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Jennifer A. Cupples

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Birmingham, MI

Altior Law, P.C.
401 South Old Woodward Avenue, Suite 460
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-594-5252
Fax: 248-792-2838
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Business/Corporate (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%), Insurance Coverage (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
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Jennifer A. Cupples is an Attorney with Altior Law. She has experience handling complex commercial litigation, business law, real estate transactions, estate planning/probate issues, defense of product liability and Michigan No-Fault law cases, liquor licensing, and pharmacy law matters. She also has experience providing general counsel services/advice to various Metro-Detroit area businesses, assisting with corporate entity organization and governance, financing matters, debt collection, acquisitions/sales, and licensing. Her experience specifically includes analysis, negotiation, preparation, and litigation of contracts and transactional documents, fraud/misrepresentation matters, and due diligence review. Jennifer’s experience also includes providing legal services and business advice to public pension systems as special counsel relating to various areas of law.

Jennifer is an Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow, a professional distinction limited to less than 5% of the total active membership of the State Bar of Michigan practicing in Oakland County.  Jennifer is also among the 3% of Michigan attorneys to achieve a Probate & Estate Planning Certification from ICLE and the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar.  She is President of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, the first President to serve three terms.  Jennifer has been named a Rising Star from 2017-2019.  Jennifer was elected in 2019 as a Member of the SBM Representative Assembly for Circuit 3 (Wayne County) and was required to resign due to her change in location of employment in March 2020.   Jennifer was elected in June 2020 to the SBM Representative Assembly for Circuit 6 (Oakland County). 

Jennifer is active in the Michigan State University Alumni of Metro Detroit (Detroit Spartans) and has volunteered regularly with Focus:HOPE.  She has also acted as a Moot Court Judge for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Before joining Altior Law, she worked at a medium sized firm in Livonia specializing in complex commercial litigation.  Prior to that, Jennifer worked at a small Detroit firm specializing in public pension system representation, business, liquor licensing, and real estate law.  During law school, she worked for a small firm which focused on civil litigation, insurance defense, contract, tort, and construction law matters.

About Jennifer A. Cupples

First Admitted: 2009, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://altiorlaw.com/team/jennifer-cupples/

Honors/Awards

  • A professional distinction limited to less than 5% of the total active membership of the State Bar of Michigan who practice in Oakland County., Fellow - Oakland County Bar Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • I volunteer with Focus:HOPE twice a year in May and November with the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers and have done so for over 10 years. We assist with packing boxes of food for those in need.

Educational Background

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009
  • James Madison College, Michigan State University, B.A. - Social Relations, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Probate & Estate Planning Certificate from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan - renewed every 3 years, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The article offers analysis on several unclear issues surrounding the issuance and registration of shares of stock as part of compensation agreements using Form S-8 when the stock owner has been involved in capital raising activities on behalf of the issuing company. The article explains why planning and understanding the intricacies of registration by Form S-8 for business succession purposes is instrumental in managing risk and appropriately advising an issuing company., Co-Author, Key Employee Departures, Capital Raising Activities & Risks with Form S-8 Registration, The Michigan Business Law Journal , Business, 2017
  • The article discusses key elements of a successful defense of carbon monoxide exposure claims, including finding the source and establishing a detailed condition of the equipment at the time of the incident, preserving and testing of equipment, examination of the installation methods used and an analysis of the combustion of suspect equipment.  In addition, the article details other steps key to the defense, such as the retention of knowledgeable consultants, a comprehensive analysis of a claimant’s medical history, focused discovery and the use of protective orders and evidentiary motions to control the disclosure of competitive or sensitive information. , Co-Author, Defending Carbon Monoxide Exposure Claims, Win Your Case With a Thorough Investigation of Scientific Methodology, CLM Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, 2021
  • President, Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, 2020
  • Elected Representative, SBM Representative Assembly, Circuit 6 (Oakland County), 2020
  • President, Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, 2019
  • President, Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, 2018
  • Member, SBM Representative Assembly (Circuit 3 - Wayne County), 2019
  • President, Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Purchase/Sale
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Jennifer A. Cupples

401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 460
Birmingham, MI 48009

Last Updated: 8/3/2021

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