Barris Sott Denn & Driker Pllc


Barris Sott Denn & Driker Pllc

Family Law, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Corporate

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Donald E. Barris

Family Law, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate

Donald E. Barris is a founder and the senior member of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker. He is one of the deans of the legal community in southeastern Mich... (more)

Elizabeth A. Carrie

Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate, Business Organization

Betty joined BSD&D in 1994. She practices in the areas of taxation, corporate, partnership and limited liability company law, and estate planning and ... (more)

Hayley Rohn-Dave

Estate Planning, Estate

Hayley joined the firm in 2007 as an Associate. Her practice is primarily concentrated in estate planning and taxation, including business succession ... (more)

Herbert Sott

General Practice

Herbert Sott is a founder and senior member of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker.  He has practiced business and real estate law in Detroit since 1946.... (more)

Jeffrey Stefan

General Practice

Jeff clerked for United States District Judge, Paul D. Borman before joining BSD&D in 2005. His practice focuses on Business Litigation. EducationJ.D.... (more)

Kevin Kalczynski

Litigation, Corporate, Business Organization, Business

Kevin joined BSDD in November 2000 and became a partner in January 2007. He focuses on litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business ... (more)

Leo J. Gibson

Business Organization, Bankruptcy, Litigation

Areas of Interest Commercial LitigationCreditors' RightsReal EstateEducation J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan School of Law, 2002A.B., magna cu... (more)

Leon S. Cohan

Business Organization

Leon became counsel to Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in 1993 after 20 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Detroit Edison (a Fortune 50... (more)

Lindsay E. Buiting

General Practice

Lindsay joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker as an Associate in August 2004. Her practice focuses on all areas of commercial and business litigation. Ed... (more)

Michael J. Reynolds

Litigation, Criminal

Mike joined BSD&D in 1994, after trying a number of high-profile and complex cases during his near 14 years with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.... (more)

Rebecca Simkins

Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Labor Law

Rebecca joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C. as a Litigation Associate in 2004 and became a Member of the firm on January 1, 2008. Her practic... (more)

Robert E. Epstein

Real Estate, Corporate, Business Organization, Antitrust

Bob joined BSD&D of counsel in 1990 and became a member in 1995. His 40-year career has included both private practice and a seven-year stint in the 1... (more)

Thomas F Cavalier

Lawsuit & Dispute, Business

Tom joined the firm in 1992, having previously practiced in San Francisco for five years.  He became a member of the firm in 1997.  Tom has ... (more)

Todd R. Mendel

Class Action, Labor Law, Business Organization, Banking & Finance

Todd joined BSD&D in 1996, having practiced law in Chicago since 1990. He became a member of BSD&D in 1999. He has chaired the firm's Ethics Committee... (more)

Yuh Suhn Kim

Wills & Probate

Yuh Suhn is an attorney and the firm's Estate Administrator, responsible for all aspects of estate administration. She joined BSD&D in 2005, and was f... (more)

C. David Bargamian

Real Estate, International, Corporate, Business Organization

David joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in 1990 and became a member in 1998.  David's practice covers all aspects of real estate (including fina... (more)

Daniel M. Share

Real Estate, Health Care Other, Antitrust, Business

Daniel J. Lacombe

Other, Real Estate, Litigation, Business

Daniel M. Share

Real Estate, Litigation, Contract, Antitrust

Dan has a broad-based commercial practice with an emphasis on real estate, general corporate affairs and resolution of business disputes. Dan has... (more)

Daniel J. LaCombe

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Government, Business

Daniel joined BSD&D in 1989 and became a member in 1994. His practice covers a wide range of commercial, business litigation and construction law. Dan... (more)

David C. Bargamian

Business, Real Estate, Gift Taxation, Tax

Dennis M. Barnes

Mediation, Intellectual Property, Federal Appellate Practice, Antitrust

Dennis M. Barnes

Litigation, Family Law, Corporate, Business

Dennis joined BSD&D in 1988. His practice covers a wide range of commercial and business litigation. Dennis has substantial experience in the litigati... (more)

Elaine Fieldman

Ethics, Real Estate, Employment

Elaine joined BSDD in 1979, became a member in 1986 and became Of Counsel to the firm in 2000. She has been involved with commercial litigation at the... (more)

Elizabeth A. Carrie

Tax, Gift Taxation, Estate Planning

Eric S. Rosenthal

Employment, Family Law, Corporate, Personal Injury

Eric has been an attorney since 1975.  He joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in 1995 and became a member in 1998.  His practice principally ... (more)

Eric S. Rosenthal

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Business

Erica Lynn Fitzgerald

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Federal Appellate Practice, Business

Erica Fitzgerald

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Corporate, Business

Erica Fitzgerald is a member of the firm and has an active trial and commercial litigation practice. She works with a broad range of clients, from loc... (more)

Eugene Driker

Dispute Resolution, Transactions, Antitrust, Business

Eugene Driker

Dispute Resolution, Transactions, Antitrust, Business

James S. Fontichiaro

Real Estate, Biotechnology, Environmental Law, Business

James S. Fontichiaro

Other, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Environmental Law

Jim joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in 1983 and became a member in 1991. His broad-based real estate practice covers all the aspects of real estate... (more)

John Thomas Sheets

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Federal Appellate Practice, Business

Josh J. Moss

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Intellectual Property, Business

Josh J. Moss

Real Estate, Securities, Antitrust, Legal Malpractice

Josh joined BSD&D in 2002, having practiced in Chicago since 1993.  He became a member of the firm in 2006.  Josh's practice covers a broad ... (more)

Laura Cadarette Ragold

Construction, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Banking & Finance

Laura joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C. in 1995 as a summer associate. She continued to clerk with the firm throughout her final year of la... (more)

Laura J. Ragold

Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Business

Matthew J. Bredeweg

Litigation, International, Divorce, DUI-DWI

Matthew Bredeweg

Power of Attorney, Landlord-Tenant, Traffic, Lawsuit & Dispute

Matt was a Summer Associate in 2003 before becoming a full-time Associate with BSDD in 2004. His practice focuses on business, commercial, and profess... (more)

Melonie L. Mckenzie Stothers

Contract, Labor Law, Discrimination, Litigation

Melonie L. McKenzie Stothers

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Employee Rights, Employment

Melonie joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in 2002 after graduating from the Syracuse University College of Law. She is a member of the firm's lit... (more)

Morley Witus

Litigation, Federal Appellate Practice, Child Custody, Civil & Human Rights

Morley Witus


Morley joined BSD&D in 1981 and became a member in 1988. Morley concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He has had extensive experienc... (more)

Robert E. Kass

Tax, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Estate

After earning his law degree at the University of Michigan, Bob began his legal career as an associate with a U.S. law firm in Brussels, Belgium, serv... (more)

Robert E. Kass

Real Estate, Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Animal Bite

Sharon M. Woods

Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Health Care Other, Labor Law

Sharon M. Woods

Construction, Estate Planning, Employment, Family Law

Senior member in the law firm of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C. and Chairman of its Management Committee; Chairman of firm's Litigation Dep... (more)

Stephen E. Glazek

Real Estate, Labor Law, Business

Stephen E. Glazek

Real Estate, Litigation, Labor Law, Business

Steve joined BSD&D in 1973 and has been a member since 1977.  His practice is unique in that he combines extensive experience in complex litigati... (more)

Todd R. Mendel

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute

William G. Barris

Real Estate, Aviation, Environmental Law, Business

William G Barris

Real Estate, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Business

Bill has been with the firm since its inception in 1968. He has over 36 years of broad-based real estate practice experience, including representation... (more)

Antitrust, Professional Malpractice, Employment, Trusts, Intellectual Property, Business Organization, Products Liability, Labor Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Litigation, Tax

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Barris Sott Denn & Driker Pllc
15th Floor,211 W Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226


15th Floor,211 W Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226

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