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Gary L. Bender - Okemos, MI

2123 University Park Dr. Ste. 130 Okemos, MI 48864

Updated: 02/18/2024

Okemos Business Law Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Bender earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1980. Mr. Bender was research attorney for the Ingham County Circuit Court and State Court of Claims for three years; and served as Corporate Counsel, Board Secretary and Vice President of a closely-held corporation for seven years with annual sales exceeding $42 million...

Mr. Bender earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1980. Mr. Bender was research attorney for the Ingham County Circuit Court and State Court of Claims for three years; and served as Corporate Counsel, Board Secretary and Vice President of a closely-held corporation for seven years with annual sales exceeding $42 million. He practices in the areas of business organizations, commercial transactions and litigation, trademark and copyright, securities law and estate planning. In addition to his corporate and commercial work, Mr. Bender has experience in the entertainment industry and represents motion picture and theatrical talent including film producers, television and recording artists, and writers. He has worked with independent film and network television producers.

Mr. Bender has been published on a wide range of topics including "The New Net-Profit Challenge" and has lectured for the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and various law schools. Mr. Bender is also an Adjunct Professor of law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a member of the Michigan and District of Columbus Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before all state and Federal Courts in Michigan and District of Columbia.

About Gary L. Bender

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estate Planning and Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Probate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Trademark and Copyright

Litigation

  • 10%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1980
  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Michigan Bar Association (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Lectured, Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, State Bar of Michigan

Past Positions

  • Ingham County Circuit Court, Research Attorney
  • State Court of Claims, Research Attorney

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1980
    J.D.
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    B.S.

Articles

Published Works

  • "The New Net-Profile Challenge"

Office Information

Address

2123 University Park Dr. Ste. 130 Okemos, MI 48864

Fax

  • 517-351-4420

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