Mark S. Demorest

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Royal Oak, MI

Demorest Law Firm, PLLC
 | 322 W. Lincoln, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-723-5500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Demorest Law Firm, PLLC, Mark S. Demorest serves as a managing member. He is admitted to several courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, several U.S. courts of appeals and all courts within the state of Michigan. Mr. Demorest serves clients in northern Michigan and the metropolitan area of Detroit.

Focusing his practice primarily on business and real estate matters, Mr. Demorest handles cases involving the following: business formation, sales and mergers; purchasing, contract review, drafting and enforcement; zoning and land use; construction disputes; environmental law; foreclosure; commercial real estate exchanges; and real estate loans. He has a record of obtaining successful outcomes for his clients, including a $4 million and a $6.8 million jury verdict in two separate cases concerning inverse condemnation.

Mr. Demorest decided on a career in law after he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. To gain legal knowledge, he worked on investigations concerning state contract awards and corruption with the office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. Mr. Demorest attended The University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He received a Juris Doctor in 1983, again graduating magna cum laude.

Over the years, Mr. Demorest has become heavily involved in his community, serving on many boards of directors. He is the recipient of numerous honors: Mr. Demorest was listed as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit by dbusiness magazine on numerous occasions, and he holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate (30%)

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Mark Demorest

Admitted: 1983, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.demolaw.com/attorneys/mark-demorest/

Honors and Awards:

  • Member of Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, 2015
  • Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit, Real Estate Law, DBusiness Magazine, 2015
  • Top Lawyer in Detroit- Business Litigation, D Business, 2012
  • Top Lawyer in Detroit- Condemnation and Eminent Domain, D Business, 2011
  • Top Lawyer in Detroit- Business Law, D Business, 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 &2016 (Business/Corporate)
  • AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Elected to the Order of the Coif (top 10% of law school class), University of Michigan Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed advanced mediator training program, 2016
  • Completed 40-hour mediator training program approved by the Michigan Supreme Court, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, The Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Past Chair of Primerus Business Law Institute; Past Member of Primerus Leadership Council
  • Leadership Council, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Michigan Courts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, former Chairperson of Nominating Committee, former member of Board of Directors
  • U.S. Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter, former member of Board of Directors
  • Interviewer for Harvard College Admissions Office
  • Harvard Club of Eastern Michigan, Board of Directors

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Merkur Steel Supply, Inc. v City of Detroit-  $6.8 Million; Steel Associates, Inc. v City of Detroit-  $4 Million

Educational Background:

  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979

Industry Groups

  • International Society Of Primerus Law Firms
  • International Society Of Primerus Law Firms
  • Find Me Online
    Website - www.demolaw.com
    Office Location for Mark S. Demorest

    322 W. Lincoln
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Phone: 248-723-5500

     

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