Ralph Castelli’s practice involves him in a wide variety of business planning and structuring situations, exit planning, shareholder and partner separations and the entire gamut of real estate and business transactions. In addition, Mr. Castelli successfully served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kemp Klein for 26 years.
Mr. Castelli represents many closely-held businesses and he has developed expertise in transactions involving business expansion or reduction, loan transactions, acquisitions and sales, and reorganizations. Due to the nature of his practice and clientele, he has become adept at representing family businesses and addressing complex issues that the intertwining of family and business often entail.
Mr. Castelli is a board member of the Kemp Klein Foundation which sponsors Common Ground and many other local and national charitable causes.
Mr. Castelli served as Mayor of the City of Pleasant Ridge for 20 years and on the City Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Also, he served on the Pleasant Ridge Planning Commission from 1985 to 1988, including a term as chair. He was elected to the Pleasant Ridge City Commission in 1988. He was a member, and past president, of the South Oakland County Mayor’s Association and was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Woodward Avenue Action Association.