Archive for the ‘Attorney Bio’ Category

Sean M. Walsh

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Sean Walsh’s practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation matters.

Sean represents and counsels a wide range of clients on commercial litigation matters including insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial lending matters, representation of debtors, creditors and asset purchasers in Chapter 7, 9 & 11 Bankruptcy and borrowers in negotiation and/or workout of commercial lending facilities in and out of Bankruptcy. In 2012 and 2013, Sean was elected as “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness.

Before coming to the Great Lakes Region, Sean practiced for several years in the Chicago and Detroit areas. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Amanda M. Sampson

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Amanda Sampson is an Associate Attorney in Braun Kendrick’s Business Department.

While in law school, Amanda was a member of the Journal of Business and Securities Law and served as President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She also worked as an intern at Michigan State University College of Law’s Tax Clinic and as a clerk for Judge Fred L. Borchard at Saginaw County 10th Circuit Court. Additionally, Amanda was awarded four Juris Prudence awards for earning the highest grade in her class.

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.

Tiffany D. Torain

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Tiffany D. Torain’s practice focuses on immigration and nationality law with an emphasis on deportation and removal matters. Tiffany has represented clients from countries all over the world before Immigration Courts throughout the country.

Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany was a principal in the Immigration Law Office of Tiffany D. Torain, P.A. in Miami, Florida. In South Florida, Tiffany was a Board Member on the Miramar Community Services Advisory Board and was named by Success South Florida Magazine to their 40 under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2009.

During law school, Tiffany served as an associate editor of the Southern University Law Review and an award winning member of the Moot Court Board. She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws Degree in Employment Benefits Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

Tiffany is a member of the Mu Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated in Midland, Michigan. She is also a volunteer in the Saginaw Public School District. Tiffany lives in Midland with her husband and two children.

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.

Michael E. Wooley

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Michael Wooley specializes in business and family immigration and serves as chairman of the firm’s immigration law practice group.

Mike represents numerous U.S. employers and alien professionals in the health care and manufacturing industries, as well as in the higher education and information technology sectors. Mike also has represented immigration clients involved in professional and semi-professional sports. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in immigration by the Michigan Super Lawyer magazine.

Mike is fluent in oral and written Spanish and has negotiated telecommunications and commercial contracts for clients doing business in Latin America. He regularly provides clients with Spanish language translation and interpreter services.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mike served as a United States Peace Corp volunteer in Ecuador from 1988 to 1991, where he worked with water purification systems in 25 villages in the jungles of the western Andes.

Mike has a deep commitment to the Bay City community, where he has served as a city commissioner and a board member of various local charitable and service organizations. Mike lives in Bay City with his wife and their two daughters.

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 Tarrant practices primarily in civil litigation, with an emphasis in employment, commercial, insurance defense, and appellate practice areas.

Matthew has represented clients in Michigan trial, appellate and administrative courts, as well as in Federal court. Matthew is admitted to practice in Michigan state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern Distinct of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Matt has been involved in several community activities, including serving as President of the Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw.

Mark Smith

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Mark Smith practices in financial services law with an emphasis on real estate, loan origination, creditor’s rights, insolvency, and UCC matters.

Mark represents financial institution clients and has a broad understanding of the various state and federal consumer protection laws impacting them. With substantial experience in the areas of selection and management of other legal service providers, Mark brings a strong client-based perspective to his work assignments.

Prior to joining Braun Kendrick, Mark spent nearly 20 years as an in-house attorney for Citizens Bank and its affiliates. During that time Mark assumed lead counsel responsibility for risk management, loan and deposit product development, and regulatory compliance activities within and outside the State of Michigan.

Mark also has previous experience as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Ohio, and practice experience as an attorney specializing in consumer and business bankruptcy law.