Archive for the ‘Attorney Bio’ Category

Gabriel V. Triculescu

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Gabriel V. Triculescu practices immigration law. An immigrant himself, Gabriel knows first-hand the difference a well-qualified immigration attorney can make in the life of foreign nationals. During his 15 years as an attorney, he has successfully prepared employment and family-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for his clients.

Gabriel speaks Spanish, French, and Romanian.

Michael J. Kitson

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Michael J. Kitson focuses his practice on complex tax matters, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations as well as closely held business owners, their families, and other individuals in matters involving business, estate, and tax planning, asset protection, and probate and trust administration. He also represents clients in IRS and State of Michigan tax disputes.

Michael works with business owners, their families, and individuals on estate and tax planning and asset protection. His focus is on preparing estate plans including trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and health care directives; utilizing techniques to protect the client’s assets; gifting techniques; “estate freeze” strategies; and for business owners and their families, transitioning the business to the next generation. He works with clients who own cottages with succession and tax planning using vehicles like family limited partnerships and limited liability companies to assist with a smooth transition to the next generation.

Michael works with clients on full range of post-death estate and trust administration, including the administration and tax planning for decedent’s estates, preparation of estate tax returns, and preparation of fiduciary accounts.

Michael represents clients in tax disputes with the IRS and the State of Michigan with regard to income, employment, estate, sales and use, and corporate income taxes including audits, appeals, and liability resolution such as offers in compromise.

Michael has experience in working with Michigan nonprofit corporations and charitable trusts. He forms the organizations, applies for IRS tax-exempt status, and counsels client how to operate their charitable organization including governance and control, financial and recordkeeping requirements, federal and State filing and compliance procedures. He assists with Michigan licensing matters for solicitation, raffle, bingo and other charitable gaming fundraisers. Michael has worked with public charities, private foundations, and private operating foundations. He has experience with a variety of nonprofit entities, including hospitals, universities and schools, community foundations, organizations with a group ruling exemption, hunting and fishing clubs, and a variety of other nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes.

Michael is member of the Saginaw Art Museum Action Art Council.

Michael V. Krempa

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Michael Krempa is an Associate Attorney in Braun Kendrick’s Litigation Department. Michael practices primarily in the area of civil litigation with emphasis on commercial litigation, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, employment litigation and insurance defense. Michael has represented clients in cases through trial and alternative dispute resolution processes including case evaluation and facilitation.

While in law school, Michael was a member of the Wayne State University Law School’s Student Trial Advocacy Program and participated in Moot Court. He was the recipient of the Donald E. Barris Trial Competition Award. Michael completed internships with Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. of the Michigan Supreme Court and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Glenn L. Fitkin

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Glenn Fitkin’s practice focuses on environmental, real estate, oil and gas and municipal matters.

Glenn advises private and municipal clients on a broad range of regulatory, remediation, permitting, redevelopment, sustainable development, transactional and other environmental law matters, real estate transactional matters and oil and gas matters.

Glenn is a registered professional engineer, having worked as a civil and environmental engineer before becoming an attorney, and as such is able to provide clients with technical insight and understanding with respect to the legal matter at hand.

John W. Wolf

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

John Wolf works in the areas of business, tax, and estate planning.

John regularly advices clients on all aspects of business, tax, and estate planning. John has been involved in the ownership and management of several successful business enterprises.

David L. Turner

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

David Turner’s practice is concentrated in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, tax, estate planning, and employee benefits. Mr. Turner also has experience in international financial transactions involving project financings including representing lenders in syndicated loan financings.

Mr. Turner has extensive experience representing small, closely held corporations and other business entities, including limited liability companies and partnerships. His practice in this area includes negotiating and drafting buy-sell agreements, acquisition agreements, employment contracts, deferred compensation agreements, recapitalization and other capital restructurings and tax planning. He has experience in establishing private foundations and filing applications with the Internal Revenue Service for obtaining tax exempt status for such entities.

Mr. Turner also has an extensive estate planning practice which includes the drafting of complex estate planning documents as well as trust and estate administration. His tax practice encompasses both individual and business tax planning and compliance. He has represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service Appeals Office and has experience in drafting requests for Private Letter Rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. His employee benefits practice includes the design, implementation and continuing compliance of qualified retirement plans, cafeteria plans and other welfare benefit programs.

Mr. Turner is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Claims Court.

Matthew A. Tarrant

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Matthew practices in the firm’s litigation department, with emphasis in commercial litigation, appellate practice, real estate litigation, municipality representation, administrative proceedings, and landlord-tenant and land contract matters.

Matthew’s commercial litigation practice focuses on breach of contract and business tort matters. In particular, Matthew has considerable experience representing both employers and employees in disputes concerning noncompetition agreements. Matthew also represents multiple financial institutions in regards to breach of commercial and consumer loan agreements, and has experience with judicial foreclosure and mortgage foreclosure deficiencies.

Matthew has represented clients on appeal in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, as well as in State Circuit Court. Matthew’s appellate experience includes a wide array of subject-matter, including such matters as employment contracts, fraud and misrepresentation, and criminal issues.

In real property disputes, Matthew has represented clients regarding boundary line, ownership and possessory rights disputes. These cases have involved issues such as adverse possession, acquiescence and prescriptive easements.

As counsel for several municipalities, Matthew has defended clients in a variety of contexts, including suits over alleged improper conduct by public officials, a lawsuit brought by a county against a municipality over a Downtown Development Authority, as well as employment discrimination claims. Matthew has also enforced ordinances on behalf of municipalities, including traffic and non-traffic matters.

Matthew has represented clients in administrative proceedings concerning numerous divisions of the State of Michigan. He has appealed liquor license application denials to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. He has also handled unemployment compensation claims with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency and the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission. Matthew has also had matters concerning the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (now Licensing and Regulatory Affairs), as well as the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Matthew has extensive experience with landlord-tenant and land contract matters, and routinely handles summary proceedings on behalf of landlords and land contract vendors. Matthew’s practice includes representing a multi-complex public housing client, private businesses, and individuals. These matters have also included both commercial and residential properties.

Matthew is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Civil Procedure and Courts Committee, which advises on the development of the Michigan Court Rules and legislation dealing with the courts.

Matthew has served several community organizations. He is currently on the Board of the Underground Railroad, Inc. Matthew was previously a Board member of the Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw, and also served as its past President. He is also a graduate of Leadership Saginaw County and the 1000 Leaders program. In addition, he has acted as a volunteer judge for high school and undergraduate moot court competitions. Matthew is also a member of Mensa, the High IQ Society.

Phillip J. Stahle

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Phillip Stahle practices estate planning, tax, business, and real estate law.

Phil represents numerous closely held businesses and professionals. His real estate practice includes residential and commercial transactions including condominium developments and like-kind exchanges of real estate. Phil’s tax practice includes strategic tax planning as well as the representation of clients with respect to tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Michigan Department of Treasury. Phil’s business practice includes the sale and purchase of various types of businesses, including professional practices.

Phil was recently recognized with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Behavioral Science at Saginaw Valley State University.

Phil is a member of Business Law and the Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council and has served a term on its Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Field Neurosciences Institute.

Thomas J. Ruth

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Tom Ruth’s practice primarily focuses on defending private entities in the workers’ compensation context. Tom has also represented private entities in general litigation in the State and Federal Courts in Michigan.

Tom’s litigation experience includes the defense of private entities in product liability, general negligence claims and employment tort claims. While at the Firm, he has dedicated his practice to workers’ compensation arena.

Tom is a member of the Michigan State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a member of the Negligence and Workers’ Compensation Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

David L. Puskar

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Dave Puskar’s practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, municipal litigation and insurance defense. Dave regularly represents corporate, municipal and individual clients in Courts throughout the State of Michigan, on matters which include business tort claims, commercial transactions, tax, municipal law, ordinance and development disputes and real estate litigation. Dave has handled numerous matters through trial, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as facilitation and case evaluation. In addition to his admission to practice in the Courts of the State of Michigan, Dave is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

While in law school, Dave completed externships with Ohio’s Sixth District Court of Appeals and the Toledo Bar Association’s Pro Bono Program. Dave was also a two year competition member of the University of Toledo’s Trial Advocacy Team, earning the Most Outstanding Advocate award each year. Through his participation in UT’s Trial Advocacy Program, Dave was selected to be a National Member of the Order of Barristers.

Dave is involved in the Great Lakes Bay Region Community as an active member of the Fordney Club of Saginaw County and the Saginaw Young Professionals Network. Additionally, Dave is a member of the Board of Directors of Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw and a former member of the Saginaw Valley Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.