Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
                                                       - Abe Lincoln offered this advice to lawyers in 1850

Anticipation: forseeing legal scenarios and dilemmas, avoiding mistakes and culpability, making contracts, estate planning for family wealth, health, wellbeing, business and property succession.
Negotiation: amicably establishing, manging, and ending legal, family, and business relationships, making contracts and settlement agreements, prioritizing goals for predictabe outcomes, building common ground.
Prevention: legal compliance, written contracts, defensive legal posturing, planning around legal obsacles, prioritizing.  The perfect crime is the one your never committed in the first place.
Litigation: a court case should never be your first strategy, but if you are sued in a private civil case or prosecuted for a crime or regulatory non-compliance, or if suing is your best option, then we come prepared.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan since 1985
Many people think lawyers are unapproachable and aloof, that they are unaffordable, and that they stir up trouble. Many people learn the hard way how devistating litigation can be, and how easily they could have avoided legal problems if they had only been able to call someone trustworthy - someone who would listen - before they got into trouble in the first place.

When you take a proactive approach to avoid business and personal mistakes, you find that a reasonable attorney is not just affordable, but actually adds value to your business and your life. I listen closely, and teach you to calculate the potential consequences of your actions, or the actions of your associates, before you have to face those consequences. Then I suggest to you ways to accomplish your objectives without running afoul of the law. If its too late for that, I help dig you out of trouble so you can get on with life.

I charge affordable fees on reasonable terms. I make myself available to provide timely and reliable advice by phone, text, email, or in-person consultation for established clients on annual or monthly retainer, or by the hour @$180/hour.  Call for an initial consultation.

I will listen carefully and hear you out before I recommend any course of action for you!