Bruce J. Lazar

  • Michigan 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1971
  • Wayne State University: A.B. 1968
  • University of Michigan: J.D. 1971
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association; member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the Commercial/Construction Section
  • Michigan Super Lawyers: 2014-2017
  • Protecting Confidential Client Relationships Through Use of an Employment Agreement

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BRUCE J. LAZAR is a shareholder of the firm. With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Lazar heads the Firm’s litigation practice area. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Lazar the highest rating of AV, which identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability. In addition, Mr. Lazar has been chosen as a Michigan Super Lawyer on multiple occasions.   His practice concentrates primarily in the area of commercial litigation and he has tried a multitude of cases in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. Along with trial work, Mr. Lazar has extensive appellate experience with many published opinions. His career has concentrated in the following areas of practice:

  • Construction contract litigation matters involving a variety of private, nonprofit and government entities, covering issues such as contract interpretation, construction delay, construction defects, mechanic liens and stop notices
  • Real estate litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation, including corporate governance issues, contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, fraud and deceptive trade practices, disparagement, dissolutions and other business claims
  • Representation of public pension funds
  • Representation of municipal government entities
  • Representation of individuals and business entities in connection with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Michigan Tax Tribunal and other courts
  • Representation of estates, trusts, trustees and beneficiaries in contested estate, trust and probate administration matters