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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder and senior 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. Her professional memberships include the Oakland County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (50%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Appellate (30%): Appeals

Business Litigation (10%): Non-Compete Agreements

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Appeals, Non-Compete Agreements, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

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About Melissa LeDuc

Admitted: 2005, Michigan

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributor, Webinar - Negotiating and Drafting Promissory Notes, ICLE, 2016
  • Senior Articles Editor and Assistant Editor of The Wayne Law Review

Educational Background:

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

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Last Updated: 10/7/2019

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