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Reese Serra

Business Attorney at Rochester, MI

5.0   100 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Reese

Learn Reese’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Business Law Business Formation Contract Business Disputes Mergers and Acquisitions

    13 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    35%
    Mr. Serra has successfully litigated numerous civil cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of Michigan.

    13 years

  3. Real estate
    15%
    Mr. Serra has negotiated the purchase and sale of over $1,000,000,000 worth of commercial and residential real estate for his clients (representing both sellers and purchasers).

    13 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Reese and his team of talented experts regularly counsel clients in regards to their wills, trusts, estate plans, and business succession plans.

    13 years

Reese Serra concentrates his practice on tirelessly representing the needs of Michigan businesses and business owners.
Mr. Serra has counseled businesses ranging from a wide variety of industries with an expertise in representing technology clients of all sizes.

As a civil litigator, Mr. Serra has procured victories for his clients at all levels of State and Federal courts, including numerous successful appeals. Mr. Serra focuses his practice in the areas of real estate matters, business and financial transactions, including: mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of business entities; complex commercial and real estate lending and restructuring transactions; international business transactions; real estate sale and leasing transactions; securities law and private placements, telecom law, healthcare law, and a variety of complex legal and business matters.

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Location

THE PRIVATE FIRM
125 E. 3rd Street
Ste. 100
Rochester, MI, 48307

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Reviews

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Posted by Stacy | February 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend
Reece Serra at The Private Firm is very knowledgeable and responsive. He takes the time to listen to you and discuss different solutions depending on your situation. The staff is friendly as well. I would highly recommend Mr. Serra and The Private Firm.
Posted by Kevin | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business acquisition
Reese, Matt and team helped me immensely. They were patient with my questions, and listened and clarified situations and terms where my explanations could be interpreted different ways. They pivoted and restructured the agreement to serve and protect me and my new company. I would highly recommend the Private Firm.
Posted by Thomas | December 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
president
Reese Serra is a first class attorney who has successfully handled a variety of cases for our company and for me personally . He is very organized and spends the time to get it right . His staff is professional as well. I highly recommend Reese for your legal matters or for practical advice .
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Legal Consultation
Reese was able to clearly explain what our legal recourse and options would which ultimately saved us considerable $ in legal expenses
Posted by Karl | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insightful and an Expert in his field
This was our first experience with The Private Firm and we could not be Happier. Reese's guidance was outstanding at all times. He was prompt and open for calls and quick updates. A true professional that was calming and walked the extra mile for us.
Posted by Susan Hollar | January 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Empathetic with Positive Results
Very thorough in gathering all information and documents regarding our case. Personable and empathic with the difficulties we were experiencing. Most importantly, The Private Firm has the knowledge and expertise and accomplished our goal with ease and quickness.
Posted by Mike | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning and more
I have used Reese and The Private Firm in the past for a number of things, most recently we did some estate planning for my mother. Typically Reese is prompt and professional and this process was no exception. I never hesitate to recommend the entire team at The Private Firm for anything you may need.
Posted by Ryli Kant | January 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Reese is exceptional lawyer and leader at the Private Firm.
Reese is exceptional lawyer and leader at the Private Firm. He is always positive, optimistic and has always attended to our needs while going above and beyond. I always enjoy working with him as he does wonderful work and I know we can rely on him when it matters the most!
Posted by Jeremiah campbell | January 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, amazing knowledge and tenacity!!!
It’s a pleasure to work with Reese and his team, saves me time and money with his eagerness to help our growing business. Family man first and that’s who I love to do Busienss with. Thank you
Posted by Keith | January 11, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Consultation
Reese is a great Lawyer! I highly recommend him for any legal business matters.
Posted by Charles Daugherty | December 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Review of legal service
Problem: I was in an auto accident and received a ticket for improper left turn causing the accident. I was referred by an attorney, who is a personal friend, and who's judgement I trust, to Reese Serra as someone he would trust. I was surprised and pleased be Mr. Serra's quick and pleasant handeling of my problem. The Court reduced the charge to "double parking", and dismissed any 'points' from going on my driving record, thus eliminating something that could have created future problems.
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Posted by Mark | December 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligence and Integrity
Not only does our company rely on Reese and The Private Firm but so do individuals within the company. A true straight shooter that that gets the job done.
Posted by Ashley | December 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my company!
Reese found things in my business files that two lawyers before him missed. I owe the continued success of my company to his diligence. Reese treated me like a friend he was trying to help rather than a client he was working for. His continued advice and assistance is a fundamental resource for me and my staff.
Posted by Lillian | December 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional & Attentive
Reese is always very professional & attentive. I highly recommend Reese and The Private Firm.
Posted by Joanna | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
The work we received from The Private Firm in both intellectual property and other legal business work was invaluable. It was timely, well communicated and in the end, successful.
Posted by Bob | December 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional very knowledgeable
Very professional very knowledgeable. Reese is a very honest and straightforward attorney. I’m glad to have him when I need him.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Banker
Great information. Very helpful and responsive! Anytime I had a question, someone was always there to answer.
Posted by Frank Jajou | December 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Commercial & Residential Sales
As a realtor that is involved in commercial and residential sales I am always in need of a great Attorney that is vary knowledgeable and available at The Private Firm Reese has been great with all my business & Legal Transactions would vary highly recommend Reese.
Posted by Mike Mies | October 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful!
Reese and his entire team have helped me on several business matters. I can’t say enough good things about their attention to detail, compassion, and dedication. I highly recommend The Firm for any legal services needed.
Posted by Chris | September 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First rate
Reese Serra is an outstanding attorney. He comprehended my matter immediately. Mr. Serra gave me excellent advice and honestly told me that I didn't really need a lawyer for my situation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counsel
  • The Private Firm
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • Serra Donovan Law Group
  • 2014 - 2018
  • General Counsel
  • 123.Net, Inc.
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Manager
  • Serra Communities, LLC
  • 2003 - 2011
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Oakland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RODNEY KNUTSON v. CITY OF TROY and SGT ROBERT WOLFE
  • Settled
  • LOMAS BROWN v. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT SPECIALISTS, LLC, JANICE BOOTH, and JULIE WASH
  • Settled
  • Wheeler v. City of Livonia

Associations

  • Oakland University Mentor Program
  • Program Mentor
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Information Technology Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Advocates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State of Michigan
  • Notary Public
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Elite 40 Under 40 Class
  • Oakland County
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Honors Scholarship
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ralph C. Wilson Agency
  • Business Planning and Business Succession
  • 2016
  • Michigan House of Representatives –Energy and Technology Committee
  • Electricity Competition and the Impact to High-Tech Businesses
  • 2014
  • Michigan Energy Future
  • Michigan Electricity Rate Reform
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Reese
Communications and media Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Reese on a business related matter. I have found him to be both knowledgeable and practical, along with being attentive to detail. I would not hesitate to use and work with Reese on future matters."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable about many aspects of Michigan law."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent ability to research my issues. Thanks."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Reese works really hard to achieve his clients goals."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Reese is a brilliant lawyer, very bright and totally dedicated to serving his clients. His reputation is of the highest inegrity and professionalism."
Business Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Serra has great integrity and is one the most intelligent Lawyers I know. You can retain him with confidence."
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