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JAMES ABRON
 
JAMES BABCOCK
 
Michael Boersma
 

James Abron is a registered civil engineer, licensed land surveyor, licensed general building and engineering contractor with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Abron has spent the majority of his career managing the construction of buildings, streets, highways, storm and sanitary sewers, water pipelines, pumping stations and treatment plants.

James P. Babcock has been a builder since 1974 and became an attorney in 1977 because he felt understanding the legal system was essential to home building. Jim, his father and grandfather are all past presidents of our builders' association. Jim has acted as a special arbitrator for local courts for construction-related disputes.

Michael Boersma is an attorney with an extensive background in alternative dispute resolution. Mediation settles cases. Mike is a trained mediator who has facilitated the settlement of several dozen construction disputes with an aggregate value in excess of $30 million dollars.

 

M,A,D,E M,A,D,E M,E
Livonia St. Clair Shores Kalamazoo
FULL BIO FULL BIO FULL BIO

           

   

 

ALLEN BUSH
 
FRED CAPALDI
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STEPHEN HILGER
 

As a practicing attorney for nearly thirty years, Al Bush has worn all of the construction industryís hats: arbitrator, mediator, negotiator, and client advocate. He understands the need for fast and fair dispute resolution, because a construction company does not make money in the hearing room or courthouse; unless they are building it.

Fred Capaldi-Builder and Real Estate Broker, Expert Witness for over 35 years. Fred was President of the BIA of S.E. Michigan, Remodeler of the Year, Builder of the Year, and a Hall of Fame inductee. Fred's company also specializes in alterations/repairs regarding ventilation, insulation and water intrusion.

Steve Hilger is engaged in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction law, has tried many cases in multiple state courts, and has appeared in state courts of appeal, the Michigan Supreme Court, United States District Courts, United States District Courts of Appeal, and multiple arbitration tribunals across the country.

 

A,M,E M,A,D,E M,A,D,E
Traverse City Birmingham Grand Rapids
FULL BIO FULL BIO FULL BIO

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MICHAEL NELSON
DAVID PETERS
DONALD L. PRATT

Michael Nelson is a licensed attorney, licensed builder and licensed real estate broker. Nelson is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and formally trained and qualified Mediator. Nelsonís credentials, experience and personable communication skills, uniquely qualifies him to facilitate resolutions in residential & commercial construction, land use & development and real estate transactions.

Architect, Construction Manager, Custom Residential Builder, involved in commercial and residential architecture and construction since 1973. Diversified in experience, Mr. Peters has designed and constructed many types of projects. Projects range in scope from historic adaptive reuse, normal commercial and residential structures, to marina harbor design and construction.

Donald L Pratt has been an active builder and remodeler since 1965.  He is currently the President and majority shareholder of Wake-Pratt Construction Co., a business that was founded in 1946 and has earned the Master Builder and Master Remodeler designations..

M,A,D,E,G M,A,D,E M,A,D,E
Milford Ann Arbor Auburn Hills
FULL BIO FULL BIO FULL BIO

PHILLIP SCHAEDLER
NEIL STEINKAMP
JOHN TOCCO *

Mr. Schaedlerís father was a plumbing contractor in southeastern Michigan and he spent his college years employed in the construction trades. As a corporate risk manager he helped plan, supervise and manage a variety of commercial and commercial/residential construction projects. Mr. Schaedler has been involved in resolving construction and construction related disputes since 1987.

Neil Steinkamp has extensive experience providing a broad range of construction, business and financial advice in matters involving breach of contract, tortious interference, post-merger and acquisition disputes, personal economic damages, bankruptcy, eminent domain, divorce, and shareholder disputes. Additionally, Mr. Steinkamp has performed business valuation analyses in and outside of litigation.

 
M,A,D,E M,E M,A,D,E
Adrian Farmington Hills Dearborn
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