- 12 Kemp Klein Attorneys Among Best Lawyers in America August 15, 2018
- Attorneys Martella and Zawideh Elected to Kemp Klein’s Board of Directors July 9, 2018
- Rolfe Named President and COO of the Firm June 25, 2018
- Cnudde to Speak at GJC Nonprofit Organizations Update Seminar April 17, 2018
- Castelli Named to ‘Leaders in the Law’ Class of 2018 April 5, 2018
Zawideh Successfully Defends Trustee Against Claims of Fraud
Twenty years ago, the Settlor, a widow, established a trust for the benefit of her daughter, “Jane Doe” (“Jane”), Jane’s two sons, and the Settlor’s son, ”John Doe” (“John”), and daughter-in-law, “Mary Roe” (“Mary”). The Trust nominated Jane as the successor trustee of the trust, except as to that portion of the Trust that was to benefit John and Mary; for John and Mary’s trust, the Settlor nominated her CPA as the successor trustee… more
Sinai and Martella Win FINRA Arbitration
Stuart Sinai and Chris Martella recently prevailed in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration proceeding to expunge/clear our client – broker’s publicly-available so called BrokerCheck records of two clearly erroneous/false entries. Those entries had unfairly tarnished our client’s reputation as an investment advisor. Those defamatory and erroneous entries will now be expunged from the publicly-available records.
Robert Zawideh Convinces Bank to Set Aside $540,000.00 Judgment in Exchange for Pennies on the Dollar
Like so many other real estate investors, Attorney Zawideh’s client suffered substantial losses when the real estate market collapsed in 2008. The Client invested approximately $600,000 in vacant Florida real estate, and financed that property with the Plaintiff Bank … more
Robert Zawideh Obtains Award Granting his Client Her Rightful Inheritance from Her Father’s Trust
The father of Robert Zawideh’s client died in 2015, leaving a substantial estate and trust… more
Rolfe, Gaudaen and McGiness Complete $3MM Settlement
Brian H. Rolfe, Faith Gaudaen and Kevin McGiness successfully completed a 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.
Zawideh Successfully Defends Son’s $2.1 Million Inheritance
Robert Zawideh’s client was the youngest child of four children, (three sons and a daughter) whose father passed away in the summer of 2013 … more
Rolfe Obtains Dismissal of Tortious Interference
Brian H. Rolfe obtained dismissal of tortious interference with business relationships claim against corporate client relative to client’s hiring of employee subject to non-competition agreement.
Zawideh and Bisio Reinstate Guardianship and Conservatorship Petitions
Attorneys Robert S. Zawideh, Alan A. May and Ronald S. Nixon were featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly for successfully representing a widow in a trust contest: http://milawyersweekly.com/news/.
Rolfe Obtains Verdict of No Liability
Brian H. Rolfe obtained jury verdict of no liability in favor of client relative to a breach of non-competition and non-solicitation claims.
Zawideh and Bisio Reinstate Guardianship and Conservatorship Petitions
Robert Zawideh and Richard Bisio were retained by a brother and sister whose petitions for guardianship and conservatorship over their elderly mother were denied by the probate court … more
Filipp and Nixon secure $1.3 million reversal
Attorneys Mark Filipp and Ronald Nixon secured the complete reversal of a purported $1.3 million deficiency in payroll taxes charged against a client, demonstrating to the administrative law judge after a hearing that the state agency’s actions leading to the deficiency were improper under the law.
Nixon wins dismissal
Applying his knowledge of Michigan antidiscrimination law, attorney Ronald Nixon assisted the Nixon Peabody firm in securing the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a woman who disagreed with a client’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.
Buttiglieri and Feliksa Defeat Paper-Plate “Will” through Arbitration
Joseph P. Buttiglieri and Tracy L. Feliksa represented three brothers contesting the validity of a note written on a paper plate, which was purported to be their father’s last will and testament. The paper plate was kept in the daughter’s home and shown to her brothers only after her father’s death … more
Zawideh Enforces Subcontractor’s Claim against General Contractor
After the subcontractor retained Robert Zawideh, he immediately demanded arbitration as called for in the parties’ contract, and asserted claims of breach of contract and conversion … more
Buttiglieri Successfully Defends Three Great-Niece’s Inheritance in a Determination of Heirs
Joseph P. Buttiglieri represented three sisters in a dispute regarding the application of Michigan’s “anti-lapse statute” to their great-uncle’s will … more
Zawideh wipes out almost $100,000 in debt
Robert Zawideh‘s client retained him almost two months after a court entered a default judgment against her in the amount of $98,828.78. To make matters worse, the client went to court on her own behalf and tried – unsuccessfully – to have that judgment set aside … more
Zawideh succeeds in getting over $240,000 released to client in construction case.
Robert S. Zawideh was brought in by another law firm to jointly represent a residential real estate developer that was embroiled in a dispute with its builder over the construction of three homes … more
Zawideh and Bisio defeat efforts to sanction their clients
Robert S. Zawideh and Richard D. Bisio took over representation of two clients who were abandoned by their prior counsel literally the day before trial on petitions for guardianship and conservatorship of their elderly mother … more
Buttiglieri and Zawideh successfully defend son’s inheritance
Joseph P. Buttiglieri and Robert S. Zawideh represented the son of a man whose last trust left everything to his son, to the exclusion of his two daughters … more
Zawideh successfully defends franchisee from noncompete claim by franchisor
In its Complaint, Plaintiff, a regional pizza franchisor, alleged that the Defendants, Robert S. Zawideh’s clients, operated one of their franchise restaurants for over a year after the expiration of the franchise agreement, and thereafter, opened a new pizza business in the same location … more
May and Zawideh obtain $2.6 million settlement in probate matter
Alan A. May and Robert S. Zawideh represented the daughters of a man whose last estate plan effectively disinherited them in his alleged final Trust … more
May, Zawideh and Nahhat obtain $1.9 million settlement in probate matter
Alan A. May, Robert S. Zawideh and Edward M. Nahhat represented the son and daughter of a man who had a number of estate plans prepared for him over the years … more
Bisio wins complete vindication on appeal of a client’s rights in trust dispute
Richard D. Bisio won a complete vindication on appeal of a client’s rights in a trust dispute … more
Rolfe wins $2.2MM judgment
Brian H. Rolfe wins $2.2MM judgment in client’s favor in shareholder dispute and business litigation on claims of breach of fiduciary duties and interference with business relationships.
Zawideh gets large collection case thrown out of court
Plaintiff, a national debt collection firm that buys and collects on defaulted loans across the country, filed suit against a client of Robert S. Zawideh seeking to recover an alleged outstanding debt in excess of $105,000 plus interest and costs … more
May and Zawideh convince court to find defendant in contempt and default him for violating injunction
Alan A. May and Robert S. Zawideh represented a Personal Representative following the death of her widowed mother who lived with her son … more
Probate attorney Alan A. May has continued to develop methods to ensure that the intent of an Estate Plan is carried out without interruption
Recently the Oakland County Probate Court entered an Order, during the lifetime of a client finding and determining that his Trust was valid and that he was competent and not subject to undue influence … more
Litigation attorney Michael J. Weikert obtained a victory for his auto dealer client by fighting a claim that would have resulted in the dealership being unable to obtain a newly awarded Dodge franchise from Chrysler.
The plaintiff argued that under recent changes to the Michigan Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchise Act, it was entitled to notice from Chrysler and an opportunity to object because the Dodge franchise awarded to Weikert’s client would be within its relevant market area … more
Morrow successful in securing complete dismissal of lawsuit
Raymond L. Morrow was successful in securing a complete dismissal of a lawsuit brought in Oakland County Circuit Court against a client, who had previously been president of the company that sued him, after the client resigned and went into competition with his former employer … more
Snyder gets reversal of Macomb County Probate ruling
Lawrence G. Snyder obtained a reversal of a Macomb County Probate ruling in May vs. AAA. In a published opinion Snyder set the insurance industry on its ear commanding them to pay all reasonable fiduciary fees in no fault cases and stop forcing cases to court.
Brian H. Rolfe wins dismissal
Obtained dismissal of $840,000.00 breach of contract claim related to a Supply Agreement.