Michigan Areas of Practice
- Consumer Protection and Creditors’ Rights
- Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration
- Landlord-Tenant Law
- Business and Corporate Law
- Family Law
- Labor and Employment Law
- *And more
*What You Need to Know About Us
You’ve probably figured out by now that we advertise mostly as a Michigan bankruptcy law firm. We do this because (1) it’s what we’re really good at, and (2) because trying to show up on the first page of Google for everything from Space Law to Admiralty Law is out of our budget.
What We Are NOT…
(1) We are not interested in pretending our firm has a Michigan legal expert in every area of law. There are quite a few practice areas that we’re quite content not having any experience in. Sometimes there’s a conflict of interest that prevents us from handling a case, and sometimes we just don’t have the time, energy, or interest.
(2) We are not “only” bankruptcy attorneys. In fact, we’re better bankruptcy attorneys BECAUSE we’re able to handle many of the issues (especially the practice areas listed above) that often go hand in hand with debt problems. We don’t try to push anyone into bankruptcy. If we can solve our client’s real estate, employment, landlord, or small business problem without them filing for bankruptcy, we will.
What We Are…
(1) We’re always happily available. Current clients, neighbors, family, and friends are always asking if we can take a look at this, or help them with that. So even though we may not advertise for it on our website, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised to find that we can help you with your legal issue.
(2) We’re worth getting to know. The fact is, many of our bankruptcy clients end up in our office because they didn’t know an attorney while they still could have avoided their situation. A lot of judgments get entered by default because people don’t know what to do when they’re sued. Even if we really can’t help with your case, we like to at least help you find the Michigan attorney who can.
(1) If I listed your legal issue under “Practice Areas,” then I definitely think you should immediately come in for a free consultation so that we can show you how we can help.
(2) If I didn’t list your legal issue, then I still think you should come in for a free consultation. We’ll never take a case unless we’re 100% confident that it’s in your best interest to hire us. There’s nothing to lose. Even if we decide that your best option doesn’t include hiring us, the consultation, parking, and coffee are all completely free.
Sometimes we find that you don’t need ANY lawyer because you can easily take care of the situation yourself (and we’ll point you in the right direction). If your legal issue isn’t right for us, our Rolodex usually has the name of a trusted Michigan colleague who we’d be happy to send you to.
-by Nick Best