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Over 28 years experience and expertise in many legal areas including Intellectual Property (IP), licensing, contract law, and corporate and general business law with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as successful small to medium sized companies, while having owned and/or operated small and medium size businesses. Therefore, my firm, IPPES LLC, can best represent all sizes and types of businesses in protecting, enforcing, and merchandising their IP and overall business utilizing a comprehensive, proprietary service program: IPPES ProtectEnforce (SM), as well as the many other reseources and prgrams we have available.


IPPES ProtectEnforceSM focuses on: Evaluating our clients' trademarks, brands, copyrights, trade secrets, and other proprietary and confidential information and materials; Educating our clients on the legal strengths and weaknesses, risks, and liability exposure of their valuable business assets; and Taking action to effectively protect and enforce these assets.


"Get top-level IP law firm competency and results, along with in-house business knowledge, understanding, attitude, communication, and execution, without the top-level IP firm price!"


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 26%
    28 years, 250 cases
  2. Corporate: 20%
    31 years, 50 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 19%
    26 years, 100 cases
  4. Contracts: 19%
    31 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  5. Other: 16%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info


900 Wilshire Drive, Suite 202
Troy, MI, 48084-1600


MIActive And In Good Standing198508/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Optimist of the YearOptimist Club of Auburn Hills, Michigan2010
Volunteer of the YearC.O.T.H.A. - Troy, Michigan1997
Distinguished AlumnusOxford High School, Michigan1995
Distinguished StudentWho's Who Among American Law Students1984
Distinguished StudentWho's Who Among American Law Students1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President, CEO, and Chief Legal OfficerIPPES LLC - Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Specialists2010 - Present
Senior Vice President, Associate General CounselEquity Management Inc.1993 - Present
AttorneyGeneral Motors1984 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Construction Association of MichiganMember2012 - Present
Small Business Association of MichiganMember2010 - Present
Troy Chamber of Commerce (Michigan)Member2010 - Present
Optimist Club of Auburn Hills (Michigan)Vice President2005 - Present
Troy Soccer Club (Michigan)Premier Coach (& Past Director 2005-2012)2002 - Present
Crescent Ridge/Parc Subdivision Association (MIchigan)Treasurer (and Past President)1999 - Present
St. Thomas More Choir (MIchigan)Member & Cantor1990 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAttorney1985 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
CAM MagazineIP Protection: Insurance For Your Brand2012
University of Detroit School of Law, Law ReviewPsychiatrist's Duty to Warn1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Michigan State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan State University Business Class 491: EntrepreneurialismCompany Creation and IP Protection.2014
University of Detroit Law School Lunch with a Lawyer ProgramIntellectual Property and Licensing in the "Real World"2013
C12 Conference MeetingConfidentiality, Trade Secrets, & Non-Compete Agreements in Michigan2010