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James R. Oppenhuizen

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    35%

    18 years

  2. International law
    25%
    International Finance and Due Diligence

    11 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    Focus on Start-ups and International Finance

    16 years

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    10%

    16 years

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

    18 years

  6. Debt and lending agreements
    5%

    18 years

James R. Oppenhuizen is an experienced business and insolvency attorney in Grand Rapids.  The Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC is business focused and results driven.  Mr. Oppenhuizen believes that entrepreneurs and business people are the catalysts for economic growth, build and sustain stable communities, and provide opportunity to huge numbers of people.  Business people who pursue long term profits through providing needed and beneficial services to their communities are the backbone of any community.  Mr. Oppenhuizen is dedicated to helping those business people thrive, through building long lasting relationships directed toward growth and profit.

 

Mr. Oppenhuizen also has a strong background in insolvency and restructuring matters.  Such experience can provide a springboard to success for a business that has experienced missteps, but has learned and is ready to enter the road to success.  Creativity is the most important skill a bankruptcy attorney must have to be successful.  The same is true in business, and Mr. Oppenhuizen will put his creativity to work for your business in dealing with any issue that arises.

Location

Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC
25 Division Avenue S., Suite 525
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Keller & Almassian, PLC
  • 2005 - 2015

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD, Cum Laude
  • 2005
  • Calvin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Calvin College Alumni Association, Grand Rapids Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ask the Lawyer
  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • FBA Bankruptcy Conference
  • Treatment of Claims in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcies
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • Responding to the United States Trustee
  • 2014
  • Ask the Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • 2014
  • United States Trustee Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • Bankruptcy Intakes
  • 2013
  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan 2013 Seminar
  • Non-Dischargeability and the Michigan Building Contract Fund Act
  • 2013
  • Ask the Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 & 13
  • 2013
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association Ask the Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • U.S. Trustee's Best Practices Seminar
  • Divorce and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section Western District of Michigan Seminar
  • Ethics and Adversary Proceedings
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (13)
Endorse James
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethical and principled lawyer who was thorough in his preparation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several of my clients to Jim; and I will continue to do so. He has delivered as promised every time. His knowledge is superior and he provides my clients with the advice they need when navigating difficult situations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim extremely capable and knowledgeable as an attorney practicing in the area of Bankruptcy. I would highly recommend his talents if you are facing the tough decisions surrounding bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim and I have worked together on several cases. He is an aggressive advocate and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend this attorney."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with James on several cases and have referred clients to him. My clients have all reported back that they were very pleased with James and his professionalism and experience. I highly recommend this attorney."
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