Michael-RutkowskiMichael understands the business of business. Working with corporate clients, Michael handles matters ranging from business formation, negotiation, and drafting and reviewing contracts to Workers’ Compensation & Employment Law issues.

Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Sales and Business Marketing from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business. He then took on the challenge of obtaining his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Business Transactions through Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s accelerated two-year program.

During his studies, Michael also worked as a small business owner, handling the day-to-day operations of his online sales business. An entrepreneur by nature, Michael took his love of golf and launched the eBay Store “Fore_Golf_Sales,” where he developed vendor relationships for purchasing inventory and provided prompt delivery and superior customer service. Michael was able to use his business knowledge and experience to build a favorable online sales reputation and drive profits for his store.

As an attorney and business advisor, Michael provides personalized counsel based on each client’s needs and recognizes that many individuals seek guidance beyond the simple, immediate legal issues a business client faces. For this reason, Michael consistently seeks out avenues to broaden his skill set.

His extensive experience in assisting individual clients with Estate Planning & Probate needs is a prime example of the tailored services Michael provides his clients. He is active with the State Bar of Michigan’s Estate Planning and Probate Section and dedicates his time as an Outreach Committee Member of this Section.

Michael is married, a father to three girls, and has two labrador retrievers, Maddie and Tanner. Both Michael and his wife Katie were both born and raised in Rochester Hills. When he is not meeting with clients or networking, Michael likes to spend his time with his family, going golfing, and hunting. He also crossfit trains and runs in marathons and triathlons.

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