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David W Brown

David W Brown

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  • Michigan
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Law Degree, MBA with honors degree in Management & Accounting & a BS degree in Accounting & Management. Also has college teaching experience in business law, management and accounting.

David is known to be very personable & good listener in working with clients and fulfilling their needs, has exceptional memory/retention/recall skills, outstanding judge/court/apposing council presentation and response skills & presents cases forcefully.

20+ years and 8,000+ cases for individuals & business with many cases before a jury and/or a judge. Strives to reduce & simply your legal issues, reduce stress and protect your rights. We serve cities within 45 miles of our primary office in Lapeer MI.

• Bankruptcy; Chapters 7, 11 & 13; personal & business. We help protect your rights, handle legal process of filing a Chapter 7 (basic liquidation), Chapter 11 (financial reorganization to operate with approved financial debt repayment plan) and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay all or part of debt for individuals with a regular source of income.)

• Business formation, legal compliance & general counsel. We help form businesses, meet state & federal legal arbitration, competition, consumer protection, contract/agreement, corporate, financial, joint ventures, labor and organization requirements for profit, non-profit and limited liability entities and help protect your rights.

• Criminal Defense; misdemeanors, felony, DUI, liability. We can handle a variety of asserted criminal issues by representing you during processing, helping you build your defense, represent you before a judge & jury if necessary and obtaining bail for DUI, fatal, personal, property, participatory, retribution and other criminal offenses.

• Family & Elder Law; family disputes, disabilities, medical care, financial issues & Wills/Trusts. We can help with spousal & domestic relationships, adoption/custody/juvenile, retirement & abuse.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
J.D. (1998) | Law
Honors: Book Awards
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Saginaw Valley State University
MBA (1994) | Marketing, Management, International Business
Honors: Graduated with honors
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California State University - San Bernardino
B.S. (1992) | Accounting
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Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy Topics Update 2012, 2013, 2014, Lapeer County Bar Association
Lapeer County Bar Association
Bankruptcy Topics Update 2012, 2013, 2014, Lapeer County Bar Association
Lapeer County Bar Association
Bankruptcy Topics Update 2012, 2013, 2014
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P58113
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Lapeer County Bas Association
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Genesee County Bar Association
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American Bankruptcy Institution
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P58113
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Elder Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Am in Chapt 13 no longer have atty. Want to sell coop have buyer.Worth $6000. Can I sell or will trustee take money
A: It really would depend upon when your case was filed and in what court. About a year and a half ago the Eastern District of Michigan adopted a "model" plan for all cases. the model plan requires court permission to sell the asset. If your case was filed under a previous plan, you may not need court permission. That being said, I would suggest getting an order of the court permitting the sale.
Q. Is there public record to see if someone has filed bankruptcy?
A: Bankruptcy filing information is available through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). This is a paid for service and is available for free at any bankruptcy court, but you have to physically go there.
Q. Do I need a lawyer for Bankruptcy one that also includes years of unfilled tax returns both federal and state.
A: Typically filing a bankruptcy with an attorney is advisable. Depending on the amounts of tax liability you may want to consider a Chapter 13 (repayment bankruptcy). should you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy the amounts owing on unfiled returns would be non-dischargeable, meaning that the bankruptcy would not eliminate them.
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1820 N. Lapeer Road, Suite 2A
lapeer, MI 48446
Telephone: (810) 245-6082
2387 S. Linden Road Ste. B130
Flint Township, MI, USA
Telephone: (810) 733-2110