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Claudia Rast

Business Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Claudia

Learn Claudia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    focus on technology companies and entrepreneurs; web-based consulting and strategic planning; privacy; data breach; cybersecurity

    37 years, 500 cases

  2. Other
    20%

  3. Litigation
    15%
    focus on electronically stored information (ESI) and the forensic preservation, collection and production of ESI in complex litigation

    33 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    all forms of contracts from supplier, purchaser, distributor, licensing, etc.

    37 years, 300 cases

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    entity formation strategies for the entrepreneur

    24 years, 100 cases

  6. Environmental and natural resources
    10%
    focus on alternative energy projects and contracts

    37 years, 300 cases

  7. Trademark infringement
    3%

    24 years, 80 cases

  8. Copyright infringement
    2%

    24 years, 60 cases

Location

Butzel Long
301 E. Liberty Street
Suite 500
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

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Reviews

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Posted by Pamela | March 9, 2010
I give my highest recommendation to Claudia Rast
I have used Claudia Rast's services for several years on issues ranging from IP, to copyright and trademark, to contract law. She has always exceeded my expectations, gotten results, and done it in a way that is both ethical and non-combative. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Posted by Sean | March 4, 2010
Claudia Rast Comes Highly Recommended
Ms. Rast is an extremely knowledgeable contract attorney who is a joy to work with. She was able to distill a 220 page federal contract our organization signed into extremely palatable sub-agreements for our diverse partners, while still retaining the critical components necessary. At all times, Ms. Rast is extremely sensitive to the needs of her clients. She provides thorough and quick turnaround on all client communications. We have worked with Ms. Rast on numerous projects in the past and will continue to do so in the future. She is extremely trustworthy and knowledgeable for all matters relevant to our needs in the environmental field.
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Posted by Audri | February 25, 2010
Highest recommendation for Claudia Rast
Claudia has provided invaluable advice over the past 10+ years regarding contracts, intellectual property, business structure, deals, and much more. In addition to providing valuable insight and well balanced guidance, she is passionate about her work and has a great sense of humor (which makes it a pleasure to work with her). I've referred Claudia to a dozen of my business friends and they've all enthusiastically thanked me for the referral.
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Posted by Brian | February 25, 2010
Claudia Rast
Outstanding service over many years.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Butzel Long
  • 2010 - Present
  • Principal
  • Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dickinson Wright
  • 1987 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • 1986 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Associations

  • ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • IT Law Council--Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Enterprise Forum
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan League of Conservation Voters
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clean Energy Coalition
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Section Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Michigan Women in Computing
  • Association for Women in Computing
  • 2003
  • Clarence M. Burton Scholar
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 1985

Publications

  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Recent Trends in Privacy and Data Security
  • 2013
  • The Internet & Technology Guide for Michigan Lawyers
  • Marketing on the Internet
  • 1996
  • The Wayne Law Review
  • Environmental Law Update
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • MACPA Members Advisory Symposium
  • Defending Against Cyber Threats
  • 2013
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Annual Meeting
  • The Digital Age of Law
  • 2012
  • Michigan Bar Business Law Conference
  • Social Media & Technology
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference on Environmental Law
  • Environmental Transactions Today
  • 2012
  • 12th Annual Super Conference
  • Compliance Strategies in an Environment of Constant Change
  • 2012
  • Identity Theft
  • ID Theft--The Legal Response
  • 2009
  • Canadian Bar Association--Environmental Law Conference
  • Hot Topics in U.S. Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law
  • 2008
  • ICLE Hot Issues in Privacy Law
  • Hot Issues in Privacy Law
  • 2007
  • 12th Annual Utility Supply Management Alliance
  • How to Save Time, Money & the Deal
  • 2007
  • 11th Annual Utility Supply Management Alliance
  • Energy and Global Warming
  • 2006
  • Advertising Law
  • Legal Issues of Online Advertsing
  • 2004
  • AICPA eBusiness Conference
  • Assessing Business Risk in the Cyberworld
  • 2001
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Ann Arbor Business Lawyer Claudia Rast
Claudia Rast
Business Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 37 years
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