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Dean & Fulkerson remains open to serve our clients. The current public health crisis has caused our attorneys and staff to disperse to protect the health and safety of our families and the community at large. Fortunately, with the help of technology we remain able to provide prompt and outstanding service.

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When clients engage Dean & Fulkerson, they know they are in the hands of attorneys who are reliable counselors, knowledgeable risk assessors, zealous advocates and prudent business people.

Dean & Fulkerson remains open to serve our clients. The current public health crisis has caused our attorneys and staff to disperse to protect the health and safety of our families and the community at large. Fortunately, with the help of technology we remain able to provide prompt and outstanding service.

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When clients engage Dean & Fulkerson, they know they are in the hands of attorneys who are reliable counselors, knowledgeable risk assessors, zealous advocates and prudent business people.

Dean & Fulkerson remains open to serve our clients. The current public health crisis has caused our attorneys and staff to disperse to protect the health and safety of our families and the community at large. Fortunately, with the help of technology we remain able to provide prompt and outstanding service.

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When clients engage Dean & Fulkerson, they know they are in the hands of attorneys who are reliable counselors, knowledgeable risk assessors, zealous advocates and prudent business people.

Dean & Fulkerson remains open to serve our clients. The current public health crisis has caused our attorneys and staff to disperse to protect the health and safety of our families and the community at large. Fortunately, with the help of technology we remain able to provide prompt and outstanding service.

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When clients engage Dean & Fulkerson, they know they are in the hands of attorneys who are reliable counselors, knowledgeable risk assessors, zealous advocates and prudent business people.

Dean & Fulkerson remains open to serve our clients. The current public health crisis has caused our attorneys and staff to disperse to protect the health and safety of our families and the community at large. Fortunately, with the help of technology we remain able to provide prompt and outstanding service.

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When clients engage Dean & Fulkerson, they know they are in the hands of attorneys who are reliable counselors, knowledgeable risk assessors, zealous advocates and prudent business people.

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DEAN & FULKERSON

Dean & Fulkerson is a business law firm located in Troy, Michigan. It was formed in 1988 through the merger of two established law firms to serve the business, professional and personal needs of its clients.

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WHY CLIENTS TRUST US

EXPERIENCE

Dean & Fulkerson is a unique law firm in that a majority of our attorneys have many years of both legal experience and, as firm shareholders, business ownership experience. This combination of legal and business expertise is invaluable to our clients who not only receive expert legal advice but business counseling as well. At Dean & Fulkerson, you will always have an experienced partner working on your matter, from start to finish. Your legal services needs will not be assigned to inexperienced, unsupervised associates, who generally have a higher learning curve and require supervision and training. This means that your matter is handled quickly, efficiently and economically.

VALUE

Dean & Fulkerson’s billing rates are very competitive compared to other firms in the Detroit metropolitan area. Our depth of experience also enhances the value of our services because we can quickly identify and resolve legal problems. We also work with our clients to ensure that the legal effort expended is justified by the anticipated value to the client.

LOCAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELE

We have experience representing local, privately-held companies as well as large, U.S.-based multinational companies. We also represent the U.S. subsidiaries of European and Asian-based companies headquartered in Spain, Germany, Austria, Japan, and Taiwan. We also have significant expertise in cross-border issues involving transportation companies doing business in the U.S. and Canada.

OUTSTANDING REPUTATION

Our firm has a stellar reputation within the community, the courts, and with its clients. A number of our attorneys have been recognized by peer rating organizations such as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Leading Lawyers. Our firm has also been recognized by Best Law Firms.

Our Practice

Dean & Fulkerson is a full-service law firm providing personalized services and solutions to businesses, municipalities, schools and individuals.

News & Events

Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants into the United States

July 21, 2020

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COVID-19 Thoughts On The Coming Reboot – Not A Shoo-In? – Questions Not Frequently Asked Now, But Which Should Be

April 30, 2020

All employers, and their stalwart HR staffs, will be confronted with the uncertain task of quickly and efficiently bringing back on-line previously fine-tuned systems for the production of goods and services which have been forced over the past weeks into much-reduced activity. When the reboot is initiated, things will move quickly. It will come with its own package of issues, some of which may be as challenging as those faced in the weeks preceding it, if not more so. This is why it is advisable to look ahead and anticipate those things which are likely to become the stuff of FAQs for the reboot.

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A MESSAGE TO DEAN & FULKERSON’S REAL ESTATE CLIENTS DURING THE COVID 19 ACTIVITY RESTRICTION PERIOD.

April 13, 2020

The entire state of Michigan, and over 90% of the US population, are under travel and activity restrictions which make it difficult to carry on ordinary business activities, or even conduct business, unless the business activity is deemed necessary for the critical infrastructure of the country, to preserve life health […]

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Coronavirus and the Force Majeure Clause

February 28, 2020

The stock market began to feel the impact of the coronavirus (named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization) in earnest this week. No matter what line of business you are in, it is near impossible to go through a day and not hear about the coronavirus. Panic is mounting, the markets […]

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Dean & Fulkerson Shareholder Karen Libertiny Ludden named to Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 Notable Women in Law

October 29, 2019

Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that Karen Libertiny Ludden as been selected for inclusion in the Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 Notable Women in Law List. Karen Libertiny Ludden’s profile for Notable Women in Law can be viewed here. Karen Libertiny Ludden is a shareholder and the Chair of […]

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FLSA EXEMPT STATUS MINIMUM SALARY LEVEL INCREASES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020

September 24, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, published final regulations increasing the minimum salary that must be paid to an employee for the employee to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Effective January […]

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Super Lawyers 2019

September 13, 2019

Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that 2 of its shareholders have been selected for the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers® list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers® to receive this honor. Janet E. Lanyon: Employee Benefits James K. O’Brien: […]

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Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2019

Dean & Fulkerson is proud to announce the inclusion of three of the firm’sshareholders in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. James M. Dworman: Commercial Litigation Janet E. Lanyon: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment James K. O’Brien: Litigation – Environmental, Environmental Law For […]

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Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents

August 19, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. In this report, you will learn about key requirements, exemptions, supporting documents and much more. Click here for […]

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