer must look forward and relentlessly proceed to protect the client’s interests and achieve the client’s goals at all reasonable costs.”

Joe has also served as a court-appointed receiver, facilitator and discovery master. He is certified as a civil court mediator and meets all State Court Administrative Office requirements for court appointment.

No matter whether a business is large or small, U.S.-based or international, Joe is committed to addressing each of his clients’ unique situations – including their changing needs and broader goals. “A lawyer is also a counselor and as such must see the entire forest as well as the single tree that is at issue at the moment,” he states. “A legal victory for the moment that sacrifices goal momentum or future aspirations is a shallow and short-sighted victory. I aspire to insure that the actions of the moment advance long-term client objectives and productivity.”

Before joining Lambert Leser, Joseph was a shareowner at Bloomfield Hills-based Beier Howlett, P.C.

Licensed for 40 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/25/2022

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

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Lambert Leser
755 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI, 48084
Lambert Leser
916 Washington Avenue
Suite 309
Bay City, MI, 48708
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Posted by Srija Nakka | March 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
check Issue for my business account
Joseph is Very diligent and thorough, He did a tremendous job and I was extremely satisfied with the work he did for me. I would recommend her to everyone I know.
Posted by John | March 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Business, Contracts and Litigation Attorney
I have known Joe for more than 20 years. We formerly worked together in the same firm. He has always been intelligent, hard-working, and zealous in the representation of his clients. His business and litigation knowledge makes him an attorney I am proud to refer others to. He is also a pleasure to deal with.
Posted by Wayne | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Founding Partner, Tatusko Kennedy, PC
I have retained Joe Yamin on numerous occasions to serve as local counsel on significant commercial real estate transactions for my clients. Joe provided excellent advice and legal services at a reasonable cost. He was efficient and effective, helping us to close complex transactions on time. Moreover, Joe is a first class, caring individual who is more than an attorney - he is a true friend.
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Posted by Sally | February 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business attorney you want to hire!
I have consulted Joe on several occasions. One particular time I called him when I was very upset about an urgent matter involving a former employee of mine . He reassured me I was doing the right thing, he put my mind at ease and helped me through the situation. I highly recommend Joe! You will not find a more qualified attorney, who not only knows the law when it comes to business, but he is also very empathetic, and makes you feel like you are in good hands!
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Posted by King | February 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Contracts and agreement.
Mr. Yamin is a highly intelligent lawyer, very knowledgeable besides being an amazing trial lawyer. He has a great deal of business acumen. I have consulted him in couple occasions for contract and agreement matters. I would strongly recommend Mr. Yamin if you want to have the balance in your favor.
Posted by rjccpa | June 24, 2015
Litigator
Joe is an exceptionally intelligent trial attorney, who is detailed oriented and capable of amassing a large amount of material to provide the best legal offense or defense. I have used him on numerous occasions; and I have no reservation to recommend him. He is honest and has a vast array of research capabilities to win your case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Lambert Leser
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sunrise Development
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Shareholder
  • Beier Howlett, PC
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Alan R. Miller, PC
  • 1982 - 1997
  • Owner
  • American Wash Systems
  • 1979 - 1982
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 1981
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
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Associations

  • Troy Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Master Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Foundation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Lions Club
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Times
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2000
  • Book Award
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • LLC Fundamentals
  • LLC Fundamentals
  • 2012
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
  • 2010
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Foreclosures
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Joe Yamin since we attended law school together. A few years after graduation, Joe opposed me in a very hard fought case. Even then, Joe's talent and experience made him stand out. He was and is diligent, sharp, a quick study and aggressive - but always the consummate professional. Over the last 2 years we have again tangled on opposite sides. Joe just improves constantly and I am proud to call him my friend. There are no better business litigators. Although we compete, any client that hires Joe made a wise decision."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe brought meaningful difference to a highly contested matter, without ever giving up his primary obligation to his client. He is honest and forthright, critical traits for an attorney in my opinion."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a tough, smart litigator with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I would recommend him many times over."
Business Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Yamin is a fantastic attorney. He is intelligent, aggressive and fair. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is very conscientious, knowledgeable and creative. He thinks outside the box on legal issues and makes arguments others may not think of. He is also very responsive and cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."