Eric A. Parzianello

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Plymouth, MI

Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello PLC
 | 801 West Ann Arbor Trail, Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 313-672-7300
Fax: 313-672-7301
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric A. Parzianello is a partner with Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello PLC law firm, which has office locations in Plymouth, Michigan, and Naples, Florida. Licensed to practice in both states, Mr. Parzianello provides unmatched legal counsel and support to a diverse range of clients who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Commercial litigation

· Employment law

· Corporate transactions

· Real estate

Throughout the course of his legal career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Parzianello has assisted hundreds of business owners, employers and entrepreneurs with drafting and negotiating employment contracts, severance agreements, noncompete agreements and other matters to help them protect their trade secrets and proprietary information. He also has extensive experience counseling his commercial clients regarding employment policies and handbooks as well as termination issues.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Parzianello has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and Florida, and all across the country to help them protect their rights and interests and obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious and complex disputes. He has defended his clients against a host of complex employment law claims along with partnership and shareholder disputes, securities violations and other matters.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Parzianello has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings from his peers, including designation as a Top Lawyer from DBusiness Magazine. He has also received many positive reviews, referrals and testimonials from his satisfied clients.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Mr. Parzianello obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Michigan Business Law Journal. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Parzianello has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan's Business Law Section, among his other professional affiliations.

*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
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 30%Employment & Labor
  • 30%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Eric Parzianello

Admitted: 1989, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.hspplc.com/attorney/parzianello-eric-a/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Recognized as among the Top Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyer, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recognized as among the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dBusiness Magazine, 2009
  • Recognized as among the Top Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyer, Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • Recognized as among the Top Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyer, Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Michigan, 1989
  • Florida, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Regulation of Debt Collection Practices, Michigan Business Law Journal, Third Quarter, 1988 
  • Michigan Legislation signed on Dec. 28, 2012, by Gov. Rick Snyder will impose criminal and civil penalties on employers who request that an employee or applicant for employment permit access to or allow observation of that person’s “personal Internet account.”  This interview explains the law., Asked and Answered: The Internet Privacy Protection Act, Detroit Legal News, 2013
  • Reverse Migration, dBusiness Magazine, July 1, 2013
  • How do I protect my confidential information and client contacts? It’s a question I’m asked all the time by corporate executives and business owners. It’s a question almost everyone in business has at least given some serious thought. In today's competitive business climate, corporate executives, now perhaps more than ever, are increasingly concerned about how to protect their company's confidential information and market share. Customer lists, pricing information and business techniques must be diligently safeguarded and could negatively impact a company's revenues if disclosed to others. , Author, Protecting Your Business Information: A Primer on Confidentiality, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements, ExecSense / Amazon.com, 2012
  • Michigan limited liability companies are deemed to be citizens of each of the states in which their members reside. Because a match between the citizenship of a plaintiff and a defendant will destroy diversity, this analysis is important for business lawyers for two reasons. First, it is important to understand why these quasi-corporate entities are treated like partnerships for purposes of diversity jurisdiction. Second, the practical requirement of the decision is now a critical component part to any pre-suit investigation. Consequently, given the import of CMPS and VeriCore, this article outlines the legal rationale for certain recent cases and suggests the approach that must be taken before filing a claim in federal court based on diversity jurisdiction on behalf of a limited liability company., Co-Author, Diversity Jurisdiction and Limited Liability Companies, The Michigan Business Law Journal, 2012
  • Closing argument is truly an art form. Although entire books have been written on the topic, here are a few suggestions for new practitioners and possibly some reminders for veteran trial attorneys., Co-Author, Four Dos and Don'ts of Closing Arguments, Michigan Bar Journal / State Bar of Michigan, 2014
  • Cases from other jurisdictions often provide instructive considerations regarding potential drafting issues. Below are four issues taken from such recent cases that, if satisfactorily addressed, can help in enforcing a noncompete., Co-Author, Four Considerations When Drafting a Noncompete, Michigan Bar Journal / State Bar of Michigan, 2014
  • Michigan House Bill 4198 would eliminate any type of non-compete agreement between employers and employees. Specifically, the proposed law would provide that "any term in an agreement an employer obtains from an employee, contract laborer or other individual that prohibits or limits the individual from engaging in employment is void.", Interviewee, Asked & Answered - Eric Parzianello on Non-Compete Laws, Detroit Legal News, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Benjamin F. Pettit, M.D. v. HFP, LLC, Burns Clinic Medical Center, 2002 WL 31188479, 2002, Michigan Court of Appeals 
  • Banner v. Raisin Valley, Inc., 33 Fed.Appx. 767, 2002, US Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • In re Jamal Garmo, Dayton Lodge, L.L.C., Muskegon Hospitality, L.L.C., and Muskegon Lodge, L.L.C., 2008 WL 466886, 2008, Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Dimmitt & Owens Fin., Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche (ISC), L.L.C., 481 Mich. 618, 2008, Supreme Court of Michigan

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. Accountancy, 1986
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801 West Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170

Phone: 313-672-7300

Fax: 313-672-7301

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