Practice Areas

Booth Patterson, P.C.’s, diverse group of attorneys and counselors offer a full complement of legal counseling and litigation services. Our firm’s experience ranges from routine matters to complicated cases at all State and Federal levels. We use the latest technologies in the legal field to stay abreast of changes in local, state, and federal laws and how these changes may affect your legal matters.

We care about you as our client and know that legal proceedings are very personal matters to you. We want you to know that we are here to help you, and that we promise to give your case the attention it deserves.

Following is a list of the legal service our lawyers and counselors specialize in, and a brief description of the types of legal activities within each.


Indivdual and business bankruptcy; debtor/creditor rights; structured workouts

Business Law

Incorporation; limited liability companies; corporate records maintenance; contracts; leases; purchase of business; sale of business; collections; bankruptcy; debtor/creditor rights; manufacturer’s representation; business formation; business startup; business succession planning; sole proprietorships; Michigan Tool Lien Act enforcement.

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Things are so uncertain. That's obvious, we know. But what might not be obvious to you is that together we can find the answers and figure out a path forward. We’re available to you, right now. We can help chart out a fix to your financial issues, life issues, business and real estate questions, and help you quickly put a plan in place should life suddenly turn in unexpected ways.

Employment Law

Employment discrimination; sex discrimination; age discrimination; whistleblower litigation; unfair firing; unfair hiring practices; labor law; contract negotiation; pension; workplace injury; Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act; employment defense.

Estate Planning

Wills; trusts; powers of attorney; living wills; living trusts; probate administration; guardianships; conservatorships; trust administration; business succession planning; advance directives; ancillary probate; decedent’s estates; estate planning for the elderly; estate planning for young couples; estate planning for unmarried couples; estate settlements.

Family Law

Divorce; child custody; custody of special needs children; alimony; child support; separation; prenuptial agreements; antenuptial agreements.

Government Regulation

Municipal law; zoning; land use; environmental law; condemnation; administrative law; real and personal property tax matters.

Lakes, Streams and Riparian Rights

Partner Tim Patterson specializes in and has successfully litgated numerous cases involving:

  • dock placement issues
  • illegal filling of wetlands
  • marina establishment and permitting
  • vessel overburdening on inland lakes
  • lake access and keyholding disputes
  • riparian rights and surveys
  • Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (formertly DEQ) enforcement issues
  • and MORE

Litigation & Trial

Civil litigation in all state and federal courts; commercial litigation in all state and federal courts; appeals in all state and federal courts; construction litigation; manufacturer’s representation; collections; construction lien litigation; contract litigation; business disputes; landlord/tenant law; debtor/creditor rights; personal injury litigation; administrative proceedings; tax tribunal litigation; zoning litigation; land use litigation; condemnation litigation; real estate disputes; alternative dispute resolution; arbitration; mediation; criminal misdemeanor defense; drunk driving defense; Inland Lakes & Streams Act matters; wetlands mitigation.

Personal Injury & Negligence

Automobile accidents; slip and fall accidents; assault & battery; medical malpractice; dog bites; product defects; wrongful death; boat accidents; negligence; bodily injury; product liability litigation.

Real Estate

Home sales and purchases; purchase agreements; leases; option agreements; offers to purchase; condemnation; zoning issues; construction law; environmental law; land use law; easements; landlord/tenant law; and construction lien law