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Donald E. Duba

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Don has practiced law in his hometown of Grand Rapids since his graduation from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1992. Over the course of twenty years, Don has developed a strong practice representing the varied legal needs of closely held and family owned businesses of all types and has provided related legal services to the individuals and families associated with those businesses. He has also developed long-term friendships with his clients as a result of providing thoughtful counsel focusing on efficiently achieving each client's unique vision and goal. Don's varied experience allows him to provide his clients with the appropriate advice for their specific needs—ranging from isolated day-to-day business operational tasks to long-term and complex planning. His knowledge of the interrelated areas of business succession planning, real estate, and estate planning insures that his clients have the opportunity to explore creative and effective strategies to accomplish their specific and desired results.

Areas of Emphasis

Entity selection, formation and compliance; mergers, acquisitions, and related business transactions; ownership succession and divestment; financing structure and security negotiations; real estate transactions and development; liquor license acquisition, transfer, and compliance; business contract enforcement and dispute litigation; construction lien and mortgage foreclosure; and estate planning and probate administration.

Professional Affiliations

Don is licensed to practice law in the States of Michigan and Montana. Don is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Montana, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. He is admitted to and has also appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals and more than twenty different County District, Circuit and Probate courts throughout the State of Michigan. Don is also a member of the Michigan Restaurant Association; the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association; and the State Bar of Michigan's Business Law Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section, and Administrative and Regulatory Law Section.

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Education

Don graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law.

Community and Board Service

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools, Board of Director, Executive Committee Member
  • St. Ann's Home, Board of Director, Executive Committee Member
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, Lowell, Advisory Board Member
  • Grand Rapids Right to Life, Board of Director
  • Right to Life of Michigan, Political Action Committee Member
  • Catholic Lawyers Association Member
  • St. Isidore's Catholic School, Education Commission Member (former)
  • City of Grand Rapids, Board of Zoning Appeals (former)
  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids Member
  • Foreign Affairs Council of West Michigan Member
  • Deus Caritas Est Charitable Foundation, Director

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Representative Successes

    • Secured collection for client on a construction lien litigation claim relative to a significant hotel and condominium development in downtown Detroit.
    • Successfully represented national electrical supplier in connection with pursuing construction lien claim.

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    The Exhibitors Building
    220 Lyon Street NW, Suite 530
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    telephone: (616) 458-3200
    fax: (616) 458-3203 
    email: info@dubalaw.com

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