Oade, Stroud & Kleiman, P.C.

Oade, Stroud & Kleiman, P.C., is a general practice law firm located in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Firm Overview

The firm has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of "AV", reflecting the highest professional ability and ethical standards possible. It is also a recognized member of Super Lawyers and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We provide a broad range of effective litigation, transactional and consulting services to our clients who range from individuals to publicly traded corporations.

The firm handles matters in all courts throughout the state. Our central location allows convenient access to out-of-state clients and efficient coverage of matters in all state and federal courts located in Michigan. At any time, we will have matters pending in the courts of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Kent, Livingston and Shiawassee counties, as well as in the Federal Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan.

Our attorneys have briefed and argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
Main Office

Main Office
Post Office Box 1296
East Lansing  MI  48826

Phone
  • 517.351.3550
Fax
  • 517.351.9428
Real Estate
The law office of Oade, Stroud, & Kleiman, P.C. will represent your real estate legal matters.
-Residential and commercial sales and purchases
-Real estate financing
-All types of land transactions (financed sales, cash sales, land contracts, leases, options)
-Title issues (divisions, boundaries, easements, licenses, adverse possession)
-Landlord/tenant disputes
-Condominium law, including master deed amendment and preparation
-Condominium and homeowners' association disputes
-Mortgages/financing issues
-Commercial foreclosures and workouts with lenders
-Property tax appeals (residential, commercial, industrial)
-Land use and environmental (zoning appeals and disputes, development)

Ted W. Stroud

Born Lansing, Michigan, 1952

Admitted to: State Bar of Michigan (1979), United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Education:
-Michigan State University (B.S. with high honors, 1976)
-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1979)

Member:
-State Bar of Michigan
-Ingham County Bar Association
-Case Evaluator Ingham County (Commercial & Negligence panels)

Reported Cases (on argument and brief):
-Anzaldua v Neogen Corp, 292 Mich App 626; 808 NW2d 804 (2011);
-Morris Pumps v Centerline Piping, Inc, 273 Mich App 187; 729 NW2d 898 (2006), lv den 740 NW2d 299 (Mich 2007);
-Pichey v Ameritech Interactive Media Servs, Inc, 421 FSupp2d 1038 (WD Mich 2006);
-Horton v Verhelle, 231 Mich App 667; 588 NW2d 144 (1998);
-Pick v Szymczak, 451 Mich 607; 548 NW2d 603 (1996);
-Oesterle v City of Mason, 204 Mich App 435; 516 NW2d 85 (1994);
-Woodman v Walter, 204 Mich App 68; 514 NW2d 190 (1994);
-Henderson v Sprout Bros, Inc, 176 Mich App 661; 440 NW2d 629 (1989);
-VanDeventer v Michigan Nat'l Bank, 172 Mich App 456; 432 NW2d 338 (1988); and
-Lopus v L & L Shop-Rite, Inc, 171 Mich App 486; 430 NW2d 757 (1988).

Practice Areas:
-Commercial and Construction Litigation
-Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
-Insurance Coverage
-Appellate Law
-Alternative Dispute Resolution

Honors:
-Recipient Ingham County Bar Association Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award 2012
-Named Best Lawyers' in America 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Lansing Area Construction Lawyer of the Year
-AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
-Recognized in Best Lawyers in America
-Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers
-Recognized in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
-Life Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation

Community Involvement:
-Chairman, Vevay Township Downtown Development Authority
-Member, City of Mason Local Development Finance Authority

Contact Information: stroud@osklaw.com.
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Randall B. Kleiman

Born Traverse City, Michigan, 1956

Admitted to: State Bar of Michigan (1983), United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Education:
-Hope College (B. A. cum laude, 1978)
-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J. D., 1983)

Member:
-American Bar Association
-State Bar of Michigan
-Ingham County Bar Association
-Case Evaluator Ingham County (Commercial & Domestic panels)
-Greater Lansing Homebuilders Association

Practice Areas:
-Business Entities
-Commercial and Business Transactions and Litigation
-Real Estate Development and transactions (including Condominiums)
-Real Estate Tax Appeals
-Collection Litigation
-Construction Litigation

Other Licenses:
-Licensed Residential Builder

Contact Information: rkleiman@osklaw.com
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Leigh A. Hansmann

Born Lansing, Michigan, 1984

Admitted to: State Bar of Michigan (2009); United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Education:
-Michigan State University (B.A. with high honors, 2006)
-Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude, 2009)
-Michigan State Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board Member
-Michigan State Law Review Notes Editor

Member:
-State Bar of Michigan
-Ingham County Bar Association
-Contact Information: lhansmann@osklaw.com
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Richard A. Patton

Born Atlanta, Georgia, 1986

Admitted to: State Bar of Michigan (2012)

Education:
-Bob Jones University (B.S. cum laude, 2008)
-Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2012)
-Michigan State Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board Member

Member:
-State Bar of Michigan

Contact Information: rpatton@osklaw.com
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kenneth U. Lucas

Born Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1955

Admitted to: Michigan Bar (1982); United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Education:
-Calvin College (B. A. 1977)
-Thomas M Cooley Law School (J. D., 1981)

Member:
-State Bar of Michigan
-Michigan Business Brokers Association (President)
-Past President Michigan Plastic Processors Association

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate
-Business Matters
-Commercial and Business Transactions
-Business Entities
-Employment Law
-Probate

Contact Information: klucas@osklaw.com
Education
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate
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