Every business dispute is different, involving distinct facts, personalities, and objectives. What doesn’t change from case to case, however, is the need for deft handling, proven advocacy skills, and a razor-sharp focus on achieving the desired result – the very strengths that clients have come to expect from the attorneys at McShane & Bowie.

Whether bringing or defending a lawsuit, we help you determine an appropriate goal and then craft a litigation strategy to effectuate that outcome. Some disagreements warrant discretion and pre-suit negotiation, while others demand aggressive, toe-to-toe combat in the courtroom. We counsel clients on how to position each and pursue their vital interests, and then become their champion in the litigation arena. 

Far-Reaching Litigation Experience 

Our attorneys represent clients across a wide range of industries, with an impressive record in a variety of issues, state and federal courts, and administrative forums.

  • Corporate & Business Disputes
    • Breach of contract
    • Business torts
    • Shareholder disputes
    • Trademark and copyright violations
    • Patent infringement
    • Franchise disputes
    • Civil tax issues
  • Real Estate Disputes
    • Title and transfer issues
    • Construction litigation
    • Homeowner association issues
    • Landlord-tenant issues
    • Boundary, easement, and lake access disputes
    • Plat and street vacation
    • Real estate contract disputes
    • Zoning appeals
  • Employment Disputes
    • Breach of employment agreements
    • Violation of non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret provisions
    • Wrongful termination defense
    • Defense of discrimination, harassment, and statutory violation allegations
    • Employment and labor arbitration
  • Banking & Finance Disputes
    • Loan default and lender liability
    • Mortgage foreclosure
    • Class action defense of consumer financial services litigation
    • Receiverships
    • Collections
    • Creditor’s rights and bankruptcy preferences

In addition to civil matters, we also defend individuals and companies in tax and white-collar criminal actions, and we represent trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and creditors in probate and trust disputes.

Accomplished Litigators for Whatever Is at Stake

Whether a legal dispute is merely a nuisance or has bet-the-company consequences, the attorneys at McShane & Bowie have the necessary skills, experience, and temperament to successfully represent you in and out of court. Regardless of the issues, do what our valued clients do – make us your first phone call.


Commanding and Simplifying Your Legal Complexities in Business and Real Estate


99 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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McShane & Bowie, P.L.C.
99 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503