Our Practice

Expert results with outstanding efficiency.

Most of the clients of Demorest Law Firm, PLLC, are privately-held businesses, ranging in size from small, start-up companies to larger, established companies. We also provide services to publicly-held companies and other law firms on specific projects.

 

Litigation Success

The firm has a record of success in litigation matters, with the skill and ability to prevail in court actions when a business solution or negotiation fails.

In 2002, the firm obtained a $6,800,000 jury verdict for a client in an inverse condemnation case, which was later affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals.Michigan Lawyers Weekly (PDF of article) recognized this as the sixth largest verdict in any trial in the State of Michigan during the year 2002.

In 2003, we obtained a jury verdict of $4,000,000 for a client in another inverse condemnation case, which was also affirmed on appeal. Michigan Lawyers Weekly (PDF of article) recognized this as the sixth largest verdict in any trial in the State of Michigan during the year 2003, and the highest verdict in any trial held in Wayne County Circuit Court during 2003.

In 2007, we reached a very successful settlement in a Florida condemnation case, increasing the amount paid to our client by over 100% from the City’s original offer of $670,000 to over $1.4 million.

The firm was recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business (PDF of article) in its Twentieth Anniversary issue (2005) for obtaining two of the twenty largest awards in the Detroit Area in the previous twenty years. No other law firm had two cases on this list.

Industries Represented

Our business clients are involved in a variety of enterprises. They include manufacturing companies, retail stores, hospitality industry (hotels, restaurants, conference centers, and golf courses), educational institutions, health care providers, and real estate management and construction companies.

We also represent individuals in real estate purchases and salesleases, contract review and negotiations, employment issues, insurance claims, and legal review of investments. Our individual clients include business owners, physicians and professional athletes.

We act as the General Counsel for most of our business clients. We can handle most of the transactional legal issues that arise during the life of a business, including business formation; contract drafting, review and negotiations; and all matters related to the merger, sale or acquisition of a business.

If issues arise that are outside of our expertise, we have established relationships with attorneys that have expertise in these other areas, so that we can provide a full range of legal services to our clients.