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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.

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MICHIGAN’S PAID MEDICAL LEAVE ACT: HOW IT AFFECTS TRUCKING INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS

May 13, 2019

In late December, 2018, the Michigan Legislature passed the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), after a similar ballot proposal on the same issue was approved for the November, 2018 election.  There has been considerable confusion among trucking industry employers about how the PMLA affects them.  Here are some key points […]

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LATEST UPDATE ON EEO-1 COMPENSATION DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENT

April 8, 2019

On April 3, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) informed a U.S. District Court that it will need to extend the employee compensation data reporting on the EEO-1 from May 31, 2019 to September 30, 2019.  The EEOC requires employers with more than 100 employees to report the number […]

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Win on Premise Liability Case

March 26, 2019

Dean & Fulkerson’s own Karen Ludden and Eric Wagman won a premises liability case in the Michigan Court of Appeals, which affirmed dismissal of plaintiff’s claim against an apartment complex when she slipped and fell.  The Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in dismissing the […]

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