INTREPID LAW GROUP* (ILG) is a law firm with principal offices in Rochester and Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
ILG is our fourth iteration of law firms (one of which being McDonnell, Conley, Arslanian & Neveux, LLP), and we, along with Richard L. McDonnell, our founder, decided that this next firm should be different and reflect the demands and the needs of the times. We thought about creating an entirely virtual law firm but recognized that we still needed offices, conference rooms, reception, technical equipment, etc.
So we came up with kind of a hybrid. Gone are the days of the expensive law libraries and document storage rooms (we developed our own databases to handle and store digital files with over 100,000 pages of content). Every case or opinion ever written can now be pulled up on a cell phone, and clients don’t want to pay for coffee served in fine china.
Whereas in the past, our partners, associates and staff would have come to a huge suite of contiguous offices, we can now see each other wherever and whenever. If the best lawyer among us for the job lives in another county, we go there or they go here – and the client goes wherever it is most convenient for them!
This is the way it is going to be for all firms in the future. There is no going back - we just wanted to be ahead of the curve.
Note on our Firm name:
Tired of using the typical alphabet soup of partners, we were kicking around other names when one of our sons stopped by with a model of the USS Intrepid, the name of the ship on which his grandfather served, an aircraft carrier, the most powerful warship of its day - the timing and the tribute were perfect.
Jury and non-jury trials in state and federal court.
Appeals in state and federal court.
Commercial and residential closings.
Property tax disputes
Homeowner association issues
Boundary line disputes
Quiet title actions
Business and Corporate
Buy - Sell agreements
Patent, trademark and copyright Infringement litigation
Trust and guardian litigation
Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases
NLRB and MESC disputes
Professional provider agreements
Confidentiality and Non-disclosure agreements
Professional licensing disputes-violations
Employment discrimination / ADA litigation
Banking and Lending
Representation of banks, credit unions and other regulated lenders.
Construction lending and financing
Site clean ups and remediation.
Wetlands development and mitigation
Handled "largest and most complex" commercial case in mid Michigan county
Handled largest Wetlands violation in Michigan involving workout and litigation with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Handled over 150defense cases for automobile manufacturer
General Counsel for several companies, supervising litigation in UK, DK and multiple states in US
Handled and negotiated contracts, purchases and litigation on behalf of U.S. companies with foreign entities under U.S. and foreign law, including: United Kingdom, Denmark, Portugal, Singapore, Dubai,Italy,Hong Kong andPRC (China)
Handled international loan transaction (Hong Kong Bank) involving “New York Style” closing for construction of 600,000 sq. ft. warehouse, industrial facility and industrial park (Designee on Notice of Commencement for all construction draws and handled construction lien docs for title insurer and over 100 subcontractors)
Provided primarylegal opinions and assistance re Michigan law for 28 state CDO securitization
Provided expert testimony before House and Senate committees regarding real estate and property tax issues
Represented Chapter 7 trustee in adversary proceedings including case involving 1500 creditors and 20 defendants
Handled all title litigation in State of Michigan for 4th largestinternational bank