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Melissa Demorest LeDuc

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Royal Oak, MI

Demorest Law Firm, PLLC
322 W. Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-723-5500
Fax: 248-723-5588
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

A long-time member of the Demorest Law Firm, Melissa Demorest LeDuc provides representation to her business clients throughout the state of Michigan. From the firm's main office in Royal Oak, the types of matters that she handles include choice of entity, formation, mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements and disputes, contract negotiation and preparation, real estate transactions, business succession, and executive estate planning. Most of her clients are privately held and include retail establishments, hotels and restaurants, health care providers, manufacturers, golf courses, and construction companies.

Ms. LeDuc is a graduate of the University of Michigan, from where she received a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 2002. She then attended Wayne State University Law School, where she was the senior articles editor and then the assistant editor of the Wayne Law Review before obtaining her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2005. While in law school, Ms. LeDuc also served a clerkship with a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In private practice for her entire career, Ms. LeDuc is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Active in her community, Ms. LeDuc has served on the board of directors of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. She has also coached the Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams at area high schools for several years, and she has been named both Volunteer of the Year and Young Professional of the Year by the YWCA of Western Wayne County. She is also active in Primerus, a network of the world's finest small and midsize law firms.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business/Corporate
  • 40%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

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


11 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020

About Melissa Demorest LeDuc

First Admitted: 2005, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • ICLE Business Law Advisory Board Member
  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach (former JV Head Coach), Birmingham Seaholm and Groves High Schools, 2004-2016
  • Varsity Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach, Birmingham United (Seaholm and Groves combined team), 2012
  • Dearborn Area Chamber, Board of Directors & Board Chair for 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Past Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics, Minor in French and Francophone Studies, 2002


  • Volunteer of the Year, YWCA of Western Wayne County, 2010
  • Rising Star, Michigan SuperLawyers (Business & Transactions), 2010 - 2017
  • Up & Coming Lawyer, Michigan Lawyers' Weekly, 2014
  • YWCA of Western Wayne County: Young Professional of the Year, 2008
  • Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Contributor, Webinar - Negotiating and Drafting Promissory Notes, ICLE, 2016
  • ICLE has prepared a certificate program for attorneys on how to advise a client through the commercial leasing process.  Melissa participated as an attorney advising a client regarding negotiating a commercial lease. , Contributor, ICLE Commercial Leasing Certificate Program, ICLE, 2019
  • Melissa participated in an ICLE studio webinar regarding Winding Down a Closely Held Business., Contributor, ICLE webinar - Winding Down a Closely Held Business, ICLE, 2019
  • Senior Articles Editor and Assistant Editor of The Wayne Law Review
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Office Location for Melissa Demorest LeDuc

322 W. Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: 248-723-5500

Fax: 248-723-5588

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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