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About me

I have helped form dozens of companies throughout Michigan and routinely offer counsel to startups, tech companies, and other business owners on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from formation to angel and venture capital funding to interaction with third parties to merger and acquisition. I have been recognized by my peers as one of Michigan’s top business attorneys under forty, and am often recommended by my clients to others looking for an attorney for my pragmatic approach to both the business of practicing law and the counsel I provide.


I also help other parties resolve their disputes by serving as a facilitaitive mediator. I have taken extensive dispute resolution, and am approved by the Kent County Circuit Court to serve as a facilitaitive mediator. 


Practice areas


  1. LLC: 40%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Corporate: 20%
  4. M & A: 10%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark J. Bennett

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    Mark Bennett Business Attorney
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  • Gerald R. Lykins

    I endorse this lawyer. Hal is a very skilled and able attorney. Hal is responsive and ensures that his clients received top of the line treatment. I have and will continue to recommend Hal to others when they are looking for a good attorney in the business area.


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Contact info

The Ostrow Law Firm PLC

168 Louis Campau Promenade NW
Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing200205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2014
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2012
Rising Star - Business LawSuperLawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselLipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, PC Attorneys & Counselors At Law2015 - Present
Founder & AttorneyThe Ostrow Law Firm PLC2011 - Present
AssociateWheeler Upham, PC2005 - 2011
Law ClerkHon. Paul L. Maloney2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan State Bar FoundationFellow2015 - Present
State Bar of MichiganBoard Member, Building a 21st Century Practice Committee2015 - Present
American Israel Public Affairs Committee National CouncilBoard Member2014 - Present
Michigan Israel Business BridgeVice President2013 - Present
Michigan Israel Business BridgeBoard Member2011 - Present
American Israel Public Affairs Committee Michigan CouncilBoard Member2009 - Present
The Kiski School Board of VisitorsFounding Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganJudicial Qualifications Committee2013 - 2015
State Bar of MichiganLaw & the Media Committee2012 - 2015
State Bar of MichiganRepresentative Assembly2007 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyProposal 6 – Building an International Bridge2012
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyMichigan’s 2012 Ballot Proposals: An Introduction2012
The Grand Rapids PressSaved a Client over $2.5m2011
The Grand Rapids PressBillable Hours are a Barrier to Entry for Startups2011
Rapid Growth MediaNew Legal Service is Startup Friendly2011
Grand Rapids Business JournalNew Law Firm Offers Different Pricing Policy2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Wittenberg UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Innovation Practice InstituteBuilding an Entrepreneurial Law Practice2015
Lunch & LearnLegal Ease2012