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William F. Ager III

Real estate Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 42 years
    Texas - TX 32 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    40%
    Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Selling by Owner Transactions, Document Review and Drafting, Property Transfers, Deeds, Leases, Landlord & Tenant Issues

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Wills, Trusts, including Individual and Joint Trusts, Power of Attorneys, Patient Care Designations, Property Transfers.

  3. Business
    10%
    Business Transactions, Forming LLCs and Corporations.

  4. Litigation
    10%
    General Civil litigation, including insurance claims, business disputes, personal injury claims, contract claims.

  5. Probate
    10%
    Probate Administration, Decedent Estates, Claims of Heirs, Divisees and Beneficiaries.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I graduated from the University of Michigan and then served in the U.S. Army. While serving in the Army,  I also graduated from the Defense Language Institute and worked at the Army's Freedom of Information Center in Washington D.C. Later I  graduated from Detroit College of Law, now known as Michigan State University College of Law, and began working at a respected law firm which specialized in civil litigation and trial work. A short time later, I was made partner and continued to handle a variety of court cases at both the trial and appellate level, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. My areas of practice included commercial and business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, employment law, labor negotiations and real estate. I also participated as a hearing officer for alternative dispute resolution forums and mediation hearings.

Since starting my own law firm in 2002, I have continued to provide top quality litigation and trial work for clients, along with real estate, probate and estate planning services.

Location

Ager Law Office PC
4420 Jackson Rd # 102
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103-1834
Ager Law Office PC
4420 Jackson Rd., Suite 102
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
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Posted by Roger | November 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Private home sale
If you are looking for an attorney to provide legal assistance and advice for a real estate transaction then William Ager should be your first and only choice! His knowledge, experience and legal expertise will save you more money than his legal fees. My son and I hired Mr. Ager when we purchased a home in Gregory, Michigan. We were so impressed and pleased with his service that we hired him a second time when we sold the same home. William Ager is smart, thorough, professional, personable and honest. He treats everyone with dignity and respect and his integrity is beyond reproach. Mr. Ager will promptly keep you informed of his progress and always responds to phone calls, texts and emails very quickly. I can’t imagine that you can find another attorney that will provide you with the same service for twice the money. William Ager is quite simply the best attorney I have ever worked with!
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Posted by Lisa | August 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, Thorough, Professional, and Quality Service
At an emotional time when my grandmother passed and I was appointed to be her Personal Representative, Mr. Agar was kind, sensitive, and thorough in explaining the entire probate process to me. He worked with me patiently and fairly helping me to close out my grandmother’s estate. I can’t thank him enough for the guidance, exceptional service, and professionalism he displayed. I highly recommend Agar Law for your Estate needs.
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Posted by Kirstin | March 23, 2016
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Very helpful and supportive
We worked with Bill to purchase a home and to sell a home FSBO. Bill was very detailed in explaining the process to us and advised us on each issue that arose. He was very quick to respond to questions and requests and we were so glad we had him to look over everything and protect our interests. He offers flat fees so you know what you are paying at the beginning. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing an attorney for a real estate transaction.
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Posted by Aaron Goldstrohm | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent help with For Sale By Owner
We recently used the services of William Ager for a FSBO real estate transaction. His help was excellent. First, he sat down with me, listened to my needs, and then carefully explained the entire sales process. He provided a sales contract agreement template. He provided expert advice during the sales process and routinely followed up via phone and email. He reviewed all the documents and advocated for my interests. William is very professional, polite, and proactive. He was always responsive. In the end, our home sale proceeded without issue. Thanks William!
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ager Law Office PC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Beach & Ager
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Gage, Beach & Ager
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Bushnell, Gage, Doctoroff & Reizen
  • 1982 - 1990
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Education

  • Michigan State University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1982
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Graduation Certificate
  • 1973
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Master Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Food Gatherers
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Service Award
  • Habitat For Humanity of Huron Valley
  • 2015

Publications

  • Dementia Awareness Newsletter
  • Do You Have an Adult Life Plan (An Estate Plan)?
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Update for Real Estate Agents
  • Top 10 Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make In Residential Real Estate Transactions-From An Attorney’s Perspective.
  • 2015

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Ann Arbor Real estate Lawyer William F. Ager III
William F. Ager III
Real estate Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 42 years