Maddin Hauser is a multi-specialty law firm serving individuals, businesses and governmental entities throughout metro Detroit and all of southeastern Michigan. We are proud to have represented many of our clients for 25 years or more. While our clients appreciate the results we achieve, the way we achieve those results is equally important to them.
We don't just respond to a client's needs. We anticipate them. Because we work hard to understand each client's business, industry and unique situations, we can be more proactive about protecting their interests. Because we are committed to frequent communication and ready accessibility, we can obtain client input quickly and move forward in an expeditious manner. Because we embrace the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, we can be trusted to do the right thing for every client.
The Team Approach
In many law firms, your attorney is assigned by default -it's simply an attorney who had time to fit your case into his or her schedule. At Maddin Hauser, your attorney is determined on the basis of knowledge and expertise -so you get the very best person for the job. To help your attorney make more efficient use of time, we assemble a support team of additional attorneys, paralegals and law clerks. Even if your attorney is out of the office on another matter, there is always someone here who is familiar with your situation and can assist you.
The containment of legal costs is a high priority at Maddin Hauser. As a mid-size law firm, we are able to provide exceptional legal services at hourly rates lower than those charged by larger firms for comparable services. In addition, we have realized cost efficiencies by embracing technological advances in such areas as communications, litigation support, legal research and office operations.
Our operating philosophy is rooted in respect. We respect our clients enough to make them full partners in the legal process -keeping them informed and inviting their participation every step of the way. We feel this is a better way to build and maintain an effective working relationship. We are happy to say that our clients agree.
The Advantage of Specialization
Many of the attorneys at Maddin Hauser concentrate their practice in specific areas such as real estate, taxation, commercial transactions and litigation. Several of our attorneys are also licensed CPAs. This specialization enables us to maintain expertise in rapidly evolving and complex areas of the law, and to ensure that each client's legal work is handled by the attorney best suited to deal with a specific matter. Several of our attorneys are recognized experts in their fields and are frequently asked to speak or write about topics relating to their specialties.
The Principal Practice Areas at Maddin Hauser Include:
Corporate and Business
Our business clients range from start-up ventures and small companies to large international firms. They include closely and publicly held corporations, nonprofit corporations, professional corporations, financial institutions and others. We advise and represent these clients on everything from start-up to wind-up. We also regularly handle mergers and acquisitions, sales, reorganizations and spin-offs.
Defense Practice and Insurance Coverage
Attorneys in this practice area focus upon the unique needs of the insurance industry and insureds. This includes aggressive defense of non-medical professionals, as well as the direct representation of the insurance industry in disputes. We represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals and ADR proceedings.
Members of this group assist employer and plan sponsors in the design, adoption, implementation and operation of a wide variety of employee benefit and retirement plans. These include health and welfare plans, tax qualified retirement plans and other forms of executive compensation.
Employment and Workforce Management
The members of this group help employers identify and implement the optimal balance of financial, legal and humanistic considerations for their highly individualized situations. Their services include developing policies and strategies to minimize risks associated with the employment relationship or providing appropriate defense for workplace disputes. They also help individuals address concerns relating to past, present or prospective employment.
Estate Planning and Probate
Members of this group provide a full range of services in connection with the accumulation, preservation and transfer of assets -for both individuals and businesses. These include lifetime and post-mortem estate and tax planning as well as probate and trust services.
Our franchise group provides a full range of legal services to companies and individuals in the franchise industry. Our clients include national and local franchisors; multiple unit franchisees, area developers and single unit franchisees.
Lending and Finance
Members of this group represent lenders and borrowers in the negotiation and preparation of loan documents for real estate and asset-based loan transactions ranging from the straightforward to the complex. The group also represents lenders in the workout and renegotiation of troubled loans.
We have extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution procedures involving a wide variety of cases and clients. Our litigation group represents clients in all types of matters, including employment, real estate, contract, bankruptcy and other commercial disputes.
The firm's real estate practice group represents buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, developers, title companies, brokers, environmental consultants and property managers. They assist our clients in a wide range of legal services, including sales, acquisitions, large and small parcel development, condominium development, ground leases, commercial leases and financing.
Real Property and Mortgage Dispute Resolution
Maddin Hauser's Real Property and Mortgage Dispute Resolution Group has become a key resource to local and national mortgage lenders and servicers, banks, title insurance companies, and national landlords/property owners doing business within the state in litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory/compliance matters.
The practice group serves clients in a variety of tax matters, including federal, state and local, personal and corporate income taxes, excise taxes, employment taxes, estate and gift taxes. The nature of the services may include tax planning, tax controversy and tax appeals.
Technology and Computer Law
We advise all types of clients regarding issues relating to computers and technology -including licensing agreements, equipment leases, maintenance and support contracts, warranty issues, web site agreements, domain name registrations and much more.