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Sullivan & Leavitt, PC
PO Box 5490
Northville, MI 48167

Martin J. Leavitt

Principal Attorney

Martin J. Leavitt is a principal at the Law Offices of Sullivan and Leavitt, P.C., one of Michigan's premier small law firms. Mr. Leavitt has been employed with the Firm since 1968.

Mr. Leavitt handles a wide range of business related matters throughout the State of Michigan and has litigated cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the country, including Michigan Courts at the trial and appellate levels; Federal District Courts in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, and Iowa; U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has advocated matters for clients before mediators and arbitrators.

Mr. Leavitt has handled numerous business transactions, including the purchasing and selling of business enterprises; investments in business enterprises; restructuring of business enterprises; succession planning for business enterprises; and a wide range of transactions involving the affairs of privately held business enterprises.

Mr. Leavitt specializes in business formations; disputes among owners of businesses and between businesses; labor management relations, including the negotiation and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements; pension withdrawal liability matters, with emphasis in multi-employer pension plans; business planning; transportation matters with emphasis in the motor-carrier industry, including motor carriers operating within and between the United States and Canada.

He has successfully handled labor disputes including matters before the National Labor Relations Board; pension withdrawal liability assessments, and business disputes.  He has also been responsible for substantial recoveries resulting from breaches of fiduciary responsibilities by officers and directors of privately held businesses, as well as matters related to these areas of specialization.

Law College: Wayne State University

Undergraduate: Accounting

Honors: Beta Gamma, Honorary Business Society

State Bar of Michigan

Florida State Bar

State Bar of Michigan

Florida State Bar


Transportation Lawyers Association

Detroit Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

AV-Rated Attorney since 1970, LCDR, USNR

Detroit Business Magazine Top Lawyers in categories of corporate law, labor and employment and transportation

Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Attorney for over 36 years.

Presentation to the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Automobile Dealers, Construction Industry, Controllers, and Insurance Conference September 2014. Pension plan withdrawal liability presentation with emphasis on the construction industry. To view the PowerPoint presentation, click here.