FAMILY LAW FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS Our attorneys focus on the unique needs of each client to achieve a fair resolution that avoids unnecessary public displays and anxiety that often arise in divorce proceedings. We provide expert counsel in child custody matters, visitation and support issues and prenuptial agreements. We handle post-judgment matters as well, such as modification of spousal support, child support and child custody.
Adoption Annulments Business valuations Child custody and support matters Court intervention Dissolution of cohabitation agreements Domestic and international child custody Paternity suits Personal protection orders Personal relationship transitions Pre and post nuptial agreements Separation agreements Tax issues
WILLIAM H. HERITAGE, III
Family Law, Real Estate Litigation Mr. Wagner concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, family law, and personal injury. He has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible ranking for ethical standards and legal ability. He has been named a Top Lawyer by dBusiness Magazine, a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media.
KELLIE DEVITO Family Law
Ms. DeVito concentrates her practice exclusively in the area of domestic relations handling all issues related to divorce. This includes custody and parenting time disputes, property distribution and spousal support. She has extensive experience handling complex marital estates involving the acquisition of significant assets, closely held business interests, and real estate holdings.
MARK S. PAPAZIAN Family Law, Litigation
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Mr. Wulfmeier has over 35 years of experience defending healthcare providers in complex medical malpractice cases. Additionally, he is a partner in the litigation group and has experience in family law matters. Mr. Wulfmeier represents physicians in all specialties as well as dentists, nurses, and hospitals in a variety of malpractice and disciplinary proceedings.
Ms. Johnson concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations and matters that impact the family. She serves as a court appointed guardian ad litem and parenting time coordinator in complex parenting time and custody matters, often in the middle of a contentious divorce. Ms. Johnson also handles guardianships and conservatorships for children and adults.
GEOFFREY S. WAGNER
Property division Community property Sale and separate property Corporate real estate valuation and assessment
Board of Directors, Chair, Medical Malpractice Defense Section, Family Law
EXPERTS IN RELATED FIELDS
Mrs. Duffy practices family law litigation and mediation. She has handled simple and complex divorce cases throughout the State of Michigan. Mrs. Duffy focuses on achieving a positive result for each family, while advocating her client’s goals. She has earned a reputation for being organized, efficient, and a creative problem solver.
Determine your goals and objectives Create a customized estate plan Reduce or eliminate death taxes Avoid probate
LEROY H. WULFMEIER, III
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Mr. Weaver has over 22 years of litigation experience and concentrates his practice entirely to family law. He is involved in all aspects of family law and specializes in areas of custody disputes and matters of high assets. Mr. Weaver’s experience includes handling complex litigation such as adoption, annulments, business valuations, child custody, court interventions, paternity suits, separation agreements, tax issues, and more.
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Board of Directors, Chair, Family Law Section
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MATTHEW S. WEAVER
Mr. Papazian specializes in divorce, custody, and related family matters, commercial and business litigation, as well as representation of media celebrities, recording artists, and athletes. He has practiced law for 40 years and has tried cases all over the State of Michigan. Mr. Papazian has been appointed as a “receiver” by the Oakland County Circuit Court.
President , Board of Directors, Chair, Business Practice Section Mr. Heritage concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business formation, planning and transactions, corporate law, healthcare law, and real estate law. He has 20 years of experience in dealing with complex business and commercial transactions within a broad range of industries including the representation of small to large privately-held businesses.
WILLIAM H. HORTON
Board of Directors, Chair, Business and Commercial Litigation Sections Mr. Horton has been trying lawsuits for over 30 years, primarily in the areas of business and commercial disputes, employment law, and real estate. Many cases involve the automobile industry. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
TIMOTHY J. MULLINS
Board of Directors, Chair, Government Law and Insurance Defense Mr. Mullins has been successfully representing Michigan public school districts for more than 30 years. His representation of public school districts includes: employment discrimination, constitutional litigation, general education, special education, personal injury, serious school bus accidents, workers’ compensation and more.
ANDREW T. BARAN
Chair, Employment and Labor Law Mr. Baran concentrates his practice in matters relating to employment and commercial disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and agreements restricting competition. He has broad experience as a counselor and advisor to employers across the Midwest, and provides proactive assistance in avoiding disputes and legal exposure while achieving the employer’s desired objectives.
TAXATION • Tax planning for individuals, corporations, estates and trusts • Corporate taxation, including S corporations • Corporate and business reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and liquidations • Partnership and limited liability company taxation • International taxation of entities and individuals • Qualified and non-qualified pension and profit sharing plans and ESOPs • Excise tax matters • Tax audits — federal, state and local • Litigation in the United States Tax Court; United States District Court; United States Court of Federal Claims; Michigan Tax Tribunal; and the State of Michigan Court of Claims • Appeals to all federal and state appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court • Tax collection activities, both federal and state • Employment tax penalties
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Strategic analysis Due diligence Preliminary agreements Transaction planning Negotiation and documentation Financing Closing and post-closing
CORPORATE • Advise clients with selecting the best type of business entity, management structure, financing package and executive compensation plan • Assist clients with employee, landlord and customer issues • Handle buy-sell arrangements and succession plans