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.

Kaitlyn A. Cramer

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

While in law school, Kaitlyn was an editor for the Wayne Law Review, and planned the Law Review’s annual Symposium. She was also a member of the Moot Court team, serving on the board as Outside Competitions Director and competing at the Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court competition. Kaitlyn was awarded Best Oralist at the Midwest Regional of the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She was also a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.

Kaitlyn currently serves as Treasurer for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Great Lakes Bay Region, and is a member of the Junior League of Saginaw Valley.

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.

Timothy S. Arnold

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Tim Arnold’s practice focuses primarily on business, commercial and construction defect litigation, creditors’ rights, and collections.

Tim represents and counsels a wide range of clients from individuals to multi-national corporations in every aspect of litigation from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal, including alternative dispute resolution and litigation avoidance strategies. He has successfully litigated cases before arbitrators and in courts throughout Michigan, North Carolina, California, New Jersey, Kentucky and Minnesota. In 2008, Tim was recognized as one of Michigan’s “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” in the area of business litigation.

Before returning to his hometown of Saginaw, Tim practiced for several years in the Detroit area at the largest law firm in Michigan. Throughout his career, Tim has remained active in the community. He is a former President of the Saginaw County Bar Association. Tim is actively involved in several non-profit corporations and charitable service organizations including Fordney Club of Saginaw County, Peace Lutheran Church Board of Directors, Peace Lutheran School Board, and READ Association of Saginaw County. He is a graduate of Leadership Saginaw County and has served on the Child and Family Services of Saginaw County Board of Directors, Peace Lutheran Church and School Foundation Board of Directors and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers Board.

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.