At WILSON RODE, we recognize the importance of each client's need for personal attention, and we strive to provide effective legal services with the utmost personal attention.
WILSON RODE, PLLC is a general practice law firm located in Troy, Michigan, that represents individuals and companies throughout the State of Michigan. Our firm was formed in October 2007, but our attorneys previously practiced in other larger firms in the Detroit metropolitan area since 1980. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients, with the resources and knowledge needed to solve their legal issues and the expertise to handle everything from the most personal legal matters to more sophisticated business transactions and litigation matters. At WILSON RODE, PLLC, we recognize the importance of each client's need for personal attention, and we strive to provide effective legal services with the utmost attention to our clients' unique concerns. We never lose sight of the fact that we represent clients with their own objectives and ambitions. We make the extra effort to understand our clients, their personal cares and concerns, and the personal and business issues that affect them on a daily basis. This focus enables us to deliver creative and innovative legal strategies that help our clients achieve their goals. We understand that legal fees can be a significant burden to our clients. Thus, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients in an expeditious and cost-effective way. Our clients receive the benefit of our knowledge and experience without the costs typically associated with larger firms. Our billing rates compare favorably with those of other firms of commensurate caliber and experience. We also perform work using alternative billing methods, including fixed-fee pricing, which help our clients more accurately project their legal expenditures.
2250 Butterfield Drive
Troy MI 48084
At WILSON RODE, PLLC, our attorneys are engaged in a diverse and sophisticated corporate and business law practice involving the representation of individuals, private and publicly-held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
We assist our clients in all aspects of their day-to-day business that require legal attention, including advising them as to their corporate governance and structure, negotiating loan documents, preparing employment agreements, advising shareholders in shareholder agreements and disputes, negotiating contracts with customers, suppliers and distributors, preparing confidentiality agreements and communicating with federal and state regulatory authorities. We also counsel clients who are conducting major business transactions. This includes the formation and capitalization of start-up companies, venture capital activities, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings for lenders and businesses, restructurings, workouts and recapitalizations and succession planning for closely-held businesses. In addition, our attorneys advise individuals and businesses on federal, state and local tax matters. Our attorneys understand that today's business world is more complex than ever. Responding to clients' problems involves not only resolving legal issues, but requires us to develop business strategies to meet the needs of an ever-changing business environment. And, consistent with our mission, we provide these services in an expeditious and cost-effective way.
Patrick Rode's practice is concentrated in civil litigation. Since 1983, he has represented clients in a broad variety of matters, including contract disputes, shareholder litigation, employment disputes, civil rights claims, product liability defense, professional liability matters, tax litigation, insurance disputes, unfair competition litigation, restrictive covenant enforcement, disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, and real estate and commercial lease disputes. A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to defending asbestos claims. He also regularly advises clients on these matters to help them avoid litigation.
Mr. Rode also advises a number of companies in connection with their general business matters, including contract and lease negotiation, tax matters, corporate organization, merger and sale transactions, and routine corporate record-keeping.
Mr. Rode has an "AV" rating, the highest available, from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court.
-B.A., with distinction, Honors in History, University of Michigan, 1979
-M.A. in History, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 1983
-J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1983
He has been active throughout his life in summer camping and currently serves as Treasurer of the Hayo-Went-Ha Camps Advisory Committee of the State YMCA of Michigan. He is also currently a member of the Council of the North Hills Christian Reformed Church in Troy, Michigan. He is a member of the Birmingham Athletic Club.
Mr. Rode lives in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
University of Michigan Law School
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