Key Service Areas
- Commercial and Financial Services
- Financial Institution Services
legal assistant - Sue Barksdale
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
How do you help businesses and individuals?
I help businesses and individuals respond to legal problems (and conflicts) that typically arise in transactions for real and/or personal property, including the sale, leasing, financing, or development of real property or business assets. In addition, I help lenders and commercial borrowers utilize financial transactions to structure real property and business financing. I have also assisted many businesses, including financial institutions, in a variety of litigation and loan work-out matters.
How have your skills evolved in your career?
Over the past 29(+) years, I have gained experience in the area of conflict resolution. I confidently assist parties in resolving conflicts in an efficient and economical manner, which often means we find resolutions without litigation and with expedited litigation solutions.
What did you learn in your first year of practice that you still utilize today?
Very early in my career, I learned that being responsive to contacts positively influences an efficient resolution of conflicts. In short, I quickly respond to clients and opposing parties so we can tackle problems and put them on a path toward resolution.
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Hope College, B.A., Economics and Business Administration, 1989