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Tim Dudley

"Time is the fairest and toughest judge."

Edgar Quinet

Key Service Areas

  • Business Planning and Corporate Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law

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legal assistant - Jennifer Dunham

About Tim

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

I assist clients with real estate transactions, including contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence and closings. I also help advise closely held business owners with entity selection, entity formation and corporate governance, and frequently support Grand Rapids area businesses in resolving litigation matters such as contract, lease and ownership interest disputes. I also help businesses navigate various regulatory requirements and enforcement actions involving the Clean Air Act.

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

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

A:

Learning something new every day.

Tim was born and raised in Grand Rapids, but spent a number of years as 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