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Languages spoken: French, German

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    39 years, 6.98 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    44 years, 755 cases
  3. International Law: 20%
    39 years, 6.2 thousand cases
  4. Venture Capital: 5%
    29 years, 784 cases
  5. Federal Regulation: 5%
    28 years, 1.21 thousand cases



Hourly ($300-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jay L. Cooke

    I endorse this lawyer. Terry is a tough but fair, and highly-experienced business litigator. In a recent commercial lawsuit I brought against one of his clients he worked with me to find an "outside the box" solution that allowed us to benefit both our clients.


    Jay Cooke Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

T.S. Givens,Esq.

1511 Jarvis
Ferndale, MI, 48220


MIActive And In Good Standing197208/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Attorney -1990 to dateMartindale-Hubbell1990
Review Editor-in-Chief; Master of the RollsSociety of the Barristers1971
Research AwardLaw Students Civil Rights Research Council1969
Varsity Triple LettermanMichigan State Varsity Club1967
Outstanding Basic CadetROTC-Counter-Guerrilla Company1963
Letter of CommendationNational Merit Scholarship1962
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Strategy Officer & General CounselB. Nektar, LLC2014 - Present
Outside General CounselB. Nektar Meadery2009 - 2014
General CounselAuto/Con Corp2003 - 2012
CEO and General CounselMetalase Technologies, LLC2003 - 2012
Principal AttorneyGivens Law Group2003 - 2015
National Litigation & Winding Up CoordinatorLarsen Estate/Larsen Trust2001 - 2011
Partner, Senior AttorneyHyman Lippitt, PC1998 - 2002
Business Litigation AttorneyCarson Fischer Potts and Hyman1990 - 1997
Founding PartnerGivens And Justin, Etc1980 - 1990
Assistant Appellate Counsel; Assistant ProsecutorOakland County Prosecutor's Office1973 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationBusiness Section2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationLLCs, Partnerships & Unincorporated Entities Committee2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationInternational Use of U.S. Business Entities Sub-Committee2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationLimited Liability Companies Sub-Committee2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationModel LLC Organizational Checklist Sub-Committee2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganBusiness Law Section2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Asset ProtectionEditorial Board2001
Journal of Asset ProectionEvaluating the Sovereignty of Barbados1998
Journal of Asset ProtectionEvaluating the Sovereignty of Anguilla and the Bahamas1997
Journal of Asset ProtectionEvaluating the Sovereignty of Trust Jurisdictions1996
National Business Institute SeminarCo-Author: Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Michigan1992
Mortgage Foreclosure in MichiganCo-Author: Alternatives to Foreclosure: Workouts and Other Remdies1990
American Legal Research InstituteCo-Author: Michigan Appeals Manual1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Michigan State UniversityPre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science with High Honors1967