Peter J. Staver, a formal U.S. Naval Officer, retired Registered Nurse and retired Nurse Anesthetist is an active member of the Michigan Bar Association, which he joined back in 1986. Peter’s vast experience prior to joining the legal world has helped him gain invaluable knowledge in the practice areas of Elder Law, Probate Administration, Estate Planning, and Corporate and Business transactions within the health care field servicing both health care professional and general business owners and operators. Currently, Peter’s legal efforts focus on helping start-ups and small business owners achieve their goals through legal compliance.
Bryan Anderson joined our firm in January of 2015. He graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in May, 2012. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Section and Probate & Estate Planning Section and a member of the Downriver Lawyers Bar.
While in law school, Bryan attended the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, where he received first-hand experience in litigation. Bryan practices in the areas of Real Estate, Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Criminal Law and general civil litigation. He also performs transactional work such as assisting clients in purchasing homes, helping people start their own businesses and drafting contracts for an existing business.
Bryan served in two externships under the Honorable Judge David Groner. He also served as a Clerk at the Legal Service of South Central Michigan and as a Staff Attorney for the Lakeshore Legal Aid Advocacy Hotline. This added experience in litigation and complex discovery issues makes him a great asset to our law firm.
John E. McQuiston, the newest attorney in our firm, joined us in July, 2017. He graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2008. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, American Bar Association, and was named a 2015 Michigan Top Lawyer in Corporate Law.
In 2005, John earned his undergraduate degree in Public Affairs and moved to Washington D.C. where he began working in politics. After graduating from law school, he worked on the McCain-Palin Presidential Campaign. His exciting experiences included in-depth engagement with congressional members, oversight committees, dignitaries, lobbying and electoral policies.
As a solo practitioner, John expanded into the areas of Residential/Commercial Real Estate, Title Examiner, Commercial Loans and Lease transactions, Corporate Consolidation and Tax Implications, Landlord/Tenant issues and Estate Planning. As In-House Corporate Counsel for Word Pictures, Inc., he would conduct the Board of Directors and Shareholders Annual Meetings, oversee the company’s health plan’s compliance with the Affordable Care Act, negotiate Buy-Sell Agreements between owners and, manage independent contractors.
John’s exemplary knowledge and experiences are reflected in the quality of service he brings to our clients. We are so glad he chose our firm to share them with.