Brad concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, employment and manufacturing.

Experience

Prior to engaging in the full-time practice of law, Brad worked for a steel heat-treating company in Grand Rapids driving trucks, operating heavy equipment and lifts, welding, blasting and materials testing. Brad put himself through law school by working in banking, working in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and clerking for private law firms in the Detroit area.

Brad enjoys resolution of hotly contested, complex matters, including “bet the company” litigation. Resolution includes negotiating favorable results with opposite parties, mediation or arbitration and, if resolution is impossible, taking a matter to trial.

Sample Projects

  • Recovered over $1M for elderly client of marital assets transferred out of the marital estate.
  • Successfully prevented major cell phone company from erecting 120-foot-tall cell tower on school property in close proximity to residential neighborhood.
  • Defended minority stockholders in fraud claim involving a stock redemption to a successful conclusion in Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Defended unlicensed contractor in homeowner litigation to a “No Cause” jury verdict and obtained sanctions against Plaintiffs, which recovered all attorney fees expended in the defense.
  • Developed the “model” for unpaid subcontractors in Michigan Construction Lien litigation to pool liens in a limited liability company to prevent owner/developer from acquiring project by bidding a single isolated lien amount to the detriment of the other lien claimants.
  • Successfully represented doctor groups in forcing hospital-owned condominium to acquire doctor-owned units.
  • Drafted numerous estate plans for clients and handled numerous probate estates and their administration.
  • Prepared and filed IRS forms, including decedent’s final income tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns and estate and gift tax returns.
  • Involved in many contested probate and trust matters, including will contests and trust disputes.

Education

Mercy Law School, J.D. 1980, magna cum laude

University of Michigan, B.A. 1976

Community Involvement

Muskegon County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee, Past Chairman

American Cancer Society, Past Board Member

Lake Michigan Estate Planning Council, Past Member

Haywood County Greenway Advisory Council, Secretary

Awards & Recognition

Alpha Sigma Nu, Legal Honor Society