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Firm Résumé

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C., traces its origins to 1953 when its founder, Robert A. Sullivan, left one of Michigan’s largest firms and started what has evolved into SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C. Last year, SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C. celebrated its sixty-second year of service to its clients. For many decades the firm has enjoyed a national reputation representing trucking companies in transportation matters and management in labor negotiations, related employment matters, and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability matters.

Former firm members have achieved prominence in the judiciary. For example, Blair Moody, Jr., a partner of the predecessor firm, became a Michigan Supreme Court Justice serving on the bench until his demise.

In 1970, the firm incorporated in its current form, with Robert A. Sullivan and Martin J. Leavitt as shareholders. The firm remains in this form notwithstanding Mr. Sullivan’s untimely demise in 1979. Currently, Martin J. Leavitt guides this long-standing firm, which has been “AV” rated since its inception.

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C. has diversified over the last thirty years to meet its expanding clientele’s needs, providing a multi-faceted offering of knowledge and experience in all areas our business clients might encounter. Currently, SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C., has five attorneys licensed to practice in all Michigan courts. The firm has also developed extensive depth in the Federal practice, including the capability to appear in many trial and appellate Federal courts throughout the country and before the United States Supreme Court.

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C. actively recruits top-notch students and has made it a practice to include within its organization law clerks who intern part time during the school year and summer. This provides an opportunity to prepare young candidates for potential employment upon graduation.

The firm prides itself in its diverse capabilities and broad range of services available to its clientele. For instance, the firm’s attorneys have developed specialized experience before tax tribunals; in commercial litigation, including unfair competition and trade secrets; in the handling of disputes between owners of privately held businesses; in mergers and consolidations; in arbitration and mechanic’s-lien litigation, including contractor and material men claims; in employment and handicapper’s discrimination matters; in administrative agency litigation, including appearances before the Michigan Public Service Commission, Federal Highway Administration, the Michigan Office of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA),  Workers’ Compensation Bureau, Employment Security Commission, Tax Tribunal, Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal National Labor Relations Board, andothers.

The firm has particular expertise in Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability servicing a vast array of clientele who are or were contributing employers to the Teamster, Operating Engineers, Laborers,  and various trades pension funds. Currently, the firm is handling a number of cases throughout the Federal Courts and arbitration boards regarding withdrawal-liability issues. Recently, our firm achieved favorable results for a number of our clients facing significant withdrawal liability.

A detailed biographical sketch of the firm is attached to this Resumé outlining the specific qualifications and background of each of its attorneys. A representative list of clientele is also noted.

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C.’s service base includes the capacity, capability and experience to handle virtually any civil matter before all courts and before federal and state administrative agencies, including transportation, tax, corporate, bankruptcy, commerce law, multi-employer pension withdrawal, and labor matters.

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C., has made a “commitment” to serve its clients on an “on-call” basis. The firm’s practice of responding to its clients’ needs immediately has become a key element of its success.  Availability to its clients and its attorneys’ ability are its hallmarks. The firm’s continued development and growth has been guided by the predominant goal of providing quality legal services at the clients’ convenience in an efficient, competitive and cost-effective manner.

SULLIVAN AND LEAVITT, P.C., believes itself to be one of the premiere small-sized law firms within Michigan, serving its clients’ varying needs.

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