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Joseph P. McGill


734-742-1825 (direct)
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Experience

Mr. McGill has extensive litigation and transaction experience in commercial law, business and estate planning, and complex corporate, probate and real estate matters. He advises clients for compliance with regulatory and procedural requirements in multiple areas. Mr. McGill's practice includes complex litigated matters such as business torts, construction litigation, coverage disputes, creditor rights, employee benefits, real property title disputes, subrogation/recovery, tax appeals and family law. In addition, he has experience in environmental matters, including contamination originating from UST's, AST's, and industrial air quality. He actively participates in emergency release response, pre-purchase/pre-sale due diligence, and defense of environmental contamination contribution actions across the nation. His environmental experience includes defense of mold related injury claims, lead contamination litigation and municipal sewage defect claims. Mr. McGill is a Principal at the firm.

Education

Wayne State University School of Law - Master of Laws, Taxation - 2001
Wayne State University School of Law - Master of Laws, Corporate and Finance Law -1994
The University of Detroit School of Law - Juris Doctorate - 1990
The University of Detroit School of Business - Master of Business Administration - 1990
Michigan State University - Bachelor of Arts, Finance - 1987

Professional Background and Licensure

Mr. McGill is licensed in the states of Michigan and Ohio. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Veterans Appeals, United States Tax Court and several US District Courts. He has been admitted to practice in numerous state courts, including Missouri, Texas, New Jersey and California. He has completed advanced training in probate and estate planning through the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. McGill is also a certified Medicare Set-Aside Allocation consultant. He serves as Emeritus Director and past President of the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit and is a board member of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers. He is a 2009 Michigan Super Lawyer.

Publications & Presentations (Selected)

Author, "Medicare Liability Set Asides" Michigan Defense Quarterly, January, 2010.
Co-author, "Court Rejects Environmental Plaintiffs’ Efforts at ‘Windfall’ Damages,” Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Opinion Letter, January, 2007.
Fall Conference, Michigan Self Insurers’ Association, October 2006, Medicare Set-Aside Compliance and Enforcement.
Spring Rehabilitation Conference, May 2006, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Wright & Fillipis, Medicare Set-Aside Compliance and Enforcement.
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Commercial Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Meeting, 1994, Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements.
“Enforcement of Shrink-Wrap and Click-Wrap Agreements Under the USS: Mutual Assent is Pivotal,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer, 2006.
“Franchisor Franchisee Relationships Under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, May 1997.
“Corporate Directors and Officers Duties and Other Common Law Bases for Liability,” The General Practitioner, September 1993.
“Equitable Subordination of Claims in Bankruptcy: An Overview,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, August 1993.
“Private Actions Under the False Claims Act,” The Michigan Business Law Journal, May 1991.
“Limitation of Remedies in the Commercial Context,” The General Practitioner, December 1991

Personal Interests

Skiing, scuba diving, cycling, golf, swimming, softball, racket ball, distance running, and backpacking.

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