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Tim Dudley

"Time is the fairest and toughest judge."

Edgar Quinet

Timothy Dudley Real Estate and Cyber Attorney

Key Service Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Privacy
  • Business Planning and Corporate Law

616.233.5272

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About Tim

What types of legal issues do you help individuals and businesses resolve?

My practice bridges three distinct areas including real estate law, the corporate and business transactional landscape and cybersecurity and privacy issues.

Real Estate: Working with commercial developers and land-owners, I draft and advise on a day-to-day basis commercial, industrial and residential leasing; sales and acquisitions; land developments; zoning and land use issues; and condominium developments and administration.

Cybersecurity and Privacy: I advise business owners and Information Technology Directors on data protection and privacy issues, including information security policies, privacy practices, and incident response planning.

Business and Corporate Services: As a member of the Business and Corporate team, I advise owners of closely-held businesses and entrepreneurs with entity selection, entity formation, and corporate governance.

What skills help you advise the client and achieve the best results or outcomes?

A lawyer must first listen to the client’s story and learn his or her needs, goals and problems before he or she can hope to achieve the best result or outcome for that client. As a former journalist who’s conducted hundreds of interviews, I am an experienced and patient listener. I also have the communications skills to convey the client’s message in a clear and effective manner in order to achieve the best result.

What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?

Each time I get to help someone achieve one of their goals or solve a problem is rewarding in its own way.

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013

Colorado State University, B.A., Agriculture/Natural Resources Journalism, 1999

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?

A:

Learning something new every day.

As a lawyer experienced with Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Tim serves on the firm’s Information Technology Committee.   As a member of the committee, he advises on data security issues, navigates compliance on federal and state regulations, as well as assists the organization to identify and implement technological efficiencies.  He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, but spent a number of years as a journalist for publications in Colorado, South Carolina, and Wyoming before becoming a lawyer and returning to his hometown.

Associations

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Camp Blodgett, Board Member

Bar Admission

Michigan

U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

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