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Plymouth Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Eric negotiates and drafts executive and employee employment contracts and severance agreements which may include protection for intellectual property rights, trade secrets, and confidential information as well as non-competition and non-solicitation provisions. Eric also drafts employee handbooks and personnel policies.
Eric represents clients in complex commercial litigation regarding these issues at both the trial and appellate levels in Michigan, Florida and federal courts around the country. He defends a full range of employment claims including breach of employment agreements, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Eric also represents employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes, including those with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. A significant portion of his litigation experience has been in business breakups, corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and shareholder disputes, and related valuation issues. Eric's business litigation experience allows him to consult with business clients to analyze their potential risk for litigation.
Eric represents a diverse array of clients, including developers in business and real estate transactions, doctors and national retailers as well as entrepreneurs involved in a broad assortment of businesses. He is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Florida. In addition to practicing from the firm's Detroit area office, he regularly practices from the firm's Naples, Florida office.
Eric has argued appellate cases in the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Detroit. While there, he served as managing editor of the Michigan Business Law Journal, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section.
Eric is fluent in the Italian language.
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