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Faith M. Gaudaen

Phone: 248 619 2586
Practice Areas - Business and Corporate Planning, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Estate and Trust Litigation, Labor/Employment Relations, Probate Law and Trust Administration, Real Estate, Real Estate Transactions / Land Use

Faith Gaudaen helps businesses and families in conflict come to resolution. She has represented business owners in dispute, assisted families in disagreement over wills and trusts and coached companies through hiring, firing and a host of other employment issues. Her forte is managing conflict and guiding clients to resolution whether through the courts, arbitration, mediation or other conflict resolution.

Business and Employment Conflict: Ms. Gaudaen helps companies from the start of operation, through day-to-day maintenance issues, and resolves any conflicts that arise along the way. In addition, she handles real estate matters such as, contract negotiation, tax foreclosure, landlord/tenant conflicts and zoning issues.

Ms. Gaudaen “first chaired” a complex dispute between members of a limited liability company and obtained a “no cause” verdict, relieving her client of a one million dollar claim.

Disputes over Wills, Trusts and Elder Care: As families grow older, it is not uncommon for disagreements to arise among relatives over elder care and will/trust administration. Ms. Gaudaen is experienced in handling these significant emotional and financial concerns of her clients. She calmly guides families and individuals through the legal process to optimal conclusion.

She has been selected as a “Rising Star” for the 2010 and 2011 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan.


J.D., University of Michigan, 1996
Michigan Merit Award for Criminal Law, May 1995
B.S., University of Michigan, 1993
Senior Leadership Award, 1993

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois State Bar, 1997
State Bar of Michigan, 1999
U.S. District Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of Michigan, 1999


Illinois State Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association

Other Activities

Ms. Gaudaen is a member of Inforum, a professional woman’s alliance. In addition, she has written a variety of articles on employment, auto dealer and business law.


What to do when being sued; Commentator, Fall 2010