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Diverse Civil Litigation Matters

Alward, Fisher, Rice, Rowe & Graff, PLC business litigation group is composed of experienced legal advocates who appreciate the complexity of business disputes and the impact they can have on a business. Whether representing the firm’s broad range of clients in initiating litigation or defending clients who have been named as a party to a lawsuit, our attorneys understand that timeliness, cost containment and practicality are important components of any solution. While litigation is often necessary to protect our client’s interests or achieve their goals, our attorneys recognize the benefit of and have experience utilizing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration or mediation to resolve matters.

Construction Litigation

Our construction litigation attorneys represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals and suppliers in foreclosing construction liens, defective construction claims, breach of contract and a multitude of other related construction litigation matters. Our team of construction litigation attorneys also work with clients in every stage of development, from drafting initial construction agreements, negotiating contracts to assist them in avoiding constructions claims and litigation.

Bankruptcy Litigation

Due to its rapid pace, bankruptcy disputes demand specialists who have the comprehensive knowledge to aggressively negotiate resolutions to litigation. Our bankruptcy attorneys have extensive background in bankruptcy law, procedure and trial experience to give our clients the best opportunity to succeed in bankruptcy court.

Landlord Tenant Law

Our firm handles a broad spectrum of landlord tenant services including leases, contracts and statutory rights advice involving tenants, landlords, property managers and other parties of both residential and commercial premises. Our firm has resolved hundreds of landlord tenant matters. We have represented hundreds of landlords, property owners, and property management companies to assist with day to day issues related to leasing property, as well as Lease drafting and the eviction process. Landlord/tenant laws in Michigan have become increasingly complex and a specialized attorney can perform the necessary steps to achieve the desired result in the least amount of time. The initial drafting of an effective Lease and sending all necessary timely notices to the tenant and the court to comply with all laws are all very important steps in protecting the landlord’s rights.

Real Estate Litigation

Our firm represents land owners, purchasers, and contractors in all matters of real estate litigation. Whether you have a mortgage or land contract to foreclose, contract dispute, an issue involving an easement, boundary line dispute or any other real estate matter our firm can provide experienced and competent counsel to resolve your matter as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Probate Litigation

Our experienced elder law attorneys are very knowledgeable about the complexities of probate litigation. They are compassionate and sensitive to the needs of families involved in contested probate matters. Probate litigation can include a variety of matters such as:

  • Contested wills, estates and trusts
  • Contested guardianships and conservatorships
  • Creditor claims against the estate
  • Determination of heirs
  • Sale of estate and trust assets

Our firm can assist you through every phase of probate litigation and will strive to minimize the negative effects such litigation often has on the family members involved.