Ralph A. Castelli, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Troy, MI

Kemp Klein Law Firm
 | 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-817-4439
Fax: 248-528-5129
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ralph A. Castelli, Jr., is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Kemp Klein Law Firm in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Castelli practices business, commercial, corporate, estate planning and real estate law, representing individuals and businesses throughout Michigan. He has vast knowledge and experience with transactions involving acquisitions and sales, business expansion or reduction, loan transactions and reorganizations.

Mr. Castelli has extensive experience in the world of business law. He has handled matters involving business planning, exit planning partner and shareholder separations and general business law issues.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Castelli spent more than 20 years serving as mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, and served on various city boards and commissions including the City Commission, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He previously served on the board of the Woodward Avenue Action Association and as president of the South Oakland County Mayors Association.

Mr. Castelli has received honors for his accomplishments including being listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and being named one of the “leaders in the law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2018. He is also AV Preeminent* peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Away from the office, Mr. Castelli is active in various professional organizations. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Castelli earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, graduating with honors, and graduated magna cum laude from Wayne Law. He has been a licensed attorney since 1977 and is licensed to practice in all Michigan state courts.

*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/Corporate (60%): Business Organizations

Real Estate (30%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning

Focus Areas

Business Organizations, Estate Planning


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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Admitted: 1977, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://kkue.com/directory/ralph-a-castelli-jr/


  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2019
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2005 - Present
  •  Listed in the Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011 - 2015
  • Listed in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Top 5% of Attorneys in Michigan, Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - Present
  • “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Leaders in the Law” Class, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Wayne State University, Wayne State University Law Review, Member, 1977

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Woodward Avenue Action Association, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • South Oakland County Mayor’s Association, Past President
  • South Oakland County Mayor’s Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan, 1977
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • IRS Hot Button Issue, Commentator, Winter 2012
  • A Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Business, Co-Authored with Cynthia E. Brazzil, Commentator, Summer 2006
  • Many Recent Tax Developments May Affect You, Co-Authored with Gloria M. Chon, Commentator, Winter 2010
  • The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, Highlights at a Glance, Commentator, Fall 2003
  • The "Super Committee" and its effects, Commentator, Fall 2011
  • IRS Viewpoint of the Tax Treatment of Crowdfunding, Commentator, Fall 2016
  • Because Language Matters, Sixth Circuit Reverses Tax Court and Applies the Language of Code, Commentator, Summer 2017
  • Is Your Worker an Independent Contractor or Employee? Commentator, Summer 2003
  • Cyber Squatting Damages Affirmed, Commentator, Winter 2003
  • The Changing Face of the Delivery of City Services, Michigan Privatization Report, Winter 2008

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.A., with Honors, 1974
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Office Location for Ralph A. Castelli, Jr.

201 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-817-4439

Fax: 248-528-5129

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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