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DAVID G. JOHNSON

Law Office located in Brighton, Michigan

Specialties

The Law Office of David G. Johnson has a strong reputation through representing clients for forty years in the following areas: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Family Law.

LEGAL SKILLS

Knowledge of the law, strong written and oral advocacy skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, analytical reasoning skills, understanding of complex legal situations, strong advocacy skills.

Business Law

Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business.   In our legal system, businesses are separate entities from the owners and are subject to legal rules. Business law provides rules and guidance for businesses to follow to avoid or minimize potential litigation in the future. Strategic legal planning can end up saving a business much money. How to start, manage, close, sell a business fall under business law as well as real estate transactions and contracts.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation involves a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek monetary damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. These disputes can involve breaches of contract, real estate disputes, business torts, and disputes involving trusts and estates. Arbitration and mediation are processes that attempt to guide the parties toward settlement without the time and expense of going to court. Civil litigation isn’t always in front of a jury. A “bench trial” directly in front of a judge is common practice. The majority of civil litigation cases are settled out of court.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the anticipation and planning for the distribution of a person’s estate during their life and after their passing. The will is the most basic estate planning document that states how you want your property distributed after you die while minimizing tax burdens. An equally important aspect of your will is naming a guardian for your children. The goal of estate planning is determined by the specific objectives of the client based on their simple to complex needs.

Family Law

Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. Attorneys practicing family law typically handle divorce, child custody, child support, and other related legal matters. The family law attorney needs to possess great skills as a litigator, negotiator, and compassionate counselor. Going through a divorce and other family issues legally are very difficult times emotionally. An attorney with great people skills, a knowledge of financial matters and patience is needed to handle what is often a lengthy process.

 

“Mr. Johnson had worked with me on my divorce case involving myself and my 2 minor children. I always felt like he was on my side, and looking out for the best interest of myself as well as my children. He understands the importance of family and that is paramount in how he handles family cases.”

Family Law Client

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DAVID G. JOHNSON, JD

An experienced attorney representing clients in Business Law, Family Law, and Estate Planning in Livingston County since 1982.