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Mark S. Frankel

Mediation Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    I represent clients in all commercial disputes.

    34 years

  2. Debt collection
    I principally represent creditors with claims in bankruptcy including modifying the stay to pursue secured collateral and claims for non-dischargeability, and defense of preference claims.

    34 years

  3. Mediation
    I am a certified mediator both for the Circuit and Probate Courts.

    24 years

  4. Probate
    I represent clients in disputes over estates and trusts. I often act as a court appointed fiduciary for estates and trusts.

    34 years

  5. Real estate
    I represent clients in all disputes regarding real property. I represent contractors and owners in all manner of construction disputes, including, contracts, defects and construction liens

    34 years

MARK S. FRANKEL is a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Frankel is a member of the firm’s litigation section and he has concentrated his practice in the arena of probate law, complex commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial and business law.  He is head of the firm’s Probate Litigation Group.  Examples of some of the matters he has handled include:

  • Representation of estates, trusts, trustees and beneficiaries in contested estate, trust and probate administration matters
  • Probate Court proceedings of all types, including Will, trust and estate administration and contests, guardianships, conservatorships, trust reformations, Trustee representation and examination of accountings
  • Real estate litigation and administrative proceedings, including zoning and land use proceedings, contract litigation, environmental compliance and economic development
  • Resolving title disputes
  • Representation of individuals and business entities in connection with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, zoning Boards of Appeal and other courts and administrative bodies
  • Complex commercial litigation, including corporate governance issues, contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, fraud and deceptive trade practices, disparagement, dissolutions and other business claims
Licensed for 34 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Mark

Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC
39395 West 12 Mile Road Suite 200
Country Club Office Centre
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331


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Posted by Mary ann | June 2, 2017
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I hired mark Frankel to represent me with my case. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. He was prompt,thorough,and fair. He is an excellent attorney and I would strongly recommend him to represent anyone. Thank you mark!! A job well done!!!


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Member
  • Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar, PC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sommers Schwartz Silver & Schwartz, PC
  • 1985 - 1994


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Oakland University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • The Warriors Trust Fund
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association, Corporate Litigation, Bankruptcy, Probate Law and Commercial Law Sections
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oakland County Circuit Court’s Bench Bar Conference
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Bar Association American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Citizens Alliance to the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal
  • A Primer on Antilapse Statutes
  • 2008
  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Stokes Redux
  • 2002
  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Advising Clients After Stokes
  • 2001
  • Building Business & Apartment Management
  • Michigan Consumer Protection Act Now Applies to Residential Builders
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Land Contract Defaults and Forfeitures
  • Land Contracts
  • 2012
  • Homeward Bound Seminar
  • The Mechanics of Commercial Development from Start to Finish: Part I - Pre-Purchase: Due Diligence, Acquisition of Land and Purchase Agreements
  • 2001
  • Seminar
  • Evictions
  • 1998

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Farmington Hills Mediation Lawyer Mark S. Frankel
Mark S. Frankel
Mediation Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
Licensed for 34 years