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Geaneen M. Arends
Butzel Long, Detroit
Geaneen M. Arends concentrates her practice on general business law and commercial real estate. She assists business clients with general business planning, entity formation and maintenance, mergers, acquisitions, private placements, woman-owned/minority-owned/disadvantaged business certification, insurance and risk management issues, and general business contracts. She has also advised business clients on a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisition, development and leasing...View Full Bio

Kellie M. Blair
Matta Blair PLC, Bloomfield Hills
Kellie M. Blair is a partner in her firm. She concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate litigation and transactions, business litigation, and commercial litigation. Ms. Blair has significant experience in real estate title insurance, real estate litigation, real estate errors and omissions, commercial litigation, employment litigation, construction liens, broker liability defense, corporate partnership and limited liability formation,...View Full Bio

Peter C. Brown
The Gallagher Law Firm, East Lansing
Peter C. Brown practices in the areas of real property, litigation, and title insurance law. He serves on the Titles and Conveyancing Committee of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section and is also a member of the bar’s Litigation Section. Mr. Brown is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the Ingham County Bar Association,...View Full Bio

Alfredo Casab
Dawda Mann Mulcahy & Sadler, Bloomfield Hills
Alfredo Casab practices in the areas of real estate, business, and commercial litigation. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (Government Relations Committee), the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan (past president), the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the board of advisors for the Oakland University Economics Department. Mr. Casab was listed...View Full Bio

M. Charles Etter
M. Charles Etter Attorney PC, Kalamazoo
M Charles Etter practices in the areas of real property, probate & estate planning, and trusts. Mr. Etter is a member of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan; he is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the American Bar Association. Mr. Etter serves on the Real Estate Committee of...View Full Bio

Kary C. Frank
Blakeslee Rop PLC, Rockford
With offices in Big Rapids as well as Rockford, Kary C. Frank practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, real property law, and business law and is a member of the corresponding sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a contributor to the ICLE online form bank and how-to kits and has acted as a commentator...View Full Bio

Meredith Holtz-Weingarden
Fidelity National Title Group, Bloomfield Hills
Meredith Holtz-Weingarden is a vice president, Michigan state counsel, and regional commercial agency counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, which encompasses Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section, the Women Lawyers Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and...View Full Bio

Stephan K. Lobert
Lobert Law Office PC, Big Rapids
President and attorney at law for his firm, Stephan K. Lobert practices in the areas of real estate, estate planning, business, and probate and trust administration. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Mecosta-Osceola Bar Association, and the Mecosta County Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Mr. Lobert was recognized as Mecosta County's favorite attorney by the...View Full Bio

Stephanie C. Mellin
Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC, Southfield
Stephanie C. Mellin is an associate in her firm’s Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance and Real Property Litigation Practice Group. Focusing her practice in this area since 2010, Ms. Mellin uses her expertise to provide advantageous solutions to client matters. She is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western...View Full Bio

Willard G. Moseng
Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Lansing
Willard G. Moseng practices in the areas of real property and mortgage lending, tax exempt housing bonds, and low-income housing. He is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has published several articles in "Michigan Real property Review," generally related to recording and conveyancing....View Full Bio

Gregory K. Need
Adkison Need Allen & Rentrop PLLC, Bloomfield Hills
Gregory K. Need practices in the areas of municipal law, zoning and land use, and estate planning. A member of the Oakland County Bar Association's municipal law committee, he has served three times as the committee's chair. Mr. Need has authored several articles and lectured extensively on zoning and land use matters for such organizations as ICLE, the Michigan Society...View Full Bio

Joseph H. Wener
Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC, Farmington Hills
Licensed to practice in both Ontario and Michigan, Joseph H. Wener practices in the areas of real estate law, corporate and business law, commercial transactions, and issues pertaining to or involving Canadian law. With experience in both Canada and the United States, he has practiced extensively in the area of residential and commercial real estate transactions, representing individuals, corporate clients,...View Full Bio

Melanie C. Hagan
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Melanie C. Hagan joined ICLE in 2012. She works with ICLE's contributors to update and edit publications and online resources in the real property, municipal law, and law practice management areas. Before joining ICLE, Ms. Hagan worked as a staff attorney at the Oregon Supreme Court and practiced law at a large San Francisco law firm. She is a member...View Full Bio
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