Toering Law Firm PLLC office buildingToering Law Firm PLLC is a Detroit-area (Oakland County), Michigan law firm dedicated to providing excellent legal services in a client-responsive and cost-effective manner.

What should you look for in a lawyer? This depends on what your legal issue is, of course. But let me suggest six things: excellence, experience, integrity, wise advice, zealous representation, and a commitment to understand your objectives and to work to achieve them in way that respects your budget. Expect these when you retain the Toering Law Firm PLLC.

My practice emphasizes four main areas: commercial litigation (including shareholder litigation and other business breakups), insurance disputes (including insurance subrogation and coverage disputes), business transactional matters (including business startups and shareholder buyouts), and family law (select cases).

Most of my clients are individuals, small business owners, and small businesses, although I have represented publicly-traded, Fortune 500 companies. Big or small, every client is a “big client” to me. I am available to represent clients in Wayne County (Detroit), Oakland County, Macomb County, and throughout Michigan, and to serve as Michigan counsel for out-of-state law firms. Over the years, I have served as local counsel to attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia area, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Before opening my own firm, I practiced as in-house counsel for General Motors Corporation and later as a partner at Bowman and Brooke LLP (a national litigation firm that represents large companies in complex litigation) and as a founding member of Grassi & Toering, PLC. I am an officer of the Council for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, where I chair the Commercial Litigation Committee, Small Business Forum, and the Law Schools Committee.  (I have been elected to Super Lawyers in Michigan for 2012.)  Also, I serve as a volunteer director of the Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan and as a mentor at TechTown in Detroit.  My professional interests include business courts and promoting business in Michigan.  Also, I have taught business planning for small businesses at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.