Practice Areas

Silver & Van Essen represents clients in all stages of business disputes in courts and arbitration proceedings throughout Michigan and beyond.  The types of cases that we specialize in include the following:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes, including claims of minority shareholder oppression
  • Employment Litigation
  • Covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit, trade secrets, and unfair competition
  • Construction Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Business torts of all types, including tortious interference, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Defamation and business disparagement
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Municipal and governmental liability
  • Professional Malpractice involving legal, accounting, and design professionals
  • Automotive supply disputes
  • Commission disputes, including procuring cause cases
  • Constitutional and civil rights
  • Liability of corporate officers and directors
  • Trust and Estate Litigation including will contests
  • Lender Liability
  • Asset-recovery disputes
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