Archive for the ‘Attorney Bio’ Category

Glynis L. Talley

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Ms. Talley is an associate attorney in Braun Kendrick’s Litigation Department.

While in law school, Glynis was Appellate Moot Court Board team captain, a Walter E. Oberer Scholarship recipient and participated in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.

Glynis is a native of Saginaw and shows her commitment to community service by serving on the boards of Child & Family Services and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.

Paul J. McHugh

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Paul McHugh is an Associate in Braun Kendrick’s litigation department. Paul’s practice primarily focuses on defending private entities in the workers’ compensation context.

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.

Michael E. Wooley

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Mr. Wooley has over 17 years of immigration experience.

Mike specializes in business immigration and represents U.S. employers and alien professionals with a focus on health care and higher education, as well as the manufacturing and information technologies sectors. Mike has a significant investment visa practice, specializing in both E-2 and immigrant investor visas.

Mike regularly lectures on immigration issues to interested groups. He has made several immigration related television appearances and has been featured in the Saginaw News on a variety of legal topics. When necessary, Mike appears in Immigration Court and has a winning track record litigating cases against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In 2006, Mike was recognized as one of Michigan’s top immigration lawyers by the Detroit News. In 2012, he earned the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for Excellence in immigration. This award is accorded to less than 4% of attorneys nationally. He received this award again in 2015.

Mike is on the boards of the Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw and also New Dimensions. He is a past board member for the Bay Arts Council as well as a former Bay City Commissioner.

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.

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.