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Brian H. Rolfe

Chief Executive Officer, Shareholder
Phone: 248 740 5684
Practice Areas - Business Law and Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate Law and Trust Administration

Brian H. Rolfe is President and Chief Executive Officer of Kemp Klein Law Firm as well as a practicing attorney in the areas of estate planning, business law and litigation.

Mr. Rolfe’s practice is focused on helping business owners, families and individuals solve their legal problems. Whether he’s navigating a family’s estate plan or resolving a major business dispute, Mr. Rolfe is an exceptional advisor to his clients.

Mr. Rolfe helps families and individuals by preparing wills, trusts and powers of attorney to ensure proper future handling of medical decisions, finances, and other critical matters. Also, he assists clients with the administration of wills, trusts and related issues. For his business clients, Mr. Rolfe serves as general counsel and handles complex business disputes. In his 25 years of legal practice, Mr. Rolfe has won several multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts including cases involving copyright litigation, shareholder disputes, employment matters, noncompetition agreements and similar business contract matters. He has argued, and has had cases published, in the Michigan Supreme Court and 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

Mr. Rolfe has represented professional athletes in litigation matters and currently represents high net worth individuals and families with estate planning, business planning and business succession planning matters.

Mr. Rolfe is a board member of the Kemp Klein Foundation which sponsors Common Ground and many other local and national charitable causes. He has served on a variety of non-profit educational and charitable boards and committees throughout his career.

In addition, Mr. Rolfe was named Top Attorney by Crain’s Detroit Business, has been included in Super Lawyers Magazine for the past decade, which features the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan, and was selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America.

Education

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law Dean’s List and member of the Executive Board of Moot Court, the school’s Appellate Advocacy Organization. B.S., Central Michigan University

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan Michigan Trial Courts Michigan Court of Appeals Michigan Supreme Court U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan U.S. District Court, Ohio U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Judicial Circuit

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan (member, Litigation and Family Law Sections) Oakland County Bar Association American Bar Association (member, Litigation and Family Law Sections)

Other Activities

Brian is the previous General Counsel to the Lake Orion Education Foundation and is a past member of the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Planned Gifts Committee. He has written a number of articles related to employment and business law, has lectured on family law issues and he has appeared on the Business Reality Network radio program.

Brian has run numerous marathons including Chicago, New York and Boston and enjoys golf and time with his family. Brian is also a MHSAA Certified Lacrosse Referee.

Client Success Stories

Location: Kent County Circuit Court Obtained jury verdict of no liability in favor of client relative to a breach of non-competition and non-solicitation claims.
Location: Kent County Circuit Court Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with business relationships claim against corporate client relative to client’s hiring of employee subject to non-competition agreement.
Location: United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Completed settlement in client’s favor in the amount of approximately $3 million dollars relative to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and copyright claims.
Location: Genesee County Circuit Court Obtained dismissal of $250,000 breach of contract and fraud claims.
Location: Wayne County Circuit Court Won $2.2 million dollar judgement in client’s favor in shareholder dispute and business litigation on claims of breach of fiduciary duties and interference with business relationships.
Location: Macomb County Circuit Court Obtained dismissal of $840,000 breach of contract claim related to a Supply Agreement.
Location: Wayne County Circuit Court Obtained $2.85 million global settlement in client’s favor for multiple breach of contract claims.
Location: Saginaw County Circuit Court Won $145,000 on breach of contract claim.
Location: Macomb County Circuit Court Jury trial resolved in verdict. Claim was limited to less than 20% of the amount the Plaintiff was originally seeking.
Location: Macomb County Won a verdict in his client’s favor on breach of contract, interference with business and contractual relationships claims.

Articles

You’ve Been Served (With a Subpoena)! Now What? Commentator, Spring 2019
Management and Operation of Closely Held Businesses Implicate a Number of Fiduciary Duties; So What? Commentator, Fall 2018
Reasons to get a prenuptial agreement and common myths debunked; Commentator, Fall 2013
Eavesdropping and “nanny cams” not viable in divorce; Commentator, Fall 2008